Thursday, April 27, 2017

MFT Koala!

Happy Friday eve! I realized that I haven't shared a critter card in a while! I fell in love with the new MFT Koala stamp set so I though this was the perfect critter to use!

I started by creating a mask out of Inkadinkadoo masking paper and a circle die. I used the negative space and applied a mix of Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral. Once that was done, I die cut the panel with my Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle.

I then used my Misti to stamp my images which I then colored with my Copic markers.  I die cut a circle using Lawn Fawn green card stock and stitched circle die. I then used one of Lawn Fawn's Grassy border dies for the grass.

The sentiment banner is also one of the new Lawn Fawn products and paired it with an MFT sentiment from the same Koala stamp set.  Finished off my card with Pretty Pink Posh Lavender, Pink and orange sequins and Nuvo Jewel drops. Just a note, the googly eyes are by Doodlebug and I needed to use them because I smudged the black gell pen that I used to darken the eyes... Yes, that's me! Lol

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Awesome Rainbow!

Happy Monday crafty friends! Kim with you this morning and I am sharing another rainbow inspired project! Weather is so beautiful and that is inspiring me with color! Lots of color! All of the products used are available on the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop!

I started by die-cutting the Concord and 9th Floral and Flutter flower die with several colors of card stock. I added shading with Distress Inks to the edges of the petals. I then cut my Neena 80lbs card front to a little narrower than the 4.25 width and die cut the edges with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Dies.

I then felt the card needed a black sentiment for it to really pop so I chose the Neat & Tangled Awesome die and I accompanied that with an Avery Elle "You Are" sentiment from the Simply Said Hugs set (with some craft surgery to mix and match the words).

I put the card together and had to add my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Crystal Clear sequins and a mix of Nuvo Crystal and Jewel drops in the centres of the flowers!

Thanks for taking the time, have a great week! If any of these products are out of stock simply select the "notify me" option Vanessa stocks really quickly!

Friday, April 21, 2017

CFC172 - Pink, Navy and white!

Happy Friday! Time for another fun Challenge over at the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge blog!

The theme this week is a color challenge - Pink, Navy and White! I used one of my favorite sets - Shenanigans! I love the bold sentiments and not much else is needed! I paired that with the dots from WTF. I used Hero Arts Bubble Gum Pink for the Celebrate and Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry for the edges.  I also used the Hero Arts navy ink for the bottom sentiment.  I added some navy Twine with a button (I haven't used a button on a project in forever!). Some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and navy Stickles!

I felt the card needed a little something more so I added the heart from Special Delivery in navy ink and colored it in with a pink glitter pen.

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Rainbows and Distress Inks

Happy Easter Monday crafty friends! I was lucky enough to have a four day weekend break to spend with family and friends. Very relaxing with lots of love, laughs and yes some craft time :) I hope you all had a great Easter weekend.

I felt like playing with Distress Inks for this project! All of the products can be found in the Butterfly Reflections Ink. Shop

I started with a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor paper and loosely painted on a rainbow of Distress Inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet) once the panel dried I went back in with some (Blueprint Sketch, Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, and Seedless Preserves) to add depth.

I then decided to use the Wplus9 Color my World paint tubes and colored them and the paint brush with my Copic Sketch markers and fussy cut all of my images.  I have always loved the Lawn Fawn You Color my World sentiment so I white embossed it on Lawn Fawn Black card stock. I placed all of my elements on the Distress panel and cut the excess from my Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle die.

I also painted the tip of the paintbrush with my white Gelly Roll for the illusion of paint. Once my card was put together I added a rainbow of both 4mm and 6mm Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

If any of these products interest you just follow the links and they will take you directly to the shop! If any products are listed as out of stock, simply select the notify me option. Vanessa stocks quickly!

Have a great week!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Interactive Easter Place Cards with Lawn Fawn :)

I always make place cards for holidays and when I was looking through my stash I thought what better then the Lawn Fawn Pop-Up card :)

I am also going to enter these (my first entry) into the new Lawnfawnatics Challenge - interactive cards

I used the same stamps for each place card I just interchanged the Lawn Fawn pattern paper and the colours.  The bunny and sentiment are from Eggstra Special Easter and I used my Copics for my bunnies :)

The eggs and the small butterfly are from the Lawn Fawn Chirpy, Chirp, Chirp set and I used Lawn Fawn inks to stamp them. The grass is the Grassy Border dies and the green paper is the new Lawn Fawn green card stock.

The large butterfly is from the newer Fab Flowers set (love that set).

The base papers are the 12 x 12 Watercolour wishes papers in different colours

And the pattern papers are also all Lawn Fawn from the Rainbow Plaid, Perfectly Plaid and the blue is from the winter set (I can't remember the name...). All the 6 x 6 paper pads.

Head on over to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge page and enter!

Thanks for taking the time and Happy Easter!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Kraft and colored pencils!

Happy Monday! Kim with you this morning and I am sharing an anniversary card today made with one of my favorite mixes - colored pencils on Kraft card stock! These are all products you can find in BR shop!

I started with a piece of Kraft card stock and stamped my flowers and leaves from Winnie & Walter's In Bloom - Addie's Garden (I am obsessed with this set lately) set with Kraft colored ink and I colored them with my Prismacolor pencils.

I guess with Easter around the corner, my color palette became what it is! When it came time to add a sentiment (this is an anniversary card for my parents :)) I, again, turned to my current obsession, the Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy Lawn Cuts and stamps.  I stamped the anniversary sentiment on a piece of Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper and die cut the Happy out of lavender card stock and stamped the "happy" on top in Versafine Onyx Black.

I then felt that the left side looked slightly empty so I pulled out my Avery Elle Butterflies set and stamped one of them on Kraft paper and colored it in shades of purple and lavender.  I fussy cut it to pop it up on the base panel (again, I didn't buy the dies and it's a set I use often...) and I added some dot detail. To finish everything off I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Sequins and some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Lavender, Pink and Yellow.

Thanks so much for taking the time! If you are interested in any of these products they all have direct links to the shop and if anything is backordered just select the notify me option. Vanessa stocks very quickly!

Have a great week and I will see you Easter Monday!

Friday, April 7, 2017

CFC171 - Rainbows :)

Happy Friday crafty friends! Time for another fun CAS-ual Friday's Challenge! We are all about rainbows this week!

My project features some of the new amazing products released last week and you can find them in the
CAS-ual Friday's shop

I absolutely wanted to play with the new Modern Petals border stamp set. I pulled out a rainbow of pigment inks and my Misti, I chose pigment inks because they are very vibrant and easy to wipe off on the parts of the stamp that I didn't want inked.  To be able to have to room for a rainbow of colours I only inked up half of the stamp.

I then wanted a bold black sentiment so I chose the Smiling Fri-Die, I backed my black card stock with StickIt adhesive and some fun foam for more dimension. I paired the Smile sentiment with the sweet friend from the Special Delivery stamp set and white embossed it on black card stock. Finally I coloured in the little hearts with a red Copic glitter pen (can't remember what they are actually called...) 

I took some gold thread (it was actually my Grandmother's and there is still plenty of it left!) put my card together and finished it off with some gold Pretty Pink Posh sequins and added Glossy Accents to the Smile die cut!

I had the pleasure of meeting Michele the owner and designer of CAS-ual Friday's during a business trip to Denver last week. She is a wonderful classy lady, love her product and I am happy I was able to put a face to the brand!

Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

Thanks so much for taking the time!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Easter Tulips

Happy Wednesday! I am so behind in my Easter projects, the day job has been so busy lately!

I needed spring colours big time, the snow is almost gone but that means heavy rains to clean it away! I know the sun is just around the corner but I have had enough of grey days!

I started by stamping multiples of the tulip image from Winnie and Walter's In Bloom - Addie's Garden and Copic colouring them with different pastel/Easter colours.  I then decided to try the Laura Bassen "Smooshing" technique on Tim Holtz watercolor card stock for the background piece. I used Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade and a mix of Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry (mixed to lighten the pink tone) Distress Inks.

I then fussy cut my tulips and decided to die cut some older MFT stems in Lawn Fawn celery card stock and added some Mowed Lawn Distress Inks for shading.  I put all of my flowers and stems on the base and decided to use my new favourite Happy die by Lawn Fawn from their Happy, happy, happy set in black card stock with fun foam for dimension.  

I decided to embossed the Easter sentiment also by Lawn Fawn in some Lavender embossing powder. I felt it was a little faint so I outlined the letters with my white gell pen and added dotted detail to my black sentiment to make it pop as well.

Finished it all off with some sparkling clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and a mix of Nuvo Jewel Drops.

Thanks for taking the time!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Out of This World Monday!

Happy Monday crafty friends! Kim With you this morning, can you believe it is already and at the same time finally April! My project today features the fantastic Out of this World stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn! All of these products are available in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop!

I don't know about you but when a set is released that is perfect for masculine/boy cards I jump on it! I have 7 nephews and I find masculine cards daunting! So I had to have this one.

I started by stamping all of my images using my Misti Stamp Tool to double stamp for crisp black images.  I Copic coloured my images and I googled actual pictures of the planets to give a realistic color palette. 

I then pulled out all the border and background dies I wanted to use. I started by die cutting both navy cardstock and Neena Solar White (80 lbs) with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames. I then took the inside white piece and die cut it again using the Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders to act like a moon. I then took the navy inside piece and die cut it with the Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop die for my sky. I sprayed the navy piece with white and shimmer spray to add texture and a galaxy effect.

I put the background elements together and then die cut my images. I glued all of my elements to the base and added some glossy accents to the space ship, the Saturn ring and the helmet. I added some shading to the Moon with my Copics and that was it! 

Go on to the shop if you are interested in any of these products and if they are out of stock simply select the put me on the waiting list option. Vanessa re-stocks very quickly!

Have a great week!