Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Cupcakes and Coffee

Morning crafty friends! I'm back this week with my final posting as a digi design team member for Stamplorations. I have had so much fun designing for them, their images are just absolutely beautiful and today's images are probably my favorite! For this week's card I am featuring the Cupcake Blooms and Coffee Digital Stamp, which is actually a free digital stamp you can get from the store which features a coffee cup with flowers as well as a cupcake with a strawberry on top. 
I ended up making two cards with this digital stamp, for the first card I used the whole digi but for the second I only used the cupcake. I love the original digi but I am obsessed with this cupcake, the amount of detail in the frosting and the strawberry just blew me away, so I knew I wanted to have a card that was just all cupcake. I really love how I was able to make two completely different cards with the same image. I colored in both images with copic markers, the colors I used are below:
BV01, BV02, BV13, R17, R46, R29, G82, G85, G94, E25, E27, E57, R83, R85, R56, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4
For both cards I used the Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die to add some texture to my background. I ended up just die cutting from white card stock, but I think doing another color would be beautiful as well. For the first card I ended up coloring in two of the cupcake images, I laid them out on my card base and really thought it was just missing something. So I took my MFT Fab Foliage Die-namics and cut two shades of green card stock to stick behind the cupcake images. I just love the way this card came out, I love how adding the foliage really just made the cupcakes pop. I adhered the foliage to my card base with liquid adhesive leaving the top few leaves with no adhesive so they will be lifted up and add dimension. I adhered the cupcake in the back directly to my card base but the front one I used foam adhesive to give even more dimension.
For the second card I loved the giant coffee cup and wanted to add the same foliage behind it, this time I also die cut some gold glitter card stock. Adhering the foliage with liquid adhesive as before, and foam adhesive for the coffee cup image. For both sentiments I used some sentiment stamps I had and stamped them with VersaFine black ink. Finally to finish off each card I scattered  a variety of purple, green and a few pink sequins. 
Thank you all for stopping by again and I can't wait to see what you all create, make sure to head on over to the Stamplorations Blog for all the other great inspiration from the team. I want to thank you all again for the constant support and love while on this design team, your comments are so appreciated and really make my day. Since my design team term is up I encourage you to look into applying for the next term, Stamplorations is an amazing company and offers multiple design teams. Hopefully they will keep me around cause I truly love designing for them. Have a great rest of your week and Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee

Morning crafty friends, I'm back again this week bringing you some more inspiration featuring a digital stamp from StamplorationsFor this week I decided to use the Spring Coffee and Anemone Digital Stamp again, which includes 4 coffee cup images as well as 5 tag designs. I just love these coffee cup images with the flowers and coffee beans around the edge of the cup. There are so many possibilities for making a card for your coffee obsessed friends (and trust me I have plenty of them). I think it would be really pretty to make a background with these images for a card. 
Last time I made a card with this digital stamp I went with more fall colors, but for these cards I decided to go with a more Christmas vibe. I ended up making two cards, I colored both cards the same using the following colors:
R17, R46, R29, R59, YG95, YG97, YG99, E13, E15, E18 This is actually my first time using this green color combination and I have to say I love it! 
I love how the green and red really went well together, it's not the normal Christmas green but I really love the results. This digi actually comes with the cup on a saucier plate but for this week I decided to not use that part of the image. So after I was done coloring I cut the image out cutting the plate off. I think both cards would have come out great if I had kept the plates in as well. That't the amazing part about digi stamps you can change up the image each time you use it to get different results. 
Using the Hero Arts Abstract Graphic Texture die I die cut my background before adhering the coffee cup images with liquid adhesive. For the first card I decided to keep with the Christmas theme and die cut some snowflakes from silver glitter card stock to add behind the coffee cup before adhering. The second card I wanted it to just scream coffee so with the Stamplorations Coffee Word Die I die cut some brown card stock. I wanted the coffee sentiments to to have a little bit of dimension so I ended up die cutting the sentiment 6 times so that I could adhere two together for each before adhering them to my card.
Thank you all so much for stopping by to check out my cards, make sure to head on over to the Stamplorations Blog  for more inspiration from the other design team members. Happy crafting everyone!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

18th Century Friendship

Hi Crafty Friends! I'm back today sharing a new digi from Twinkle Lane Designs. I had so much fun coloring in this 18th Century Lady, there are so many possibilities for her outfit. 

If you are looking for some super cute digi stamps to try out I definitely encourage you to visit the Twinkle Lane Designs website, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments. To start off I printed the image on some Neenah smooth white card stock so that I could do my copic coloring. There are so many different color combinations you could do with her outfit, the colors I decided on were:
R81, R83, R85, R56, BV01, BV02, BV13, B34, B45, B37, BV08, E04, E21, YR00, YR000, R20, E74, E77, E79
With a white gel pen I added some highlights as well as some detail to the dress and the sleeves, I really like adding this little extra detail I think it really made the image. Using an older MFT detailed border die (I can't figure out the name, if you know it please let me know) I die cut some white, pink and purple card stock that matched my coloring. I adhered them together with some liquid adhesive to my card base leaving the edge loose before using the Waffle Flower A2 border die. 
For me sentiment I stamped two of the sentiments from the Mama Elephant Friendship Sentiments stamp set with Suede Shoes ink from Catherine Pooler, I think having the sentiment in blue really brought the card together. Finally I squattered some Studio Katia rose gold sequins around the card to compliment the pink in the card. I can't wait to get back into my craft room some more this week and bring you all some more inspiration. I can't wait to see what you all create, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

HUGE Thank You

Morning Crafty Friends! I can't believe that my term as a Design Team member for Butterfly Reflections, Ink. has come to an end. It has been such an amazing passed couple months being able to share and create with all of you. I am so truly blessed to have had this opportunity, I will of course come back from time to time to post for them but the new Design Team will be taking over weekly in the next week. I hope you have been able to find some inspiration from my cards, and remember to tagged me on IG so I can see what you all create. 

I also want to give a HUGE Thank you to Vanessa, she is the owner of Butterfly Reflections, Ink. and is totally amazing. My card this week is a card I made just for her to say thank you! For this week I used both the Altenew Hope Stamp Set and the Altenew Build-a-Flower: Chrysanthemum Stamp, I have never used a layering stamp set before but I loved the results. 

If you haven't tried these stamps before from any company, I would definitely say try. The results are just beautiful and not having to color was AMAZING! I used a bunch of different Catherine Pooler Inks for my card today, a list is below:

I originally was just going to do a bunch of yellow flowers but I decided I wanted a rainbow of colors, so for both flowers I did one of each color. I have to say the purple and yellow combinations were my favorite! Once I had all the flowers and leaves stamped I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 
I laid out all the different flowers on my card base to figure out placement before adhering with liquid adhesive. For this card since the flower images are big I went with a 5 x 7 card base, my leaves and flowers do go over the edge but that doesn't bother me (you could always cut them along the edge in order to fit into an envelope). I'm hoping she will display this in the store so I really like the effect of all the leaves and flowers expanding passed the card. 
I wanted to use a big bold sentiment to show Vanessa just how amazing she is, so I went with the Catherine Pooler Wonderful Sentiment Die die cut in glitter black cardstock. Finally adding a sentiment above it and black sequins around the card to finish it off. 
Thank you all so much again for stopping by and viewing my cards, I am truly grateful! 
I hope you have found inspiration from my cards, I can't wait to see what you will create. Make sure to head on over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog for even more inspiration. Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fall Flowers

Hi Crafty Friends, I'm back today sharing another card with a beautiful digi stamp from Polka Dot Orchard. I absolutely love this floral image, it has some truly amazing detail in it. I am definitely feeling all things fall right now, as you all might know I am a huge fall and Halloween fan so walking into all the store lately has been amazing! I can't wait to decorate the new house for Halloween, I hope others in the neighborhood will decorate as well. 
This image came out last month during the Petals for the Pittman's fundraiser event and is apart of the Petals for Pittmans Set 1 pack, there is also an additional set as well. If that's something you think you are interested in there are 20 images and 21 sentiment images included in the set.
 Yesterday was my mom's birthday so I wanted to make this into a birthday card, so I picked colors I knew she would like. The colors are listed below:
YR15, YR04, YR16, YR18, R46, R39, RV69, R89, E74, E77, E79, G82, G85, G99
Using the Waffle Flower Lacy XL die I die cut some gold glitter card stock to add behind the floral image for some added texture. As I'm sure you can tell this card is not going to fit into a regular A2 size envelope but I know that my mom will end up just displaying it so I'm not that concerned about it. I adhered the flower die to my card base with some liquid adhesive and used foam tape to adhere the flowers. For the sentiment I used a sentiment from the Newton's Nook Designs Birthday Essentials stamp set. I love sentiments that are fun and sassy, I think it just make the card. I also added some more sentiments from the same stamp set on the inside and finished off the card by scattering some red and gold sequins around the card. 
Thank you all so much for stopping by, I hope you liked my card. I can't wait to see what you all create, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fall Coffee

Morning crafty friends, I'm back again this month bringing you some more inspiration featuring digis from Stamplorations. I am definitely getting into the fall mode, I know the summer is still here in Florida with this heat but a girl can dream right? I need a house in the mountains so that I can actually enjoy my favorite time of year. For this week's card I am featuring the Spring Coffee and Anemone Digital Stamp, which includes 4 coffee cup images as well as 5 tag designs. 
 I know the title of the digital stamps says spring but I decided to go with fall, cause why not? I love coffee images whether there be digis or stamps, I might not be a coffee drinker but I love making coffee cards for all my friends. I started out by printing both images on some Neenah smooth white card stock for my copic coloring, the colors I used are below:
YR15, YR04, YR16, YR18, G82, G85, G99, E57, E59, E47, E49, RV16, R39, R89, B34, B45, B37, BV08, E74, E77, E79
I knew I wanted a simple background due to the size of the image, I adhered some MFT pattern paper to some white card stock before using Waffle Flower A2 size border dies to cut it down. I cut the images out leaving a white border before adhering it to my card base. Using the Icing on the Cake ink from Catherine Pooler I stamped The Sunny Studios Autumn Greetings for both bards. Finally I finished the cards by scattering some sequins around each. 
Thank you all so much for stopping by to check out my card, make sure to head on over to the Stamplorations Blog  for more inspiration from the other design team members. Happy crafting everyone!


Morning Crafty friends, I'm back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog sharing another summer inspired card this week featuring some more MFT products. My friend's son is turning one this weekend and she is throwing him a whale inspired birthday party so I wanted to make her a card that went along that same theme. For this card I used  both Friends with Fins and Gill Friends stamp sets, I think both of these stamp sets are absolutely adorable. I can't wait to make some more card with both of these stamp sets, have you made any cards with either stamp set if so let me know. 
I started off by stamping all the images I wanted to use on some smooth white card stock with my favorite ink VersaFine Black ink and clear heat embossing them. I colored in all the images with copic markers. I think it would be super cute to watercolor these fish.
I used the following alcohol inks for the background: StreamPoolSail Boat and Turquoise. To control the inks I used my heat tool to just guide the colors in the direction I wanted them. While that dried I used the coordinating dies to cut out all my images, Die-namics Gill Friends, Die-namics Friends with Fins
I cut some white card stock down to an A2 size and then cut out the section I wanted the alcohol ink background to be showing thru. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Friends with Fins stamp set with Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes ink before adhering some foam tape to the back of each panel. I adhered the Yupo Paper to my card base with liquid adhesive and then added the various fish images all over the background. I then adhered the white card stock on both sides to my card base, the foam tape behind just gives the right amount of dimension for this card. Finally I added some droplet sequins to look like bubbles in the water and my card was complete. 
Thanks so much for stopping by, I can't wait to see what you will create. Make sure to head on over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog for some great inspiration from the other design team members. Happy Crafting!