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A Very Dandy Day!

Hi everyone, Ashley here and I'm so happy to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog. Today, I'm sharing what I like to call an "overloaded" card - I built a scene, and then kept adding critters, and critters, and more critters, until the scene was completely overloaded! I probably could have cut out half of the images, and the card would have been just fine. Oh well - at least there's a lot to look at!

I started by building the background scene. I used Distress Oxide Inks to blend the sky (Salty Ocean), the grass (Lucky Clover), the pond (Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers), and the cattails (Shabby Shutters). I also used some Lawn Fawn stencils for the sky (Cloudy Stencil) and the grass (Grassy Stencil). I splattered the panels with white paint and Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust.

I used a bunch of Lawn Fawn dies to cut out the background pieces. I used the Stitched Pond die, and the Cattails Border die. I ink-blended a small panel of cardstock in Walnut Stain and used that for the top parts of the cattails.

I then stamped out bunch of images from Lawn Fawn stamp sets, using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink:
I coloured in all of the images with Copic markers.

I stamped out the sentiment from the Dandy Day stamp set onto a white banner that I die cut using the Lawn Fawn Simple Wavy Banners dies.

I arranged all of the pieces onto the card panel and adhered them with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares. The final effect is quite busy, but I like it!

All of the supplies used to make this card can be purchased at the amazing Butterfly Reflections Ink shop. To see more of my cards, check out my Instagram account at Ashley Young Paper. Thanks so much for following along with my card posts here on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog - I've so enjoyed posting here and I hope to be back soon!


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