Skip to main content

I Love Mew to Bits

Hello everyone! It's Ashley with my last post for you as a member of the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team. I can't believe my term is already up! I loved sharing with you all each week! For my last card, I made something a bit different than my usual style, but I think it turned out pretty cute!


I grabbed an adorable set from Hello Sweetums called Fuzzy Felines to build this playful scene. I started by stamping my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with Copic markers. I usually make ink blended backgrounds on my cards, but I decided to pull out some patterned paper and push out of my comfort zone a bit. I used Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles on the purple scallop from Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Scallops and the light brown from Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood. The woodgrain looks like a nice hardwood floor for the kitties to play on! I used the straight stitch in Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders to add the stitched detail to the top edge of the floor.


I decided to add a fun, interactive element for a bit more interest on the card so I made a spinning yarn ball for the kitties to play with. I used my Crop a Dile to punch a hole where I wanted the ball to go and enlarged it with scissors until a foam circle fit through the center. I put the yarn ball on the front of the foam circle and a penny on the back to create a spinner! I wrapped one of the kitties up in a bit of embroidery floss the same color as the yarn ball and put the end of the floss through the punched hole as well. Now the yarn ball spins, and it looks like the kitty is playing with the yarn and getting tangled up. So cute and fun! I added an arrow from Lawn Fawn Push Here so the recipient knows the yarn can turn.


I added the panel to a piece of Lawn Fawn Fog cardstock with a double layer of foam strips around the outside to ensure the spinner had plenty of room to work. To finish my card, I stamped my sentiments in VersaMark on strips of Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock and embossed with white. I popped the strips up with foam tape for extra dimension. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card! Have a wonderful day!

Comments

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 …