Sunday, March 18, 2018

Wishing You a Lifetime of Joy & Happiness

Hello and welcome to Butterfly Reflections Ink.
This is Tanya from Studio 5380 with a card that is near and dear to my heart! My son and his sweet bride-to-be are having their first wedding shower today so this is the perfect time to share the card I created for their special day...

I absolutely love these beautiful swans from the Splendid Swans Stamp Set from My Favorite Things.  After coloring, I used the coordinating die set to cut out my images.

My background was created with the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil from MFT and Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick.  I used Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon to create the water.  It is so easy to blend multiple colors of Distress Ink or to work with stencils when using the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and I always love the results.

After finishing my background, I adhered my colored images with  Scotch Foam Mounting Tape.

For finishing touches, I added a little sparkle with a Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen and a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins. 

 Thank you so much for stopping by Butterfly Reflections Ink today.
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you soon!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St-Patrick's Day!

Happy St-Patrick's Day, Kim Hamilton here with you on this, my favorite day of the year! I am Irish on my Mom's side and St-Patrick's Day is the one day of the year that no one can ruin my mood, lol! 

Here is an Irish blessing for all of you:

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!

My project today features all Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things products and all of these products are available at Butterfly Reflections Ink.

I figured shamrocks and a rainbow would be appropriate for my project today. I started with my MFT Cloud Stencil (this is my favorite stencil) with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks on my background panel. I then die cut my Lawn Fawn Rainbow from multiple Lawn Fawn and MFT card stocks and glued it on the panel.

I colored my Shamrocks from the Lawn Fawn My Luck Charm stamp set with my Copic markers and used the accompanying dies.  The Cheers die is by MFT and I die cut that from matching green glitter card stock and the smaller sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Happy, Happy, Happy Add-on set. I then die cut extra clouds using the MFT Stitched Cloud dies 

I put all of my elements on the panel and I felt there was missing a little something so I colored in the cute bird from the MFT Birthday Chick stamp set and the hat and bow tie are from the Lawn Fawn Snow Cool stamp set placed him on one of the clouds. To finish off I added some Pretty Pink Posh Shamrock Jewels

Wishing you all a great St-Paddy's Day :) thanks for taking the time and if any of these products are backordered simply select the notify me option, Vanessa re-stocks super fast!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Lucious Layers....

Hello BRI friends, Norine from The Velvet Lemon, back with you for another Friday post!  Today I have two cards to share, made with my new Altenew Rose Flurries 3D dies.  Aren't those layered roses delicious??  

I die cut all my layers from watercolor paper and then painted them.  It's a pretty easy way to get four levels of shading from dark to light with just one color of paint, just by adding more water to the paint with each layer.  I did play around with a couple of the flowers introducing another shade to the layers for some extra interest.

For the background of this card I dry embossed a card stock panel with the Taylored Expressions Cross Stitch embossing folder.  In my head and heart, there is a link between the vintage florals like these layered sets, and the cross stitched gingham aprons my grandmother used to make and wear, so it seemed apropos to use them together on this card.  

Both cards have a little sentiment banner stamped with sentiments from the Concord & 9th Bits and Pieces stamp set, heat embossed with white and then tucked into the blooms and adhered.

For this card I mixed some molding paste with some Coral Bliss Altenew ink and smeared the paste over the Altenew Half Tone stencil.  Once it dries, and it doesn't take long, the layers of flowers and leaves can be adhered to it.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you found something to inspire you!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Easter Bunny Treat Box

Hi Crafty Friends!
Ali here with a cute treat box using those cute bunnies from the Honey Bunny Boo stamp set from Heffy Doodle Stamps and the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box die as well as the Winter House Add-on die from Lawn Fawn.
These little bunnies are a perfect size for the treat box!and it takes no time at all to construct this little beauty!

Firstly, I cut 2 treat box dies from some Kraft card and two "roof' panels ( from the Winter House Add-on Die) from green cardstock. I then used a Lawn Fawn paper pad (Perfectly Plaid Rainbow) to decorate the sides of the box. The same paper pad was used to cut some lawn pieces using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillsides die. Using the Winter House Add-on dies I cut a window from each side and the door from the side of the house in Kraft card and assembled the box as shown.

I then stamped our and coloured with copics the bunnies, and eggs from the Honey Bunny Boo set and die cut with the corresponding dies. I added detail with a white gel pen. I adhered them on the box as shown. To finish, I filled with mini Easter eggs of course and decorated the top with some ribbon in purple and green!

Thanks for joining me again!
Ali xx

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

You Are The Best

Hello, BRI friends!
It's Dana here. I'd like to share a floral card featuring Studio Katia's new release. Here is what I came up with.

To start, I stamped flower and leaves from Studio Katia Japanese Peony stamp Set onto cold pressed watercolor paper. I watercolord them with Mijello Mission Gold Watercolor Paints and cut them using coordinating die set.

I then die cut scallop circle shape from white card stock using Studio Katia Fancy Circle Die. I ink blended the scallop part with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I then pulled out another white card stock for its background and ink blended with Mermaid Lagoon and Antique Linen Distress Inks.

Sentiment from Studio Katia Japanese Peony Stamp Set is white heat embossed on kraft paper. Then, I assembled all elements of this card and mounted them using foam adhesive and glue tape. I curled petals and leaves by hand as well.

To finish, I embellished newly released Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles and Iridescent Cones with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Hope you enjoyed this card. I'll be back on next Wednesday with super cute critters. Thank you so much for stopping by!


I'm sharing supplies I used today. You can see full listed supplies on my blog.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

You are Wonderful

Hello Tuesday!
Alix here today sharing a card featuring some great stamps and dies that Butterfly Reflections Ink carries in store. I hope you will find it inspirational for your future card making.

To begin with, I created the background color using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber on a piece of watercolor paper. I splattered some water over inked background, then quickly removed water droplets with a piece of paper towel to create white spot effects. Adhered it onto the card base when the surface was dry and set aside.

I die cut a circle window using Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Scallop circle die and adhered over the card base using some foam tape to create dimensions. I colored all images from Neat and Tangled Magical Day Stamp set using Copic Markers and fussy cut them with my scissors.I assembled all cut out images onto the card. Then I added Pink Lemonade and Snowfall sequins mix from Neat and Tangled.

At Last, I found a piece of black cardstock scrap and stamped the sentiment "You are Wonderful" from Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters Stamp with Versamark ink pad, then I poured WOW! Vanilla White Embossing Powder and set it with heat tool.

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, March 12, 2018

One Altenew cover plate, three cards

Hello, hello, everyone!

Today I've got three cards for you. They all have a few things in common: Altenew's Striped Leaf Cover Die, they are all 'thank you' cards AND they have all been made without a single stamp set in sight! Curious? Let's get to it then, shall we?

For my first card I used the cover die as a stamp by inking it up with Altenew Lava Rock dye ink and then pressing down on slight grey cards stock. It didn't make a perfect stamped image, of course, BUT it was good enough! I added some details to each leaf petal with some Copic markers, YG01 and YG23. To add some extra details I also dabbed some Nuvo Jewel drops in Key Lime on each one, kind of like dew drops.

I wanted to keep it simple sentiment wise so I just cut out the word 'thanks' in Brushed Gold card stock, using Altenew Inline Alpha Dies.

I trimmed down the panel a tiny, tiny bit and added it to a white card base. Using foam tape of course.

For my second card I used the cover die and some light green felt, which I had added double sided sticky tape to. I apparently picked to a very thin felt as it kind of fell apart a little bit. Next time I will try a nice thick felt, like the ones from Taylored Expression.

After A LOT of fiddling I managed to add it to a turquoise card base, Lawn Fawn Mermaid card stock. It's not straight and it's not particularly tidy in places but hey, for a first try it's not my worst work.

As per usual I couldn't leave it alone and had to add some Nuvo Jewel drops to this one too. These are done with Sea Breeze to match the card base.

To spell out 'thank you' I got the Inline Alpha Dies out again and cut them out of a bit of packaging I had left over from a box of Lindt chocolate balls with Coconut flavour (these are AMAZING!!) because it is a lovely light blue/aqua colour. The letters were added to the card base with some Glossy Accent and with that the second card was done.

My last card looks simple. Please hear me when I say that it 'LOOKS' simple... It really wasn't... Oy vey, this one gave me a headache. There must be a simpler way to do it but if there isn't, save this for a day when you feel very patient and have lots of time on your hands.

All the little bits from the cover die had to be separated and puzzled together to form the leaves and then individually added to the card base. Luckily they all had that double sided sticky tape on them already. Sadly, due to the inferior quality of the felt, it was difficult to peel off the protective layer. Yeah, this card was giving me trouble from the beginning!

After successfully adding four leaves to the card, I actually decided to stop there even though the card could (and maybe should?) have had another one or two added. As the card base is grey (it's made out of Lawn Fawn Narwhal card stock) I thought a silvery sentiment would go nicely. I used Altenew's Thanks Die and cut it out of hammered silver card stock as well as one in foam sheet to raise it up and add some dimension!

A few Sparkly Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and the last card was done! I love cards that you can use both the positive and the negative diecuts for, it feels great to not waste anything. Even when it ends up being a fiddly job.

Well, that's it from me for today. I hope I have inspired you to try one or all three of these techniques.

Have a great week and happy crafting from Erica