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It's Your Birthday!

 Hello, Everyone! It's Allison here, and I'm so happy to be back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog. Today, I am sharing a card using a mashup of several different company's products, which is pretty typical for me.

I started my card by ink blending a rainbow of Distress Inks onto a panel of Bristol smooth card stock. Once I was happy with the blend, I grabbed this awesome Bokeh stencil set from Newton's Nook. I blended the same color inks over one of the stencils, and then I spritzed the panel with water to create some texture. To finish the panel, I cut it out with the large die from Mama Elephant's Frilly Window Frame die set and adhered it to a white A2 card base.

Next I grabbed the Oversized Smile Stamp & Die set from Waffle Flower Crafts. I used the shadow die to cut a portion of my inked panel. I then cut 4 more shadow die layers out of white card stock. I layered the inked shadow on top of the white shadow layers and glued that back into position on my panel. I then used the actual "Smile" word die to cut two layers of white card stock and glued that onto the shadow. I love the effect that the raised sentiment gives!

Finally it was time to color the adorable mouse, which comes from the Mice Day to Celebrate stamp set from My Favorite Things. I stamped him with Versafine Claire Nocturne ink and colored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I had a hard time picking just one mouse from this adorable stamp set!

To finish the card, I stamped the "It's Your Birthday" sentiment from the Oversized Smile stamp set onto black card stock and white heat embossed it. I adhered the sentiment to the card and scattered a few sparkling clear sequins around.

That's it for my card today. Thank you so much for joining me, and make sure you check out all of the goodies available in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink online shop.

Wishing you all a crafty day!

Allison 


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