Friday, November 13, 2020

November BRI Moodboard Color Challenge


 Hello Crafty Friends. Davina here with a little BRI Moodboard inspired card today. The November colors  Amanda chose are very easy to play with. Harvest Yellow, Clay Pink, BlackBerry, and Rich Teal make up the quartet of color this month.  

The project I’m sharing today is using a few sets from Paperie Ink. I’m very new to this brand and purchased a few seasonal sets last month. I didn’t have a chance to use them sooner, but I’m so loving how cute these characters are. I combined the stamp sets  Autumn is Calling and Happy Holi-yay, along with Lawn Fawns Meadow Backdrop Die. I stamped all of my images with Momento Rich Cocoa ink and copic colored everything using light and dark shades of this months colors. 

Since there are no coordinating dies for these stamp sets, I had to use the scan n cut. Which worked fine considering I’m never going to fussy cut this many images. I recommend always cutting out before you color you images. The Scan n cut is notorious for mis-reading an image, and therefore not cutting out properly. As for images like the trees, that have small gaps in the outline, use a pencil to fill in the space for a solid cut. It will read the pencil, along with the ink, and cut out the image cleanly. 

Once my images were cut and colored I cut the Meadow Backdrop from some yellow Cardstock and inked the grassy edges with Scattered Straw & Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Inks. Next, I inkblended a pink and purple sky using several colors of Oxide Ink onto white Bristol Smooth Cardstock, then splattered with water, and white and gold ink. Once dry I heat embossed my sentiment onto the sky using Lawn Fawn Gold Embossing Powder

I assembled my card by glueing the Meadow frame onto my inkblended panel, then adhering the trees and sunflowers behind the grassy layers. I popped my border image up with some narrow foam tape, and added the remainder of my images. I brushed some glittery Clear Wink of Stella onto my lights and pumpkins for a little “razzle dazzle”. I’m so happy with how cute these images are and already ordered a few more sets to build my collection of Paperie Ink stamps. 

I hope you like this card and take the time to use the November #BRIMoodboard this month. As always, we will be hosting a color challenge and choose an eligible entry to win $20 to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop. Just add your November Moodboard Inspired project using the Inlinks button below, and use the hashtag #brimoodboard on social media. Most brands are welcome, as long as they are carried in the shop, and please make sure you are linking a new and original project made by you. Thank you for stopping by, 


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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Pumpkin Patch with Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti

 Hello friends! Davina here, on the blog, with an exciting interactive card to share. My project is another fun example of the beautiful September Moodboard and a mashup between Lawn Fawn & Reverse Confetti products.  

I really love the way these beautiful colors come together. I’ve used them several times this month, in both soft and bold versions, and with stunning results each time. I wanted to use glittery gold cardstock for this camera die and love that I found a curry cardstock, is my stash, that was very similar in tone to pair up with it. 

As usual, all of the products used are available on the Butterfly Reflections Ink website. And I will provide links through this post for all of the products.  

I started by building my camera using the newer Lawn Fawn Magic Iris Camera Die Add On and the Camera Pull Tab Add On dies. I cut the camera 3 times from curry cardstock, glitter gold cardstock, and a Blush striped patterned paper in my stash, trimming off just the stitched strip. I used the circular lens die from the pull tab set to cut the glittery gold, blush pink, and adhesive backed fun foam. 

Next, I assembled the camera. I used LF Glue Tube to glue the gold paper to the curry cardstock.  Then I adhered the blush strip to the front after inkblending a little Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink to the edges. I insert the blush cardstock circle into the center of the camera lens and secured with Scotch tape from behind. I sandwiched an acetate circle between the foam stitched lens circle, and the gold circle to create a mini shaker element. Before adding the shaker components to the card, I used the short slot die on the top of the camera for the photo to pull out of. 

Then, I added some small flat sequins onto the pink circle before topping off with the foam circle, completing the small shaker element. I added a few other details to the camera face, like the push tab, and the flash with more liquid glue. 

Now for some coloring! I stamped my super cute images from the new Reverse Confetti set Pick of the Patch set using LF Crunchy Leaf brown ink, and copic colored in shades from the Moodboard. I die cut the images using the coordinating die set, and added small highlights to the images. For the Polaroid, I die cut the frame and tabs, then cut a smaller piece of cardstock that I masked and stamped a single layer scene onto. After coloring, I attached the frame over the top and assembled the pull tab as shown in the LF instructional video for the new camera pull tab. 

I mounted the interactive camera onto my blue and yellow card panel, then adhered my images all over to create the pumpkin patch. I really love how this turned out, and I’ve been playing with it non stop. The brown ink really works well with this color board. There’s still a couple weeks for you to use this color board and link your card into the color challenge on my blog, for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop. 

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

September BRI color Challenge

 Hello Inky friends. I hope you are doing well. I’m using the beautiful Sept Moodboard today. This blush, terra cotta, navy, and gold color board is so incredible and versatile. The colors are so trendy currently, and I truly believe that any stamp set will look wonderful with them. 

This large, 5x7 interactive card, uses mostly Avery Elle stamps, along with a Lawn Fawn Scripty die. I have recently hoarded most of the Peek-a-boo Pals stamp sets from Avery Elle, but haven’t used them yet,  so I decided to get busy. After deliberating between a Bumper car slider slimline, rollercoaster, or Ferris wheel I decided on the Ferris wheel. But I wanted a fully rotating one.  I’m so happy with the results,  but it took a lot of trial and error.

Let’s get started. First, because the Ferris wheel from Peek a Boo Fair  is only a partial image, I had to hand draw the wheel on my card. I stamped the Ferris wheel onto some copy paper, rotated the image and stamped it again. Then, I used those stamped images as a guide to draw the inner portion, with a metal ruler and multi liner. I cut the drawn image out with a nested circle die, and inked it with the blush hues Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink. I painted the outer rim with gold acrylic paint. 

Next, I stamped the image again, onto bright solar white Neenah Cardstock for my ride compartments (baskets). I used additional images/characters from Peek a Boo Coaster for my other cuties. I also stamped a word bubble from the Speech Bubbles set and heat embossed Woo Hoo! onto it. I used copic markers to color everything before using the coordinating dies to cut everything out. 

I assembled each basket with a character, and reinforced the bottom basket from behind with a second piece of die cut paper. No need to stamp, just the added reinforcement.  After highlighting with small white dots, it was time to create my individual swinging elements. If you just glue them down, they would remain in place (and upside down) when rotating the wheel.

1. I punched 3 office sized holes into the edge of the wheel.  

2. I glued down a small metal washer, to the center and bottom of each basket, to add a little extra weight so they would remain upright without my help.

3. I attached a small plastic sliding disc (MFT Spin & Slide) to the back of each image. Centered in the neck area.

4. Put the disc through the punched hole, and cap off with a small piece of circle punched cardstock

(Larger than hole punch) to hold in place.

5. Check to make sure everything wiggles properly before moving on. 

Next, I created the same type of inner mechanism as the Lawn Lawn reveal wheel.

6. I die cut a 2 1/2 inch circle, and poked a tiny hole into the center. 

7. I poked a tiny hole into the center of the Ferris wheel.

8. I used a brad, with the finished side facing forward, to connect both pieces. I did not open it completely flat against the paper because I wanted it to spin freely. I put the edge of my metal ruler under the brad fasteners to give it plenty of space.

9. Apply multiple foam squares to the backside of that smaller circle. That is how the entire thing will adhere to the card front. 

Even at this point, it was so fun to spin and play with. There is no imagination needed to see how it would work on a card. It turned out perfectly.  

I created some layers of gold, blush pink, and Bristol smooth cardstock to fit onto my Kraft cardbase. I used the old ink smooshing technique and the Tattered Rose Distress Ink (not oxide ink) to color the Bristol cardstock. Then, I splattered with white and gold ink. I die cut the word Smile, using  Lawn Fawns Scripty Smile word die, and inked it with Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink to match the coloring. 

Finally, I adhered my wheel to card base and surrounded it with die cut stars and the speech bubble. I adore how this looks on the Kraft cardbase and cannot stop playing with it. I even made a stop motion clip and I’m so proud. I hope you love this and try to make one for yourself .  

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Saturday, August 8, 2020

August Color Challenge


Hello my colorful friends! Davina here, using the August BRIMoodboard, and Avery Elle stamps. I really love the jewel tone colors of the current Moodboard and I wanted to let them shine. I have been hoarding so many adorable Avery Elle stamp sets that I haven’t had the chance to use, so I decided to go ahead and dig in. The Fairy Happy  Stamp set was perfect for this gorgeous color palette. 

I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock using some Lawn Fawn Cross-Stitch layers. Then I stamped a navy starry sky using the Avery Elle Starry Scene and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink. Once I stamped it several times and achieved even coverage, I splattered some glittery and white ink onto the stamped image. 

Next, I stamped my images onto Neenah solar white classic crest, then colored them with copic markers in shades of the Moodboard colors. I tried to get a lot of variation using only the four color families, and only added skin and hair tones. After die cutting the images I mounted the 3 main images onto fun foam for extra dimension. Then I used small white dots for highlights. 

I stamped the sentiment across the bottom and added some of the sparkle images in light aqua ink. Then I adhered my stamped images on top of the starry sky to create a simple scene. I rarely leave my backgrounds white like this, and I love how great it looks layered over the purple striped paper.

These colors look so incredible together and I can’t wait to try them on everything I make this month! I hope that you are inspired to use this color board and use the #brimoodboard so we can find your project. Link your new and original card, into the InLinkz button below for your chance to win$20 to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop. 

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Heffy Doodle New Release Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Heffy Doodle Release Blog Hop! The new release is now available for purchase from Heffy Doodle and official retailers, and we are celebrating with lots of inspiration and a giveaway too! 

Don’t forget that you can still get the exclusive Lil Lighthouse stamp set and die with qualifying purchase on the Heffy Doodle website while supplies last. 

The card I’m sharing today is a wonderful large shadow box using the new dies set called Big Shadow Box, this die is extra amazing because it allows you to make a good large shadow box with plenty of space for fun, yet still fit into a standard A2 envelope. I’ve been making these sized boxes for a couple of years, and it is so nice to have a die set that does all of the hard work for you. 

I also used the new Who Let the Dogs Out stamps and dies, to fill in all these great layers. I had some really cute double sided paper that had a pretty floral on the front and some aqua clouds on the back. I felt this would be perfect for my box so that the interior would be lovely and ready to decorate. I cut 3 tabbed layers from lime green cardstock using the included die, and trimmed the tops with the Grassy Lass Border Dies to create a rolling lawn.  After gently inking the tops with Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks, I  secured double stick tape on the tabs of each piece but did not remove the release paper at this time. 

I stamped all of the cute puppies from the stamp set Copic colored with markers that matched my pattern paper. Next, I used the coordinating dies to cut each image before highlighting with small white dots. Then, I decorated each little lawn piece making sure that when in place, everything would be visible. 

I laid the two box panels in front of me with the outside-facing down, and adhered them together on one side only (the center most box tab). With it open still outside-facing down, I glued the tallest lawn piece (with tabs removed), fence and dog house to the back panel. And in staggering heights, I adhered the remaining two layers about 1/2 inch apart to the left side using the double stick tape. Once in place, I removed the remaining release paper and folded the right side over, to achieve perfect placement of the tabs onto the right side of the box. Then I completed the box assemble by adhering the remaining box tab to the right side. 

I stamped a “Happy Birthday” banner from the new Bold Banners Sentiments  using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink, and attached it over the top after die cutting. I placed my final tiny puppy on the front, next to the gift wrapped bone, and finished this up by decorating the back panel with the included scallop & stitched dies and sentiment. 

I hope you like this shadow box, and now for the fun stuff! 

To celebrate the new release Heffy Doodle will be giving away a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store! Make sure to comment on each stop of the hop to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly and be announced on Saturday , July 25th on the Heffy doodle Blog. 

You should have arrived here directly from the Heffy Doodle Blog and the next stop is Laura Sterckx.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Submarine shaker card with Trinity Stamps

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a little under the sea, submarine shaker card to share with you. I used all Trinity Stamps products to create this slimline shaker and the results were so much fun. 

I used the Scallop Card Panels to cut two large pieces from bright white cardstock. I also used the Large Stitched Frame from the Slimline Frame and Fold Die set to cut out the inner & upper portion of one panel. This will be where all the shaker action will take place. On my second panel I cut a hill that will cover the very bottom of the window, and then I cut a second hill from the remaining paper for a layered sandy hill. I gently inked the hills using Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy distress oxide inks, leaving plenty of white showing. After splattering with brown ink, white ink, and glittery perfect pearls I put aside to dry. I cut a piece of cardstock to fit under the scallop frame without showing, and inked the upper area with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, also leaving plenty of white, and splattered with white ink and perfect pearls. 

I colored a couple of submarine images during the week, so I wanted to use the sub in the watery shaker area, and I stamped and colored a mermaid and plenty of coral from the sets Mermaid Wishes And Ocean Reef Builder. I colored these up and added some glittery wink of Stella to some of the images after diecutting using the coordinating dies.  

I used liquid glue to layer all of the scallop layers together, and stamped my sentiment at the bottom. I heat embossed the smaller words, but stamped with colored ink and die cut the Happy Birthday from the Ocean Reef Builder set. I used a variety of adhesives to attach my images before creating the shaker.

I cut a bright white panel to 3.5x8.5 And glued my smaller inkblended panel in the center. I liberally applied powder with my powder tool to the blue inked portion, and added a heaping tablespoon of sequins mix. On the back of my scallop frame, I adhered an acetate sheet with score tape, then framed out the window with trimmed Tombow foam tape. It is thicker than Scotch brand, so I had no need to double it up. I framed the rest of the card panel with foam tape and applied it over my blue panel and sequins. Then I mounted it all onto my cardbase. Finally, I finished up this card by applying a variety of sequins that are included in the mix I used inside the shaker. I think the little starfish are my favorite. This was one of my favorite shakers that I have made, I think the Tombow tape really made a difference in easels thickness for the sequins and application. 

Thanks for stopping by, Davina 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

July Color Challenge

Hello crafty friends. Today I’m sharing a card I made using the new Heffy Doodle release and the July Mood Board. 


I love using color boards to inspire my color choices for projects and I love the challenge it provides my imagination for creating scenes. When I saw this Fiery color board I instantly started brain storming possible scenes to make. 

My mind saw candies and so much more. But, I decided on a pile of crabs, like a sort of flash mob birthday party. The new Heffy Doodle release has great party accessories in the new A Little Shellfish Stamp set, I couldn’t resist adding gifts, party hats, and a pinwheel to my party crowd. 

I stamped and colored so many little crabs using these colors, and added them to the new slimline new pulltab so they could surprise you from behind the sand bar. I really love the results and hope that you head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog And see all the details on how I created this card. 

If you are feeling inspired to play along and use the Moodboard please make sure to use the #brimoodboard and link you card into my blog using the InLinkz button for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the shop! The link will be open until the end of the month on July 31st TIL 11:59 pm. We will use a random number Generator to select a winner from the eligible entries using the current colors from this months Mood Board. All brands the are carried by Butterfly Reflections Ink are welcome. 

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