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Introducing Our Newest DT Members!

Hi, everyone! Today was a good day. (Well, yesterday by the time you're reading this.) I've been walking for the 40 Miles in May Challenge for the American Cancer Society so my husband and I got a 2.5 mile walk in putting me over the halfway point. We came home and made breakfast then headed to my parents' for the afternoon. My parents have been fully vaccinated as have my husband and I which has given me some relief in being able to see them without so much worry. My oldest son stopped by and we enjoyed the afternoon on the deck. I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day, whether seeing your moms or your kids or if that wasn't possible, I hope you were able to find happiness in some way. Huge thanks to the amazing cardmakers we added to our team last term. They were so talented and a pleasure to have join us. Today I'm here to introduce you to our new Design Team for the late Spring and Summer term. This term we have all international peeps joining us! Let's get

Happy Mother's Day - Mood Board Inspiration with Jane

  Happy Mother's Day!  I'm sharing this colorful Mother's Day card using a bunch of Lawn Fawn sets which can be purchased at Butterfly Reflections Ink !  Inspiration comes from the May mood board (below).  The phrase "Mama" is really is dear to me, as my three year old daughter calls me Mama.  I hope this card inspires you to use the mood board colors this month! To create this card, I first ink blended a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using the following distress oxide inks (top to bottom): picked raspberry , kitsch flamingo , abandoned coral , scattered straw , twisted citron and peacock feathers .  Next, I used the large stitched rectangle die to cut the panel.  The bottom of the panel was then cut using the stitched simple wavy borders .  Next, the top portion was again die cut using the stitched cloudy backdrop die and splatted with some water.  Then, I adhered the bottom "water" portion to an A2 piece of white cardstock using liquid glue .  Th

May BRI Moodboard inspiration with Davina

 Hello crafty friends! Davina here with some BRIMoodboard color inspiration. The jewel tone colors of the May Moodboard are so easy to implement into your projects, and don’t have to necessarily be super bold. This month the colors are Linen, Teal, Fuchsia, and Coral. I wanted to create a softer slimline card using some Mama Elephants products, and I love the results. I started by cutting my layers using Mama Elephant  Slim Cut Basics . I cut the scalloped layer from a soft creamy cardstock, then gently inked some Antique linen on the edges to darken it up a bit. I had some pattern paper in my stash that I feel really captures the Moodboard colors, and uses many different values of the same few colors. I cut the stitched layer from the paper as well as two windows from the upper portion. I also but some Bristol smooth cardstock with the same die, for my sky inking. I ink blended several colors of Distress Oxides onto my white Bristol smooth paper, making sure to create a darker teal co

Happy Birthday w/ little agenda

 Hello crafty friends! Gladys here and I'm thrilled to be back on the BRI blog today. I have a fun colorful birthday card to share using products from Mama Elephant.  I'm a huge fan of the Mama Elephant Little Agenda sets and I'm sure I'm not the only one. For my card I used the Little Signage Agenda and I want to apologize that it is currently out of stock on the BRI shop but you can add your name on the wait list and you will be notified once it is back in stock. There are a bunch of critters holding signs and alphabet stamps in this set so you can customize it to whatever you want it to say. I stamp the images in hybrid ink, colored with alcohol markers and cut them out using their coordinating dies .  For my background I ink blended the panel with distress oxide inks in blueprint sketch , picked raspberry and scattered straw . I splattered some water and diluted blueprint sketch using a small paint brush for added interest. I die cut a few elements to complete my s

Fluttering by with Erica

 Hi Butterfly Reflections Ink Friends!  It’s Erica here, guesting for the BRI blog today, with a butterfly card, of course!  I started out by stamping the butterflies from the brand new Butterflies stamp from Pinkfresh Studio, with Blackout Ink , on Ranger water colour paper . I like that paper because it’s bright white. I also heatembossed it with clear embossing powder on top, as I was planning on adding some colour to it with a mix of Sweet Petunia Pink , Shark Tooth White and Liquid Pixie Dust .  If you want to make shimmery water colors, make sure you get some of that magical Liquid Pixie Dust ! Add a drop or two to a palette with a few drops of re-inkers of your choice. Easy peasy!  While that was drying, I worked on a background with the Diamond Motif slim line stencil and Distress Oxide inks in Kitsch Flamingo and Iced Spruce . I used blending brushes to give a soft look, and did this on Bristol Smooth paper. This piece was trimmed down to be just a tad smaller than an A2

Friends

Hi Crafty Friends! This is Tiffany and I'm excited to bring you a card today on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. blog. I have admired Reverse Confetti stamps for a long time, I finally took the plunge and purchased some. The set I'm featuring today is Hop into Spring , I absolutely LOVE the little bee image!  Supplies Used: Reverse Confetti Hop into Spring Lawn Fawn Oliver's ABCs Lawn Fawn Just Stitching Double Rectangles Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Remix My Favorite Things Ray of Light Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter Diamond Stickles Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Copic Markers Tombo Mono Liquid Glue    3D Foam Squares  

Friendship Shadow Box!

Hey crafty friends! It's  Julia  here! Today I want to share this sweet friendship shadow box card with you! First I stamped my images from Up With Love  onto Transotype Perfect Coloring paper and colored them in using  Copic Markers .  I added Crystal Glaze to all the balloons and hearts and sprinkled a little bit of Chunky glitter into them and set them off to the side to dry completely. I die cut the Display a Card  base pieces twice and the clouds and hill panel once out of bristol smooth cardstock. I also die cut two cloud borders using the Slim Card Basics . After that, I ink blended the sky as well as the clouds with Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide.  I heat embossed my sentiment onto a banner that I die cut with the 3D Arch Banner . I also added the same Oxide inks to the banner. I assembled the shadow box and attached it to an A2 sized card base. Then I added all my sweet images using   liquid glue . I really hope you enjoy this one! I just love the shiny

Birthday Kitties

Hi Friends! It's Dana here with you today and I am sharing a card that uses a fun stamp, stencil and die combo set from Waffle Flowers Crafts.   I started my card by stamping my birthday kitty with the Birthday Kitties Stamp Set . I then used the coordinating Birthday Kitties Stencil to add color to my image. This step is so quick and easy! Next, I used the coordinating Birthday Kitties Die to die cut my image. Isn't the kitty just adorable? There is also a similar puppy set: Birthday Puppies .  For my card panel, I used the Stitched Diamond Panel Die . This is a great basic die that adds the perfect amount of detail to your card panel. I mounted my diamond panel onto a piece of light gray patterned paper from the Sunny Studios Polka Dot Parade Paper Pack . Lastly,  I stamped my sentiment (from the Birthday Kitties Stamp Set) onto a black piece of cardstock and heat set it with white embossing powder.  I then attached my sentiment and birthday kitty to my card panel with foa

May 2021 Mood Board

Hello there! Amanda here today to share this month's mood board! I feel like I'm hitting the summer vibes a little early with this one, but I'm here for it. Anyone else dreaming of a vacation right now? ðŸ™‹ We have plans to go to Hawaii for the first time in November and I'm just hoping by the time that comes around we won't have any problems traveling. Back to the colors though, I *gasp* have a neutral for you again in this month's palette in the form of a soft sandy yellow. But not to worry! I paired it here with some bold pure hues to make for a playful and intense palette. I hope you love it! Linen, Teal, Fuchsia and Coral I loved all your springy creations with the April palette, I can't wait to see what you all come up with this month! Be sure to share your creations on Instagram with #brimoodboard for a chance to win a $20 credit to the shop. And we'd love for you to follow our challenge account @brimoodboardchallenge where we will be sharing the b