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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Love Is In the Air

Hello Everyone!
Today I've created a love themed card using the new Cloud Background stamp and the Hot Air Balloon Stamp Of The Month from Brutus Monroe! I thought they went so well together! 


I first inked up the new Cloud background stamp with Brutus Monroe embossing ink and sprinkled Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder all over the inked area and then heat set it. I used Ranger distress inks for an ink resist technique in two shades of light blues. 

Next, I placed the Hot Air Balloon stamp with the hearts that come with the stamp set into my Misti tool and put my cardstock in place. I inked the balloon and the hearts with Brutus Monroe Rouge Surface Ink and stamped my card. I left the stamp in place in my Misti, by it being in the same place, I then inked the rope and the basket in Brutus Monroe Machiatto Surface Ink so they would be brown and stamped my card again, I now have two colors on my hot air balloon.

I then trimmed my cloud background down to 5.5 inches and placed it on a piece of red cardstock slightly larger and adhered those to a 6 x 6 top folding card base. I popped my hot air balloon up on foam adhesive and glued my hearts down with Brutus Monroe Craft glue.

To finish my card I added Acrylic Bubbles and glossy accents around my card!

I hope you enjoyed!

I want to take a moment to let you know that Brutus Monroe will be having a HUGE Black Friday SALE! Make sure you are subscribed to Brutus Monroe so you know all about the sale! You don't want to miss out! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Lori

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Card | Tina's Classroom

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Today I have a Teacher's Appreciation Card I've created with the new release stamp set Tina's Classroom from Brutus Monroe.


Tina's Classroom stamp set is a charity stamp set which means 100% of the profits goes to a cancer foundation. 

Today's card came together pretty easy, I used fun papers from my stash, I especially love the pencil paper and had to use it.
I stamped the chalked board with Raven Detail ink from Brutus Monroe and colored it in with copic markers. I then stamped on the chalk board a sentiment from the stamp set and heat set it with Alabaster embossing powder. I die cut a small circle and stamped the apple with the little worm, which is also from the stamp set, colored it in with copics. I popped the apple and the chalked board up on foam dimensionals and I tied a piece of baker's twine around the chalk board to match.

And that's my card for today, thanks for stopping by,
Lori 

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Snow Friends | Brutus Monroe

Hello Everyone and Happy October!

Today I've created a clean and simple card using the new release stamp Snow Friends from Brutus Monroe! I just love a good snowman and this stamp set really fits the bill. There are four little plump snowmen in this stamp set and they are adorable!


I started my card by cutting three stitched rectangles, the largest I glued directly to the card base. The two smaller rectangles I stamped two of the snowmen from the stamp set with Raven detail ink. And then I did some simple simple copic coloring, I also used the Brutus Monroe Stylefile markers, they all blend together well. Once I finished coloring I popped the two pieces up on foam tape to add dimension. I added sequins and clear gems to accent my card.

To finish my card I used the beautiful sentiment that came with the stamp set.



Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to visit the Brutus Monroe blog for more inspiration.

Lori

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

When I Grow Up: Astronaut

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
It's release week here at Brutus Monroe and all week we will be showcasing the new product releasing Saturday September 30th! Such an exciting release at that.
Today I'm showing one of the When I Grow Up series stamps called Astronaut. This series of stamps, dedicated to little girls, is an encouraging set to let them know they can be whatever they what to be when they grow up! This is such a cute stamp set with lots of encouraging sentiments and I paired it with another stamp set Brutus Monroe has called Lucky Stars.

For my background I did an ink resist technique. I stamped images from the Lucky Stars stamp set and heat embossed it with Alabaster embossing powder. Next I made a rainbow galaxy with distress oxide inks and spritzed the background with shimmer spray.
I cut the side panel with a scalloped die an popped it up on foam tape.
I colored the little astronaut with copic markers and popped her on foam tape and placed her on the card. She is so stinking cute! I added some star gems to the card and my card was finished.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks for stopping by!
Lori
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy Snappy Birthday

Happy September! So much is going on this month especially for us crafters! Well we get STAMPember, The 30 Day Color Challenge which these usually results in plenty fun across the board, and finally Fall begins, yay! Really happy for Summer to leave it is too hot!

So since today begins the first day of The 30 Day Color Challenge I made a post and then I will share my card on IG like everyone else! I can't say I will post everyday, but I do hope to share everyday on IG.

So last week I received my Heffy Doodle order and finally had a chance to play with the Happy Snappy Crocs set. When I first saw that stamp set I knew I had to have it, but ended up buying the entire release. I didn't buy the dies because I have the Brother Scan n Cut, which I received for my birthday from my husband in July.  

Here's my card.

 I started out stamping my images on Neenah 110 lb. cardstock. Which has quickly become my favorite cardstock! I used copics to color my crocs and the rest of the stamp set. At this point I had an idea for a card and wanted to use every image, but that changed. Then ran that through the Brother scan n cut.
I used the MFT cloud stencil tp create the sky in the background using the same Neenah cardstock. I trimmed it down with a stitched rectangle die from Honey Bee Stamps. I used a slope/hillside die from Amuse Studio for the grass hill and then ran it through the same rectangle die, and adhered those pieces together. Then added my greeting.
I placed my little croc on the hill and used my x-acto knife and cut around his hands so I could place the cupcake there, and added the balloons in the sky like they were floating away. I also added wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for glitter, shine and dimension,


I placed this on top of Lemon Drop cardstock from MFTstamps, confetti scrapbook paper, and then my card base was A2 sized and side folding. I added Dew drops for embellishments and my card was completed.

I hope you liked my card today!
Lori


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Monday, August 28, 2017

Have a Very Merry Christmas

Hello everyone! I finally got around to making a card with the Beary Merry stamp set from Neat and Tangled. This stamp set came out last year, but I didn't have it and just recently purchased it along with some of their new release. Also cute!



I knew I wanted to create a snowy Winter scene, my favorite, because we just really do not get snow in the South. I used Twinkling H2O watercolors to create the background on 110 lb. Neenah Solar white cardstock. The Twinkling H20's are a shiny watercolor, which is really beautiful. I put the watercolor on a large acrylic block and added some water. Then I started just dabbing or smooching my paper into the watercolor. Heat set and repeat until I achieved the look I was going for. Honestly I wanted to use less watercolor, but I just couldn't stop, It was so fun! 
By now my paper is really warped from all the water and heat. So, I knew I was going to use an embossing folder as well for the background, and that really did the trick, flattened the card or evened it out. So happy with the look. So I trimmed the sides down a bit and glued it to my card base. Which by the way is an A2 size 4.25 x 5.5 side folding card from 110 lb. Neenah Solar White.
Next I used a slope die from Amuse Studio to make a snow slope for the bear and his friends to sit on.
I stamped the sentiment on the snow slope and starting putting the rest of my card together. 
I didn't buy the coordinating dies to this set because I have a Brother Scan n Cut. But with the bear die from Neat and Tangled it cuts around his hands so he can hold any one of the accessories that comes with the stamp. I simply used my X-acto knife to achieve the same thing. Isn't that cute though?  
I colored my critters with copic markers, and paper pieced the bears scarf. The trees in the background are dies from Impression Obsession, I colored those with copics as well. Very handy little dies to have in your craft stash! I added white dots in the background for snow with my Uniball Signo pen and added sequins to finish off the card.

I hope you like my card today and thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Beary Merry Stamp set Neat and Tangled
Starry Night Sequin MIx Neat and Tangled   
Ever Green Tree Dies IO   

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Friday, August 25, 2017

It's Your Day | Happy Birthday Card

Hello everyone!
I have a card I created for the Brutus Monroe DT that didn't made to the blog so I thought i would post it here. There are so many cards we make when we first get our stamps as a design team and some just don't make to a post on the Brutus Monroe blog. We just simply run out of weeks.

 I used the Trick or Treat stamp set in different way to create a fun punny birthday card!



Isn't this hilarious! When I first saw the Trick or Treat set and saw the Grim Reaper, I knew I had to create something along these lines! Using the Clickable letter stamps I was able to created my own greeting on the front of the card. The grim reaper originally held a bag in his hand for Halloween candy, I simply masked that off when stamping and added a lantern from another stamp set I had from my stash. The moon on this looks extra spooky, it's from a past release called Lucky Stars.
The fence and hill dies are from Amuse Studios, and the Happy Birthday greeting on the inside of card is from a past Brutus Monroe release called Break the Rules.  
I hope you enjoyed my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I have a supply list below where you can shop Brutus Monroe products. Have a great day!

Lori

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