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Stencil all the things!

Hello, again!  I recently ordered the Newton's Nook Tumbling Heart Stencil from Butterfly Reflections, Ink. and I am in LOVE, pun intended!  I want to stencil ALL THE THINGS.  
For my first card this week, I used an oldie-but-goodie set:  Lawn Fawn's out of this world stamps and coordinating dies.  I colored a rocket and some planets with Copic markers (available in the shop) and added white gel pen details.  The rocket window also got a glossy accents coating.

For the background, I blended distress oxide inks in broken china, mermaid lagoon and seedless preserves to create a galaxy effect.  I flicked on some Kuretake gold metallic paint to create "stars."    

Side note here ... does anyone else love peeling up purple tape?  Seeing that crisp white border around my project just makes me so happy!  Ok, back to the project ... I used more purple tape to keep my stencil in place and to block off a "jet blast" area behind the rocket.  I applied Nuvo glimmer pa…

You Make My Heart Soar

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today, I have a fun slimline Valentine's Day card for you, using Sunny Studio stamps. I have been long admiring Sunny Studio Stamps, and finally bought my first set, Plane Awesome...and it is!!


I absolutely adore the January Butterfly Reflections Ink Mood board, so I let the gorgeous color palette be the inspiration for this card!

To begin, I cut a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock to 3 1/4 X 8 1/4". I made a cloud stencil  by cutting 2 borders using Puffy Cloud Borders Lawn Cuts, and taping together to make a long stencil. I inked my clouds using Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender,Picked Raspberry, and Shaded Lilac, alternating the cloud pattern for more interest. Then, I splattered some clean water onto my panel and some thinned out Shaded Lilac using a paintbrush, and set aside to dry.


Next, I stamped the cute images from Plane awesome onto bristol smooth cardstock with the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad. All images were colored with Copic mark…

I'm a Lamp!

Hi everyone, Ashley here and I'm so excited to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog! I was super lucky to receive the Art Impressions Funny Farm Catastrophy stamp set as a Christmas gift from my amazing brother-in-law. Who doesn't like getting crafty gifts at the holidays?



The amazing thing about Art Impressions stamp sets is that the front of the packaging shows an example of how to colour in all of the images, including where to place the shading. So, I followed the example on the packaging to colour in these cute cats with Copic markers. How adorable is the lamp cat, with that amazing "I'm a lamp" sentiment?! It makes me giggle every time I read it!



For the background, I taped off the bottom section and blended on some Distress Oxide ink in Weathered Wood; then, I moved the tape and blended on Tumbled Glass on the top. I added a layer of splatter with Lawn Fawn's Liquid Stardust, stamped out the sentiments, and then popped up the cute cats on some…

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello there! It's Silvia here with you today sharing a new card made using a bunch of  Hello Bluebird products.


I'm so in love with this month's Butterfly Reflections Ink mood board and its color combination (pale blue, iced lavender, frosted pink and winter peach) and so I decided to play along with it this time.


I started making my card die cutting a 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" stitched rectangle from white cardstock and I colored it ink blending dried marigold, spun sugar and shaded lilac Distress Oxide inks. I splattered with water and some pure platinum Nuvo mousse loosened with a drop of water.


I stamped the two little penguins from "First Snow" stamp set, a bunch of trees from "Yeti or Not" stamp set and the mailbox and some letters from "Merry Mice" stamp set (all from Hello Bluebird) with Memento black ink, I colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and I cut them out.
To build up my scene I also die cut two hill borders using Law…

I could have just texted...

Friends make everything better

Hi Everyone!  I'm so excited to be back and sharing with you some inspiration for the BRI January 2020 Mood Board!  Make sure to tag your projects using #BRImoodboard on Instagram and on the Facebook group for a chance to win $20 gift certificate to Butterfly Reflections Ink!

The colors for this month are soft pastels with added texture.  My scene shows some girlfriends chatting and drinking coffee near a frozen river/lake.  Friends and coffee do make everything better right?!!  The card was inspired by the mood board image on the top left showing the frozen lake.

This card was created using products from Pretty Pink Posh and a snow marker for added dimension/texture.



See product list below: Pretty Pink Posh Picket fence diePretty Pink Posh Christmas friendsPretty Pink Posh Encouraging greetings Pretty Pink Posh Stacked edges 1Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle framesSnow markerInkWhite gel penVellumDistress Oxide colors: dried marigold, milled lavender, spun sugar, tumbled glassInk blen…

Big Hugs with Davina

Hello Crafty Friends, I’m sharing some Big Hugs today with another Valentine themed card using the beautiful Butterfly Reflections Ink January Moodboard. The adorable stamp sets and dies are all available on the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store and are a mash up from Lawn Fawn and Reverse Confetti , two companies I adore.

I did something a little different for today’s card, I did not inkblend. I wanted to use the new XOXO Backdrop die and try a paper piecing technique I saw Megan Quinn use during Lawn Fawn’s sneak week reveals.

Using my Big Shot Express, I ran 3 different colored pieces of cardstock (separately) through using the XOXO Backdrop die, pale pink, a darker pink, and a light purple. I poked out all of the little hearts and Xo’s, I will admit it was a little more tedious than I expected and I’m usually too impatient for stuff like this haha. Then I poked out some dark pink and purple X’s and O’s I stuck them in the negative spaces, securing them with strips of trimmed …

"Photo" Card

Hello!  I'm thrilled to join the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. design team this term and I look forward to sharing some fun projects with you.  The idea for this "photo" card was actually a collaboration with my 8-year-old son, who is my crafty side-kick!  I recently ordered the Lawn Fawn say cheese, again dies and some Lawn Fawn acetate from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. shop.  I knew that I wanted to make a photo with a glossy surface, just like an actual polaroid picture.  My son had the idea to put the photo on a "bulletin board" ... we had a lot of fun brainstorming the best way to create it!


I started the whole project by tracing the photo die shape on some marker-friendly paper and planning out my images within the frame.  The mouse is from Lawn Fawn's mice on ice stamp set, his hat is from Lawn Fawn's holiday party animal stamp set, and the berries and house are from Lawn Fawn's frosty fairy friends stamp set (I LOVE that set for winter ima…