Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sky's the Limit!

Hi everyone,

Today I thought I would do something different from the Valentine's cards.  

I started out with an older Lawn Fawn set, Blue Skies.  I don't have the coordinating die cut yet...but I will soon.  I coloured in the hot air balloon with distress inks and I also used distress inks for the sky and hills.  I cut out the hill with the Lawn Fawn Stitched hillside boarder dies and used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies to cut out the frame.  

I stamped the sentiment with MFT's hybrid black licorice ink as well as the balloon.  I added a few sequins and took my memento marker and used the fine tip to draw in the little birds.

Don't forget to plan along with the January mood board on the Saturdays' post and we would be tickled "pink" to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by.  See you again soon!

Coralynn :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Online Card Classes - Clean and Simple 4 Day 1 & 2

Hello everyone,

I am participating in the newest Online Card class which started yesterday.  

Today we had a snow day from work so I was able to spend some time in my craft room.  

Day 1 - I was inspired by Jennifer and Kristina and combined both their techniques.  

I used the Lawn Fawn Starry Background stamp along with Hero Arts Tide Pool ink and pearl embossing powder.  I then die cut the Thanks from Mama Elephant four times and with the top die cut I used the Tide Pool ink to colour it.  I used clear embossing powder to give it dimension.  I popped up the front panel with foam tape on a white card stock A2 size base.  

Day 2 - I was inspired by Kristina's card.  I was able to make two cards for today's class.

I used distress ink markers to do a watercolour technique and used the Lawn Fawn Stitched scalloped border dies.  I then watercolored the tea cup from the Lawn Fawn  Love you a Latte set and dies.  For the sentiment I used one from the same stamp set and used Bubble Gum Mama Elephant pigment ink.

Card 2 - I was going through Instagram and saw Barb's card and I thought it was so awesome I had to try it myself.  I used the Lawn Fawn stitched hillside dies (I'm not sure what products she used) and distress inks and the Lawn Fawn Life is Good stamps and dies.  I coloured in the little crab with my copics.

I had a rough time with this card.  First even through I cleaned off my sentiment stamp it still left a faint impression, next was the distress ink when I applied it I went over the sides and only realized it as I was removing the tape so I thought I would use white embossing powder to hide it (not that great but it worked). You can see the enamel dots that are at the bottom of the card...yup that was an ink spot too!  But I think I saved it enough to include it in my post for today and to show that it's not always perfect.

All Lawn Fawn stamps and dies can be purchased at Butterfly Reflections Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.  
See you again soon!

Coralynn   :) 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Butterfly Reflections Ink, January Mood Board

Hi everyone,

Today I was inspired by these colours that were put together by Amanda on the Butterfly Reflections In blog.   

For my card I put together some pinks from my card stock stash (which is from Recollections) and the gold card stock is from one of my SSS card kits.
I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch that punches out three at once.  I then used the Lawn Fawn Stitched boarder dies for the bottom of the card.

I then used some Heidi Swap colour shine in gold and with a paint brush splattered the top part of the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Lawn Fawn "Love you tons" set and left out the "tons" and I used MFT's black licorice hybrid ink.  To finish off the card I used some MME enamel dots I also got in a SSS Card kit.

Lawn Fawn "Love You Tons" - Butterfly Reflections Ink
Card stock, Martha Stewart Punch, Heidi Swapp colour shine - my local Michaels Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Coralynn :)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Love you Tons!

Hello everyone,  I'm back today with a more subtle Valentine's day card. 

I used the "Love you Ton's" mini stamp set from Lawn Fawn, which is simply adorable.  I stamped out the little elephants onto the text paper that comes in the Yours Truly 6x6 paper pad with Memento onyx black.  After I die cut them out,  I coloured the outline with a grey copic marker to hightlight the images.

For the background I stamped the Lawn Fawn Starry backdrops versa mark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder.  I used watercolour shimmer paints that I have had for a long time in my stash but any inks, watercolour paints, distress inks or ink daubers mixed with perfect pearls will work for this technique and I did that on watercolour paper.

I used the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles to cut out the other papers and I popped up the little heart papers with foam tape and glued the others flat to an A2 size card base in white card stock.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder on vellum and used my fingers to curl up the flag ends.  To finish off the card I used some white thread and sequins.

Don't forget to stop by the shop to see the new items that are coming in.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon.  

Coralynn  :)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Oh Happy Day!

Hi there!  I'm back again with a Spring card to share with you.  If you can't tell I'm a HUGE Lawn Fawn fan because they have the most adorable images to work with and you can do so much with them.  

Vanessa has all the new Lawn Fawn stamps and dies on pre-order and you can get 10% your order by using the code LFPREORDER10!  But hurry because this offer ends Sunday, January 18th!!!!!  I've gone mine in already!! 

I thought it would be nice to have a spring card. I did some selective die cutting with the Snow Day coordinating die cuts along with the Spring Showers Lawn Cuts for the clouds.  I then embossed the edge with the LF Stitched rectangles and used a black pen to highlight the stitch lines.  

I mixed and matched up a few sets with this card and the first one being Snow Day.  I used the sweet little bunny and I coloured him in with copics and used my Uni-ball Signo white gel pen to add in some dots.  I did the same with the clouds but I used the Wink of Stella clear glitter marker to add some sparkle.  I used the ladybug from the new Bugs & Kisses set and the sentiment is from the Hello Sunshine stamp set and used Memento Onyx Black ink as well as all the images.  

I used the Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border dies to make the hills and used distress ink for the hills and sky.  And then I thought it needed something else in the sky so I added a little bird that you can find from many of the Lawn Fawn sets including the two I used today.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Coralynn :)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hello everyone!

I'm back with another Love card for Butterfly Reflections Ink.

I am using the sweet "Whale you be mine" mini stamp and die sets from Lawn Fawn.  This is such a versatile set that it can be used with all the other wonderful stamps from Lawn Fawn and it's fun to mix and match them.

I used an A2 sized card base of white card stock and cut out a panel that's 4x5.25.  I found some doilies in my stash from years ago so I used one of those behind the whales and heart.  For the heart I used the larger one from the LF Bug & Kisses set and cut it out with the coordinating dies.

I took a paint brush filled with watered down ink and flicked onto the card to create the background.  Any dye, pigment or water based ink will work for this technique. Just smoosh (technical term!) on a block or non porous surface and add a bit of water then fill up your paint brush and, flick!

I coloured in the whales with my copics and finished them off with the Wink of Stella glitter pen.
Then to finish off the card I used the LF Coral coloured Lawn Trimmings.  On the inside I did stamp the sentiment that comes with the set "whale you be mine" in Memento Onyx Black ink.

Thanks for stopping by!
Coralynn :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hello everyone!

Coralynn here with a Valentine's Day card.  This is my first DT post ever so I hope I don't disappoint.

I absolutely love the new "Bugs & Kisses" set from Lawn Fawn.  I used the Fireflies and coloured them in with my copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.  For the sentiment I heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine white embossing powder but Hero Arts clear embossing powder will work great as well.

I stamped out the jar and fussy cut it out and cut off the top so it would look like the jar opened up and let out all the Fireflies.  I covered the background with one of the hearts from the set to give a bit of interest to the card.  The shop offered at pearl embossing powder from Ranger which will give you the same look as I did here.

I used the LF Grassy Borders dies to cut out the grass and popped the front layer on foam tape.  I used Copics to colour in the jar and Fireflies and covered them in Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

Thanks for stopping by!

See you again soon.
Coralynn  :)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Haul Video - Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hello everyone!

I have a little haul video for you today.  It's my very first one so any hints and tips you can offer are most welcome.  My camcorder is not old but I didn't find the high quality setting until this was already done so for the next one (hopefully it won't be too long before I can make another one) will be better quality.

The haul is from Butterfly Reflections Ink   Hope you enjoy the video and if you do feel free to like and subscribe!

Thanks for stopping by!

See you again soon.
Coralynn   :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team's Newest Member!!!

Hello everyone!

I want to shout from the rooftops that I have been blessed with the opportunity to have been chosen to be on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design team for Jan-Mar 2015.

I was EXTATIC when Vanessa emailed me and made the offer to become a Butterfly Ink-er!!  I jumped up and down and my girls thought it was great that mommy was getting so excited.

So stay tuned for more from me and Butterfly Reflections Ink.

Happy New Year!
Coralynn  :)

Happy New Years!!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to drop in and wish everyone a Happy New Year and thank you for all your support throughout 2014.

Here's to 2015!!

See you soon with some very EXCITING news!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Coralynn  :)