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:

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

clean and simple card set

Spring is in the air!  I know because I can’t stop sneezing…

Here’s a card I made and shared on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog.  I’m entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is all about flowers.

And here are some others that I made to complete a card set.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamps: Avery Elle Banner & Wreath
Dies: Avery Elle Banner & Wreath Elle-ments
Inks: Copic markers; Memento (tuxedo black); Tim Holtz distress (peacock feathers, squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade); Uniball Signo gel pen (white); Versafine (onxy black)
Other: foam adhesive, masking tape

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

I'm excited to share my very first post for Butterfly Reflection, Ink's blog as part of the Spring/Summer design team.  Seriously, I'm so happy about being part of the team that I actually dusted off my computer, cleared the cobwebs from my own blog, and made this card...it really has been a long time.

I made this card using two stamp sets that I've been eyeing since they were released.  The first is Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script.  Honestly, the script is so dreamy and though I was intimidated at first with lining up the letters just so, I think the stamps are quite forgiving.

The cascading flowers come from Avery Elle's Banner Wreath stamp set, which caught my attention because of their delicate lines.  To add dimension to the card, I placed the flowers down in three layers: (1) stamped and colored (combination of colored pencils and Copics) directly onto the card panel; (2) stamped, colored, die-cut and glued over stamped images; and (3) die-cuts popped up over layers 1 and 2 with some foam adhesive.

Thanks for taking a look and Happy Mother's Day to all you all wonderful mamas!

Avery Elle - Banner Wreath
Concord & 9th - Sophisticated Script
Derwent Inktense pencils
Copic markers
Ranger Archival Ink (jet black)
Glue and foam tape