BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink

Valentines Shaker Card | Butterfly Reflections Ink

Whoa! It’s been a LONG week! Lots on cards made, lots to share in the coming week so be sure to check back here or on Instagram! Today’s card is inspired by the Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood Board.

I made a pair of quick Valentines day cards, NO coloring! You still have time to make these 🙂

Head over to Butterfly Reflections Ink for more details and links to products I used to make this card!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

honey bee stamps

DIY pattern paper | Honey Bee Stamps

Happy Hump Day! Today I’m sharing how a recreated a piece of pattern paper using some distress oxide inks! Can you tell which one is the ‘original pattern paper’ and which one I recreated?

Here’s the card I made with pattern paper from the Paper Pad 6×6 | Love Letters.

This was the ‘easier’ card, as all you have to do is stamp and heat emboss the background image onto the pattern paper. I used the Harvest Blooms Background | 6×6 Stamp Set along with some white embossing power and versamark watermark ink.

The second card took a little longer to make since I ink blended and create the background myself. I used distress oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral. After blending, I splattered it with some water to add a little depth! (No idea why I didn’t do this before!). Then I stamped and embossed the Harvest Blooms Background | 6×6 Stamp Set just like the first card.

To finish the cards, I die cut the word ‘friend’ from the Slimline Sentiments: Stitched and ‘hello’ from the Darling Dahlias | Honey Cuts from black card stock 3 times, stacked and adhered it to the trimmed card front. Lastly I added some gems from the Love Letter release.

Who else loves mixing old and new sets! Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

honey bee stamps

Rainbow 2 for 1 card | Honey Bee Stamps

Hey there for the third time today! If this the first post you are seeing on here, then take a minute to check out my BRI Mood Board inspired card for Butterfly Reflections Ink and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for Newton’s Nook Reveal week!

Now for this fun pair of rainbow cards, I love it when I can make multiple cards at the same time using a handful of supplies!

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love rainbows! To create these cards, I started by inking up an A2 panel of white cardstock. I inked it up using blending brushes and distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, festive berries, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, salty ocean, wilted violet). I diecut the rainbow panel using the Whimsical Hearts A2 Cover Plate. I adhered the negative pieces (the hearts) to a white card base, using the positive die cut panel as a guide. For the second card, I adhered the panel to a black card base. I finished off both cards with embossed sentiments from the Pickup Lines stamp set.

Which one is your favorite? I can’t choose!

Happy crafting!
Farhana

Joy Clair Designs, Pretty Pink Posh

Acetate Birthday cards (with Joy Clair Designs)

Happy Wednesday y’all! Honestly I don’t even know why I bother trying to keep track of days/dates anymore! I hope y’all are having a productive week BUT taking breaks to try and enjoy the last days of summer! For the first time in years, I’m not looking forward to fall. The probability of no football doesn’t seem appealing anymore! But I guess there will be lots of crafty time! Today I’m sharing two birthday cards using the Make a Wish stamp set from Joy Clair Designs. Birthday and Thank you cards are my most used/made cards, what yours?

Assembling this card is a little tricky because of the extra acetate layer. So, today’s write up is going to be a little different, in an effort to make it clear so you can replicate it!

Firstly start off by resizing and printing the two border images from the Make a Wish stamp set, make sure the image is 4.5 inches wide. After coloring you can use a brother scan and cut if you have one, or fussy cut, like I did. Then I ink blended a A2 piece of paper in rainbow order using distress oxides, and die cut a Happy Birthday script sentiment from it. I stacked the die cut, using some scrap paper.

Now to assemble the card, you’ll need :
2 A2 white side folding cardbases, 2 pieces of 4.25 x 5 inch acetate scored at 4.25, double sided tape and liquid adhesive. Then :
1.  Add a strip of double sided tape to the short end of the scored acetate.
2. Adhere the acetate to the back of the A2 card front, on the open side, your card should now look similar to a gate fold card.
3. Add adhesive to the colored images from the Make a Wish stamp set and adhere them to the open side of the acetate, and trim the excess.
4. Lastly, stick on the sentiments to complete the card.
The extra step of using a A2 card base is to make sure that you have space to write a message! Make sure to check if you need extra postage when you put it in the mail!

Coloring Medium : Chameleon Color Tones Pencils
Copic Combos : B21-34, G12-21, R20-22, V22-25, Y11-21, YR15-12

Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used :

Make a Wish stamp set
Happy Birthday Script Dies
Heavy weight white cardstock
Transperancy Sheets/Acetate
Copic Markers
Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils
Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

PS : also link these cards to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink, Pretty Pink Posh

Birthday cards inspired by the August 2020 BRI mood board

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.

Copic Combos : Y 35 – 15 – 13, YR 18 – 15 – Y 15, V 15 – 12, BG 13 – 10, BG 05 – 10

For the second card, I started by inking a A2 piece of card stock with Twisted Citron distress oxide ink, then die cut it using the Birthday Frame Die from Pretty Pink Posh. I colored and die cut another image from Party Friends Stamp Set. To assemble the card, I ink blended the center of the card base with some Broken China Distress Oxide, then I adhered the frame, and the colored image with foam tape for dimension. Finally finished off with a small embossed sentiment on the image (because I forgot to plan for an image!)

Copic Combos : R 20, Y 13, V 12 – 15, BG 13, BG 05 – 10, C 1, B 32 – 34

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Party Friends Stamp Set
Party Friends Coordinating Dies
Birthday Frame Die
Happy Birthday Script Dies
Birthday Background Stencil
Heavy weight white cardstock
Black card stock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Twisted Citron distress oxide ink
Taylored Expression blending brushes
Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

PS : also link these cards to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

Pretty Pink Posh, studio katia

Floral border cards (with Studio Katia)

Content creator. Designer. Influencer. These are very frequently used words in the world of social media, but do we really know their true meaning and do we really want to be labeled with one of these words? For the longest time I thought I wanted to be, but after some long conversation about it with fellow crafters, I’ve decided to go take a step back, reduce my time on social media and craft for me, and since I did, it has helped me be so much more creative!

Lately, I have been trying really hard not to impulse buy anything and everything I like! I eyed these Peony Stamps from Studio Katia for the LONGEST time and then finally gave in a few months ago, then baby came along, so only got to using a while back! I also got the coordinating dies and I’m so excited that they work well with other sentiments!

To make these cards, I started by stamping them on white cardstock using copic friendly ink. After coloring them using my copic markers, I die cut and fussy cut them, as the coordinating dies only cut one edge. To assemble the card, I diecut a lattice cover die from white cardstock, along with two banners from black cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto the diecut banners.

Before sticking the lattice diecut onto the card front, I ombre ink blended on it to add some depth. Lastly added the peony trimming and sentiment banner with some foam tape to add dimension, and finished off with some nuvo drops in morning dew.

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Peony Trimmings stamp set
Peony trimmings coordinating dies
Lattice Background Die
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes
Nuvo Drops

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Inky Paws Challenge #125

In case you missed my little announcement, you can read about it here. And that’s the reason that these were never posted on time! But I enjoyed making them and loved the results I figured I’d share anyways! Maybe inspire you to make some summer themed cards. I used the color scheme from the Ink Paws Challenge over at Newton’s Nook Designs.

I got a little excited, and ended up making three cards. Believe it or not, I’d had these sets for years and they were brand new, proof that I need to buy less and use more!

I found the perfect paper pad from Doodlebug Designs in my stash that matched the color scheme, so I used that to make some CAS cards, and one detailed one, cause if you know me, then you know I need to go a little extra on my cards!

For the first and also most detailed card, I started by stamping ALL the images from the Summer Scoops stamp set in watercolor friendly black ink on to heavy weight white card stock. I used my derwant inktense colored pencils to color in the images, trying to stick with the color scheme. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them. To assemble the card, I started to create the background with some ink blending using a strips stencil. You can always use pattern paper, but I have been enjoying practicing my ink blending lately. To finish the card I adhered the fussy cut images using foam tape and glue to add layers to create dimension. Finally stamped a sentiment from the same set in black ink and added a few nuvo drops.

For the second card I used the Party Pops set (which is retired), and stamped and fussy cut the images. Using some pattern paper I created a card front and foam mounted the stamped images. I finished off with a sentiment from the same set along with some nuvo drops.

For the last card, I only stamped the sentiment! The rest is just diecutting, very unusual for me, right? I used the same pattern paper pack for the card front, and also die cut the balloons from the Balloon Shaker Die Set, I left one as it, and made the second one a shaker with the help of some foam tape and acetate. I stamped the sentiment on the back of the shaker from the Uplifting Wishes and filled it with Summer Sequin Mix from Pretty Pink Posh. After I adhered the balloons to the the card front I added the string die cut along with a few more sequins.

And that’s it’s! Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used:

Newton’s Nook Designs Summer Scoops
Newton’s Nook Designs Balloon Shaker Die Set
Newton’s Nook Designs Uplifting Wishes
Derwant Inktense colored pencils
Pretty Pink Posh Summer Sequin Mix
Gina K Inks
VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad (Onyx Black)
Acetate
NUVO: Crystal Drops in Morning Dew
Hammermill heavy weight white card stock

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh, The Daily Marker Coloring Challange

#thedailymarker30day Challenge : Day 1-5

I know I am really really really behind on this challenge, I have been coloring/creating, just not regularly. The reason being, I needed to take the break, step back and declutter (round 2!), and reorganizing my stash. Knowing what I have and where it is, really helps with productivity. If you follow me on Instagram, then you have already seen these cards, but I’m sharing them on here again so that I can link all the products that I used, and also share a little more into techniques that I used.

Day 1 : Kites with Chameleon Dual Brush Colored Pencils

This card was part of my Dad’s and Grad’s theme week, and you can find all the details here.

Day 2 : Animal Frames with Zig Real Brush Markers

This set of cards was also part of Dad’s and Grad’s Theme week, you can find more details here.

Day 3 : Stamped and inked background with Distress Oxides

I made this card as part of Dad’s and Grad’s theme week, so the exact colors that I used can be found here along with the technique. I shared it as day 3 after a failed attempt to recreate it on Instagram live.

Day 4 : Pigment Ink blending over a Stencil

If you follow me on Instragram, then you probably heard or read about my disastrous attempt to create a rainbow background on live and then again on stories, but I guess all’s well that ends well. I really ended up liking the final card that I created with the card.

To create this card, start with creating a colored background. I created a rainbow, but any combination of colors will work well. I used distress oxide inks in seedless preserves, salty ocean, shabby shutters, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade and candied apple. Next I attached a stencil to the inked background, and adhered it to my work surface. Using a Tim Holtz mini ink blending tool, I inked up the stencil using Fresh Ink in Paper White. Peel off the stencil and set it aside to dry, while working on the sentiment ring, starting with diecutting the beach scene die 5-6 times from regular cardstock, and layering them. On a piece of velllum, I embossed sentiments from Tropical Friends stamp set, and placed my stacked window die cuts on the vellum. Once the glue dried, I trimmed the vellum and adhered it on to my card front. If the pigment ink is still tacky, you can dry it off using a heat gun. As always, I added some jewels to finish the card.

The products I used are listed below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Tropical Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Tropical Background Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Beach Scene Die // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Fresh Ink (Paper White) // Impress Cards and Crafts
Ranger Embossing Powder, Holographic // Amazon
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink // Amazon

Day 5 : Peacocks and Stripes with ink blending and water coloring

While cleaning and clearing I found lots and lots colored diecuts, so

To create this card, I used a previously colored image from Peacock Friends stamp set, using my zig real brush markers. The using the wide stripe stencil from Pretty Pink Posh, I inked up a piece of card stock using peacock feature and a make up brush. Then I cleaned the stencil, used is as a mask, and covered the blue stripes, leaving the white space open. After adhering it back to my work surface, I inked up the card front a second time using twisted citron to create the double color stripes. I cut down the ink panel, layering with with some foam tape and cut white card fronts. Before adhering the white layer I stamped and embossed a sentiment in gold to match the outline of the peacock. And as usual added a few jewels to finish off!

The products that I used are listed below :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Peacock Friends Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Wide Stripe Stencil // Pretty Pink Posh
Everyday Greeting Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Ranger Embossing Powder, Gold // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Zig Real Brush Markers// Amazon

Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave me a comment with any question you may have!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana



Pretty Pink Posh

Dads and Grads Theme Week (with Pretty Pink Posh) : Day 4

For today’s post I decided to look at the stash, and I found an older stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh, and the sentiment was perfect for a graduation card! But how to make a Father’s Day card with the same stamp. After some thinking, I decided to use one of the stamps to create my own background, inspired by my crafting bestie, Crystal. She’s the queen of CAS cards and the reason I am back in the blogging world!

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I couldn’t decide on a color palette so went with a rainbow, rainbows are always a good idea. For the graduation card, I used the sentiment, ‘let your dreams soar’, don’t you think its perfect? I colored the kites with my chameleon dual tone pencils, with some simple shading like yesterday’s post. I die cut them using the coordinating dies. To create the background I used a MFT cloud stencil and some distress oxide in salty ocean. I stamped the sentiment, and adhered the strings with some tape adhesive and the kites with some 3M tape to add some dimension.

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For the second card, you can use a ‘happy father’s day’ sentiment, but I used a happy birthday die as I told I mentioned previously I don’t need anymore of those cards! But wanted to continue sharing some masculine card ideas! I stamped the sentiment in versafine Black onyx ink, and covered it with some ranger halographic embossing powder (this time I used the right one!), then I used the solid kite image from the set to repeatedly stamp a background in versamark ink and covered it with the same embossing powder. Once heat set, I ink blended with some distress oxides, and created the rainbow. The card looked a little plain to me, so I added some party mix jewels from Pretty Pink Posh to finish off the cards!

(I’ll be back to link all the products I used!)

Edit 6/17 : Here’s a link of all the supplies I used :

Distress Oxide // Impress Cards and Crafts
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Michaels
Fly A Kite Stamp Set // Pretty Pink Posh
Party Jewels Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink // Amazon
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer // Amazon
Ranger Embossing Powder, Holographic // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Amazon
Chameleon Art Tones Pencils // Amazon

Till then, thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana