Today's card features the Brutus Monroe Stencil of the Month and the new Galaxy Glazes.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Monday, April 5, 2021
My card today is a very fun and simple one layer card. Starting with an A2 white card base, scored, folded and placed in my Original Misti. I love the flower image from the Beautiful Night Garden Stamp (designed by Alex Syberia). I choose an Orange and Redish/Pink ink to spot ink up this image. Spot inking, is what I call inking my stamp several times, overlapping colors. Actually, I like to repeat this step until I am happy with the mix and saturation of the two colors.
Next, I removed the card from my Misti. Using the same Redish/Pink ink, I stamped the Red rubber Splatter 2 background stamp, I over the entire background. However, I did not use an acrylic block or my Misti, which gave a more organic and imperfect look the the splatter look.
For a focal image, I chose the new Flower Cluster stamp (designed by Varada Sharma), placed it and my card base back in my Misti. First, I treated the card base with an anti-static tool. Then, I stamped the Flower Cluster and my Sentiment (chosen from Alex Syberia's Flower Background with Sentiment Set) with the Color Hive Clear Embossing Glue Ink Pad. Thirdly, I covered them both with a Black Embossing Powder from my stash. Finally, I heat set the embossing powder and my card was finished.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
The April Inspiration Box has these adorable party Dinosaurs that just screamed Comic strip to me.
|Here is a picture of the glow in the dark glitter paste.|
Monday, March 29, 2021
First, I took on of the white slim line panels (that came with the kit), treated with my antistatic bag and stamped the Fairy Swinging on the moon with a yellow pigment ink on at the top and the make a wish sentiment towards the bottom. Next, I covered them both with a clear embossing powder from my stash and heat set them.
Using a blending tool, I ink blended Broken China, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot Distress Oxides over the background. I concentrated the lightest color (broken china) around the moon and sentiment. I took a clean towel to carefully wipe off the embossing areas. Next, I took the Fairy on the Moon stencil and layed it over the top of my Embossed fairy and a cloth over the bottom of my card panel. I used a shimmer spray from my stash and sprayed over the stencil. I love how the shimmer spray left the silhouette of the stencil.
|Here is a close up of the shimmer from spraying the stencil|
Lastely, I took a stencil and glow in the dark glitter paste from my stash and created a starry background over the top. Once dry, I used liquid glue to attach it to a yellow mat and then to my white Slim Line Cardbase. My typical Slim Line cards measure 3.5" x 8.5."
|I did get a photo of the glow in the dark paste, though the photos is upside down.|
For a final touch, I used a small star die from my stash and cut out 7 stars to attach around my card.
I hope you enjoyed my card and will stop back again.
You can find the subscription link to the HedgeHog Hollow box is here. Sometimes you can buy a one off box if there is any left.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
To start my project I took a A2 card Panel and rubbed my antistatic bag all over it. I took the Aerialist stamp and the stars and stamped them all over using the Brutus Monroe Embossing ink, and covered them with the Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing powder. After I heat set the powder, I used a blending brush to cover the panel in Gubby and Game Over ink by Simon Hurley Creates. I love how the two colors mix to create the orange. I had the idea that these colors represent the big top of the circus.
Next I took the Hills Stencil and the Poppy Glitter Paste both from Brutus Monroe to cover part of the card front, being careful to not go over the edges of the stencil. I set the card panel aside to dry. Next I stamped the Sentiment from the Rewrite the Stars set and stamped it in the Game Over ink and covered it with the Alabaster Sparkle Embossing Powder. After I heat set it, I noticed I did not have the entire sentiment covered, but I liked the two toned look. I used my blending brush to ink the sentiment panel with Guppy Ink. I used a couple of stitched dies from my stash to cut out the sentiment and the dry card panel.
Finally I used liquid glue to attach the sentiment to my card panel and my card panel to my white A2 Card base.
- Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
- Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder
- Simon Hurley Creates Game Over Ink
- Simon Hurley Creates Gubby Ink
- Brutus Monore Hills Mixed Media Stencil
- Brutus Monore Poppy Glitter Glaze (Special for the month of Jan 2021)
- Brutus Monore Alabaster Sparkle Embossing Powder
- Dare 2B Artzy Rewrite the Stars
Saturday, March 20, 2021
- Creamy WinterGreen Aqua Pigment
- Yellow Green Aqua Pigment
- Coral Aqua Pigment
- Gilded Aqua Pigment
- Embossing Ink
- Gilded Sparkle Embossing Powder
- Bamboo Slim Line Stencil
Monday, March 15, 2021
I compared my pink inks from my stash the pink in the roses and blended them both over the Multi Ring stencil (with pixie spray) temporarily attached my 8.5 x 3.75 white slim line card base with a blending brush. Next, I dug through my leftover stash from Brutus Monroe Inspiration boxes and found a ribbon that also coordinated with the flowers and attached it to the bottom of my die cut tag with Easy Tear Tape in the 1/4" size. I also threaded the top of the tag with more of the ribbon.
I attached the tag to the front of my card with some foam tape and then looked through my scrap stash for matching cardstocks to cut out my roses, leaves and sentiment. I used the Rose Corner Die in a yellow, pink and orangey/red paper. I fussy cut one rose out of the die cut and attached them to a darker scrap cardstock for the "back petals". I also fussy cut around the scrap so I had two tone roses. I repeated this process with two green scraps and a leaf die from the Flowered Heart Die set. I attached all of the roses and leaves to the top of the tag on my card with liquid glue.
Finally, I used the same pink scraps to cut the word Hugs and its shadow die from Christopher's Sentiment Cutting Dies. I did use my blender brush and the darker of my two pinks to give the shadow layer a little tint. I used liquid glue to attach the sentiment together and then to the front of my card near the bottom of my tag.
Here is a list of affilated links to the products I used that can be found in the Brutus Monroe Store:
- Farm House Floral 6x6 paper pack
- Stencil of the Month
- Tear Tape 1/4"
- Rose Corner Die
- Flowered Heart Die Set
- Christopher's Sentiment Cutting Dies
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Next stamped Jar from the Homegrown Happiness with Raven Detail ink on Perfect Blend Alcohol Paper. I created a tiny mask from the lip of the jar and applied it to my stamped image so I could stamp one of the stems over the jar. I removed the mask and colored in the images with a green and light blue Copic marker. I also stamped the "marigold" flower and used a few orange colors. I fussy cut both pieces and used liquid glue to attached them to my card panel. I put a little embossing ink on the flower head and I spread some more orange pigment powder over the top. Finally, I stamped the Thinking of you sentiment from the same set with Embossing Ink in the upper right corner of the card front.
Here is a list with affliated links to the products I used in the Brutus Monroe Store:
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
I am loving the new Inspiration Box Stamp Set from Brutus Monroe Homegrown Happiness. I created another one layer card. This time I used two colors to make a monochromatic card.
After treating my card base with my antistatic bag, I used Brutus Monroe Embossing ink and Alabaster Embossing powder for all of my images. FirstvI stamped the Jar on the front of my Gray A2 Card Base in the bottom left corner. I created a mask for the lip of the jar and the flower image I planned on using and fussy cut them out. Next I stamped the flower from the stamp set where I wanted it over the jar. I covered the lip of the jar and my flower with the Masks I made and then repeated the stamping steps for the stem.
For the sentiment I lined it up where I wanted it and used selective stamping to just ink up the with deepest with Embossing Ink (covering the sympathy word with purple tape when inking and removing the tape before stamping). I repeated this step after I lined up the sympathy under deepest with the same way of selective stamping reversing the words that were taped.
I carefully used a N5 and N3 Copic marker to add shading on my flower and jar, avoiding the embossed images as best as possible.
Monday, March 8, 2021
I started my card by cutting down a piece of white cardstock to 3.5" x 8.5." Then using my Misti stamping tool and Raven Detail ink, I stamped out several of the flowers and leaves from the Homegrown Happiness Stamp set onto masking paper. I fussy cut out all my masks, when I cut my masks I try to cut just inside the lines of my stamped image or right up to the outside edge.
Monday, February 15, 2021
I ran my dried background with a stitched rectangle die from my stash. Next I ran some red scrap paper through my Big Shot twice with one of the border dies from Lace Borders Cutting Die Set. I also cut one layer from Prom Night Glamour Gloss Cardstock and glued them all together to create a thick die for texture. I also did the same thing to the Love die from With Love and White cardstock three times. I attached both stacked die cuts to the front of my card panel. I used liquid glue to attach my card panel to a pink A2 card base. To finish off my card, I used a small heart die from my stash to cut more hearts from leftovers of my Prom Night Glamour Gloss and glued them around my die sentiment.
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