Skip to main content

Bright and SUMMERY friendship card with Erica


Hi guys!

Erica here! Today I have the pleasure of being back on the BRI blog as a guest blogger, while the new team is getting settled in and all the puzzle pieces find their places.

In case anyone *cough, cough* noticed the headline of the post today you may have noticed that the word SUMMERY is indeed in cap letters. That's because it's still technically summer, people!! Yes, it is! I will not hear another word on the matter, it's summer until Sep 21st and that's that. I'm a through-and-through summer girl, me. Just in case that wasn't like super clear or something, lol.



I do however love leaves and leaf stamps. And Turn-About stamps from Concord & 9th! Oh, yes, so fun, I can play with mine for hours and hours. Today's card is made using the Thankful Leaves Turn-About stamp. It's so fun how the leaves are overlapping each other, mimicking the look of leaves on the ground. Because I wanted to use this stamp but aren't ready for fall to kick in just yet (although I do love the colour palette of fall... ) I decided to use bright and very untraditional colours for the leaves.



As this was the first time I used this particular stamp, I took the time to do the lining up on the back (see Concord & 9th's website for instruction video if you need a helping hand) I also find it quite easy to use a 5.75"x5.75" sized piece of card stock for the stamping. Not sure why, but I generally get really great results when it's a bit bigger than the usual 5.5"x5.5" square.

Back to the stamping! I obvi used my MISTI for this (like duh! LOL), using a very random but bright Distress Oxide ink mix. One of my favourites is Picked Raspberry and I had to use it. A few of the other colours I picked out were Dusty Concord, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn.

If you want to see a time-lapse video of the stamping, hop on over to my Instagram HERE.

In the middle of the panel I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set, 'Your kindness means so much', in black ink twice. I probably should have added clear embossing powder to make the sentiment pop a bit more.



I also trimmed down the panel to 5.5"x5.5", made a card base the same size, and adhered the panel to it. It felt a bit flat... probably had something to do with the fact it is a one-layer card. So to add some texture to it, I added lots of Nuvo Jewel Drops in Limoncello, Sea Breeze, Key Lime and Strawberry Coulis. Then the trick is to leave it well enough alone until ALL the drops are dry!



Well, that's it from me for today, but I might be back sooner rather than later! If you want to see more of my work in the meantime, I've got my own blog and of course Instagram.

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica






Comments

  1. Beautiful card, Erica! I love the summery colors!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm right there with you staying with summer..........lovely colours. :) Loopyloo

    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 …