Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti THANKS!

Happy Wednesday friends - hope you are having a great week!

Have you seen these Square Confetti Cuts (links below) from Reverse Confetti? So cool; they make a perfectly square 4.25" card OR you can layer it on to a larger size card...or make a tag...the possibilities are endless. I wanted to keep mine very CAS yet colorful.

I had created a couple watercolor panels last weekend (you know, smoosh some distress colors down, add some water and dip your paper in) and put them aside to dry; I thought it would be a perfect backdrop to a clean white card. I cut 3 layers of the THANKS Square Confetti Cut, sponged on some yellow on the bottom of the 'thanks', added glossy accents then layered them together. I stamped and embossed some WPlus9 Modern Peony images to add some interest, adhered the stacked panel to the watercolor panel and then to a top folding 4.25" square note card - quick and simple!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week!


Stamps: WPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 80 lb. white, Ranger distress water color
Accessorieswhite embossing powderglossy accents


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Open DT Call for the Fall/Early Winter Term

Hi, everyone! I hope you've all been enjoying the summer. As many of you know, our family suffered a tragic loss when my brother (age 32) passed away at the end of June. His funeral services were just after the 4th of July and we buried his ashes a week ago. It's been a roller coaster and when I stop to think about him, I still can't believe he's gone. Thanks to everyone who has been thinking about me and my family. Your thoughts and prayers mean a lot to us. <3 We've been keeping fairly busy which helps me not think *too* much. We did more traveling this summer than we ever have. We took a trip to Virginia at the end of June and just went to visit my uncle in New Jersey this past weekend. We have a day trip to a waterpark planned this week and a few days of "camping" next week. Then we'll be just DAYS away from going back to school. The weather has cooled in NH and dare I say I think I've seen a few leaves changing already. Fall is my absolute favorite so I don't mind though it would be nice for it to get back into the 80's to hit those waterslides Thursday! haha

The next open call begins TODAY! Technically I was supposed to post this on Sunday, but here I am... two days late. Le sigh. Get it together, Vanessa!!! haha

Please send us 3-5 samples of your most recent creations to Your samples can be cards, scrapbook layouts or whatever you like to create. If you've applied for the team before, PLEASE make sure you're sending NEW artwork. We'd also like links to your online galleries, blogs, YouTube channels, etc., anything that will give us an idea of what your creative style and abilities are. Please include if you are currently or have been on any other Design Teams in the past and tell us a little about yourself in a short bio.

This is a 4 month commitment starting in September and going through December. You must be willing to create 4 projects per month with one blog post per week. Sometimes an additional project will be asked for and appreciated. We do ask that you be exclusive to the online shop for Design Team work. You can design for manufacturers, blogs, kit clubs, etc., but we would appreciate it if you stuck with our online shop only for the 4 month term. We are always trying to expand and gain new customers so sharing links to the shop is required at a minimum of 3 times a week via various social media outlets. This is a BIG part of the DT's job and we appreciate you helping us get the word out. You can post links to your own blog posts, projects shared on FB/IG, a teammates fabulous creation, your favorite current products, sales, etc. There is ALWAYS something to share and again, a main part of the "job".

In return for your creations and promotion, you will get $30.00 worth of FREE product of your choice each month. You will also get a 25% discount to use as much as you'd like for your term. The shop is FULL of fabulous products with more coming in regularly and you'll be able to get yourself some at a generous discount. WOOT!

If you love fall and holiday crafting, this is definitely the perfect term for you!!! Please send us your application by August 27, 2017. We will go over all of the applications and choose the best fit for the shop shortly after. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing all of your creations and adding more members to our talented team. 


Hi there and welcome to Butterfly Reflections Ink!
This is Tanya from Studio 5380 with a sweet birthday card to share with you today:

I'm loving the bright, happy colors on this fun card!

I created the "Celebrate" background with the fabulous Celebrate Speech Bubble Die from My Favorite Things. Before die cutting the bubble, I inked up some white card stock with Distress Inks in the following colors:  Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade.

While my inked up panel was drying, I colored these cute little guys from the My Favorite Things stamp set, Furever Friends.  I added birthday hats and the bow tie from the MFT stamp sets, Happy Hippos and Beary Special Birthday.

I popped up my fun little birthday buddies on the front of my card with a bit of Scotch Foam Tape. And, as a finishing touch, I adhered a few sequins from the Pink Lemonade Mix by Neat & Tangled with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great day and I'll see  you again next Tuesday!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rainbow Sunburst with Glitter Paste Overlay

Hi my friends!  Kari here with you today.  Rainbow's are all the rage it seems lately. I know I am certainly falling for them, and why not...they are happy and cheerful!  Well, I have featured a few rainbow projects with you since being on the DT this term, and I have another card inspired by the online card classes most recent class Rainbow Maker.  And, what is so great is you can find these products I've used over at BRI shop!

I started this card by creating my focal panel with a piece of Distress Watercolor Card stock.  I knew that I was going to have a lot of moisture, so I wanted to use a thicker card stock.  I used three Distress Oxide Colors ; Picked RaspberryFossilized Amber, and Salty Ocean.  I started in the middle of my card stock with a circular motion  and my ink blending tool with Picked Raspberry, then Fossilized Amber, and then Salty Ocean.  It looks as if I used more colors, but when inking the blue onto of yellow, you get green, and the yellow into the pink you get orange :)

Once I was happy with my blending, I got out my stencil.  The exact stencil I used has been discontinued, but I highly recommend getting the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT.  I plan on getting this one too!  Then, I used This glitter paste from Viva, or you could also use Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste.  I spread that out as even as possible with my palette knife, and then removed my stencil, and set my panel aside to dry for several hours.  Make sure you clean up your work surface and your tools used because you don't want that paste to dry onto your tools or stencil.  

Once dried, I actually cut my panel in half to make two cards.  I die cut a piece of Guava card stock and white card stock.  I used the Blueprints 27 biggest frame die, to create my frame for my focal panel, and then used the Stitched Cloud Backdrop to create an extra something to my focal panel.  Before adhering anything together, I stamped down my sentiment which comes from the Sending Love stamp set from Right At Home with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  

I adhered everything with liquid glue, and then adhered my panel onto a white card base.

I loved how I could get two cards out of this one panel.  I created this one specifically for today's post, but here is the second card in case you were wondering

Thank you all for stopping by, and I will see you right back here next Monday.  Have a great week!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Welcome, Little One!

Happy Saturday, Friends!

It's my turn today to share a card with you, and I'm really excited about this one!

My Favorite Things came out with this super cute Bundle of Baby Clothes die set a few months ago, and I immediately fell in love with it. It was one of the first die sets I ordered from Butterfly Reflections, Ink, and I've honestly been debating how to use it since April!

I started by creating my fence background. I took the Lawn Fawn Stripey Backdrop die and cut two different panels. I flipped one of the panels over to make a criss-cross pattern on top of the first panel. I adhered my fence background on to my card base and then moved on to the clouds!

I used a stitched cloud die and white cardstock to make the clouds, and I treated the edges with some Broken China distress ink to give the hint of a blue sky. I glued the clouds on top of my background and then went on to the cutest part--the baby clothes!

I took some various plaid papers from My Favorite Things and die cut some baby clothes from these papers. One technique I like to use when using patterned papers in card making is to take some Antique Linen Distress Ink and treat the edges of my patterned paper die cuts with my mini ink blending tool. Just adding a little bit of this distress ink to the edges helps to give the die cuts some gradation and stand up off the card. I cut the clothesline string from some kraft colored cardstock and then glued the baby girl clothing die-cuts on to the clothesline. I also cut some of the hearts from the same papers and glued them on to the little clothes and then applied some Glossy Accents on top of the hearts for some added dimension.

I then finished off the scene by creating some grass using a grassy die-cut set and coloring it with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. The great thing about coloring die cuts with distress inks is that it doesn't really matter if you use the regular distress inks or the oxide inks. You will get great results either way!

I finished off the entire card by stamping a sentiment from a Clearly Besotted set along the bottom of the card in Versamark ink and then white heat embossed it.

Folks, the star of this card are those adorable baby clothes. In my opinion, there aren't enough adorable baby cards on the market, and having a baby is one of the most wonderful causes in the world to celebrate, am I right?!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, August 11, 2017


Hi, there friend, Crystal here with a very simple yet stunning card featuring Concord & 9th and Altenew newest releases. 

I was inspired by this color scheme found on Pinterest.

To make this, I began by stamping Altenew Floral Fantasy in Altenew Crisp Inks in the following sets, Cool Summer Night for the leaves, Red Cosmos for the pink flowers and Summer Afternoon for the yellow tones. Stamping the flowers came first, then the leaves.

The sentiment is Aloha from Concord & 9th July release. Heat Embossed in white on black cardstock and adhere to the card base with foam adhesive.

I am pretty pleased with the way this turned out, and I love how Pinterest can be a source of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Reverse Confetti Pattern Paper Card

Hello BRI Friends!!! Waleska here from Craftinglovew to share a very fun and graphic card with lots of pattern paper and paper piecing, inspired on the illustrator of this Reverse Confetti images Dawn Machell.


For this card my main inspiration was Dawn Machell illustrations, she uses lots of different patterns on her images, she combines bright colors and graphic patterns to create AWESOME illustrations.  I started by choosing the pattern paper I wanted to use, there are lots of  Pattern Papers for you to choose at the shop.  I find one that would look well combined together on my card.  I used the new Reverse Confetti Magical Day Stamp Set and the Unicorn Wishes Stamp Set.  I loove long cards, because they give me the chance to use more stamps and do bigger scene cards, this one measures 4.5 by 8 inches long.  I stamp the tree, unicorn and dragon on the pattern paper with Versafine Onyx Black Ink so the black outline of the images could be more black.

I combined different colors of the pattern paper for the images and hand cut some of the details so that all the images can be color balanced, like the hair, tail and unicorn horn from this cute unicorn.  I glue the details with Mono Multi Liquid Glue.  This little details make the images look different and so cool.  I die cut two hills with the lawn fawn simple stitched hillside border dies to create a magical forest.  To color the background I used Oxide Ink Fossilized Amber.

To finish it up I used some hearts to embellish the up part of my card and stamped the GREAT sentiment from the Unicorn Wishes Stamp Set.  I hope you like this card and give paper piecing a try!
Remember the good news!!! Butterfly Reflections Ink shop is now carrying Stamp Market Stamps and there is still time to shop some Hero Arts goodies with 25% off with the code HERO25 until Friday!! 

Have a Magical Day!