BRI I Love Mew to Bits

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today for my last post as a Design Team Member! I created an interactive card using Hello Sweetums stamps and a patterned paper background. What? No ink blending? I know crazy for me, but I gave it a shot! I think the end result is pretty cute!

Head over for all the details! Have a wonderful day!

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Hello Sunshine

Happy Saturday!! Woohoo!!

Anyone else have fun plans for the weekend? I’m headed for a week at a cabin with my family, and I am super excited! So, today I have a card full of vacation vibes!

If you follow my Instagram, you probably know that I love magical rain shaker cards and creating new twists with them. This one is magical sun rays shining down on an adorable alligator from Hello Sweetums!

I started this card by softly blending Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks. I added the rays with the My Favorite Things Sunrise Radiating Rays stencil and Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink. I added thin foam tape around the outside of the panel and started stringing a variety of gold beads.

Here’s what the inside looked like once I finished stringing the beads. The double sided adhesive on top of the strings helps hold them in place while working. To finish the inside, I added another layer of foam tape on top of the strings and dusted the inside edges with anti-static powder to prevent sticking.

I made the white frame with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles and Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles. I added a sun to the top with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles and Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon cardstock. Since this is a sun ray card, I thought the “hello sunshine” sentiment was perfect! I stamped it with VersaMark on Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock and embossed with white.

I stamped all of these adorable images from Hello Sweetums Sun, Sand, and Fun in Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored in Copics. I also grabbed the starfish from Hello Sweetums Oceans of Encouragement because he was just too cute to leave out. I added some ocean waves behind him with Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink. I put the scene together on top of some sand made with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Antique Linen Distress Ink, and Copic dots.

The effect is so cool! The beads are hidden behind the sun until you move the card and they cascade behind the alligator!

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my card! Have a wonderful day!

Welcome & The Greeting Farm – With Love

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my new blog! I’m so happy you stopped by! This blogging thing is new to me, so I may still make a few tweaks along the way, but for now I’m excited to start sharing with you all!

Today, I am sharing a floral card I created using products from The Greeting Farm.

I used The Greeting Farm’s With Love set to created a frame of doodled flowers and leaves. They are perfect for watercoloring! I planned to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, so I started by stamping the flowers onto Bristol Smooth cardstock with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. I masked off the flowers and stamped the leaves before painting the images with my Zigs.

I die cut the piece with the largest of the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies. I thought the wonky stitching would go well with the doodled flowers. I attached the panel to a piece of Paper Source Mint cardstock I had leftover from my wedding. For the sentiment, I die cut The Greeting Farm Hello die three times from Paper Source Mint cardstock and once from metallic gold cardstock and glued all the cuts together for a dimensional piece. My Lawn Fawn Glue Pen was perfect for all the tiny spaces!

I thought the card still needed a little something, so I added a few white gems to finish it off with a bit of sparkle.

Thank you so much for stopping by my new blog! I hope you will visit again!