Welcome back to the blog! I have a LOT to say, but sometimes letting go is better than yelling. It’s easier said than done, I know! But its worth it cause then you are the bigger person and not the jerk!
Whoa, looks who back again, twice on the same day! A friend recently mentioned to me that she is “stress hiking”, I think I am stress crafting/blogging, I set a goal for myself to make/share 31 cards in August, and I already have enough to share and there a few days left in the month! Now I have to sit down and write the posts! This is the last card I made inspired by the Butterfly Reflections InkAugust mood board, can’t wait to see what is in store for next month!
This picture was inspired by both the colors and the images in the mood board and I wanted to give a “scene card” another try. Believe it or not, this stamp set is from last summer and I just inked it up, at least my plan of using my BRAND NEW stamps is going well! I probably have enough to last me years!
I started this card by diecutting the two frame dies from a slimline die set, along with windows on the smaller frame. Then I inked the edges of the larger frame with Twisted Citron, and along inking up the window opening using the Tropical Background Stencil. I lighting inked the inner frame with the windows using Broken China.
Welcome back to the blog! Today I’m sharing another card inspired by the August BRI mood board. It’s a great way to get the creative juices flowing, and also challenging yourself to used different color combinations! I’ve also been challenging myself to use all my new stamps, so for this card I took out the Hibiscus Flowers from Pretty Pink Posh, I got this last summer!
For this card I started by stamping all the floral and leaves (multiple times) on copic friendly card stock. Then I copic colored (color combos listed below) and fussy cut the images (seems like I don’t have the dies!)
Hey fellow crafters! Hope that you had a relaxing and crafty weekend! I spent most of mine working on these cards, challenging myself to use critter stamps! I have a huge collection from Pretty Pink Posh, most haven’t even gotten inky! Yes, working on using on ALL my stamps before buying more, failing miserably as I have stamps coming in the mail. But I have slowed down!
I was having a hard time finding a starting point, then came across this mood board from Butterfly Reflections Ink. Double challenge accepted as color palette isn’t my go to colors! And here’s what I came up with!
For the first card, I started by adhering the Birthday Background Stencil to a A2 piece of cardstock with some washi tape. Then I ink blended using Twisted Citron distress oxide ink, and added a layer of glitter gel. At this point take off the stencil and clean it off before the glitter hardens. Let the glitter paper dry for a few hours before assembling the card. I colored an image from the Party Friends Stamp Set, with copics, and diecut the happy birthday sentiment from some ink blended card stock (I used broken china). To assemble, I trimmed down the stenciled card front and adhered it to a blue A2 card front. Then I added the colored image using some foam tape and stacked the die cut sentiment to add dimension.
What a week? Definitely one for the books! While my blog and Instagram may not show it, I’ve been having many one on one conversations and trying my best to make small changes, so do your part no matter how small it is. That aside, I decided that I need to craft a little to distract myself, but had zero ‘mojo’, so decided to use the Butterfly reflections Ink Mood Board that Jane from Papercraft4fun shared with me!
I started with only the shaker card in mind, but ended up with extra colored die cuts, which I didn’t want to waste of course!
For the first card I used the main stamp at the focal point, I colored (with copics) and die cut and created a shaker using some acetate and Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Enchanted Garden (in 4mm and 6mm). I added the sentiment to a piece of wood print pattern paper, added the acetate shaker piece, and added it to a card base.
For the second card, I decided to make a wreath with the leftover colored pieces. I used a Pretty Pink PoshScallop Circles Dies and used it too build the wreath. I used the same sentiment as the first card from the Floral Frames stamp set, this time embossed in gold. Added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Enchanted Garden (in 4mm and 6mm) as a finishing touch.
One last look at the pair of cards, along with a list of supplies that I used below :