BRI Mood Board, Butterfly Reflections Ink

Mood Board Inspired Card | Butterfly Reflections Ink

Happy Wednesday! Quickly popping in here to let you know that I’m up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog sharing details on this fun valentines day card inspired by the current Mood Board.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to tag us at #BRImoodboardchallenge on instagram so we can see your projects and for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Butterfly Reflections Ink!

Happy Crafting!

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!

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Inky Paws Challenge #129

Hey there! Popping in with a short post for the Inky Paws Challenge! I’ve been using the challenge ideas to create, just don’t finish my projects in time to share with y’all. #momlife But I think I’m slowly getting into the grove of things and *fingers crossed* will be sharing more frequently now!

For the first card I used two (retired) stamp sets from way back in 2014! Yes, I have been a fan of Newton’s Nook Designs for a really long time! It’s been a while since I have updated my stash from them, my wish list only gets longer!

Copic Combos : R29-27-24, YG63-G21, G99-94-YG03

I wasn’t entirely pleased with the result but I figured I’d still share it (and then I got a ton of love for it on instagram and figured it’s worth it to type up a blogpost for!) To create the card, I started by stamping the larger floral image and the leaves from the Love Grows stamp set multiple times with copic friendly ink, then I colored (color combo listed above) and fussy cut them. For the background I die cut a panel using a slimline stitched frame, stamped and embossed the vine image from the Love Grows stamp set in white, and then ink blended over it. Finally I used words from the Simply Sentimental stamp set to emboss the sentiment on to black card stock. I assembled the card using some foam tape for the flowers and sentiment to add dimension.

For the second card, I used my current favorite stamp from Newton’s Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts.

Copic Combos : YR 12-15, R 14-24, RV 63-66, V 12-15, RV 09, YG 01-03, Y 11-15, B 21-24

I started by stamping the floral image from the Happy Little Thoughts with brown copic friendly ink on to kraft card stock, three times. Then I colored them using copics (color combos listed above). To finish off the card, I embossed a sentiment in the center with gold embossing power, and die cut the panel with a slim line die before adhering it on to a card base.

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

Mama Elephant: Slim Card Basics
Love Grows Stamp Set
Simply Sentimental stamp set
Happy Little Thoughts
Copic Markers
Neenah dessert storm
Heavy weight white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Gold embossing powder
Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean)
Taylored Expression blending brushes

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

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

Ink blended florals (with Gina K designs)

Hey y’all! I’m back 🙂 needed a little break from social media, its been a little mentally draining being on there. I recently heard someone say ‘don’t consume but create content’, and that’s what I’ve decided I’m going to do going forward!

I might not have been sharing, but I have been creating and coloring A LOT! It’s literally the only productive thing that I can do while pumping (sorry TMI), and it’s been helping me stay sane, COVID and all. Enough about that, let’s get back to the cards I came on here to share!

I made these two cards using only the contents of the Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit from their July release. I love using kits to make cards as I don’t get overwhelmed with products! My last card with this set was watercolored, so this time I figured I would share an easier way to color the images, especially if you are mass producing cards.

To make these cards I started by stamping the images from the floral stamp set on heavy weight white card stock. Then using my Taylored Expression blending brushes I ‘colored’ all the images using 2 colors (listed below), then I die cut them. Next I used the stencil from the kit to add some depth to an A2 size card base. For the sentiment, I first used VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad and black embossing powder, but that got messy, so on the second card I used VersaFine ink (onxy black) along with clear embossing powder for a much cleaner finish. Finally I adhered the diecuts to the card front using both liquid adhesive and foam tape to add some dimension.

Ink Colors – Flower : Gina K design inks in Peach Bellini and Faded Brick, Leaves : grass green and wild dandelion and background : honey mustard
Ink Colors – Flower : Gina K design inks in passionate pink and wild lilac, Leaves : grass green and wild dandelion and background : honey mustard

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

Gina K Design Nature’s Touch card kit
Gina K Design Inks
Taylored Expression blending brushes
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
VersaFine ink (onxy black)
black embossing powder, clear embossing powder
White card stock
Nuvo Drops

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

Facebook Weekly Card Sketch, Pink Fresh Studios

Pink Fresh Studios Weekly Card Sketch (#9)

Time to make 2 cards : 30 mins.
Time to photograph/edit : 40 mins.
Time to clean up craft space for next project : 3-5 business days!

Yup that was my afternoon yesterday, I really needed to disconnect and what better way then to craft! But now I am left with a HUGE mess to clean up! Good thing its cleaning day, right? I wanted to craft, but I couldn’t think of anything to make, zero “creative mojo”! That’s when I remembered the PinkFresh Studio Facebook Card Challenge, this sketch ended yesterday, but I still wanted to share the cards on here, but a new one should be out later today.

Using the sketch above I created two cards! Couldn’t decide which one to share so shared both! Will let you know next week if that’s allowed or not!

If you know me then you probably know by now that my favorite color combo’s are gold and black and rainbows! We could all use a little brightness in our lives so I think rainbows are a necessity these days!

For the rainbow card I embossed the background stamp in white embossing powder, before ink blending I used a circle die cut to create the cut out pattern to match the sketch. I set aside the diecuts and ink blended using a set of distress oxides with my blending brushes, I went back and forth between the colors to avoid harsh lines. Once I was done, I used a microfiber clothe to rub off the access ink and expose the white embossing. I adhered the background to a white top folding notecard, and added the circle diecuts back using some foam tape to add dimension. I finished off using a sentiment embossed in white on black cardstock that I trimmed down and adhered in the middle of the card.

For the second card, I used a different background stamp, but this time embossed in gold. I cut out the circles in the same way as first card, but this time I discarded the diecut circles and adhered the background to a black notecard with some foam tape. I embossed the sentiment in gold on to black card stock and double foam taped it on to the center of the card. I really wanted to add some gold jewels, but couldn’t find mine, so I used some nuvo drops instead!

Thanks for stopping by and as usual here’s a list of products that I used;

PinkFresh Studio Floral Background (discontinued)
PinkFresh Studio Lined Floral background (discontinued)
PinkFresh Studio Word Series THANKS
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold
RANGER: Embossing Powder | White
Distress Oxide Inks
Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes
White card stock, Black card stock
Nuvo Drops (bright gold)

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