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You Make My Heart Soar

 Hello, Everyone! It's Allison here, and I'm excited to be back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. blog. Today, I am sharing a card featuring a few adorable stamps from Sunny Studio's latest release. All supplies that I used can be found in the BRI online shop.

I have recently been spending a lot of time cleaning and organizing my craft room. This is starting to become a habit every year after the holidays! One of the good things about cleaning is that you run across things you may have forgotten about. I have tons of backgrounds that I have made and stashed away in various places, and I'm trying to start making use of them. This particular background really caught my eye because the colors reminded me of this month's mood board challenge. So, I knew it was the perfect time to put it to use.

If you haven't already seen the January Mood Board, it's another gorgeous one. There is still plenty of time left in the month to play along. Just tag your creations with #brimoodboard for your chance to win a $20 credit to the online shop

My "found" background was the result of smooshing several different colors of Distress Oxide Inks onto glossy card stock. This technique is really fun, and although I couldn't tell you the exact colors I used for this one, I bet I could guess that there were some pinks, yellows, and blues! The trick to this technique is to dry each layer before applying the next and then to rub Distress Micro Glaze over the finished product. 

My stamped images come from the new Passionate Penguins and Heart Bouquet stamp sets. I colored the adorable penguin and the balloons with my Copic markers. To frame and highlight my background, I used the Inverted Stitched Scallop Circle Die from Pinkfresh Studio. For the stitching detail around the white panel, I used one of my oldest die sets from My Favorite Things. This die set from Pink & Main is almost identical, and has the same size die that I used - 4" x 5.25".

The sentiment comes from the adorable Up With Love stamp set from Mama Elephant. I stamped it with To finish my card, I sprinkled a few sparkling clear sequins on the background and added some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss and Midas Touch to the balloons.

Thanks for joining us today! Be sure to check out all of the goodies in the online shop - there are so many fun new releases that are available now.

Wishing you all a crafty day,



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