Showing posts from December, 2018

Thank You!

Happy Wednesday! Today the design team is sharing our "Thanks." This time of year we are done with holiday cards and ready to tell those we love "thanks" for the wonderful gifts they gave to us that past few months. I decided to create a simple thank you card that could easily be mass produced if needed. I began by die cutting using the Thanks die  from Not Your Mama's cardstock.  To add the color the die was placed in a high box and sprayed with Rogue Surface Spray and then Serling Liquid Elements Spray. While it was drying I created the background on a piece of Rogue cardstock using the Super Sentimental Stamp set and Brutus Monroe Pigment Ink . Three thanks stamps were chosen from the set and stamped multiple times in different directions using the  Pigment Ink . A piece of ribbon from the December Inspiration box was added to give the sentiment and background some division. The final step was adding the Thanks and adhering the panel using craf

Merry Christmas Over Again

  Happy Wednesday! Today the team is all about Christmas. For this card I used the Christmas Over Again background stamp from Unity and Brutus Monroe and Deco foil transfer gel to create a foiled background.  Deco foil gel is a transfer get that once dried, you can add foil to create a fun foiled project using stencils, stamps etc. When you are using it on stamps as I did with this project you have to immediately wash your stamp with warm water. If the gel dries it will ruin your stamp. To begin, I added the gel to the entire background stamp using an ink blending pad . I worked very quickly and only added a thin layer. The gel was transferred to a piece of midnight cardstock using a Misti Stamp Positioning tool . Once the gel is dry it will turn clear. Because there was only a thin layer applied the gel dried very quickly. Next, Sunrise foil was added using a laminator. The sentiment is from the Yuletide Greetings set.   It is heat embossed using Gilded embossing powder o

Holiday Decor Using Sketched Holiday Surface Board

Hello friends! Heather B. here showing you how to make simple holiday decor using the Brutus Monroe Sketched Holiday Surface Board. The sketched surface boards are: 12"x 12" sizing Full Printed Holiday Designs 5 Sheets per pack You can use them  to make boxes, create scrapbook pages or decorate and put them in a frame, as I have done with my project today. Let's get started!  First, I choose to use Aqua Pigments to paint one of the stockings on a board that had many images randomly placed. The Aqua Pigments work amazing on the surface boards! To create the gold for the ribbon, I mixed Gingerbread, from the Holiday Collection, and Yellow .  For the background I masked off diagonal strips using purple tape  and then used Red and Pearl Aqua Pigments to create the stripes.  Once the background had dried I fussy cut the stocking and added it with foam tape to the background. The entire panel was put on a piece of gilded glitterstock and added to a f

Merry & Bright Masking

Hello Friends! Happy Wednesday! Today the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team is hopping along showing you how projects created using the technique of masking. There are several reasons that I love the Brutus Monroe Masking Paper. : The masking paper comes in two different sizes 4.25 X 5 and 8.5 X 11 . My favorite size is the smaller. I also love that the backing on the paper has thin lines that allow you to pull the backing off easily no matter how you cut it down.  It dies cuts like a dream What I love the most about this masking paper is that it sticks! It sticks very well and doesn't peel up as you are working around it, but it does not rip the panel when it is removed.  For today's card I used the adorable December Stamp of the Month Light Bulb Stamp and masked it over and over to create my own background patterned with multiple light bulbs. Once the masking was complete I used the same traditional colors to color each bulb. Coloring this card was very relaxing

Cozy Colors of Christmas Winter Scene

Hello Friends! The Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team is creating projects using a cozy Christmas color palette for this weeks Wednesday Blog Hop. Today the team is Crushing it with the following Color Crush Theme. I choose to create a winter scene using the colors. To begin I added rock candy to the bottom of the panel and covered it with Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze . For the snowman I masked off several stamps from the set Build a Snowman  to create my snowman with a hat and scarf. The mask were left in place to create the sky background using Aqua Pigments from set 1  I love the look of a pink, purple sky setting over the mountain of snow holding the snowman dressed up for the winter.  I also used Aqua Pigments to color the snowman. I mixed several colors to get the desired colors for the challenge. The body of the snowman is covered with Pearl Aqua Pigment . The pearl added shimmer like snow to make the snowman appear more realistic. The sentiment is heat embossed with

Snowflakes and a Snow Globe

Hello friends! Heather B. here!  Did you know that Brutus Monroe has a series of stamps called City Sidewalks?  T hey are beautifully illustrated snow globes by Chuck Carlson. There are currently twelve available from Pittsburgh  to Sydney. They are size 3 X 4 and there is also a coordinating die .  These stamps can be used for any project or occasion. Today I used the Pittsburgh snow globe to create a Christmas card.  To began, the background was created using black and yellow aqua pigments. Once it had dried I added snowflakes using The Miracle of Nature background stamp and Alabaster embossing powder .  The  Pittsburgh  Snow Globe is heat embossed with  Alabaster embossing powder  on Midnight cardstock.   The  coordinating die  was used for the snow globe and it was adhered to the panel using foam tape to give it dimension. Nuvo White Blizzard drops were added to give the appearance of snow in the globe. The final step was adding the sentiment "Merry Chri