Showing posts from February, 2019

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Hop - Anything Goes!

Hi crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog. The Brutus Monroe team is blog hopping today, and the theme is "Anything Goes!" I have been dying to work with the new foils and clear toner sheets that Brutus Monroe just released. It's also on purpose that I'm sharing a birthday card, because I'd like to say Happy Birthday to my amazing sister Melanie. I love her to pieces and today is her birthday! 
This card is technically very simple but packs a visual punch for the recipient! I chose to work with the Silver Sketch Foil and the Crosshatch clear toner sheet. I trimmed a piece of the clear toner sheet down and ran it through my laminator. I die cut the frame from Raven cardstock, and attached the foiled toner sheet to the back of the window. I cut a slightly larger piece of Raven cardstock and piled some black and silver sequins in the middle. I lined the back of the window with foam tape and attached it over the sequin pile. 

I stamped the sentiment onto Alabas…

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Hop - February Subscription Products

Hello crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by. This post is part of the weekly Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team blog hop. Our assignment this week was to use some of the February subscription products! I chose to use the stencil and the stamp of the month. If you haven't seen the full stencil yet, it's actually an egg shape with the pretty swirls and dots. The stamp is the cute little bunny and the words "Hoppy Spring". It also includes a little peep shaped stamp, but I didn't use it for this project.

On instagram I spotted a really cool "wiper" card on the account @alilovescardmaking and I had never tried one before! I searched for "wiper card" on YouTube and watched a few tutorials to get an idea for the mechanism. I cut the main card base pieces from Lunch Bag cardstock, and then cut an Alabaster cardstock panel to fit on the front. I used Honeysuckle and Rouge inks blended over the stencil, with the Rouge concentrated in the center. 

I stamped …

Brutus Monroe Hop - Dies

Hi crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. The Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team's assignment this week was to showcase the Brutus Monroe dies. I chose to use a word die and a hexagon die! I started with two piece of Alabaster cardstock, one for the card front and one for die cutting. Using the "Hello" word die, I ran it through my die cutter 6 times. I started with the "Hello" towards the top right, because I wanted to make sure there was at least one complete word on the background. I positioned all the rest around it in diagonal lines. I glued them down with a fine-tipped applicator, but if you have the double sided adhesive sheets, they would work great for this project! I let some hang off the edges and trimmed them down at the end. I popped it up on a slightly larger piece of Alabaster cardstock with foam tape.

 I stamped the cacti with Raven detail ink, and colored them with my Zig markers, and fussy cut them out. I chose the "hello"…

Brutus Monroe Hop - Surface Inks

Hi crafty friends, thanks for stopping by today. The Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team is blog hopping today to showcase projects make with the surface inks. For this project, I chose to use two colors - Rock Candy and Cabana. 
I started with this koi fish pre-printed cardstock from the Lucky You card panels, and ran it through the laminator with Gold Shattered Glass decofoil. I started blending Rock Candy surface ink in the middle of the card, and the cool thing is that the foil resists the ink! I blended the Cabana ink around the edges, and added some white dots to the heads of the koi fish. I colored the bodies of the koi fish with a shimmer pen, but it's hard to catch that on camera.

 I squished the Cabana surface ink down onto my craft mat and I spritzed it with water, and splattered it all over the panel using a paintbrush. I also splattered a slightly larger panel of Alabaster cardstock. I popped the koi panel up on the splattered Alabaster panel with foam tape, and stamped t…