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Bees Knees and June Mood Color Board


Hello crafty friends, Davina here on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today sharing a card I made using some inspiration from the brand new June Mood/Color board that was just introduced yesterday. It’s later than I’m supposed to post but I have been out of town for well over a week, and I just got back last night.
The color board for June is bursting with citrus colors and the corals and pinks just spoke to me. I used a combination of stamp sets and coordinating dies from Hello Bluebird that are available in the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop. I used Bee Happy and Fairy Garden for all the adorable images, and the Grassy Knoll Dies for the layers.First I trimmed 3 pieces of Bristol Smooth cardstock down to 8.25 x 3.25, then I estimated when I wanted my layers to be and used the slightly rounded grass die to cut my uninked cardstock with my Big Shot. I used several colors of Ranger Distress Oxide to ink the layers before splattering with water, then white ink. I used Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, and Dried Marigold for the Sky, and Bundled Sage and a tiny amount of Mowed Lawn for the grass.
I put those aside to dry and colored my images with Copic Markers,then highlighted them with a white gel pen. I die cut all of my images and played with the placement before I began assembling my scene. I started from the top and worked my way down. I placed the middle layer down without any glue to determin how high/low to put the flowers. I used Lawn Fawn Glue Tube to adhere my larger flower, then very carefully layered the trio of peachy coral flowers on top. Then I used Foam tape to pop the little fairy in the empty space. I decided to put an additional peach flower next to her feet to balance the image. I glued down the grassy layer and used the same method for the middle of the card. Finally I stamped my sentiment at the bottom of my shortest layer before attaching my remaining images with similar techniques. I love creating dimension and like it when some images are “closer” than others so I only foam mounted the 3 images that were flying.

I used Scor Tape to attach my panel onto some bright pink and gold patterned paper before attaching it to my card base with more Scor Tape. It is my favorite way to assemble my cards as they are often heavy and I don’t want them falling apart. And unlike with liquid glue it never runs the risk of rippling.
 I hope you enjoy this bright summery scene and that you also find some inspiration in the June Mood Board. It sure is beautiful. Please make sure to use the hashtag #brimoodboard when you upload your creations onto social media and also tag me @popsiclesticks so I can check out your amazing projects.

Thank you for stopping by and check back in regularly for more inspiration from the talents BRI design team.
Davina


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