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Layered Glitter Glaze

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\ Hello Friends! It is Wednesday!! Today the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team is showing you fun projects using Glitter Glaze.    Brutus|Monroe Glitter Glaze is an incredible glitter medium that will make your project sparkle and shine. Our glitter glaze is based on the silk screen method of creating our popular Glitterstock. Using the glitter glaze is a breeze with stencils and screens with a palette knife.   1.7 Ounce Jar Fully mixed glitter glaze that won't flake or fall out when dry Can be used with stencils and screens  Ultra fine glitter works with all surfaces Use glitter glaze on glass, ceramic, wood, metal and fabric For today's card I used two different colors, Grape and Gold and layered them using a stencil.  To start, I taped a piece of   Not Your Mama's Cardstock  to a media mat using purple tape . This cardstock is very thick and holds glitter glaze well.  Next, using a pallet knife a layer of  grape glitter glaze  was added. When addin

Birthday Snowflakes Using Heat Resistant Vellum

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Hello Crafty Friends! It's Heather B. here with a fun seasonal birthday card using Heat-Resistant Vellum  and the Brutus Monroe & Unity Miracle of Nature background stamp . The Brutus Monroe Vellum comes in a pack of 10 sheets sized to 4.25 X 5.5. It is heat resistant which makes it perfect for heat embossing.  If you have someone in your life with a winter birthday this card is perfect. To begin I placed the vellum in my Misti using a small amount of removable adhesive on the back to hold it in place. The  Miracle of Nature background stamp  was inked up with clear embossing ink  and stamped onto the vellum. I repeated the process twice to make sure there was solid stamping due to the size of the stamp.  Next, the lightest blue color from the Hanukkah embossing powder collection  was added to the vellum. To heat set the embossing powder I used tweezers to hold the vellum while heat was applied using a Wagner Heat Gun . When you heat emboss on non-heat resista

Incredible Shrinking Christmas Ornaments

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It is Wednesday and that means another fun Wednesday Blog Hop from the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team. Today we are all creating with Brutus Monroe Shrink Film .  The Brutus|Monroe premium shrink film can be used to create all kinds of super cool embellishments. The  unique matte finish will allow for the Brutus Monroe surface inks to adhere to the surface of the material. Once dry you can either cut out the image or use a coordinating die for the perfect trim. Then take your favorite heat tool   and the image will shrink down to 1/10th the size!  I decided I wanted to create tiny ornaments using the Yuletide Greetings stamp set . There are several small stamps in this set that were perfect for making images that could look like ornaments.  To begin the gingerbread man, stocking, gift, bells, ornaments, and Santa hat stamps were positioned in a Misti Stamping Tool . You could also use an acrylic block if you do not have a stamping tool. The shrink film is a slippery surface

Dream Catcher Christmas

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Hello Friends! Heather B. here today with a Christmas Card using this month's inspiration box, which includes a beautiful 6 x 8 stamp set,  Catching Dreams  The set has a large dream catcher and several feathers as well as multiple encouraging sentiments. I wanted to use the large dream catcher stamp for the main focal point of the card. First, I stamped the dream catcher on a panel of Wagon cardstock using clear embossing ink . Next, Gilded embossing powder was added. To give the panel additional interest I ran the  clear embossing ink  around the edge of the panel and added Emerald City embossing powder . The same embossing powder was also used for the sentiment. The sentiment is from the 2017 Holiday Card Kit stamp set.  There is a small "Merry Christmas" that fit perfect. The sentiment is stamped with  clear embossing ink  and the  Emerald City embossing powder  was added to bring together the sentiment and the edging of the card. To complete the card I a

Let's Shake it Up For Birthday's

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Happy Wednesday! It is time for another Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop. This week we are showcasing shaker cards and all of the fun ways you can create with them. Brutus Monroe has several products to help you make fabulous shaker cards including two colors of foam tape, white and black  along with  self adhesive shaker pouches and a huge variety of sequins in many colors. For today's card I decided to create a fun shaker card using the Happy Birthday die set , Birthday Circle stencil and foam tape to create the shaker element. Let's get started on this shaking fun card. To begin I inked up a piece of cardstock with worn lipstick distress oxide , next using a spray bottle the stencil was sprayed with a heavy coat of water. Once the stencil is wet carefully flip it over onto the panel and careful use a rag to push down making sure the water reacts with the ink. Do not rub the stencil, you don't want it to shift.  Carefully pick up the stencil and let it

Snowflakes + Aqua Pigments

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Hello Friends!  Heather B. here today showing you how to use an embossing folder and Aqua Pigments to create beautiful background for your cards. If you are not familiar with Aqua Pigments they ar e  specially formulated watercolors that work beautiful on all types of mediums. We suggest using them straight out of the bottle but they can have water added to them to lighten any color within the range. Use Aqua Pigments for watercoloring and washes of color on watercolor paper or card stock.  Key Features Non-Toxic 1 Fluid Ounce of Pigment Color Fusion allows for colors to bend with ease True Color Names Convenient Dropper Bottle Child Proof Lid  There are two sets, set 1 and 2  available along with a special edition Sparkling Holiday Set  and Holly Jolly Set.   There is also a metallic collection .  Let's jump right in. To begin I opened up the embossing folder on my Brutus Monroe media mat and added drops of Blue Violet and Turquoise Aqua Pigments to one sid

EAT HAM!! November Stamp Club of the Month

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Thanksgiving is upon us once again and the turkey's are trying to make their escape. This month's stamp club of the month stamp features one campaigning to be saved from the dinner table. You won't want to miss out on this fun turkey requesting that you eat ham!  To get him all you have to do it  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

Christmas Eve and Poinsettia's

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Hello! Heather B. here sharing with you a beautiful Christmas card using the November Embossing Powder of the Month, Christmas Eve and the gorgeous glitterstock. When I saw this months embossing powder I fell in love with it! I love red, and the gold added to this powder put it over the top! To begin, I stamped the poinsettia from the 2017 Holiday Card Kit Stamp set  with clear embossing ink on a panel of gilded glitterstock  cut using a fishtail banner. . Next, I added the embossing powder. YES, you can heat emboss on glitterstock. It comes out perfect! For the sentiment I used the "Merry Christmas" from the  2017 Holiday Card Kit Stamp   heat embossed with gilded embossing powder on Scarlet glitterstock. . The gold of the gilded embossing powder on the scarlet is stunning. Scarlet is my favorite glitterstock. It is perfect for holiday cards. To complete the card, foam tape was added to the  gilded glitterstock  and adhered to the   Scarlet glitterstock.  The f