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Bringing you some sunshine.

I am SO excited to share two special cards with you this week!  A list of products used can be found at the end of this blog post.

In the past month or so, the timing has been just right for my kids and I to notice the sunrise at breakfast time.  We've seen some BEAUTIFUL skies ... to which my son always announces "Mother Nature is painting again!"  One sky, in particular, was so breathtaking that I knew it would inspire a card in some way:

I took that photo with my phone through a window and look at that color!  So, my cards this week are two attempts to capture some of that awe-inspiring beauty.
Both cards this week are cut to 4.25" square from smooth Bristol card stock.  I used purple tape to create a 0.25" (approximately ... no rulers involved!) border, which also secured the backgrounds to my work space.  For both cards, I used the My Favorite Things sunrise radiating rays stencil.  For one background, I applied VersaMark watermark ink over the stencil an…

XOXOXO

Hello my crafty friends!
I'm here to share another card I created for Valentine's Day. I just love this new stamp set from Lawn Fawn so much and I couldn't resist making one more card with it before Happy Hearts Day. Isn't this typewriter just the CUTEST??? 


Here are all the awesome products you can find in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop:
Lawn Fawn You're Just My Type Stamp and Die setLawn Fawn XOXOXO line border dieMemento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad3D Foam SquaresRanger Multi Medium Matte AdhesiveCopic Sketch Markers
I started by stamping my images from You're Just My Type three times onto my white paper. I colored all the images using my CopicSketch markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I also added my images and words to the papers on the typewriter after they were colored.
Next, I die cut two XOXOXO line borders. I cut one in pink, and one in white because I knew I wanted them to be slightly staggered so they popped a bit.




I used my Large Stitched R…

Rainbows, Unicorns and Sparkle!

Hi everyone! It's Ashley and I'm so excited to be back on the blog. Today, I'm showcasing a card I made using one of Lawn Fawn's older, mini stamp sets - A Little Sparkle.


I like mini stamp sets because they're usually much cheaper than a regularly-sized stamp set, but sometimes I struggle making a whole card with just the one or two images that come in a mini set. I employed a few tricks to make it work better on this card - I repeated some of the smaller images, broke up the sentiment so it took more space, added big die cuts to fill in the scene, and used a pop of rainbow colour to act as a focal point. I'd definitely recommend trying some of these tricks if you also struggle creating cards with mini stamp sets!


I stamped all of the images using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink, and coloured them in with Copic markers. I die-cut two pieces of white sparkle cardstock with Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Border dies, and placed one each on the top and bottom of the p…

You make my heart happy!

Hello peeps and welcome back to the Butterfly Reflections Ink. blog!!
Silvia's here today with a cute rainbow friendship card.


I first die cut the front panel of my card using the Mama Elephant "Hexastar dies" from white cardstock and I created a window in the middle of it using the biggest star from the Lawn Fawn ""Outside in Stitched Star Stackables" dies.
I ink blended it a bit using Lawn Fawn "Ballet Slippers" ink pad, that I also used to add some splatters.


I then trimmed a 4 1/4"x5 1/2" rectangle from the Lawn Fawn "Spiffy Speckless" paper pad (I used the blue one) and a rainbow and some clouds borders using the Lawn Fawn "Shadow box card rainbow add-on" from white cardstock.


I stamped images from the Hello Bluebird "Easter Egg Hunt" and "Garden Friends" stamp sets, I colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers and I cut them out. I also used my alcohol markers to color the die cut rainbow.
I …

How You Bean? Valentine

Hi everyone! With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, I've been having fun creating love themed cards. Today, I'm sharing a sweet Valentine's card using all Lawn Fawn. I just love mixing sets to create fun and whimsical scenes, so I had so much fun with this one!





To begin, I cut a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" for my background. I ink blended it with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink Pads. I splattered some clean water and some loosened Worn Lipstick with a paintbrush, and set aside to dry.

Next, I cut some white cardstock using the Foursquare Backdrop Die. Using foam tape , I attached the backdrop to my ink blended background, then adhered that to an A2 card base.


I then stamped all the images using black Memento ink from the following sets:
How You Bean? Stamp Set (jar and lid)/ Dies How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-On (conversation hearts, sentiment)/ Dies Love Poems Stamp Set (mouse with sign)/ Dies You're Just My Type …

BRI mood board inspiration with Lawn Fawn

Hi Everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a colorful card using a few Lawn Fawn stamps and die sets.  Check out the Butterfly Reflections Ink store to pre-order the new Lawn Fawn release!

The January mood board colors were my inspiration for this card, although I veered off a bit and went bold!


To start, I cut a piece of Bazzill cardstock to an A2 size.  The background was then ink blended with the following distress oxide inks: dried marigold, wild honey, worn lipstick, tattered rose, seedless preserves, and wilted violet. Stitched scalloped frame dies used in the largest size and smaller size to cut white cardstock for the border frame and center frame which was glued to the card front.  Images from butterfly kisses stamp set were colored using copics and cut using the coordinating dies.

For the "love" sentiment, I used Finley's ABC's die and mermaid cardstock.  Glossy accents added to the letters for some shine and a white gel pen was added to the images for accents.�…

Hello with Davina

Hello Friends, Davina here on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog today sharing a fun slimline card I made using stamps and dies by Pretty Pink Posh and Slimline Series Stitched Card Panels by Trinity Stamps.  I’m also still loving the January BRI Moodboard colors and have made so many projects using variations of the great colors.

This tall slimline card is bright and full of so many cute images. I stamped all of the images from the newly released Pond Friends and the Coordinating Dies using my stamp platform and black ink. I colored everything in with Copic markers using a variety of each of the colors from the color board. Once I die cut all of the images, I used a dotting tool and white ink to add little dot highlights onto my images. I played with the arrangement a little, and decided to stamp a few images from an older PPP set called Woodland Critters, like the mushrooms and tree stump.

I cut a panel from aqua striped patterned paper using the largest stitched rectangle slimline …

Let's celebrate.

Happy Friday, all!  My baby turns SEVEN tomorrow, so this week I'm sharing the birthday card I made for her.

My daughter loves mermaids, and I pulled from several Lawn Fawn stamp sets to create this card, including:
mermaid for you stamps and dies for the mermaids, narwhal and shells you are sublime stamps and dies for the coral, seaweed and lobster holiday party animal stamps and dies for the sentiment and gifts you octopi my heart stamps and dies for the octopus year two stamps and dies and hang in there stamps and dies for the party hats 
I've been trying out this "new" slimline card size (8.5" long by 3.5" high) and it's growing on me ... I love that I can fit in so many details and really create a full scene.  For the background of this card, I used mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink for the water and vintage photo distress oxide ink for the sand (cut with a Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border die).  For both background areas, I flicked both water an…

You're the Best!

Hello Butterfly Friends! I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Have you ever had a stamp set that you knew you HAD to have, but every time you were ready to buy it, you were out of "crafty money". That's been this adorable stamp set from Mama Elephant for me. It's been on my wish list for so long! I love it so much that Butterfly Reflections Ink stocks all my favorite brands! One stop shopping is THE BEST! 

Here's a list of the products I used. You can find them all in the Butterfly Reflections Ink Shop! Mama Elephant Book Worm Stamp and Die SetLawn Fawn Fancy Banners DiesLawn Fawn Wavy Sayings Stamp SetDistress Oxide ink in Cracked PistachioMemento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad3D Foam SquaresRanger Multi Medium Matte AdhesiveCopic Sketch Markers I started by stamping my images from the Book Worm stamp set using my Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the images using my Copic Sketch markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies. Aren't these little critters re…

Toadally Awesome Sliding Fun!

Hi everyone! It's Ashley again and I'm so happy to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog! Today's card is built around Lawn Fawn's Toadally Awesome stamp set. This stamp set is from an older Lawn Fawn release, so there are already a bunch of amazing examples out there using this set for inspiration. I hadn't picked it up when it was originally released, but after seeing everyone else using it I was swayed! So now I feel like it's my turn to play with it - yay!


I started by stamping out all of the cute images with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink, and coloring them in with a variety of Copic markers. Most of the images are from the Toadally Awesome stamp set, but the fireflies are from Lawn Fawn's Little Fireflies stamp set. This is a super cute mini set that I plan on focusing on for an upcoming card!


It was then time to build the background. I cut a piece of watercolour paper using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Pond dies, and then used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide i…

Just a little note to say......

Hello and happy Tuesday! Silvia's here today with a fun interactive card.
I was so in love with the way the incredible Megan Quinn combined Lawn Fawn "Yeti or not""Love Letters" and  "You're just my type" stamp sets that I decided to make it too.


So I stamped  my images from this three sets with Memento black ink, I colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and I cut them out. I then die cut two stitched rectangles ( I used a Heffy Doodle 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" die) from white cardstock. I used the first one as my card panel, I ink blended it with salty ocean and faded jeans Distress Oxide inks and I splattered it with some yeti ink and pure platinum Nuvo mousse loosened with water.

I die cut two grassy border from the second rectangles using the Hello Bluebird "Grassy Knoll" dies and I ink blended them  with mowed lawn and twisted citron Distress Oxide inks.
I then used the Lawn Fawn "Let's toast Pull Tab Add-on"…