Saturday, February 8, 2020

February BRI Moodboard Color Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends, I have a fun new project and an incredible new #brimoodboard to share with you today, along with a brand new February Color Challenge!  This months Color Board is perfectly curated for Valentines themed projects whether you want winter themed scenes like mine, or candy and flower filled scenes. The colors this month are Metallic Silver, Carnation Pink, French Rose, and Poppy Red.

The card that I’m sharing is an interactive Double Slider card that I made using Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise Dies and Waffle Flower Cold Hands stamps and dies. I also used the Waffle Flower Cutaway Alphabet dies. All the details on how I made this card and products are linked up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today.

This month I will be hosting another Color Challenge here on my blog! Starting today and lasting til the end of the month, use the Inlinkz button to add your projects to this blog post. I will pull a random winner on the 1st of March to receive a $20 gift card to Butterfly Reflections Ink online store.

There are a few simple guidelines to my color challenge. Use the hashtag #brimoodboard when you post your project on social media. Using the current color board, please upload new and original cards, scrapbook pages, journal entries created by you (up to 4 entries per person). Any brand that Butterfly Reflections Ink carries is welcomeand any medium. Please be kind, this is no place for judging or rude comments.

I will be sharing entries in my stories on Instagram and please tag me @popsiclesticks ! Let’s spread the word and make this challenge huge!

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Happy Anniversary with Penguin Palace

Hello! Today I’m sharing a sweet and simple Anniversary card that I made for my husband. Now, some of you might think why simple, it should be extravagant if it’s your your husband. But the answer is simple, you have to know the person you are making cards for. When I receive a card, store bought or handmade, I read it, I love it, I place it on the mantle and I see it for a month or so. Children don’t cherish cards, they are concerned about gifts, but the parents sometimes do. And I’ve found that men usually don’t, and that’s ok.  So I will not spend 5-6 hours making a crazy complicated card for my husband, who will quickly glance at it, say “Thanks babe”, put it back into the envelope, and toss it in a pile to be forever lost in his stuff.

This cute little slimline card is made using stamps from Penguin Palace Stamps, a versatile stamp set called An Amazing Friend and the coordinating die. Originally, this stamp set is intended for a Birthday with the cute unicorns and cake. But I wanted them to be celebrating my anniversary so I chose a sentiment from another set called Hedgehogs in Love, and heat embossed it onto a die cut banner.

I wanted a shorter slimline card so I created a card base that is sized at 6.5 x 3.5 and I cut two layers to fit on the front. A smaller one from colorful heart patterned paper, and a smaller one from bright pink cardstock that matches the patterned paper. I also cut two heart shaped dies to pop up on top from vellum and bright white Neenah Solar cardstock. I combined two colors of Distress Oxide Ink to create a color that matches the pink cardstock. I do so much inkblending I’ve gotten pretty good at combining them to look seemless. I used Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves. Then I splattered with water, then both black and white ink. While that dries fully, I stamped the unicorns, and a pair of music notes from Fun Night Out onto bright white cardstock. I colored them with Copic markers using colors from the paper design, then cut out using the coordinating dies. Next I highlighted with white paint and an embossing stylus. I cut a banner from the same pink cardstock as the larger mat layer, and heat embossed the sentiment onto it. I adhered my images onto the smaller heart, then used foam tape to adhere it to the vellum heart. I attached the whole piece directly to the patterned paper and used some more foam tape for the banner.

I glued the card onto the base using Scor Tape and finished it off white a sprinkling of shiny black jewels. It’s simple and cute,

but looks more glamorous than it really is thanks to the great patterned paper and bright layers. Maybe one day I’ll make him a masculine card but this year, he gets hot pink unicorns haha.

Thanks for dropping by,

Monday, February 3, 2020

Happily Ever After with Heffy Doodle

Hello Crafty Friends, Davina here with Heffy Doodle and another interactive card to share. A simple slider card was all I needed when it comes to this incredibly cute Heffy Doodle Stamp set called Happily Ever Crafter.
My father is getting married, so I wanted to make him a wedding card, but I hope he doesn’t mind that I made his hair silver. I really love the carriage and it’s size, it glides across the little scene as my happy couple waits to get in. 
I stamped my images onto bright white Neenah Solar paper using my Stamp Platform, then colored them in with a simple Copic color pallet. I used cool grays, a little coral, and some yellow for the gold. Once everything was colored I used the Happily Ever Crafter Dies and my Big Shot Express to cut everything out, before highlighting my images with small white dots.
Next, I cut a white panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock, and two pieces from a bright green cardstock using a stitched die. I used Grassy Lass Border Dies to cut a sloped hill, and a rounder hill, from the green card pieces. I made sure the sloped hill was a little shorter than the rounded hill for layering purposes. I used a slider die to cut a channel in my taller hill, then temporarily secured it from behind with a piece of washi tape.
I used my blending brushes to ink Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink onto the edges of my green cardstock hills. Then I created a coral sunset sky on my white card panel using Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, and Worn Lipstick.  I splattered them all with clean water, white ink, and gold ink and dried with my heat tool.
I glued a plastic sliding disc to the back of my carriage, and had a penny ready to attach to the other side of the slider disc. I flipped my hill over, removed the washi tape from the back and put on the front, then squeezed a thin line of glue onto the slider channel. I want to glue that green piece exactly where the slide will be so that it is visably green from the front once assembled. So I carefully turned it over and lined it up at the bottom, and gently rubbed the slide channel to secure the piece to the white paper. Then I removed the temporary washi tape and removed the hill.  I framed out the back with foam tape, then placed the groove over the carriage disc, before glueing the penny to create a weighted carriage.
I realigned the hill and attached it with the foam adhesive. Then I tucked the castle behind the hill after I trimmed off any part that would be visable through the groove. Next, I adhered the second hill using more foam tape. I stamped, and heat embossed, a scripted “congrats” and carefully added some glue to the back. I held it down with an acrylic block so that it would be nice and flat. 

Finally, I secured my Bride and Groom to the left, and added a sprinkling of Lucy Abrams sequins to the card. I mounted the cardface onto some gold foiled striped paper, and again onto a coral cardbase. I dusted my little sliding channel with my powder tool to keep my carriage gliding smoothly and I love it. I will add a short video to my @popsiclesticks Instagram if you want to see it in action.

Thank you for stopping by, Davina

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Penguin Palace Love

Hello friends, I’m sharing a “Love” filled Card today featuring one of my favorite Penguin Agenda stamp sets from Penguin Palace Stamps, that I can never stay away from for too long. They always seem perfect for any occasion. 

I created a colorful Distress Oxide watercolored sky using a color combination hugely inspired by the very talented Samantha Mann. Her backgrounds always give me so much Joy, and I really loved the crisp white hillside in front of her ink smooshed raspberry sky. I tried to recreate it here with scattered straw, picked raspberry, seedless preserve, and wilted violet.  I splattered the dries sky with some white ink before using white embossing paste and starry stencil.

Because I used bristol Smooth cardstock instead of the watercolor paper I normally would use, it warped a lot more than I expected it too. So I used a ton of Scor Tape on the back to try and hold it flat. I cut a textured cardstock mat for the panel and mounted it on that, then mounted the mat onto a heavy cardstock base. It straighten out pretty well, so I decided to keep on going with it.

I stamped my images onto Neenah Solar Bright White cardstock using black Lawn Fawn ink and my stamp platform. Next I colored my little images using Copic markers that I felt matched the sky. I also use some mountain and clouds from the Fun Adventureset and colored those with some warmer greys then I used on my penguins. I cut my images out with the coordinating Penguin Cuts then dotted my white highlights onto the images.

I cut a white snowy hillside and stamped a sentiment onto the bottom from Let’s Catch Up , then mounted the hillside onto the sky layer using foam tape. I tucked my mountains behind the hill, and adhered the clouds above. I cute 3 words from the same same textured pink cardstock that I used for the mat, and attached them together to create a chipboard style word, before glueing it down on top of the sentiment. I arranged my penguins in the remaining space then added a few little hearts to their hands.

I really love the final results and the versatility of these stamps! Thanks for dropping by and have a great day,

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Hello for Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hello Friends, Davina here on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today sharing a fun slimline card I made using stamps and dies by Pretty Pink Posh and Slimline Series Stitched Card Panels by Trinity Stamps.  I’m also still loving the January BRI Moodboard colors and have made so many projects using variations of the great colors.

This tall slimline card is bright and full of so many cute images. I stamped all of the images from the newly released Pond Friends and the Coordinating Dies using my stamp platform and black ink. I colored everything in with Copic markers using a variety of each of the colors from the color board. Once I die cut all of the images, I used a dotting tool and white ink to add little dot highlights onto my images. I played with the arrangement a little, and decided to stamp a few images from an older PPP set called Woodland Critters, like the mushrooms and tree stump.

I cut a panel from aqua striped patterned paper using the largest stitched rectangle slimline die.  Then using the smallest die I cut 3 panels; one from Bristol Smooth cardstock, one from aqua cardstock, and one from a citron green. I used a wave Stitched die to cut the water edge about two inches from the top the aqua panel, and the Grassy stitched die from Slimline Series Scenic Border set. I cut about an inch from one end of the green paper, the turned the panel over and cut the top off again to get both grass layers from one piece of paper.

I used Distress Oxide Inks to ink the edges of my colored cardstock panels. For the aqua I blended Peacock Feathers, and on the grass I used Mowed Lawn. For the sky I inked Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord onto the Bristol Smooth cardstock. I splattered with iridescent perfect pearls, then White ink, then glued the different layers together using Lawn Fawn Glue Tube. I used a strip of foam tape to attach the bottom grassy layer.

I went to work attaching all of my die cut images using a variety of glues. Often letting images hang off of the sides, I trimmed the lily pad even with the panel. Once everything was in place I added some sparkly iridescent PPP Jewels. Once all of my sparkles were in place I found a scripted PPP die, and cut the “Hello” from Hello Friends from glittery white cardstock. I glued it down to the bottom of  my scene and then attached the layers onto the striped paper before mounting it onto my 3.5 x 8.5 slimline cardbase.

I really love the final results and I hope that you get inspired to make a colorful slimline card today!
Thank you for stopping by,

Friday, January 24, 2020

Trinity Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends! I’m happy to be here today participating in the Trinity Stamps January New Release Blog Hop. There will be several prizes and giveaways so please be sure to comment at the end and follow along the Hop lineup for your chance to win some of the new Merch!

I have an incredibly fun pivoting pop-up card I made using several of the new release items. This Mini Card was a breeze to size up using the newest addition to the Slimline Series die sets called Frame and Fold. This die set has so many great dies that will have you turning to it over again and again. The frame is perfect for making slimline panels and shaker cards and the inner die cuts and scores a great mini card.  There are beautiful layered word dies “Love You” and multiple smaller frames and stitched frames and layering hearts.

I illustrated this fun stamp set called Monster Love and it is perfect for year around crafting and cardmaking. The coordinating Monster Love Dies are perfect for cutting out the little arms to tuck items under, or hang over a frame or banner, and you’ll notice that once again the there is a new small sentiment set called Love & Stuff, which has some great phrases for anyone!

This mini card packs a punch, and when you open it up, I added an intereactive element to pop out and hold this monster filled hug. The die cut “Hug” is part of a great stand alone die set called Sending Hugs and not only can yourself it alone or pair it with a monster themed set, but I also pairs with the 3x4 Set called Folded Hugs.

I made the “Conversation Hearts” easily by die cutting the hearts from pastel hued cardstock and layering over glittery gold cardstock. Then I stamped the messages with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and my Stamp Platform for perfect results.

Please follow through the Hop line up and you won’t be disappointed. There are so many fabulous items in this new release and so much inspiration from the great Design Team. Make sure to leave a comment on each post for your chance to win.

You should have reached my post from the fabulous Christine , and follow my post to Dana  ! The entire line up is at the bottom with all of the links.
Thank you for stopping by, Davina

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Yay! with Penguin Palace

Hello Friends, thanks for stopping in today. I have a really fun interactive card that I made using two  different stamp sets from Penguin Palace Stamps. When you pull the little tab, the 7’s line up at the bottom for a winning jackpot!

The adorable slot machine is from the Lucky Break stamp set and the fantastic Lucky Break Penguin Cuts die cut the slot machine perfectly, with the little window for the sign and and the little windows for the icons. I wanted a pair of same sized friends for the bottom, so I used some characters from Fun Night Out.

I stamped all of the images with Copic friendly black ink and my stamp platform. Then using colors from the current January Mood Board and my Color Challenge, I Copic colored all of my images in shades of aqua, pink, peach, and violet. I made a cardbase out of matching light aqua cardstock and layered some gold polka dotted paper on top. Then I cut a smaller layer for an image panel and a slightly larger piece of glittery gold cardstock.

I inkblended my top panel with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, then splattered with clean water, white ink, and metallic gold ink, before drying it with my heat tool.  I centered the slot machine die on my panel and ran it through my Big Shot Express to cut out the holes for the icons. Then I used clear scotch tape to resecure the piece from behind, and mounted the die cut stamped image on top with liquid glue.

I carefully stamped the icons onto some white paper in 4 rows making sure the bottom row was all 7’s, then colored them added some glitter to the 7’s. I trimmed the paper to 1 1/2x 2 inches and created a pull tab out of a long strip of white paper that I glued to the back of the icon panel. I used a pull tab die from my stash to make the aqua topper, and the rounded scoop on the panel. I carefully lined up my icons in the window and temporarily secured it with a piece of washi tape. I used a 1/4 inch piece of foam tape across the back to provide a stopping point for the strip. Then I framed it along both sides with foam tape as well. I shifted the tab to the extended winning position, and created a stopper on the top as well, forming a pocket. So there is really only about one inch of moveable space inside the card behind the slot machine. I mounted this pocket on top of the glittery gold cardstock, and secured that to the polka dotted paper.

I adhered my celebrating cuties to the front and added a stamped scripty “yay” to the top, along with some bouncing coins. I finished it up by adding a sprinkling of pink sequins for some bling. I really love how this turned out and even got my adult son to play with it a bit haha. I hope you like this card and play around with this idea on your own.

Thank you, Davina