Friday, January 20, 2017

Colorful Thank You Card with Brutus Monroe

Hello again! Happy Friday! Today I am sharing how I created a colorful thank you card using products from Brutus Monroe products. These cards are great to make in advance and add a special little stamped image in the middle of the circle to personalize it for the occasion when you are ready to use the card. I will show you how below.....


First I taped down the Tile Mixed Media Stencil with some washi tape over a piece of white cardstock. Then using some sponge daubers and the Brutus Monroe Premium Chalk Ink in Cornflower, Oz, Phonebook, Rouge, and Terracotta I daubed the inks over the stencil to created a blended rainbow effect.


Next, I embossed the inked cardstock piece with an embossing folder. Then I sprayed some Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner on a paper towel and lightly rubbed it over the raised areas of the embossed cardstock. As the cleaner dries, the ink will lighten up slightly. I also used the Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner to clean the ink off of my stencil; it looks as good as new again.


I then matted the piece with black cardstock and adhered it to my card base. Then using the Many Thanks Stamp Set I stamped the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock using the Alabaster Pigment Ink. Matted the sentiment piece with white cardstock and then embossed it with the same embossing folder I used for the background piece. Adhered the sentiment piece to the center of my card with some Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares.


On a small scrap piece of white cardstock, I stamped the paint easel from the School Day - Planner Set Stamps and then colored it in with the same inks I used on the background piece. That is what is so fun about the Many Thanks Stamp Set; you can use any tiny stamp to personalize your card. You are not just limited to only use the little stamps that come in the set. 

Once I got my little paint easel colored, I used a small Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares behind it and popped it up in the middle of the thank you circle. 




Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Some links used are affiliated links, which means I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you, what so ever!!) when you click on my links and make a purchase from their store. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. This project was created for and sponsored by Brutus Monroe.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Creating Marbleized Embellishments For Cards

Hello, crafty friends! Whether you are trying to create a marbleized background or some fun embellishments, using Creative Medium and some Brilliance Inks from Imagine makes a perfect combo to create an amazing marble effect with the perfect amount of shimmer.


For the sentiment, I used VersaColor in Pinecone and my Misti to make sure I got it stamped exactly where I wanted it and so it was nice and crisp.

Check out my video below to see how I created the feathers on my card.
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See how shimmery the Creative Medium and Brilliance Ink are together? Plus I love these two colors together!




Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Some links used are affiliated links, which means I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you, what so ever!!) when you click on my links and make a purchase from their store. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. This project was created for and sponsored by Imagine.

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Not So Scary Birthday Card

Hello, have you seen the January Stamp Club Set yet from Brutus Monroe? It is soooo cute! The little monster can be used for birthday projects combined with the sentiments that come in the set. I can also see this cute little guy on some Valentine's project too. For my project today, I decided to go with a birthday theme and use the fun "Birthdays Are Scary!" sentiment.


I stamped the little monster with some Raven Detail Ink and colored him in with Copic markers.
For the background, I used a piece of photo paper and then randomly sprayed the three different colors that come in the Liquid Elements Spray Bundle onto the paper and then used a heat tool to dry them. 

Check out the amazing shimmer these Liquid Elements Sprays give!


After the sprays had dried, I layered the background onto a black piece of cardstock and then adhered it to a card base. I cut a banner and stamped the sentiment "Birthdays Are Scary!" that comes in the January Stamp Club Set using the Alabaster Pigment Ink.

Then I adhered the banner to the card with some 3D foam squares, fussy cut out my little monster friend and doubled up some 3D foam squares under him, so he stood up on my card even higher.

After my card was all together, I decided it needed something else. So I took the star stamp from the January Stamp Club Set and stamped it a few times onto the background with the Raven Detail Ink and then colored it in with a black Copic marker.


I hope I inspired you to give it a try and make sure to check out the Brutus Monroe Stamp Club. You don't want to miss out on it! Each month's set is ONLY $5 and that includes shipping and handling.


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Some links used are affiliated links, which means I receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you, what so ever!!) when you click on my links and make a purchase from their store. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. This project was created for and sponsored by Brutus Monroe.