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This Little Piggy Says...Merry Christmas!

Welcome back friends, I hope you are enjoying your Friday and have lots of crafty plans this weekend!  It's Candice here with a sweet and simple down on the farm Christmas card for you today!



I am completely smitten with Hello Bluebird stamps (and I am sure you are too!) and used them to create this card with other products found at Butterfly Reflections, Ink:
Hello Bluebird Merry Pigs stamp setHello Bluebird Merry Pigs coordinating diesHello Bluebird Farmyard Little Bits stamp setHello Bluebird Farmyard Little Bits coordinating diesSunny Studio Woodland Borders dieoxide inks- shabby shutters & bundled sageLawn Fawn Jet black inkwink of stella I began my slimline by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits perfectly into the size 9A envelopes.

I created the background by first inking lightly with shabby shutters on smooth Bristol using the amazing blender brushes.  I then die cut the snowhills & pine trees and inked the trees with bundled sage.
Next, I stamped all the…
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Bewitching Halloween Wishes

Hi Crafty Friends! This is Tiffany, and I hope you have been enjoying my Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Design Team posts. I made this A2 sized card using a stamp set from My Favorite Things and dies from Lawn Fawn. I began the card by ink blending the blue background and the two layers of grass, one green and one gray. I used Lawn Fawn's Sunrise Backdrop die on the blue background and I used Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border die to cut the two layers of grass. I spritzed the grass with water and splattered water based white, black, and orange paint on the background. The sentiment and stamped images are from My Favorite Thing's Happy Haunting stamp set. I really love all of the Halloween sentiments in this stamp set. All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, cut out, and then colored with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment in pigment ink and used Lawn Fawn's white embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment. I assembled the card using Tombo Mono glue and foam…

Conquering Your Creative Fears

Hello friends!  Cheers to Wednesday, you've made it halfway through the week!  This is Crystal here today and I'm sharing a bit about conquering my creative fears.  Would you believe that I own ALL the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, but am too afraid to use them!?  It's true!  I see the beautiful backgrounds and unique watercolor designs that other artists create with these water reactive inks, but when I try to do it, the end result looks like I let an unattended 5-year-old loose in my craft room!  I struggle with uniform blending, too much/too little water and the root of all evil - comparison.  Theodore Roosevelt said, "Comparison is the thief of joy" and I remind myself of this every time I'm scrolling Instagram and Pinterest.  Today, I'm here to conquer one of my own creative fears and hopefully I can encourage you to do the same!


Today's card uses the new Fall Fox stamp set by Sugar Pea Designs.  This is a "slimline" card that measures…

Happy (Stinky) Halloween!

Hi Everyone!  It's Jane again.  I'm here to share with you a card I created for Halloween.  As the title of this post suggests, this card features an adorable skunk from Lawn Fawn Stinkin' Cute stamp set.  This cute little guy is having a blast playing in the pumpkin patch.  I love combining old and new sets to create a scene!

To start with I took a piece of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock and ink blended the following Catherine Pooler inks from top to bottom (Fiesta Blue, Mardi Gras, Lime Rickey ).  Then I added distress oxide ink in black soot to the  edges.  Using Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust, I splatted the background.  Then I added black gouche to the liquid stardust and splattered it across the background.  The panel was then cut using the largest of the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables die and the Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On.

Using another piece of inked Bristol smooth cardstock, I cut the grass using the Grassy Border die and the Large Stitched Rectangle S…

Happy Harvest

Hello crafty friends! It's Amanda again, and I hope you're having a lovely start to your week! I've been LOVING all the creations for this months Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood Board, and felt  particularly inspired by it myself!  Sometimes I get stuck on trying to color my images as realistic as possible, but it is so freeing to step out of the normal and let my imagination run wild! The card I'm sharing today uses all of those wonderful colors to create this Happy Harvest scene.


Step 1: I stamped out images from Lawn Fawn sets Happy Harvest and Gnome Sweet Gnome using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Except for my cornstalks which I stamped using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Scattered Straw. Then I colored my images with assorted alcohol markers.

Step 2: I die cut images using the coordinating Lawn Cuts from Happy Harvest and used scissors to cut out the mushroom from Gnome Sweet Gnome. 


Step 3: Using the largest die from Lawn Fawn's Small Dotted Rectangle Stackables, I die cut…

Thank you for Everything!!!

Hello Friends Waleska here from craftinglovew happy to be back at the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog to share some inspiration for fall with the Amazing new Mood Board.   Have you play along with this beautiful board?  I couldn´t resist myself to make two projects for this challenge...







CARD DETAILS:
To create this card I started with the background, blending some oxide inks and regular inks. I started with Peakcoak Feathers and Fossilized Amber Oxide Inks for the other tone I used Peachy Keen Lawn Fawn Ink.  

I used Gansai Tambi Starry colors watercolors in color Yellow Gold to splatter the background and some water too.  I colored the cute, cute, cute dear from the Helloblue Bird set Fall Friends with copic markers also matching the colors in the Mood Board, hand cut it and adhere it to the center of the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set with Onyx Black ink.

To add a more fall vibe to this card I diecut some leaves and acorns from the Helloblue Bird Gallery Frame Die #…

I Just Can't Resist!

Hello!
Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a fun card that will hopefully make you smile from ear to ear!



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Rainbows and Pandas...? Yes, please!
I used the Peek-A-Boo Pals stamp set from Avery Elle to make this card! 
I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color them! Their paws are popped up with foam tape!



Oh, did I not mention that SUPER cool shape of the card? Ha! I used the Speech Bubble Dies from Waffle Flower to die cut it all! What fun!
I used Distress Inks to ink blend the background, and then splattered some water, and ink-ed color onto the background, too!
I finished the card off with some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins, too! 

This card just makes me smile when I see it!
Hope you are smiling too!
~Samantha