Skip to main content

Waving hello.

Hello!  To be honest, I think I lost a bit of my card making mojo around month 3 of this stay-at-home-all-day situation.  Maybe some of you can relate.  My go-to card when I'm lacking extra creativity is a clean-and-simple card (a card with a lot of white space).  Something about that pop of color against all that white just seems to make the message really stand out.

For this card, I used a circle stencil to apply broken china Distressed Oxide ink to the center of the background panel.  I then layered mermaid lagoon Distressed Oxide ink over the first ink layer using a wave stencil (I had an older version of the Newton's Nook wave stencil on hand).  I used black ink and clear embossing powder to add the "waving hello" sentiment (from Lawn Fawn's mermaid for you stamp set) under the ink-blended circle.  Once the background panel dried, I adhered the piece to a slightly-larger card with foam tape to add dimension.

Next, I colored the narwhal and school of fish from Lawn Fawn's mermaid for you stamp set as well as some ocean plants from the you are sublime stamp set with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies (mermaid for you dies and you are sublime dies).  With this card's simpler design, I chose my colors very mindfully, keeping everything to cooler tones.  I added some fun dots to the shading on the narwhal and white gel pen details to everything, too.  Finally, I used some fun "bubble" embellishments as well as glossy accents to the coral bubbles to finish the card.

This card is simple, but I know I'd smile if I got a waving hello card in the mail ... and who couldn't use a smile right about now?!  Stay safe, crafty friends!


  1. Lovely card - and I can relate to the mojo loss.... xx


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 th

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 w

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 vel