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Clearly Besotted Winter Shaker Card

Hi crafty friends! Did you hear the news? Butterfly Reflections Ink. is now carrying Clearly Besotted ! If you are not familiar with this brand, you NEED to check them out! They are a small UK-based stamp company that makes the cutest stamps! So I am so super excited to share this shaker card with you featuring their Scene It Seasons and Seasonal Line Up stamps! I stamped and colored the winter scene stamp with Copic markers (listed below). Then I masked off and ink blended the sky with salvaged patina Distress Oxide ink . I added some sparkly Stickles and gel pen snow. Next I stamped out the winter line up and colored and cut out the little penguin at the end.  To create the card front, I cut out the window using  Lawn Fawn's Outside In Scalloped Square Stackables die  and then used a snowflake embossing folder . I heat embossed the sentiment and cut out the sentiment strip with my paper trimmer. To assemble the shaker, I used a double layer of foam tape  to create the shaker
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Winter - Early Spring 2022 Open DT Call

Hello, everyone. Does anyone know where November went? I feel like it was over in a flash. I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. It was nice to spend the holiday with family again this year as we opted out last year. We got our Christmas tree last weekend, but finally got around to decorating it last night. Doesn't it look pretty? πŸŽ„ My birthday was last Monday (hello, 44), Davina visited me from Vegas for a few days and I'm gearing up for my radiation treatment this week which starts tomorrow.  Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts. πŸ€— We're looking for 5 new designers to join our team for the upcoming New Year. The term will run from January through April so if you're into snowy scenes, Valentine's Day and April showers, this could be the term for you.  Please send us 3-5 samples of your most recent work to butterflyinkersDT@gmail.com. If you've applied for the team before, pretty PLEASE make sure you're sending NEW artwork. I've gotten asked in t

A whole lot of happy 🎁🎁

  Hello crafty friends! It's Veronica here and it's sooo good to be back! Christmas is my favorite time of the year so, I'm super happy to share with you this card. To create the background, I stamped and embossed with white powder the City Block Background by My Favorite Things. Then, I blended some Distress Oxide Inks in: Peacock Feathers , Blueprint Sketch , Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot . I also stamped some cute images from the Special Delivery set by the same brand and colored them with my Copic Markers . Once I fussy cut them, I assembled the card by cutting a frame out of a white cardboard. I also added a hill cut with the Stitched Slimline Snow Drifts Die-namic , where I decided to stamp a sentiment from the same stamp set. To finish off my card I matted it with a nice patterned paper from the Cool Collab paper pad and added some clear sequins .  Hope you like my card! From Italy, Veronica

Camping in a Winter Wonderland

 Hello, Everyone - it's Allison, and I am excited to be up on the blog today with this card that was inspired by the new December mood board. Everything that I used for this card can be found in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink online shop . Before I get to my card, have you seen this month's mood board? It could not be more gorgeous!! You must play along with the mood board challenge this month. I know that I'm going to be making more cards with this palette. My card today features the fun Camp Trailer Card die set from Honey Bee Stamps . The camper goes together so easily, thanks to all of the separate pieces. All you have to do is pick what paper to use for each element. That may actually be the hardest part - too many patterned papers to choose from! I grabbed some scraps from my stash that went along with the color palette and got busy die cutting and gluing. There's a lot going on with the window. First, I cut a Christmas tree from Concord & 9th's Iconic Ch

December 2021 Mood Board

Hello there! Amanda here today to share this month's mood board. At first glance this palette may not scream holiday time, but you know I love non-traditional color schemes! I'm also all about metallics in my Christmas decor so I knew I wanted to throw some glittery silver in here. Silver and blue has been a popular decorating choice for Christmas for as long as I can remember so I decided to go with two shades of blue, one icy cool and one classic and rich. The addition of a mid-tone green really just freshens everything up. Can you smell the Christmas trees yet? πŸ˜‰ I know you all love you scene cards, I think this palette will be great for little winter scenes!    Ice Blue, Classic Blue, Greenery, Sparkling Silver Image Sources: Pinterest I can't wait to see all of your creations! Be sure to share on Instagram with #brimoodboard for a chance to win a $20 shop credit. And follow our @brimoodboardchallenge account to keep up with the monthly boards, entries and winners! And

December Mood Board-Inspired Christmas Card

Hello there!  It's Andrea Shell with you today.  It's been a long time since I've guest-designed on the BRI blog, but it's always such a pleasure.  My favorite part is being able to combine products from multiple companies, as I've done on today's card.  Speaking of my card, it was completely inspired by the gorgeous December Mood Board (It will be revealed tomorrow, but I'm giving you a little sneaky peek).  I just love the colors and the wintry feel of the board! When I saw Concord & 9th's Tiny Trees Turnabout stamp, I immediately fell in love with it!  It makes it so easy to create fabulous backgrounds for your holiday projects.  To help with placement, I used my MISTI and Concord & 9th's Original Turnabout Jig .   I stamped the first three layers in dye inks and then silver heat-embossed the final layer.  Once I was finished stamping, I trimmed down the panel, matted it with navy cardstock, and adhered the piece to a white card. For m

Cheery Christmas Interactive Card

Happy Monday, crafty friends! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and are now ready to crank up the Christmas cheer!  Today I'm sharing an interactive card featuring Lawn Fawn's Flippy Flappy and Cheery Christmas . I also added the cute puppy from Furry and Bright because he wanted to help his squirrel friend decorate the tree. I colored the stamped images with Copic markers (listed below) and used Lawn Fawn jalapeno ink for the tree.  To create the cardbase panel and the background, I used Lawn Fawn paper from the Snow Day collection . For the snowy background, I darkened the edges with evergreen bough Distress ink ( Distress oxide works too). I cut a snowy hill using the Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders  and stamped the sentiment.  I know interactive cards can seem intimidating to assemble but the Flippy Flappy is super easy and it makes such a fun way to present a gift card! Check out how to assemble the Flippy Flappy  here  and I hope you g