Friday, May 17, 2019

Frightful Mother's Day

Morning Crafty Friends!
I can't wait to share this Halloween inspired Mother's Day card that I created for a wonderful woman and friend that loves Halloween probably more than I do. I wanted to create her something that was truly made just for her, and I knew she would love it. 
I started out by stamping the new SSS Delicate Flowers stamp set along with the Frankenstein woman from the MFT Frightful Friends stamp set. I have had this stamp set for so long and I knew it would work perfect for this card. I stamped all my images with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and clear heat embossed them. 
I wanted all the flowers to be bright oranges and purples to fit the theme. Once I had everything colored in, I used my ScanNCut to cut all my images out. I love this machine, if you don't have one I would encourage you to look into it. I know it can be expensive but in the long run I have saved so much money on not having to but coordinating dies. 
With all my images cut out and ready to go I started working on my cardbase. I used the Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die to cut some mirror black cardstock to have over my purple cardbase. I placed all my images where I wanted them to be and took a picture before I started adhering.
Once I had the placement I started adhering all my images to my cardbase using both liquid glue and foam adhesive. Using my glitter pen I added some glitter to the flowers before finishing off the card with some gold sequins. 
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my card, I hope you all enjoyed it and found inspiration to create cards that are outside the box. I can't wait to see what you all create, Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Picture Perfect

Hi Crafty Friends, I'm back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog sharing some super cute shutter cards. I have to say I am absolutely in love with these cards, I had so much fun creating these.  I wanted to create a card for a truly amazing friend and co-worker and I knew she would love these super cute images. I wish this set had a fish, I think a puffer fish  would have been so adorable. 
I used all MFT products for these cards, including the new Picture Perfect Stamp Set, Shutter Card Components Die-namics, and the Polaroid Shaker Frame. I really love the critters in this stamp set (you all know me and critters) but I am definitely going to try this card design with other stamp sets that I have as well. 
This is my first attempt at making interactive cards, I was very nervous when I first started but the process was really simple. After I got all the measuring and cutting done it went by super fast. I really encourage if you haven't tried making an interactive card that you break out of your comfort zone and try something new, you will love the results. 
For all the details on these super easy cards head on over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Blog. While your there make sure to check out all the other great inspiration from the other design team members. I can't wait to see what you all create, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Delicate Flowers

Morning Crafty Friends and Happy Mother's Day!
Today I'm sharing the card I made specially for my mother. She is definitely my inspiration when I create all the mother's day cards I make for others, but of course I always make hers special. 
When I saw this Delicate Flowers stamp set by SSS, I knew I wanted to create an arrangement of flowers in a variety of colors. I started out by stamping all the flower and leaf images multiple time with Versafine black ink, before the ink dried I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I really like adding this tiny detail to my stamped images, I really think it just gives my cards a little something extra. Once I had everything stamped and heat embossed it was time to start coloring, I have listed the colors below. 
R81, R83, R85, R56, Y02, Y06, Y13, Y15,
BV00, BV01, BV02, BV13, YG61, G24, G46, G82, G24, G94
Once I had all my coloring complete, I started working on assembling my card. I started by die cutting the new Honeybee Stamps burst die on some white cardstock; I used my ScanNCut to cut all the flower and leaf images and then I started laying all my images out to see where I wanted them on my card. 
When working on a card like this with so much layering, I like to arrange all my images how I want them and then take a picture with my phone for reference when I’m adhering everything. I used both liquid adhesive and foam squares to adhere everything to my cardbase to give my card some dimension. Before adhering the front pink flower I used my shimmer pen to add some glitter, I love using this on flowers. 
Once I adhered the final flower with some foam adhesive I started working on my sentiments. I went with three sentiments from the SSS Mother’s day sentiment stripes packs, there are so many amazing sentiments in these, it was hard to choose. I adhered the three I picked with some thin foam adhesive. 
To finish off the card I added some of the HB clear sequins stickers that just came out, I love the bling! I hope you find some inspiration from my card, thanks for stopping by. I can’t wait to see what you all create, Happy Crafting! 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Flower Patch Turnabout

Hi Crafty Friends, I'm super excited to announce that I am part of the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. design team for the Spring/Summer term. I had originally applied before my wedding but accepted another design team before I heard back so I had to say no, I was super excited and honored to get accepted for this term. If you haven't had a chance to go check out the store hurry on over, there are always some really great deals. With Mother's Day just a few days away I decided to share some super easy and fun cards to inspire you all in case you needed to make a few last minute ones. 
I used the Concord & 9th Flower Patch Turnabout stamp along with the Flower Patch Dies and for some needed assistance I used the Original Turnabout Jig. If you are anything like me (which I couldn't figure the turnabout stamps when they first came out) I truly appreciate the alignment aid that they now all come with as with as the help the turnabout jig offers. 
For all the details on these super easy cards head on over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Blog. While your there make sure to check out all the other great inspiration from the other design team members. I can't wait to see what you all create, Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Coffee Lovers Mother's Day

Morning Crafty Friends!
I'm back today sharing some more coffee inspired cards from Polka Dot Orchard. For my cards today I used the design from the other day (see previously post if you missed it) but created some Mother's Day cards for all the Coffee loving mothers out there. 
Again for these cards I ended up using the same digital stamps as before: The Way of Beauty, Flowers in Bloom and Good Morning Spring as well as using the same copic colors to color the images.  
For these I wanted to die cut out the word Mom right over the images, using the MFT mom dies I die cut in the center off all three coffee cups. This was a little scary to do because there was no going back; since my images were layered I had a lot of little pieces to put back together as you can see in the picture below. 
I put all the cut out pieces to the side and using the same die cut I cut mom from black cardstock an additional four times for each card. Once I had my background adhered to my card base I started adhering everything together; I started by adhering the coffee cups into place and then started adhering my black cardstock together. Once I had all the pieces back together I then started working on my sentiments. 
For my sentiments I used MFT 'All About Mom' I really love the sentiments that are in this set so it was perfect for my cards. I ended up choosing two separate ones. Using some more black cardstock I white heat embossed both sentiments. I used foam adhesive to the back of my sentiment stripe to adhere it to my card, finishing off both cards with some gold sequins. 
If you haven't checked out Polka Dot Orchard and their amazing digital stamps make sure that you do. I am completely obsessed with these images and can't wait to make some more coffee inspired cards. I can't wait to see what you all create, Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Coffee Lovers

Morning Crafty Friends!
I'm super excited to share that I am on the Polka Dot Orchard Design Team, there are some truly amazing digital stamps that they offer including the ones I am sharing with you all today. Make sure you go and check them out if you haven't already. Today I am sharing some coffee inspired cards for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that starts today. 
  I fell in love with these flower coffee cups from the Polka Dot Orchard, that I ended up making quite a few cards from them. I actually have used three separate digis for all of the cards today; The Way of Beauty, Flowers in Bloom and Good Morning Spring. They are all so beautiful I just couldn't decided, each digi also comes with some beautiful sentiments so make sure you check those out as well. I started off by printing off the digital stamps onto some copic friendly cardstock, I sized them down to where I got four of them printed on one sheet. I decided on a bunch of different colors for my coffee cups and have listed them below. 
C1, C0, C00, E18, E15, E13, YG67, YG63, YG61, RV55, RV17, RV19, RV6,
R14, R29, R46, R89, BV11, BV00, BV000, Y02, Y06, Y15, Y35, 
BG07, BG45, BG53, B0000, R11, R30, E01
Once I had all my images colored in I then used my ScanNCut to cut them all out. I arranged them how you see on my cards for all of them because I really liked the placement and how each flower was able to be displayed. I wanted to add some texture to my background so I used my Honey Bee Stamps Hexagon Coverplate Die, I really love using this die when I create flower cards. Since the die cuts a little short of the A2 size I cut some brown cardstock and adhered them together to my cardbase. 
I started by adhering the two bottom coffee cups to the right and left leaving some room at the bottom for the sentiment. For the center The Way of Beauty coffee cup I added some foam adhesive squares to the back before adhering it to my card. I really like how it adds just the right amount of dimension to them. Once I had that adhered I used my Sentiment stripes from SSS to cut my sentiments and adhered those as well with some foam adhesive squares. Finishing off each card with some gold and silver sequins. 
I hope you all enjoyed my cards, make sure to head on over the the Polka Dot Orchard Blog for more inspiration. I can't wait to see what you create, happy crafting. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Under the Sea

Morning Crafty Friends!
I'm back with a card featuring another fun digital stamp from Twinkle Lane Designs, if you haven't gone and checked out the amazing digital stamps they offer hurry on over today. Summer is fast approaching here in Florida, the weather already feels like it. 
This digital stamp comes with one image featuring two fish who have found some treasure, who wouldn't want to find some treasure right about now? I started out by printing off the digi on some copic friendly cardstock. I went with bright and vibrant colors for the fish as well as the coral, this digi was so cute and fun to color in. 
Once I had all my coloring done I started working on my background. It honestly took me a few days to come up with something, as you all can probably tell I don't do a lot of sea/fish related cards I am more about flowers and animals so I struggled with this card. I recently got the Bubble Stencil by Kindred Stamps to use for another card in the future, I decided it would make the perfect ocean background for this card. To accomplish the background I used some Nuvo Glitter Paste in Sapphire Blue, I just love the color of this glitter paste it was perfect for this card. Once that had all dried it was time to start adhering my card together. Since glitter paste is really hard to adhere to I used some foam adhesive squares. Finally I found a sentiment that I thought was perfect 'You shore do make me smile', I finished off my card with some clear sequins.

I hope you all enjoyed my cards, make sure to head on over the the Twinkle Lane Designs Blog to see all the other cards from the other design team members. I can't wait to see what you create, happy crafting.