First, I cut a piece of black card stock to 8.5" x 3.5." Next, I took the Shooting Star Stencil and lined it up on the bottom of my card panel. I used the Glistening Snow Chroma Glaze and my Stencil Pal to spread the glaze over the stencil. (Usually I used Pixie Spray to hold my stencil when using glazes but because this stencil is not as delicate as others, I just used some low tack tape to hold it in place.) One tip I have, is that I have found that if I use my Stencil Pal and I only pull the glaze in one direction, I have less bleeding under the stencil.
Monday, June 14, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
|Both of my cards using similar supplies.|
First, I started by taking a pre-cut slim line card base and used some washi tape to hold the Slimline Umbrella Stencil in place. I used a blending brush with Marsala Surface Ink, I repeated this with the 6x6 Umbrella Stencil and an white card panel measuring 4.5" x 5.5." Before I removed my stencil, I used a palette knife to spread some Pearl Chroma Glaze over the top of both blended panels and stencils. I used a small layer, spreading in only one direction and not worrying if it covered the entire blended area. I carefully removed the stencils, set the panels aside to dry and took the stencils to the sink to wash.
Next, I stamped two of the images from the Mother's Day stamp set with Raven detail ink on Perfect Blend Alcohol Paper. I smooshed some Marsala, Grass Stain, and Maple Surface Ink on my glass mat. Using a water brush, I picked up the ink and painted the flowers with Marsala, the Grass Stain in the leaves and stems, and the Maple for the center of the big flower and the branch. Then I used my Brutus Monroe scissors, to fussy cut out both flowered images. \
Once my card panels were dry (I usually leave them overnight), I used the Slim line and 2nd largest Rectangle foundation dies to cut them down slightly. Then, I decided I wanted to mat my panels before I put them on my card base. I cut down some Marsala Card stock. For my slim line card, I cut the card stock to slightly smaller than 3.5" x 8.5" and for my A2 panel to 4.25" x 5.25."
I used a piece of scrap Marsala cut to 9/16" x 8-7/8," and stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from the stamp set with Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink. I covered it with Alabaster Embossing Powder and heat set it. I did the same thing for the Thank you sentiment and cut it out with Circle Foundation die.
Next, I attached my panels to my mats and my white card bases. For my slim line card, I attached the sentiment strip to the panel first and then my image, using liquid glue. For the A2 Card I attached the image first and then my sentiment also using liquid glue. For a finishing touch, I used some clear glaze from my stash to add drops to the center of the flowers on my slim line card.
|Here is a close up of the shine from the Chroma glaze and the liquid pearls I added to the center of the flowers.|
Monday, May 17, 2021
Today's post brings you two cards using a couple of Brutus Monroe 3" x 4" Stamp Sets.
For my card panel, I looked through my stash and found a scrap of yellow cardstock that matched the yellow from the Copic Markers. I taped the panel with the Mixed Media Stencil Flower Burst with some temporary tape and covered it with the Pearl Chroma Glaze. (Tip: I only apply the glaze in one direction, this helps with keeping the glaze where I want it and not to seep into other areas.) I set this aside to dry overnight. (Tip: Since I do most of my weekly crafting at night; I make several backgrounds at once and set them aside to dry overnight so I can continue the next day.) I used more of the same yellow cardstock to cut out a circle with one of the Circle Foundation Dies. I stamped the sentiment from the set with Raven Detail ink.
I decided to ground the gnome with about a 1/2" blue strip (also from my scraps). I attached the blue strip and the gnome to my dry Chroma Glaze panel with liquid glue. Then I used glue to place my sentiment circle to overlap the part of the gnome that was cut off. Finally, I attached the whole panel to the front of my white A2 card base.
Here is a close up that shows the shimmer from the Pearl Chroma Glaze.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
For today's post I wanted to used the sentiments from the All the Men in my Life Stamp set in a different way. To start, I cut down a piece of British Racing Green cardstock in half and scored it at 4.5" to make an A2 card base. Next, I took a piece of slivery grey paper from my Scrap bin (I have a goal this year to use up more scraps on my cards) and treated with my Anti-Static tool. Thirdly, I arranged the masculine words, some of which are: Dad, Granpa, Father, Uncle, Son, etc, on an acrylic block. Some of the words are horizontal, vertical and different reading orientations. I inked the stamps with the Color Hive Clear Ink. For my embossing powder, I chose a sliver from my stash and heat set it.
I continued this process until the whole page was covered with words, essentially creating my own patterned paper. I cut the piece down to slightly smaller than 4.25" x 5.5" and used liquid glue to attach it to my card base. I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on the inside from the same stamp set. To finish off my card, I die cut the letters DAD from more of the British Racing Green cardstock and lined it up on the front of my card,
Just a few products were used to make this card and here is list of links:
Monday, April 19, 2021
Today's post is a Slim Line card for you today featuring one of the newest stamp sets released from Brutus Monroe. As soon as I saw Balloon Ride, I knew I had to have it. The balloons are awesome. The sentiments and accent stamps are just perfect for many designs and card themes.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Today's card features the Brutus Monroe Stencil of the Month and the new Galaxy Glazes.
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
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