Skip to main content

Happy Swan-niversary!

Hello cardmakers! 
I am craving spring like you wouldn't believe! I don't do well with short days, snow and being shut up in my house. I need to be outside, feel the sunshine and fresh air and have my kids get out to play! This card clearly speaks my longing for springtime! The newest lawn fawn release is SO wonderful, I just can't get enough of it. This set, Swan Soiree, was the one set I knew I couldn't live without. It's so beautiful and sweet! 


Here are the stamps and dies used from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Store:


I started by stamping all of the images from the Swan Soiree stamp set onto my white cardstock, then coloring them with my Copic Markers. I knew I wanted soft and sweet colors with these beautiful swans! I tried a trick from a card by Davina Cantrell, where I colored the top of the swans with soft pinks and the bottoms with soft blues. Like they were reflecting the colors of the sky and water. I just love the way it turned out!


Next, created my background piece by using the new Cloudy Stencil to create some soft pink clouds with my Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. Then, I added the vines with the Bayou stencil and my Mowed Lawn ink. Finally, I cut a few strips of wavy water with my Stitched Simple Wavy Borders Dies and inked them with Peacock Feathers. Then, for my sentiment, I stamped "happy" from the Happy, Happy, Happy stamp set, also with Peacock Feathers and I used the "anniversary" saying from that same set, but I only inked it from the second "N" on. Then, I stamped the word "swan" from the Swan Soiree set. I think it worked out cute, but my kids just seemed confused by it, so who knows!



Finally, I glued everything down using Ranger Multi-Medium Matte Adhesive and 3D Foam Squares. I hope you enjoy my little taste of spring!

Have a wonderful day!
Saedi

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 th

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

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