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Hugs to You

Hi there and happy Sunday friends!  Jacquie stopping by today with a sweet little card featuring stamps from one of my favorite companies, The Stamp Market!

To make this card I used the Lovely Labels Stitched Nested Dies.  The stitched die cuts a frame around the label die cut.  I love this is so elegant!  I stamped the layered butterfly from the Butterflies set on the label.
I added a sentiment "Hugs to You" from the Lovely Labels stamp set.

I finished off my card with some crystals from Pretty Pink Posh.

I've listed all the supplies below.

The Stamp Market Butterflies set
Lovely Labels Stitched Nested Dies
Lovely Labels stamp set
Lovely Labels Nested Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by!

With Love

Hello everybody! Alix here today waving my hand to say hi to you all. It's been a while since I was here last time. I hope you had a great summer so far. 
It doesn't need to be Valentine's Day to show your love. How about showing your love any time you would like to? To begin with my card, I copic colored the images from Waffle Flower Favorite Valentine Stamp set and die cut them with the Matching Dies. I set them aside for later use.
Then I started to prepare the background. I ink blended onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink inFossilized Amber andWorn Lipstick. Then I splattered some water over it to create the cool effect. 
I cut the heart shaped frame using Waffle Flower Nesting Hearts Dies. To create the texture,  I ran the negative part of heart die cut with Stitched Rose die (You could also try to use something like Wave Texture Die). I adhere the front panel using foam tape to build some dimensions and arranged the colored im…

Would you like some hunny?

Hey friends! Britney here with a card featuring Honey Bee Stamps Bill the Bear as one of my favorite Disney characters, Winnie the Pooh!!! My husband and I have been fans of Pooh since we were kids! The branch and bee hive are from the Birds and the Bees stamp set. I inked my background using Lawn Fawn Forget-Me-Notand Freshly Cut Grassinks and the MFT Mini Cloud and Drifts & Hills stencils. I stamped my images with Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Inkand colored my images with Copic Markers.  I finished off my images by adding some highlights with a white gel pen. I used a black glaze pen on the nose and a shimmer pen for the wings of the bees. I popped up the bear and honey pots using some foam tape and glued all the other images directly to the card base.  I added Glossy Accents to the honey drips for a little extra shine. I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Have a wonderful day!

I Love Mew to Bits

Hello everyone! It's Ashley with my last post for you as a member of the Butterfly Reflections Ink Design Team. I can't believe my term is already up! I loved sharing with you all each week! For my last card, I made something a bit different than my usual style, but I think it turned out pretty cute!

I grabbed an adorable set from Hello Sweetums called Fuzzy Felines to build this playful scene. I started by stamping my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with Copic markers. I usually make ink blended backgrounds on my cards, but I decided to pull out some patterned paper and push out of my comfort zone a bit. I used Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles on the purple scallop from Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Scallops and the light brown from Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood. The woodgrain looks like a nice hardwood floor for the kitties to play on! I used the straight stitch in Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders to add the stitched detail to the top edge of the floor.

I decided to…


Hi Crafty Friends, Julianne here sharing another summer inspired card. I have a friend who is celebrating her son's first birthday and is doing a whale theme inspired birthday party so I wanted to make a card with the same theme. I used both Friends with Fins and Gill Friends stamp set from My Favorite Things. 
I started out by stamping all the images I wanted to use on some Neenah smooth card stock with VersaFine Black ink and clear heat embossing them. I colored in all the images with copic markers. Once I was done I started working on the background; I originally thought I would do some ink blending but went with alcohol inks instead, I really like the shine that they give to the card. 
I used the following alcohol inks for the background: Stream, Pool, Sail Boat and Turquoise. To control the inks I used my heat tool to just guide the colors in the direction I wanted them. While that dried I used the coordinating dies to cut out all my images, Die-namics Gill Friends, Die-namics

...Sorry I'm Slow

Happy Tuesday crafty peeps! Heather here to share a fun shaker card that I created using some of my favorite things: Distress Oxide Inks, Lawn Fawn Products, and fun Shaker bits! I started this card off by stamping and coloring a few adorable Lawn Fawn sloths from the Hang in There and the Slow Down and Enjoy Stamp Sets. The sloths in both of these stamp sets work so well together! I also added the balloon, birthday present, piece of cake, and little party hat from Lawn Fawn's Party Animal Stamp Set and a few leaves from the Flutter By Stamp Set. What I love so much about Lawn Fawn Stamps is the fact that so many images and stamp sets can work together so seamlessly! I decided that I wanted to create a shaker card for these little guys and inked up a piece of Bristol paper using Twisted Citron & Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink. This is my favorite paper to ink blend onto. I used a 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 Stitched Rectangle die by Lawn Fawn to give a stitched feel to my card ba…

Spooky August Mood Board

Hey there Crafty Friends! Davina here to share some more August Mood Board Inspiration. It is mid August and I’ve made my first Halloween card of the year for the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog . I used a wonderfully cute and spooky set released last year by Hello Bluebird called Halloween Fun. I really love that BRI carries the Hello Bluebird brand and appreciate that the matching dies and individual cover plates are so reasonably priced because I always make sure to purchase the stamps and matching dies. Today’s card uses a soft and shadowy technique that I have been practicing, and I love the different aesthetic that it gives to my projects. Once again I’ve use the August Mood/Color Board, which s rich in beautiful jewel tones, but the outcome is completely different.

I wanted my card to be bold and bright, but at the same time give a soft and spooky twilight feel. And I think I’ve  accomplished my goal. Using the Gallery Frame #4 Coverplate die (which follows along with my desire …

Clean-and-simple Birthday Card

Hi everyone, Amy Copeland here with a guest design post for Butterfly Reflections, Ink.  I whipped up this clean-and-simple birthday card really quickly using some awesome dies from Lawn Fawn and Hello Bluebird.  I started my card with a piece of Distress Watercolor cardstock and die cut the sentiment out with the awesome Happy Birthday die from Hello Bluebird.  I love the subtle texture the watercolor cardstock brings to the card.  I backed the "HAPPY" word with a piece of Acetate using strong 1/8 " Double-Sided Tape, then built up a channel around the word "HAPPY" with Double-Sided Foam Tape, then sprinkled Studio Katia Mint Dream Crystals inside the channel and backed it with Lawn Fawn Peacock card stock.

I then cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Raspberry card stock with the "birthday" word and inlaid it into the card front using Liquid Glue.

I then got to work on the cupcake.  I die cut all of the components using the Stitched Cupcake die set from Lawn F…

Happy Birthday!

Hello, everyone! It's Cassie here, and I'm back to share a card I made using some of my favorite products. Stencils have been my go to lately for fun and colorful backgrounds. I thought they'd be fun for today's birthday card too! Let's jump right in.

I started with the My Favorite Things stencil called Lots of Heart. Using my Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides, I ink blended over the stencil to get a nice gradient of color. When I was done I used some of the ink to splatter over the top of the card as well. It reminded me of water splashing :)  I had already colored in these cute images from the Sea-prise!  stamp set, which can make cards go a lot faster if you're in a pinch. I love coloring while I'm watching tv, and then I've got a stock of colored images to use of my cards. It's a win-win! I adhered them down with foam tape once the card panel was dry. Next I stamped out the 'happy' from Lawn Fawn's Happy Happy Hap…

You're the Bee's Knees

Hey friends! Britney here with a card featuring Honey Bee Stamps Bee Hive for those who are the Bee’s Knees! I am just loving all of the bee sets this summer.  If you’re new to my blog posts, I like to start with building up my backgrounds first. I inked up my back panel with Tumbled GlassDistress Oxide and the MFT Mini Cloudstencil. For the front panel, I used the largest of the 3 Piece Hexagon Layering Background Stencils and Wild Honey Distress Oxide. I sprayed both backgrounds with Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray. After everything was dry, I used an oval die to cut the oval out my front panel.  I stamped my images with Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Inkand colored my images with my Copics. I used all of the images from the Bee Hive set and the branch from the Birds and the Bees set. I finished off my images by adding some highlights with a white gel pen. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and a shimmer pen for the wings.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out my images. I popped the fro…

Whisking You Happy Birthday

Hello everyone! It's Ashley today with a birthday card I made for my awesome sister-in-law! She loves the Great British Baking Show so I created this cute scene with Hello Sweetums Baking Buddies!

I started by blending Distress Oxides in Milled Lavender and Seedless Preserves for my background, then splattered with watered down gold acrylic for a bit of shine. I used My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangles to cut the blended panel and attached it to an A2 piece of Lawn Fawn Fog cardstock.

I stamped images from Hello Sweetums Baking Buddies in Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink, making extra of the mice to stack up. I colored them in Copic markers and cut them out. I just love how cute those mice look all stacked up to reach the cake! I popped up the front row of ingredients with foam tape for a bit of dimension. All the smiling faces make such a happy scene!

For the sentiment, I added the word "birthday" from Hello Sweetums Yeti Set Go to one of the Baking Buddies sentiments.…

Sunshine and Friends

Hi Crafty Friends, Julianne here sharing a fun card filled with nothing but summer vibes. I fell in love with the MFT July release and needed everything. Does this happen to anyone else? I have mentioned before how much I love the Birdie Brown illustrations and the July release had two super cute stamp sets; Sunshine and Friends as well as the Drink up Sunshine. I used both stamp sets for my card today; Butterfly Reflections, Ink also has all the other great products My Favorite Things offers including their newest release if your interested. 
I started out by laying everything out on a slimline card base, I wanted to use as many of the images as possible so I needed a card that would allow me to fit them all in. With the MFT Swimming Pool Die-namic I traced around to determine where I wanted the pools (I wanted the card to feel like it was in the jungle, so would they be called springs) to determine where to put all the animals. Because the girl in the Drink Up Sunshine stamp set is b…


Hi crafters and artsy peeps! Heather here with you today to share a fun card I created using the absolutely adorable Jump For Joy Stamp Set by Neat & Tangled! I started off by Copic coloring these fun images then cut them out using the coordinating dies. Ps. Did you guys know that Vanessa carries a bunch of Copic Markers in the BRI Shop AND they're super affordable!. Then I went to work on the watercolored galaxy background using my watercolor palette (which includes watercolors by both Mijello Mission Gold and Daniel Smith - but you can totally use any watercolors you have on hand!). Here's the thing about watercoloring a galaxy background... 99% of the time it looks like a total failure until you're completely finished with it - and by "finished with it" I literally mean adding the "stars" at the end. Sometimes I like to use a nice white or black India Ink to do this because they're so delightful. Today I used the Gansai Tambi Starry…

Sending You Strength

Hi Crafty Friends!! It is Dana here today and I am so excited to be back sharing a card with you all! I am using the Gorgeous Altenew: Beloved Daisy Stamp Set, definitely a favorite.

I started my card by using the Beloved Daisy Stamp Set. I did all of my stamping with my MISTI, such a great tool for keeping all the layers lined up and for getting a good impression with your ink. Next, I used the Beloved Daisy Die Set to die cut my flowers and the stems. There is also a Coordinating Beloved Daisy Mask Stencil to go along with this set.

For my sentiment, I used the Pink Fresh Studio You've Got This Stamp Set. This is such a great set with so many wonderful sentiments that you can build, definitely a Must Have. I stamped my sentiment in VersaMark Ink (onto Vellum Paper) and heat set Silver Embossing Powder. When you are using a heat gun with vellum, make sure your heat gun is very hot and keep moving it over the vellum so your paper doesn't warp. 

To finish my card, I attached my…

Open DT Call for Fall/Early Winter Term

My, my! How time flies!!! This summer has gone by pretty quickly. With having the physical shop now, we had a lot less time to do things, but still managed to squeeze in some fun days with a few more planned before the kids go back to school in 2 weeks. I was reading a DT call post from 2 years ago and it's funny how much of the same things we did... summer camp, beach days, camping and plans to go to the waterpark. I'm currently sitting outside on the deck, drinking a cup of coffee and enjoying the beautiful weather. Once again, it seems there's been a shift. The air seems cooler and it feels like fall is on it's way early. The pool water is cooling and there's a few fallen leaves floating on top. Fall IS my favorite, but I'm not quite ready for summer to end...

I can't believe that it's time to pick new Design Team members already! I've been a bad sharer this time around and I am truly sorry for that. My girls have been phenomenal and I appreciat…

Watercolored Piggies at the Beach

Hi there!  It's Andrea with you today, and I'm so delighted to be guest-designing on the BRI blog!

Slimline cards are wildly popular on social media, and I couldn't resist making one with those cute piggies from Hello Bluebird's Beach Babes set.  The card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2", which lets you use alot of images on one card without it being overcrowded.  Another bonus is that with one 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock you can create both your cardbase and front panel.  Score!
I stamped all of the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink and watercolored them with my Zigs.  Once they were dry, I cut them out with my scissors (Coordinating dies are available, however).

To create my background, I first masked off the horizon line with postit tape.  With MFT's Drifts & Hills Stencil in place, I inked up the water with Mermaid Lagoon distress ink.  I used Neat & Tangled's Rice Paddies stencil with the same ink to create the waves.

After clean…