Showing posts from August, 2018

Using Stamps to Foil...Yes, You Can!

Hello!  Today I am showing you a technique using stamps, Deco Foil Transfer Gel and of course the beautiful  Drybrush foil from Brutus Monroe. When I craft I like to look at a product and figure out what I can do with it that may not the conventional way. I enjoy crafting so much because it allows me to experiment and "see what happens." Brutus Monroe products are great for crafters like me.  I started by placing a small amount of Deco Foil Transfer Gel on a craft mat using a pallet knife. You will not need very much at all. A small amount goes a long way for this technique. I choose a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Brutus Monroe Super Sentimental  stamp set. If you are looking for a sentiment stamp set that fits many needs, this is the one!   Next, I added the sentiment to an acrylic block . To add the transfer gel to the sentiment I used a small ink dauber. It allowed me to have a little more control which helped with the small sentiment.  Using

Using Multiple Mediums to Create One Card

Hello! Watercolor? Surface sprays? Stamps and dies? Surface Inks? Glittercardstock? Masking? Embossing....which to choose for a card?? How about all of the above!  What I love about Brutus Monroe is the way the products spark out of the box creativity. I am super excited to be the August guest designer on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration team. For my first project I wanted to use all of the above.  For today's card I started with a sheet of  Brutus Monroe masking paper.  Using a pencil I drew three hills and a tree branch. After cutting out the hills and branch I placed them on a piece of watercolor cardstock.  Next, I placed the panel in a tall box so I could spray  Oz Surface Spray  on the panel. Surface sprays come in a variety of colors and dry permanent. The bold blue color of the Oz was perfect for my sky. To add varying dimensions  I used a paper towel to blot the surface spray. You will need to work fast due to the surface sprays drying quickly.  Aft

Brutus Monroe July 2018 5 Cards 1 Kit- Blast off!

 Hello! Oh my did I have fun creating with this inspiration box from Brutus Monroe . Space is the theme the July Out of this World kit. I used the products from the box along with the new Brutus Monroe Decofoil line  along with the new Brutus Monroe glitter glaze .  You can purchase most of the products in the box individually HERE . All products used are listed below if you would like to subscribe to the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box click HERE .  Once you become a subscriber you will also receive 15% off everyday purchases. You can cancel at anytime. Have a great day! Don't just follow your dreams LIVE them! -Heather  Note: I do use affiliated links.  What this means to you is, at NO additional cost to you I receive a commission when you purchase a product through one of the product links. This allows me to continue to purchase new products and create additional inspiration.  I list links for several companies so you are able to locate t

Foiled beach scene using Brutus Monroe foil and embossing powders

Hello! As a crafter I love it when you have an idea in your head,(mine usually come into my head in the middle of the night when I am trying to sleep) 😀that actually translates to my project the way I saw it or better. That is how this beach scene card came to be. Today I am using Brutus Monroe products . I have said it before and will say it again, if you have not checked out Brutus Monroe you are missing out! They have innovative, fun, creativity run wild products.  First I taped off a panel about half way down with purple tape  and I used the rays stencil from MFT. To outline where the sun will be on my scene. Next, I used three colors of Distress Oxide, abandoned coral , squeezed lemonade , and carved pumpkin  with a blending tool to add color to the setting sun and sky.   Once the sky and sun were the colors that I wanted I taped the stencil back down to the panel and used deco foil transfer gel  for the rays of the sun. After the gel dried I added Brutus Monroe Su