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A Really Cool Birthday Card!

Hi everyone, Ashley here and I'm super happy to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today! I find that, while sometimes I make cards just because I have an idea and want to have fun, more often I am making a card with a specific recipient and event in mind, and I try to tailor the card to that person's taste. I like both types of cardmaking, and having to think of ways to make cards for specific likes or interests is usually a fun challenge!

I made this birthday card for my sister-in-law. I know that she has loved the yeti and narwhal stamps whenever I've used them in the past, so I wanted to incorporate them into her card. I was also inspired by her love of Hawaii and warm weather, so I tried to make the scene look like it could be Hawaii.


The background is a mixture of cardstock and ink-blended pieces, as follows:

WATER: Distress oxide ink in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feathers, blended onto watercolour paper and splattered with water and Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust; cut with Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave border die



MOUNTAINS: Jewel green cardstock, splattered with green watercolour paint and cut with Mama Elephant Snow Capped Mountain dies


SKY: Distress oxide ink in Scattered Straw blended onto watercolour paper using the My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil and splattered with Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust


The images were stamped out with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and coloured in with Copic markers in a (large!) variety of colours. Stamps sets used were:


The sentiment was stamped out onto some purple cardstock using Hero Arts White Detail embossing powder, and cut into small strips to adhere to the card. The second part of the sentiment was stamped in purple ink using the Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words stamp set and cut with the coordinating dies. All of the images and sentiments were adhered to the card using a mixture of liquid glue and foam squares.


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Do you prefer creating cards with a specific person in mind, or just creating whatever you feel like? Leave a comment to let us know!

If you'd like to see more fun cards, check out either the Butterfly Reflections Ink Instagram account, or my personal Instagram account (@ashley.young.paper). And, as always, all of the supplies used for this card can be purchased at the amazing Butterfly Reflections Ink store!

Hope you have an amazing day!

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