Showing posts from October, 2018

Glowing Your Way Through Halloween PLUS a Giveaway!

Happy Halloween! 

Today we are all about Fall and Halloween for our Wednesday Blog Hop. In addition to the amazing projects that our team has created for you this week we also have a ***GIVEAWAY!*** We wanted to have a little fun with our blog hop this week, and give away ONE 25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the Brutus Monroe store! Just leave a comment on each blog post along the hop to be entered! Winner will be announced on next Wednesday's blog hop post, November 7th, on the Brutus Monroe blog. Please remember to check back next week to see if you are the winner!

***BONUS ENTRY- Post ANY project you have created in the Brutus Monroe Fan Club group on Facebook with the hashtag,#TrickOrTreatGiveaway! Good luck!

For this weeks card, I wanted to create a fun interactive glow in the dark Halloween card using the All Hallows Eve stamp set along with foiling, Aqua Pigments and the star of the show Glow in the Dark Glitter Glaze.  To begin I added deco foil transfer gel to a piece of Raven card…

Die cutting, Heat Embossing and Aqua Pigments All Together For One Beautiful Snowy Creation

Hello! As the last leaves fall from the trees the empty branches will soon be draped with beautiful blankets of snow. Today we have a card for you that shows the beauty of snow in purples and blues using heat embossing, die cutting and aqua pigments.

To create the back panel of the card, I taped down the Snowflake stencil using purple tape onto a piece of Aubergine cardstock. Once it was secure, clear embossing ink was added directly from pad to paper until the open areas in the stencil were coated. For this panel I added Icicle embossing powder and heat set it to create a great tone on tone look with a little shine.
Next, I created the panels that were used to cut the hexagon shapes. The panel was used by adding generous amounts of water to a piece of watercolor paper and then dropping blue violet and turquoise Aqua Pigments onto the paper and moving them around until I got the desired look. Once it had dried, the same technique using the snowflake stencil that was used for the base…

Beautiful Floral Backgrounds Made Simple

Hello! Today the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team is all about Florals. Brutus Monroe has many beautiful floral stamps available to purchase for any occasion card that you may need. Today I am showing you a simple card using the Botanical Background stamp.
First, I stamped the background using clear embossing ink on a piece of rogue cardstock. I originally intended to heat emboss the florals with alabaster embossing powder, however once I had stamped it out I realized that I loved the watermark look and decided not to emboss. I love when the products take you in a direction you didn't intend, but love the results better than what you had planned. 
Once the clear embossing ink  had dried I added a piece of ribbon from a previous inspiration box down the side and stamped out the "Happy Birthday" sentiment from Super Sentimental in Raven Detail Ink on the bottom of the card. I wanted the florals to be the main focal point. 
Finally, I added it to a card base using rogue and a…

Dance With Denim Over the Rainbow

Today I am showing you a card created using the Dance with Denim Brutus Monroe and Unity background stamp along with the Thanks die. I used a die cut inlay technique to create a continuous background and sentiment. This technique was a lot of fun and can be used in many different ways with numerous backgrounds and die cuts. Let's get started! 
First, I inked up the background stamp with Wagon, Jack-O-Lantern, Phonebook, Envy, Cornflower and Aubergine surface inks in a rainbow pattern vertically down the stamp. Using a Misti I stamped the background on an A2 size panel. One of my favorite things about these background stamps is the size. They are the perfect size for an A2 panel. 

Next, I taped the Thanks die. in the center of the inked panel with purple tape and ran it through my die cut machine. To give the sentiment a small amount of dimension I also cut it three times from Not Your Mama's white cardstock. After I adhered the panel to my card base I glued the Thanks…

Fall in Love with Aqua Pigments

Hello! It's Wednesday, that means another Inspiration Team Blog Hop with tons of inspiration. Today we are showing you projects created using Aqua Pigments. The Brutus|Monroe Aqua Pigments are specially formulated watercolors that work beautiful on all types of mediums. It is suggested to use them straight out of the bottle but they can have water added to them to lighten any color within the range.
Key Features: Non-Toxic1 Fluid Ounce of PigmentColor Fusion allows for colors to bend with easeTrue Color NamesConvenient Dropper BottleChild Proof Lid  I am showing you how adding a few drops of household bleach to your clean water can give your backgrounds a awesome effect that you can't get with regular water. The dropper bottle makes this technique so easy!

After I added the bleach to the water I used a large paint brush and generously added the water to a panel of watercolor paper. Make sure that the paper is completely wet or the technique will not work in all area's.  I use…

Embossing the Day Away

Hello! Welcome back to the Wednesday Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team blog hop. This week we are all about embossing powders. Did you know that Brutus Monroe has awesome embossing powders that melt evenly and give amazing coverage for the area or item that you want embossed. 
There is also a subscription of the month Embossing Club. When you sign up for the Embossing Powder club, you will receive never before released limited edition powder once each month. IF there are any powders left over from the subscriptions, they will be sold in store until gone.
Also, as a subscriber, will also receive 15% off on every in store purchase at any time. All of this for only 8.00 a month! 
To create this gorgeous Hello card I used the August embossing powder of the month Emerald City. It is a beautiful green color, but when you tip it to the side you can see yellow in it as if you are looking at the hidden yellow brick road. To start I used clear embossing ink on the Watercolor background stamp then ap…

Snowflake Layered Embossing Card


One of my favorite techniques in card making is heat embossing. It is so magical watching powder turn to a beautiful shine right before your eyes. It never gets old! Today I am showing you how to layer embossing powders to create a beautiful snowflake background.

To begin I  used purple tape to create diagonal strips on a panel of Midnight cardstock. Next, I added clear embossing ink directly to the panel. It is ok if you get it on the tape that will be removed after the embossing powder is heat set.  Now for the magic...adding Gilded embossing powder and heat set it with the Wagner heat tool.

After removing the tape strips I used an antistatic powder bag over the entire panel and secured the snowflake stencil (definitely one of my favorite stencils ever!). Using the same clear embossing ink to paper technique I then added Sterling embossing powder to the snowflakes. Don't be afraid to put the clear embossing ink over the Gilded lines, the sterling will heat emboss directly…

Sweet and Scary Candy Corn Vampire| Brutus Monroe Stamp Club of the Month October

We have officially entered October. Fall leaves, spider webs, pumpkins, bats and candy corn vampires Wait, CANDY CORN VAMPIRES?! Yep!  Brutus Monroe has combined two favorites of Halloween into one adorable stamp! How do you get yours?? 

All you have to do is sign up for the monthly stamp club. With the monthly stamp club you will receive a 2x3 stamp set for only $5 which includes your shipping and handling! The stamp set is designed each month by Christopher and will be shipped out to you by the 15th of the month (excluding holidays, in the event of a holiday falling on shipment day the stamp will ship on the next business day)

To received the current months stamp you must order by the last day of the current month. Your first charge will incur the day you sign up for the club and on the first of the month, every month thereafter. 

With the stamp club you will receive:
A new stamp designed monthly and shipped directly to you before it is listed on the website
15% off of your everyday regu…