Monday, October 16, 2017

Acorn Sisters - Honey Bee Stamps

Hey there everyone!  It's Jacquie, back today to share a really colorful, fun card I made for my sister.  I absolutely adore these sweet images from Honey Bee stamps.  The set is called Acorn Sisters, and for some reason that makes me laugh.

I started by stamping the 3 Acorn sisters (lol), the pumpkin and the bird images using Altenew Crisp black permanent ink.  I colored them with Copics and cut them out.

For the background, I used Distress Inks (Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves) on Watercolor Paper.  I let the ink dry, and then placed my cut out images on the paper.  I felt like the whole thing needed something more, so I stamped a bed of leaves for them to stand on, and added a few falling leaves.  I stamped those using Versafine Black Onyx ink, and I colored these using my Zig Kuretake Clean Color markers.  

Then I mounted the images using Scotch foam tape to make them stand out a bit.  
Last, I added the greeting and mounted the whole thing on to a Kraft colored card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to check out the links and the store because there are a ton of great new goodies in the shop!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hello, Pumpkin

Hello and welcome to Butterfly Reflections Ink!
This is Tanya from Studio 5380 with a sweet fall card to share with you today.  I absolutely fell in love with the Darcie's heart & home stamp collection and couldn't wait to put together a card using some of their adorable images...
For this card, I used a couple of stamp sets: Pile of Fun and Hello Autumn.  To begin, I stamped my images onto some white cardstock and colored them with my Copic Markers.  Next, I masked off my images and inked up the background using Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber.  

My top layer was created with the MFT Stamps Stitched Rectangle Die Set and I used the MFT Stamps Blueprints #27 die set for my brown, scalloped layer.

To finish up my card, I added a few sequins from the Neat & Tangled Peacock Feather Sequin Mix.  Sequins are super easy to adhere to any project with a bit of Ranger Multi Medium Matte and they add such a fun touch of color and texture.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your visit!
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Love You To The Core

Hi all! Happy Saturday!  Kari with you today to share this card featuring the adorable Pure Innocence girl from My Favorite Things, and she's all about feeling the Fall Season and eating her apples!  I love this little set!  Not only it is a great set for Fall themed cards, but for Teachers as well!!

I couldn't wait to ink her up and color her with my Copic markers!  I even got ambitious and paper- pieced her little jacket!!  I started out this card by die cutting a white card stock circle from the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scallop Circles dies, and stamped my main image from the MFT set Love You To The Core, and inked it up using my favorite black ink for Copic coloring - Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink.  I did some super duper easy coloring, and then stamped this image again  - once for my mask that I will use later, and again onto a piece of pattern paper for the jacket portion of the image.  I carefully used my detail scissors to cut out the jacket.  To give it a finished edge, I just used my black felt tip marker, and that really cleans up that white core on the pattern paper.  Before I adhered the pattern paper to the image, I used my mask that I created, and I carefully covered up the stamped image on my die cut circle with the mask, and I used my blending tool and some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to add some color to the background for a sky.  Once I was happy with that - I removed my mask, and then added my pattern paper pieces.  This REALLY made this part of the image pop!!  

To finish up my card - I die cut another piece of pattern paper with a Right At Home Stitched Rectangle die - added that to my white A2 card base.  I added some foam adhesive to the back of my focal panel to give it some dimension.  For my sentiment - I used a banner die ( that I really don't know the manufacture) that I love, and die cut some red card stock.  I prepped the surface of the banner piece with my anti static powder tool, and stamped my sentiment with VersaMark ink and then coated it with White Hero Arts embossing powder.  Then, used my heat tool to set.  Love how the white embossed sentiment pops off that red!!  I also added some foam adhesive to my sentiment banner strip and added that to my card.  For a final touch, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the apples to give them some shine!  

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!!  Hope to see you back here soon!!


Friday, October 13, 2017

Geometric Smile

Hey guys! I am really excited to share today's card with you all! I love the geometric clean and simple design. Check it out-

I used the Simple Shapes XL stamp set from Altenew, specifically the largest triangle, to layer up some Distress Inks (12 total) to create a colorful background. I started with the triangle in the corner of the cardstock in the corner of my stamping tool. After getting a solid impression with one color I moved the cardstock panel up and to the left about 3/8 of an inch. I repeated this step twice for each corner, choosing a darker color of ink for each step.

For the sentiment, I grabbed a scripty smile from MFT's Double the Smiles dynamics. I cut it from some fun foam and a piece of glossy white cardstock. Using Glossy Accents I adhered them together and then to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspired you to create a geometric pattern using some stamps or just to smile :)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Glimmering Thanks

Hi Everyone!

It's Jenny here with you again, and this time I have some gorgeous sparkling goodness for you to feast your eyes upon.  Honestly I wish you could see this card in real life - when it catches the light, the shine and sparkle almost puts your eye out! :D  It was also therefore really hard to photograph...

I started with a panel made from Burnished Rose Craft Perfect Mirror Card by Tonic.  I was going for all out bling on this card, so why not start with mirror cardstock?  I adhered the hearts stencil from the gorgeous Fall Showers stencil set by Honeybee Stamps to the front using some painters tape.  This is a set of three stencils, and also includes raindrops and snow / dots.  You'll be seeing them again on future cards.

To create the hearts you see here, I applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone over the stencil using a palette knife.  This is a clear medium with gorgeous, iridescent glitter, and sparkles with any color that hits it.  It leaves lovely dimension and is quite subtle.  You can still see the Rose cardstock through the hearts.  Be sure to lift the stencil straight up when removing it, and rinse in water immediately, as the paste sets as hard as concrete when dry.  I left the panel to dry overnight.

While it dried, I created my own glitter paper.  I took a panel of 85lb white cardstock and applied double sided tape sheets over the top.  I then sprinkled Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter in Diamond all over, and burnished it with my finger and a bone folder to really stick it in.  I used a swiffer clother to clean up the mess.

I diecut the Altenew Leafy Wreath die four times from white cardstock and then once from the glitter paper and adhered them together with spray adhesive.  Once my panel was dry I adhered the wreath with glue dots.

To creat the sentiment, I die cut the Thanks die from My Favorite Things twice, once from white and once from black cardstock.  I layered them to create a shadow and then adhered them to the base with foam tape. 

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Thank You Messages which I heat embossed in Hero Arts White embossing powder on a scrap of black cardstock and popped up with foam tape.   As a finishing touch I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins in 3mm, 4mm and 6mm because, you know, why not?

That's it from me this week, I'll be back soon, and probably playing with Nuvo Glimmer Paste again because IT'S AMAZING!!


Jenny x

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You're Pretty ... Awesome!

Hi, guys!  It's Andrea with you today, and I have some cute (if I do say so myself! ;) ) encouragement cards featuring several products from Neat & Tangled.  While I was making these, I thought these would also make great Valentine's Day cards for kiddos or even Teacher Appreciation cards for the kids to give their teachers.  The possibilities are endless!

These cards started with those cutie pies from Neat & Tangled's Better Together set.  After coloring them with Copics, I die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I added some highlights with a white gel pen and covered the girl's dress with clear Wink of Stella.

For both backgrounds, I used Neat & Tangled's Hexastar Stencil and Distress Oxide inks, coordinating each background with the colors of the image.  For the cute girl, I used Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide and blended over the stencil with my blending tool, and for the boy, I combined Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides.  To the empty spaces, I stamped a heart from Neat & Tangled's Say Yes to Donuts.

Once my backgrounds were dry, I used my MISTI to stamp the large sentiment from Neat & Tangled's You're Pretty set with Versamark.  I used silver embossing powder for the girl card and gold embossing powder for the boy one.  Onto strips of black cardstock, I stamped a companion sentiment from You're Pretty and heat-embossed them in white.  After adhering my backgrounds to black cards, I added my sentiment strips and popped up the cute kiddos with foam tape.  To finish the card, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to the stamped hearts.

Thank you for stopping by!  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps - I Don't Want to Adult Today!!!

Hi everyone!  It's Christine here for Butterfly Reflections, Ink and I'm here today to share a new card with you guys  using an adorable stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps.  I also have a video tutorial sharing how I created this card.  You can view the video here (MAKE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO, I'M GIVING AWAY SOME AWESOME STUFF!!!):
(To watch on YouTube, click HERE)

And here are some pictures of my card:

To create this card, I first stamped the images from the Blah Bunny Stamp Set from Honey Bee Stamps and then I painted the images with my Zig Markers and my Detailer Water Brush.  I then created my background by sponging some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink onto my cardstock panel and then spritzed some water for a fun distressed effect.  I the stamped my sentiment from the Blah Blah Blah Stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps onto the panel.  I then adhered some Lets' Polka in the Dark DP from Lawn Fawn onto a standard A2 sized card base.  I then adhered my design panel with some Foam Tape.  I then adhered my images with Foam Tape and then added some glitter with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen and some Glossy Accents for some finishing touches.  Finally, I added some Violet Galaxy Nuvo Drops and some purple twine to finish it off.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Hugs!