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The Ghost With The Most

Hello friends! I'm sharing another card today that was inspired by the new Butterfly Reflections Ink mood board! What I was particularly drawn to was the little ghost image popping out from behind the pumpkins! It reminded me of a wonderful artist on Instagram @TheOfficialSadGhostClub. She creates adorable comics and puts meaningful messages on each one. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a fanart piece combined with the wonderful mood board inspiration. Something popular in the artist's world of Instagram is monthly prompt lists. Every day is a new word or subject matter to be inspired by however it comes to you. This month, The Sad Ghost Club put out a prompt list too. Today's word is Productive. It feels good to be productive, but sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves to be successful. Sometimes instead of looking forward, we can look back and see how far we've come. I made this for all of you that need a reminder to Take a Moment to Appreciat…
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It's the Great PINK Pumpkin!

Happy Sunday crafty friends, Ashley D. here!  So excited to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today and share with you this fun modern fall card with inspiration taken from the new October BRI Mood Board and Sketch challenge.  I’m just loving all these somewhat non-traditional fall colors!  

I was totally drawn to those super cool pink pumpkins, and the lovely dark greens and aqua!  For this card, I began by blending Distress Oxide Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick inks onto two pieces of Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I die cut one with the new Lawn Fawn Stitched Pumpkin Frame die, and the other with the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Pumpkin die.  

I then splattered both pumpkins with a bit of Light Gold watercolor paint from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors palette.  For the background, I adhered a piece of Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka In the Meadow - Dew Drop Line Dance paper to a white card base, framed with a white scallop rectangle using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frames, …

Boo! With Mama Elephant

Hello crafty friends, Davina here on the blog for  Butterfly Reflections Ink sharing a sweet Halloween card using the October Mood Board and Mama Elephant stamps and dies. I know I’m always talking about the Mood  board and color inspiration, but I love color/mood boards and I want you to see how versatile they can be.

Color boards are a jumping off point for your imagination, and help keep your coloring focused. I get so many compliments when I use color boards and so many people tell me how they didn’t think the colors would work well until they put them together. I myself am intimidated by rich deep colors so it forces me to go beyond my comfort zone and try new things.

Last week I shared the October Mood Board on my Instagram along with a vibrant full scene using the current rich bold colors. This week I’m sharing a softer version of the same colors. But for those of you who like a simpler card,with more white than color, this is for you. I inkblended my evening sky with dried mar…

A Sweet Fall Scene

Hello to you all this fabulous fall Friday!  It's Candice with you today sharing a typical fall day here in Minnesota!  Fall is the changing of leaves, but it also includes tons of rainy days. For this card, I used some of the old Hello Bluebird stamps with the new!  I love being able to do that!

All the Hello Bluebird products I used from Butterfly Reflections, Ink:
Fall Banner Buddies stamp setFall Banner Buddies coordinating diesOh Nuts! stamp setOh Nuts! coordinating diesRainy Day stamp setRainy Day coordinating diesPumice stone oxide inkLawn Fawn jet black inkwhite gel pencopic markers I began my slimline card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits perfectly into the size 9A envelopes.

For the background, I used my cameo silhouette to make a long cloud stencil that I inked with pumice stone to create the rainy sky.
I then stamped all the images from the Hello Bluebird stamp sets listed above, colored with copic markers and used the coordinating dies listed above to …

'tis the Season

Hello! This is Tiffany and today I'm sharing my 'tis the Season card. When I say that I can't get enough of Hello Bluebird items, I really mean it. I'm already looking forward to seeing and purchasing their winter release from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. online store. I used several items from the BRI online store to create this card. I began by ink blending my background using two shades of blue and splattering white iridescent paint on the background. I stamped and embossed Hello Bluebird's 'tis the Season with Lawn Fawn's white embossing powder. I used Lawn Fawn's Double Stitched Rectangles to add the stitching detail on the background, this is an item that I have used a lot, I love the added detail it gives to cards. I stamped "to be jolly" and the images from Hello Bluebird's Snow Play in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the images with Copic markers and cut them out. I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders to create …

Spooky Village Surprise

Hi friends! This is Crystal here today sharing a spooky slider card with you today featuring the new fall release Spooky Village stamp set by Lawn Fawn.  One of the things I love most about all of the Lawn Fawn products is that they are designed to coordinate uniformly across the entire product line.  This means they are perfect for mixing and matching! Even if I didn't necessarily do that on today's card, I love having that option.

I recently learned how to assemble the Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise Die and I've been making them ever since!  You can see my others samples here and here.  I strongly encourage newbies, or even those who might need a refresher, to watch the Introductory Videos on YouTube by Kelly Marie Alvarez (the owner of Lawn Fawn) and they are a game changer.  Whether it is the Double Slider Surprise Die, the Lawn Fawn Pivot Pop Up Die, the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer Die or any other Lawn Fawn product, she walks you through step-by-step ins…

Sending Lots of Love!

Hi Everyone!  I'm stepping outside my comfort zone with this card I've created for you today.  If you haven't already noticed, I'm more of a "scene builder" with my card designs. Today I've created a soft pastel infinity shaker card featuring Pretty Pink Posh products.  You can find all the products I used to create this card at Butterfly Reflections Ink.

Starting with a piece of hot pressed watercolor paper, I stamped the background using the fall borders stamp with VersaMark ink.  Then the images were white heat embossed.  The background panel was then colored using the "ink smooshing" method.  Catherine Pooler inks: Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Bellini, Be Mine, Party Dress, Coral Cabana were used.  I absolutely love the emboss-resist pattern, don't you?

After the card base was dry, I used the outside in stitched rectangle stackables die in the largest size to cut the base.  I adhered the watercolored base to an A2 piece of heavy weight cardst…