Skip to main content

Hugs On Your Birthday

Hi peeps. How's your Saturday going? Hope it starts off wonderfully. Vera here. For today, I am taking a little break from Christmas cards and go for birthday card. When I saw Concord & 9th Heartstrings die, I knew right away that I have to have it. Seriously, they always come out with such cool and neat design. I love their stuff.

At first, I was going to do shaker card. But, while working on it, I thought, oh I shouldn't waste the inside part of the heart and decided to color them for later use. And, you know how it goes.... It's like a puppy when they see squirrel! Oh look.... squirrel... zoom, change direction. That's me. Hah!

So, instead of shaker card, I ended up using the colored inside part of the heart and end up with colorful, cutesy card. Can't resist pretty colors. And, here's what I end up with:




After I finished adhering the heart pieces, I was like, hm... I need something cute & fun. Well, tadaaa... this cutie patootie from MFT Adorable Elephants set come to the rescue. To this day, this is one of my all time favorite elephant set. To ground the elephant, I added a strip of patterned paper from MFT gingham paper pad.

Then finished with a sentiment from Avery Elle Simply Said Hugs set. Love, love, love the style of the word "hugs" on this set. I am pretty darn happy with the way this card turned out. Seems like everything come together nicely. And, I get to combine products from 3 companies in 1 card. Yay!

Here's a close up look of the card, so you can see the pretty shimmer on the heart. yep, I am all about shimmer. I covered the heart with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.




Well peeps, I hope this card makes you smile with its cuteness and happy colors. Only 2 more weeks to Christmas and today my goal is to get our Christmas tree up! Enjoy your weekend. Cheerio...

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…

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 …

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&#…