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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...

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!

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

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!

Sweet Trick or Treaters

It's Friday again, yeah, and it's Candice here sharing a sweet group of trick or treaters with you today using a wide variety of stamp sets, all from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store!

The stamps sets I used from Butterfly Reflections, Ink are:
MFT Frightfully Sweet stamp setMFT Frightfully Sweet coordinating diesAvery Elle Peek-a-Boo Pals Spooktacular stamp setAvery Elle Market Stand stamp setAvery Elle Market Stand coordinating diesAvery Elle Cocoa Stand stamp setAvery Elle Cocoa Stand coordinating diesSunny Studio Rustic Winter dies (birch trees) I began my slimline card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base that fits perfectly into the size 9A envelopes.

To create the background, I blended ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin, wild honey & mustard seed and added some brown & white birch trees along with some Christmas lights that I turned into Halloween lights and used the coordinating dies to cut out.  Don't you just love the oranges we get to use for Halloween?!…

Ghostly Greetings

Hi, Everyone! This is Tiffany and I thought I'd start this post with a crafty confession. I purchased my first Hello Bluebird stamps and dies from the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop at the end of last year and I'm just now using them! In my defense, I did buy Halloween and Christmas items, so I'll give myself a break. After using a few Hello Bluebird items, I'm hooked and now I want them all! For this A2 sized card, I used Hello Bluebird's Ghostly Greetings and Gallery Frame Die #3

I began this card by using the Gallery Frame Die to cut a piece of black card stock and a piece of orange from Lawn Fawn's Knock on Wood paper pack. I ink blended the background, spritzed it with water, and then splattered orange and black water based paint on it. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut them out. I used Copic markers to color the images. Once I assembled the card I added Star Dust Stickles to the bows and bow ties, I also stamped stars on the…

Halloween Party In A Box

Hello friends, I hope you are all having a good week so far!  This is Crystal here today sharing a spooky-cute Halloween inspired box card featuring the Hello Bluebird Halloween Party stamp set and lots of other goodies available through Butterfly Reflections, Ink.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to create cards for, and I just love a card that has an interactive element to it, so the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up Die is one of my go-to products. 

For the base of this card, I used a heavyweight black cardstock.  You want a good thick cardstock for the base of any card to keep it sturdy over time through wear and tear.  On each of the top flaps of the box I used a hot pink cardstock underneath a layer of Sunny Studio Dots and Stripes Jewel Tone paper in the lime green print.  I also stamped the sentiment "Boo" on the lime green polka dot print paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink.  On the base of the box I did just the opposite, a layer of Sunny Studio Argyle…

Time for Pumpkin Spice!

Hi Everyone!  I'm here with another fall themed card.

My favorite thing about fall is the colors and I used a variety of reds, pinks, oranges and yellows to create this card.  I love the bright colors mixed with the white background and black lettering!  This card also uses stamps and dies from several different companies.  I like to make the most out of my supplies and mix and match stamps and dies.

To start, I created a background by cutting watercolor paper with the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables die.  Then using the Just Stitching Double Rectangles die I added a border. After masking off the edges with purple tape, I used Versamark clear ink and stamped the images from Pretty Pink Posh's Fall Borders stamp set.  Then I used black, yes BLACK embossing powder to emboss the images.  As long as you use enough powder, you should be fine!  Sentiment was stamped using the Autumn Script by Hello Bluebird.

The images and border of the card were colored using a wate…

Fright Night

Hello crafty people! My name is Amanda, and I'm so excited to be joining the Butterfly Reflections Ink. Design Team for the 2019 Fall/Winter term! I want take a second to thank Vanessa for such a wonderful opportunity, and I hope I can inspire you all with my creations in the months to come.

Fall is my absolute favorite season, and it's what I get the most inspired for each year! I just love all of the smells, colors, clothes, food and of course the activities! One of my favorite fall activities is Movie Night! There's nothing like curling up in the dark with some snacks and a friend to watch a scary movie! Today I'm sharing a scene that depicts just that!

       I started by stamping images from Lawn Fawn sets Toadally Awesome, and Screen Time using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. If you're wondering what images I used from Toadally Awesome, the two cushions our little friends are sitting on are actually the large lily pad stamp! I colored the images using an assortment …


Hey there everyone!  It's been a while, but I am over the top excited to be with you today!  Here in AZ summer is still going strong.  The temps are well over 100 everyday and the only thing keeping me sane is creating things with a cooler theme.

Today I am sharing one of those creations.  I saw the Lawn Fawn release and just went all googly eyed over it.  Without further ado, here is what I made:

Here is how I made the card step by step.

1. First I stamped the images from the Lawn Fawn Spooky Village with Gina K Amalgam ink and colored all them with Copics and die cut them out with the coordinating Lawn Fawn Spooky Village dies.
2.  I die cut the background using the Lawn Fawn Flipping Awesome Add-On dies and inked it up with Wild Honey Oxide Ink, Picked Raspberry Oxide Ink, Seedless Preserves Oxide Ink and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
3. I then created a strip of "grass" using the scalloped die in the Flipping Awesome die, inked it with Mowed Lawn Oxide ink and adher…

September Mood Board Challenge

Hello inky Friends. Davina here on the blog, I hope everyone is doing well and getting excited for the end of summer and transition into fall. Each month Amanda DeJong creates a stunning feast for the eyes with the monthly Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood Board Color Inspiration. For the past 4 months I have been posting weekly projects using the beautiful color combinations on Instagram and here on the BRI blog. I get so many incredible compliments on my color choices and my response is always “I love the #BRImoodboard!” Which I do... a lot. So much in fact, that this month (starting today and lasting the entire month), I am hosting a Color Challenge on my personal blog Popsiclesticks Creates, using the current September Mood Board. There is an InLinkz button so you can link your projects, and I will be personally providing a $20 gift certificate to a random qualifying entrant to my favorite online store Butterfly Reflections Ink.

The project I am going to share today is created using …