Thursday, October 20, 2016

cas(e) this sketch #195 - guest designer

I’m so excited to join the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge as a guest designer this week!  Such an honor!  Here’s the sketch we worked with:

And, here’s my card:

I tried to achieve the splatter and blotchy look by using a heavy hand when I blended distress inks for the sky.  Then I splattered on some white color mist, waited for everything to dry, and stamped on the blue snowflakes.

I stamped, colored (with Copics), and die cut the buildings.  Then I die cut the snowy hill.  Next, I adhered everything onto the card base with a combo of glue and foam tape.  And last by not least, I brushed some Wink of Stella glitter on to the buildings.  It was absolutely necessary.

Thank you for taking a look, and big hugs and thanks to CAS(E)this Sketch for inviting me to the party!  I had a great time!

Stamps: Mama Elephant City Sidewalks
Dies: Mama Elephant City Sidewalks and Landscape Trio

Inks: Copic markers, Mama Elephant (stargaze), Mister Huey’s Color Mists (opaque white), Tim Holtz Distress (broken china, peacock feathers)    
Other: Wink of Stella glitter brush (clear)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

lawnscaping challenge #136: punny time version 3

I can't stop making pun-based cards and I only wish I had more time to play in the current Lawnscaping Challenge, appropriately entitled "Punny Time".  Here's my final entry for this challenge:

The backstory: I made this card for my pun-loving friend, Cynthia, who is celebrating her birthday at a karaoke bar, followed by a Michael Jackson tribute party.  So, a karaokeing ewe singing one of Cynthia's favorite songs, Michael Jacksons "Rock With You", made perfect sense for a birthday card.

I used a bunch of Lawn Fawn stamp sets for this set: 

Ah yes, up until recently my proudest moment was beating my librarian/geography and world history-loving friend in a thrilling game of "Who can name the most countries that end in the letter A" (Note: there are lots of 'em).  But now, I have to say that my proudest moment is turning an ice cream cone into a microphone:)

Thanks for taking a look!

lawnscaping challenge #136: punny time version 2

I’m having way too much fun with the current LawnscapingChallenge, so much so that I decided to make another card.  The theme:

My card:

So silly!  Didn’t know it was possible for two pieces of moldy bread to be so cute.  Thanks for taking a look!

Inks: Copics markers, Memento (tuxedo black), Tim Holtz distress inks (peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade)

Other: foam adhesive

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

lawnscaping challenge #136: punny time

Hey hey!  I had so much fun with the last Lawnscaping challenge (use patterned paper) that I decided to use even more patterned paper for the current Lawnscaping challenge...

I love a good pun, and with the many punny sentiments that Lawn Fawn provides in their stamp sets, I had a lot to choose from.  I chose one of my favorites from the stamp set, Love You Tons, and made this.

Please check out my process for making this card on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog.

Stamps: Love You TonsYear Four
Dies: Love You Tons, Say Cheese, Spring ShowersYear Four
Paper: various Lawn Fawn patterned paper
Inks: Copic markers, Memento (tuxedo black), Versafine (onyx black)
Other: clear acetate, foam tape, glue, sequins

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

little tangles challenge 71: shakers and sequins

Hey there!  Here's a fun card I created for the Little Tangles challenge.  It's my first time entering this challenge, and now that I have a few of Neat & Tangled's sets, I hope to continue to participate.  The theme:

My card:

Supplies used:
Neat & Tangled's Big Top Birthday stamp set and dies; Memento ink (tuxedo black).  Tim Holtz distress inks (peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade); glue, foam tape, circle die, acetate, assorted sequins.

Please check out the Butterfly Refections Ink blog to see my process for making this card.  Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

essentials by ellen: take 3

Hey there!  I’m submitting my third and final card for the Ellen Hutson’s call for artists.  Here it is:

For this card, I used a sentiment from Mama Elephant’s GoodTimes stamp set.  I paired up the little critter from Mama Elephant’s Rowdy Raccoons with the sun from Essential byEllen’s All Inside.  I loved the way the raccoon and sun have the same smug expression, kind of like they’re besties sharing an inside joke or something.

First, I stamped the images on cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers.

Next, I die-cut the images using the corresponding dies: Mama Elephant’s Rowdy Raccoons creative cuts and Essential by Ellen’s AllInside dies.

For the watercolor background, I used a combination of Derwent Inktense pencils and Tim Holtz distress inks.  I also painted in some hearts using the Inktense pencils.  Lastly, after the background was dry, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the images on the card with foam adhesive.

Thank you so much for taking a look!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

lawnscaping challenge #135

Hello there!  It’s Lorraine here, sharing a card that I’m submitting to Lawnscaping Challenge#135: Patterned Palooza.

I was pretty excited about this challenge because I’ve been trying to use up bits of scrap paper that I just refuse to throw away.  So putting this card together really helped make a dent in my scrap paper pile.  I first grabbed some Lawn Fawn paper scraps in several shades of blue.  Then I used various Circle Stackable dies to cut out half-moon shapes in various sizes.

I then adhered the die-cuts with glue and foam tape to get some dimension.  Next, I stamped, colored (with Copics), and die-cut the otter using the Year 5 stamp set and corresponding Year 5 lawn cuts.

I popped the cute otter up on some foam tape.  And then my gutsy move  -- stamping  the sentiment after I had placed down all the waves and otter.  Not perfect placement, but I still dig it.

Thank you for taking a look.

cas(e) this sketch #184

Hi there!  I can always count on the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge to help me get out of a creative know when you want to make a card, but just don't know where to start.  This week's sketch -- CAS(E) this Sketch #184  -- was a bit tough for me.  Here it is:

After struggling to come up with something I turned the sketch on its side, and I got the much needed spark of creativity to make this:

This card uses Lawn Fawn products: Year Two and Party Animal stamp sets.

Please come on over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to check out my process for making this card.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

essentials by ellen: all inside

Hello, hello!  I'm here submitting another entry into Essential by Ellen's call for guest artists.  Here's my entry.

I used Essential by Ellen's All Inside stamps and dies...I really love the bear!  I also used Mama Elephant's So Breezy stamp set (just for the "wishing you" part of sentiment).

Since I wanted to play around more with the All Inside set, I grabbed a couple of my other Mama Elephant stamp sets and made a couple more.   They both use Mama Elephant's In My Heart and Many Thanks stamp sets.

All of the cards together...

Thanks for taking a look!

Other supplies used:
Inks: Copic markers; Mama Elephant (buttercup, lemongrass); Memento (tuxedo black); Tim Holtz distress (peacock feathers); Versafine (onyx black)

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

essentials by ellen: pin-sights challenge

Hi there!  I'm sharing a card that I made using the Wild Garden dies by Essentials by Ellen. The sentiment comes from Mama Elephant's Many Thanks, which I know I've said before, is my most frequently used stamp set ever.

To make this card, I die cut the flowers and leaves from scraps of colored cardstock samples that I've had for over 2 years (hoard much?).  I stamped and cut out the sentiment.  Then I adhered everything down to the card base using glue and foam tape.  Lastly, I glued on a few black sequins to match the banner.  With minimal stamping and basic techniques, this card could be mass produced quite easily.

I'm submitting this to the Essentials by Ellen's pin-sights challenge, or rather call for guest designers. Fingers crossed my card will catch someone's eye!

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

thank you so much

I'm back from a wonderful time spent with my family in California.  My mom had her 50 year reunion from medical school and my brother got married while I was out there, so my time was filled with celebrations, family, and so much love!  Still feeling the love, which inspired my creation.

I'm submitting this card to the CAS(E) this Sketch #182 challenge.  This is the sketch:

And, this is my card:

A close-up:

Please come by the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog this Thursday, July 28th to see my process for making this card.

Thank you for taking a look!

Stamps: Avery Elle Banner and Wreath
Dies: Avery Elle-ments Banner and Wreath
Inks: Copic markers; Memento (tuxedo black); Versafine (onyx black)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

hello, beautiful girl

Hello fellow crafters!  I'm sharing a clean and simple card I made using the Beautiful Girl stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I'm submitting it to the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.  

The sketch:

My take on the sketch:

The little ballerina is as sweet as can be!

And there you have it!  Thank you for taking a look!  Please come by the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to see my process for making the card.

Stamps: My Favorite Things - Beautiful Girl
Inks: Copic markers (various colors); Memento (tuxedo black); Tim Holtz Distress (squeezed lemonade); Versamark (onyx black)
Other: foam adhesive, masking tape

Thursday, July 7, 2016

go to your happy place

Happy Summer all!  I'm back with another card which I'm submitting to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  Here's the photo inspiration:

I used the blue, yellow, and grey color palette to make my card:

Come by the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to see my process for making this card as well as the products I used.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

cas(e) this sketch #177

Hi there!  Here's a card I made for the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I used Concord & 9th's Wildflower stamp set and Waffle Flower Craft's Balloon Messages stamp set.

The card is based off of this layout.  I just flipped it around.

Please come by the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog, where I share my process for making the card.  I used the same technique to make this entire card set.

Thank you for taking a look!

Friday, June 10, 2016

joyeux anniversaire!

Oh my goodness, I'm in loooove with this Poppy Stamps Ooh La La stamp set, which I got from Butterfly Reflections Ink.  The penguin can wear a beret!  I mean, come on!!!

Ooh La La Stamp Set

I made this card for the CASology challenge, where our cue word is sunshine.

I kept my card CAS by using just two images and leaving a lot of white space.  The sunshine was made by masking off the bottom portion of the card and blending in distress ink to look like the sun.  I then stamped the images, colored them with Copic markers, and die-cut them.  They're adhered with glue and foam tape.

Note: The heart that the penguin is holding is drawn in.  I wanted it to be smaller than the heart that was included in the stamp set.  Also, I don't have many stamp sentiments in French so I hand-wrote the sentiment.  The card is for my French-speaking friend for his birthday:)

Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Poppy Stamps Ooh La La
Dies: Poppy Stamps Ooh La La
Inks: Copic markers; Memento (tuxedo black); Tim Holtz distress ink (squeezed lemonade) 

Monday, June 6, 2016

hip hip hooray

I'm happy to share a card I made for the CASology 200th challenge, using Neat & Tangled's Big Top Birthday stamp set.  

My interpretation of CAS: a one-layered card with lots of white space and clustered images.  

I will be sharing my process for making this card on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog on Thursday.  Come through and check it out!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

mft wednesday sketch challenge

Hi there!  This is my first time participating in MFT's Sketch Challenge, and I must say I had a fun time putting my card together.  Here's the sketch:

And, here's my card.  I used the London Mouse stamp set, an absolutely adorable collection of iconic London imagery and cute uniformed mice!

I'll be sharing my process for making this card on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog on Thursday.  Please come through and check it out!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

so proud of you

Come by the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to see some graduation cards I made.  Congrats to the Class of 2016!

Sneak peek: