Skip to main content

Home for the Holidays with Pinkfresh Studios

Hi everyone! I can't believe this is my last blog post as part of the Butterfly Reflections, Ink design team! I've had so much fun over the last few months being a part of this team and I'm sad to see it come to an end. I know Vanessa will pick and amazing team to take over and I can't wait to see all their creations.


For today's card, I'm getting into the holiday spirit with the latest release from Pinkfresh Studio. I was obsessed with the Cityscape Die from the moment I first saw it. I used it with the Home for the Holidays Stamp Set to make the sweetest little Christmas scene. They also have a Day in the City Stamp Set which goes with the Cityscape Die for every day cards without a holiday flare.


I started with cutting the Cityscape Die out of Bristol Smooth card stock since I knew I was going to be doing some ink blending over the die cut panel. I then stamped all the images using my MISTI to precisely stamp the buildings, banner, and sentiment into their designated spots. I used a copic safe ink, Amalgam Ink from Gina K Designs to stamp the images and sentiment. 


On the background panel, I wanted to heat emboss some of the snowflakes from the Home for the Holidays Stamp Set for an emboss resist look. I used my favorite heat tool and Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder over Versamark Ink to heat emboss the snowflakes. Then I got to masking. I masked off the buildings, the banner, the trees, and a snow drift for the bottom of the card using Making Paper.


I ink blended using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink over most of the panel with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink around the edges to create a look of nighttime falling over the sleepy town. 


After that, I just added in some shading onto the buildings with very light gray copic markers and colored in the trees. As a final touch, I added Nuvo Jewel Drops in Sea Breeze and adhere the panel onto a Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink blended panel and onto the card base.

Thank you all for coming to the blog and checking out my post. Hopefully I'll be back for a guest post in the future!

Aloha,
Lindsay





Comments

  1. I love the Out of This World card, and so do my grandsons.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Baby Tags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool!

Happy Monday! This is Kim Hamilton and I am so very excited to be sharing my first post with you for Butterfly Reflections Ink! This is making my first day back to work after a two-week break a happy one! I am sharing baby gift tags today, one of my friends is expecting and not sure what she is having so I made one of each!

I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool for the first time and loved it! I cut my own Tim Holtz watercolor paper to the size of tag I wanted (2 3/4 x 4 1/4) and cut the edges with my trimmer.  I stamped my sentiments that are by Lawn Fawn Hello Baby with VersaMark ink and used white embossing powder. For the girl tag I used a mix of Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks and for the boy tag I used Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.  I sprayed both tags with some water and dabbed it off. I then stamped my images by My Favorite Things Snuggle Bunnies for the girl and Magical Dragons for the boy.  I colored m…

Painting backwards....

Hello, hello!  Norine here from The Velvet Lemon blog.  It's been a week for introductions hasn't it, but let me just say how delighted I am to have been invited to join such a talented group of paper crafters, and to contribute here at Butterfly Reflections Ink!  
Today I'm sharing with you, some cards I made by working backwards. 
What do I mean, you wonder?  Well, it's a technique I sometimes enjoy doing, where you "smoosh" your water based ink pads on a craft mat, mist the colors with water and then drag your water color paper through it to create a pretty mess of color.    
For today's cards, I wanted a blend of blues and greens (always a crowd pleaser) and yellows/pinks.  You will always be happier with the results when you keep the green/blues from overlapping with the yellow/pinks, because that just produces an unappealing mud color.  

I used a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks for this project, but any water based inks will work the same.  It&#…

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 3 + Giveaway

Hey, hey BRI friends!  We're hopping today to celebrate the 4th Birthday of Altenew, one of our favorite stamping companies!  You should have arrived here from the Altenew blog, and we're glad you're here to share the excitement! There are prizes and inspiration and it's going to be FUN!

With you today, is Norine from The Velvet Lemon creating for Butterfly Reflections Ink and I have some projects to share today, that I made using some recently released Altenew products.  
First up, are these two cards created with the Mega Succulent stamp set.  

I stamped the image onto water color paper using the MISTI, then turned on the music and sat and colored.

  I used Faber Castell watercolor pencils so I could more easily control where the color would sit and then painted with a water brush.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of vellum, heat embossed with clear embossing powder to ensure that the ink wouldn't smudge, then tore the vellum and wrapped it around the card …