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Hi Everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I'm sharing with you this card I created using color inspiration from the February mood board.  

Below are a list of supplies I used to create this card.
Ballet slipper cardstockMFT mixed heart piecesOutside in stitched rectangle stackablesLarge Stitched 4 bar rectanglesBicycle built for you stamp and coordinating dieSlide on over dieSlider elementsMFT lots of heart stencilWavy sayings stampFancy wavy bannersCatherine pooler inks: samba, be mine, it's a girlWhite pigment ink - I used unicorn white from hero artsBlender brushesPurple tapeScor tapeGlossy accents To start, I used an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock and masked the bottom portion using purple tape.  Then using the darkest to lightest inks, I ink blended the colors to create an ombre gradient.  I then applied the stencil and dabbed on some white pigment ink to create the heart pattern.  After the panel was dry, I cut it using the largest die from the outside in stitched stackables…

You’re Sweet with the BRI Moodboard by Popsiclesticks

Hello crafty friends. Davina here on the blog, and today I’m sharing another fun card using the fabulous February Moodboard. It is bright and full of cheery images and lots of cherries too! There is still plenty of time for you to head over to my earlier Color Challenge  Blog Post,  and enter your card using the inlinkz button, for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store. 

I’ve  been on a mission to use all the adorable mice sets from Waffle Flower Crafts that I purchased this fall and these ice cream eating cuties from the Sweet Ice Cream  set have been calling my name! I also find myself wanting to try different styles of cards lately, and I always love the mini scenes that story board dies create, and since I have rarely used mine, I thought it was time to get it out.

I started by cutting some rich red card stock with my Lawn Fawn Peekaboo Backdrop and cutting it again from some Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I used some bright lime green…

Sweet birthday treat, zero calories!

I had planned to use the Lawn Fawn stitched cupcake die for classroom valentines this year, but my kiddos had very specific designs in mind that didn't involve cupcakes!  So, I decided to make a SWEET birthday card for my card stash instead.

For this card, I started with watercolor paper cut to 4 x 5.25."  I used the Newton's Nook cascading stars stencil with Nuvo glimmer paste in pink opal to add stars to the top half of the background.  I let this background dry overnight, just to be safe!

I cut the cupcake pieces from Bristol smooth card stock and used distress oxide inks to add color:  milled lavender, wilted violet, vintage photo, picked raspberry and touches of squeezed lemonade and spiced marmalade.  I used VersaMark ink and some clear glitter embossing powder to add some sparkle to the icing and candle.  I like to see how other crafters do things, so I thought I'd show my set-up:  I use some tape runner to temporarily tack the pieces to a piece of scrap paper…

thank you fairy much!

Oh you guys, I am so excited about this one! I've wanted this fairy stamp set from Hello Bluebird Stamps for a long time and it is everything I dreamed! If these aren't the cutest little images ever, then l'm crazy. I just love them so much! And they put me in the mood for spring, which seems like forever away right now. 

Here are the stamps and dies used from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Store:
Hello Bluebird Fairy Garden Stamp and Die SetTrinity Stamps Slimline Scalloped Panel DiesTrinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Panel DiesDistress Oxide Ink in Dusty ConcordSpun SugarSqueezed LemonadeMemento Tuxedo Black Ink PadRanger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive3D Foam SquaresCopic Sketch Markers
I started by stamping all of the images from the Garden Fairy stamp set onto my white cardstock, then coloring them with my Copic Markers (if you look closely, you'll see I added eyelashes to the fairy's eyes). I knew I wanted some soft pastel colors, but decided I wanted each fairy t…

I Lava You!

Hi everyone, Ashley here and I'm so happy to be sharing another card with you on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog!

Today, I played along with the Butterfly Reflections Ink February Mood Board. If you want to find out more about the mood board, check out this post on the BRI blog. I challenged myself to stay within the colour themes of the board (pinks, red and silver) while building a scene that wouldn't normally be built with those colours. I think the final result is pretty cool!

To make the background, I first blended some Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar onto a panel of watercolour paper using the My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil. I then used more ink blending (Distress Oxide Ink in Festive Berries, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick and Iced Spruce) to make the puff of lava and smoke erupting from the volcano. I masked off everything but the lava puff, and splattered it with water, silver watercolour paint and red watercolour paint.

I added some sequins and heart embellishments i…

Wishing you a yummy day

Hello and welcome back to the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog. It's Silvia here today with an absolutely yummy card.

I started by stamping images from the Mama Elephant "Baked with love" stamp set with Memento black ink, I colored them with alcohol markers and I fussy cut them (if you prefer, you can use the coordinating dies ).
I die cut a4 1/4x5 1/2 white rectangles and I ink blended it with salty ocean and faded jeans Distress Oxide inks and I splattered with clean water, inks and some liquid stardust drops.

I then die cut two panel (one from white cardstock and one from Lawn Fawn kraft cardstock) using the "Peekaboo Backdrop" die. I used the white inside panels to create the grass, using Hello Bluebird "Grassy knoll" dies and shubby shutters and evergreen bough Distress Oxide inks.

I then assembled all my elements with liquid glue and I added some Trinity Stamps "Boiled Sugar-Jelly drop hearts" embellishments.

I'm really happy of how …

Dream Big

Hi friends! Happy Monday...I'm excited to be sharing another project with you today on the blog. For my card today, I used a bunch of products from Hello Bluebird to create this sweet card.

To begin, I cut a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2", and ink blended my panel with  Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks. I splattered clean water and Peacock Feathers(thinned out with water) with a paintbrush onto my inked background, and set aside to dry.

Next, I cut the scalloped frame three times from white cardstock, using the Gallery Frame #2 Dies. I then used the Rainbow Sky Dies to cut the rainbow and clouds. I assembled the rainbow and attached to the card base and trimmed off the excess. I placed the stacked rectangles on top and glued it down.

Next, I stamped the images from Elephant Friends Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored the images with Copic markers and added highlights with a White Pen. I then die cut my colored images us…

Happy Mail

Hey everyone, it's Julianne here back with a card I know Vanessa is going to love! I'm sure if you follow either Vanessa or I on social media you saw that I recently had the most amazing opportunity to visit New Hampshire and teach some classes at Butterfly Reflections. Teaching was amazing and I had fun spending my time with other crafters, but I have to say the best part was being able to SHOP! If you haven't had a chance to visit the store, I so recommend it. It was amazing seeing all the wonderful brands all together in one place.
But let's get back to my card for today I'm going to be making a card that features some Waffle Flower Crafts products that I picked up while at the store, Mailbox Die, Sweet Sentiments Stamp Set, (Sweet Mailbox Stamp & Die), Sending Love Stamp & Die and finally Layering Woodgrain Stamp Set.
While visiting the store, there was a day where Vanessa received at least 15 packages of new goodies so I wanted my mailbox to be full of…

Craftiness Is Happiness

Hi Friends and Happy Saturday!! It is Dana here today and I am excited to be back sharing a project with you all. For my card today, I am combining a new stamp set from Reverse Confetti along with an older, but favorite die of mine.

I started my card by making my card panel. I used the Reverse Confetti On The Curve Cover Panel and die cut it from a variety of colors. I then inlaid all of the pieces back into the negative spaces on the die in rainbow order...I love a rainbow background!

Next, I stamped the images from the Reverse Confetti Crafty Critters Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I then used the Crafty Critters Die Set to die cut the images. Isn't that zebra just the cutest?

To finish my card, I die cut a vellum circle with the MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle die. Lastly, I attached my images and sentiment with foam adhesive to my card front. I can't wait to get this card in the mail to a crafty friend!

Thanks for joining me today! I hop…

Happy Galentine's Day!

I know, I know.  Crafters have moved on from Valentine's Day projects, but it's actually Valentine's Day so I had to share one last card!  I made this "Galentine's Day" card for a friend of mine whose husband is deployed.  I'm pairing it with some bath bombs, so I used an underwater theme and, for this non-traditional card, I went with a more non-traditional color palette than the usual reds and pinks associated with Valentine's Day.

I just love this peek-a-boo style card!  To start, I cut smooth Bristol card stock to 4.25 x 5.5" and used Lawn Fawn stitched circle dies to cut circles in random spots ... this piece will become the upper layer.  On a second piece of smooth Bristol card stock (also cut to 4.25 x 5.5"), I used mermaid lagoon and vintage photo Distress Oxide Inks to add color in the areas that would fall beneath the circles ... this piece will become the lower layer.  I also splattered some blue and brown acrylic paint on the lo…

You have a PIZZA my heart!

Hi Everyone! This is my last Valentine's Day card to share here on the blog. Valentine's Day holds a special place in my heart, because my youngest daughter was born on V-Day and she had to spend 6 weeks in the NICU fighting bacterial meningitis before we brought her home. She'll be 6 years old this week and it's a total miracle that she's alive, that she isn't severely handicapped, and that she is happy and healthy. The doctors expected her to die and they also prepared us for severe handicaps if she lived, but the only issue she has is a slight short-term memory problem, which thankfully hasn't affected her ability to learn like a little genius. Oh, how I love her! I was never a big Valentine's Day fan before, but since she was born, I LOVE IT! 

This card represents my idea of a perfect V-Day with my sweetie. Chilling out at home with pizza and a movie is all I'm interested in on a holiday when everyone goes out to dinner :) You know what I mean?