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Candy Please

Hello! This is Tiffany and today I'm sharing my latest Halloween card using several items from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. online store. I began my card by ink blending the background, I used a golden yellow and two shades of orange to create an ombre effect. I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Windy Backdrop to add a textured pattern, then I spritzed water and splattered orange and black paint on the background. I used Mama Elephant's Grid Window Cover and cut two pieces of black card stock, then I layered them on the ink blended background. I stamped images from Hello Bluebird's Tabitha, Halloween Fun, and Ghostly Greetings stamp sets in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut out the images and colored them with Copic markers. I used Tombo liquid glue and foam squares to assemble the card. I'll see you again next week! 

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Hello friends!  This is Crystal here today and I am sharing two cards that I created from the same Newton's Nook Pumpkin Latte stamp set.  While I'm not actually a fan of the PSL, I've never met an overly nutmegged chai latte that I don't loooooooove!  And, I'll always say yes to pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup.  Basically, if there's any combo of pumpkin and sugar (except for a PSL), I'm your girl!   : )

I have been seeing a lot of orange and teal color combinations for fall and I've been loving it, so it inspired me to create these cards in colors that I might not usually select together and I've very happy with the outcome.

The base of this A2 sized card is made from teal cardstock.  I mounted a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of teal gingham paper from the Sunny Studios Classic Gingham 6" x 6" paper pack.  Using a framed die, I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper pack.  On this watercolored paper, I hea…

You're the Pick of the Patch!

Hi Everyone!  I'm here with another fall card to share with you.  This slimline card measures 3.5 inches by 8.5 inches and was inspired by the colors on the BRI mood board for October.  I hope you all play along this month!  There will be two giveaways this month so be sure to upload your creations!

Using a large piece of Bristol cardstock, I ink blended the following distress oxide colors (top to bottom):  rusty hinge, victorian velvet, spun sugar, peeled paint and evergreen bough.  Then I splatted some water and corresponding inks on the background.  Then using the second largest rectangle die from the stitched rectangle frames die, I cut the cardstock.  You have to cut the cardstock very carefully and make sure not to cut sooner than you need (I usually keep the edge of the paper outside my cutting plate to achieve this type of cut).

Then using the simple grassy hillsides die, I cut the bottom half of the cardstock and layered it on itself.  On a separate piece of Neenah 110lb …

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…

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…

Oh My Gourd!

Hello everyone! I'm back with another spooky card to share with you all. I have been seeing a  bunch of cards recently that show little pumpkins dressed up in costumes. I couldn't get over how adorable they all looked, so I decided to make my own. I started by stamping my images from stamp sets Booyah and Happy Harvest in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I cut and colored my images. Afterward, I used the Small Dotted Rectangle Stackables (largest from the set) to cut out some kraft paper. On the cut out kraft paper, I used my big and small pumpkin stamps to create my patterned paper. The pumpkins were stamped with Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Using my tape runner, I adhered patterned kraft paper to some black cardstock and attached it to the card face. Then, I added my images using a Lawn Fawn Glue Tube. Lastly, I used a gel pen to add accents to the pumpkins and their costumes. I had so much fun dressing these guys up! If you don't have the set Booyah already, you need it!!…

Where My Boos At?!

Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a cute, halloween card that I made using the AWESOME mood board created for World Card Making Day!

Be sure to check it out and play along for your chance to win $20 to the Butterfly Reflections Ink store!! holllaa!!!!
check out the blog post for all the details, here!

there's also a suuuuuuper cool sketch that you can use, too!!!

so many FUN ways to celebrate card making and increase your chances of winning!

let's get to my card then, shall we?

eeeeeep! Those ghosts in costumes have my heart!
I used Lawn Fawn's Booyah stamp set to create this card! I mean...need I say more?! Totally adorable!
There are also coordinating dies which make this card just SO easy to throw together!

I stamped and colored all of the images with Zig Clean Clear Real Brush Markers, then added foam tape to the background for some POP! lol!

For the background I used some white embossing paste with the Newton's Nook Cascading Stars Stencil! loooooove…