Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Hawaiian Shirt with Brutus Monroe


Hello everyone!  Hope everyone's spring is warming up!  Today I am
sharing with you a fun summer project using products from


This was a fun card that allowed me to use a new tool from Brutus Monroe -
the Blending Buddy with my Stick & Stamp Mat.  The Blending Buddy
holds onto your stencils that allows you to use them with no extra low
tack adhesive.  So I cut a panel from Buttercream card stock and laid
out the panel and my stencil on my Stick & Stamp Mat.  I decided to do
a little rainbow stenciling with the Chroma Glaze.  Everything worked
really well and clean-up was a breeze!


I used Green, Yellow, Orange and Pink Chroma Glazes.  After it
was stenciled I immediately washed everything off.  When Chroma
Glaze first goes down it's very creamy.  But when this dries it packs
a powerful punch of color and remains plyable!


Once this was dry I cut it down to 4" x 5 1/4".  Using some warm colored
holographic card stock from my stash and the Slim Line Sentiment Die Set.
(these are currently on sale at an AWESOME price!)).This set does not have the word 
Aloha in it, but I was able to make the word from other words that are in the set.


I made a base for my card from more of the Buttercream Card Stock.  I
attached my stenciled panel to the base using a piece of double sided
adhesive foam.  I adhered my Aloha kind of wonky in the lower center
of the panel with liquid adhesive.  For embellishments, I added some tiny
clay fruit pieces in the centers of my flowers and my card was done!


This card project was a snap to make!  And it's so colorful and
summery!  Purchase the products I used at


Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me inspire you!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Brutus Monroe, I do receive the products I use from them. 

All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.











 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Bunch of Love with Joy Clair Designs


Hello everyone!  Today I'm bringing you a lovely digital stamp set from

Joy Clair Designs 

 Bunch of Love Digistamp Set

This is such a lovely set with the rose bouquet.  Let me show you how I made my card!  I started by composing my design in the computer.  I made the sentiment away from the design so I could work with it separately.  I recolored my image so it was light gray - for a no line look.  I made a card base using 2 coordinating patterned papers onto a standard A2 size top folding white card base.  To separate the papers I used rose gold peel-offs.  This gives just a bit of definition and refinement.

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I wanted to key my Copic Colors to the colors in the paper. I used R000, R00, R20, R32 and then a glaze of RV10.

I went ahead and colored all of the roses the same way using the same colors.  I did not do a really deep shading on these flowers.  I used W2, W3, W5 and E04 for the ribbon and bow.

The last to color in were the stems.  I used YG11, YG63, YG17.

I fussy cut this image and then, using a small paintbrush and some rose gold watercolor paint, I outlined the roses.  This made them stand out a bit and really matched the peel-offs down the sides of the card.

I next took the sentiment and colored over it with the R00 marker.

I die cut the sentiment with a banner die and had the fish tail on the right side so I could align it to the left side on the card.  I cut a line between the ribbon tail and stems so I could overlap the ribbon end on my sentiment.  I adhered these to the center of the card with foam tape.  For embellishments I added some small taupe pearls from my stash and my card was done!

I hope I've inspired you here today to make something beautiful!  Digital stamps are a great way to go!  They are so versatile and the price point is awesome!  Find this set and more at

Joy Clair Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Joy Clair Designs, I do receive the products I use from them.

 All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Beach Bum with Brutus Monroe

 


Hello everyone!  Summertime is right around the corner and today I'm
sharing a cute summertime card with products from:


This is a really cute set to get creative with to make beach themed cards!  Let
me show you how I made my project!  I first took the Circle Foundation Dies and
cut a 3 3/4" circle from 140lb watercolor paper.


Next I stamped my bear image, masked off his feet and then stamped the
beach ball and the sentiment with pigment ink.



I chose a piece of paper from the Sea Life Paper Collection to key my
colors for painting with Chroma Mists.  


I started with the sand.  To make
the sand color, since there is no brown Chroma Mist, when any 2 secondary
colors are mixed together they usually create brown.  I used the Yellow Orange
and Lilac Purple.  I made a watery mix of this for the sand.


I made this mix stronger - with no water added - and painted my bear.  After
painting the sand I moved onto the rest of the background round which was
straight Turquoise and water added.  After the background was done I painted
the rest of the elements.



I used Pink, Bumblebee Yellow, Turquoise, Lilac Purple and Yellow Orange.
Notice I still have a black ink smudge between the drink and the sentiment.
I'll be dealing with that next!  I took a white gel pen and made dots in the
bear's shirt and where the sand meets the blue water and also coming
off the drink (particularly on top of the ink smudge!).


I prepared a standard A3 size top folding white card base.  I die cut
a wavy circle out of white glitter paper and adhered it behind the
focal circle.  This give it a bit of a frame.  Using Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze,
I applied with a Q-tip to the waterline, the lemon on the drink, and the
little bubbles coming out.  This completely took care of the ink smudge.
I used Glossy Accents on the glass and a shimmer pen on my bear's eyes
and my card was finished!


This was a fun project to create!  This is a huge 17 pc stamp set!  So
many possibilities - keep your eye out all month long for creations from
the Inspiration Team!  Find the products I used at


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Brutus Monroe, I do receive the products I use from them. 

All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.

















Saturday, May 7, 2022

Forever Moments with Joy Clair Designs


Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a beautiful spring floral card made with products from

Joy Clair Designs

Forever Moments Digital Stamp Set  

 I love a floral spray and this one is lovely!  The set comes with some inspiring sentiments and 2 different florals.  Let me show you how I made my card!   I first composed my floral image and sentiment in the computer and then printed it out onto cream card stock.

I had my card pretty well thought out and I wanted to die cut my focal panel with an oval die.  I found a stitched one in my stash and die cut the panel. 

At this point I switched to the background.  Using a red rubber background stamp from my stash, I stamped it in black pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used the same cream card stock for this.

I next applied ink with a blending brush using Salt Water Taffy Distress Ink.  I went soft and tried not to saturate it with too much color.

I didn't bother to ink blend the center as the focal panel would cover it.  I adhered this panel to a top folding A2 size card made from the same cream card stock.  Next, using Distress Oxide Inks in Salt Water Taffy and Bundled Sage, I painted the flower branch.  Since this is plain card stock, I just painted a coat over each area.  I didn't using a lot of water and really didn't do any shading.

I backed this oval panel with a piece of double sided foam adhesive sheet and placed it in the center of my card.  The only bit of embellishment were a few drops using Key Lime Nuvo Jewel Drops.

 And that finished my project!

You can find the Forever Moments Digital Stamp set and many more great digital stamp sets at

 Joy Clair Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate your interest!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Joy Clair Designs, I do receive the products I use from them.

 All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Vintage Tile Take 2 with Brutus Monroe

 


Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing another card made with


I wanted to see what the Chroma Glaze would do over an inked background.  I
am in love with the way it turned out!  Let me show you how I made my card!
I first ink blended my A2 size card base panel on heavy white card stock.  I used Simon
Hurley Inks in Over the Moon and Tropical Tango using my Stick & Stamp Mat.


I was color matching this to a piece of patterned paper from the Bountiful
Blooms Paper Collection as I was going to fussy cut one of the butterflies.
Before this ink was dry I placed my Vintage Tile Mixed Media Stencil over
top of the panel and using Opal Chroma Glaze ( a new fav!!!) I
applied a very thin coat.


This did not blend with the ink as much as I thought it would, but that's ok.  I
didn't do a lot of smoothing out...I applied it, scraped it even with a palette
knife, took off the stencil, took my panel from my Stick & Stamp Mat and let
everything dry.  I chose the butterfly I wanted and fussy it out along with one
of the flowers and a few of the yellow leaves.


Next I took a piece of white pearlized vellum and heat embossed my sentiment
on it with Night Shift Embossing Powder in Teal...so pretty!  Once it was cooled
I die cut it with a small label die.


I made a standard white A2 size top folding card base from white card stock.  I
cut a piece of navy yardstick to 4" x 5 1/2" and adhered it, centered, on the
card base.


I cut my inked/stenciled panel flat to the card centering it.  It measures
3 7/8" x 5 1/2".  I adhered my butterfly by applying liquid glue just to the
center of it.  I adhered my sentiment in the upper left and used a bit of liquid glue
to adhere it.  Because this is pearlized you can't really see though it like
most vellum.  I adhered the red flower and 3 little leaves I had fussy cut from the paper
 inside my card.  For a finishing touch I adhered 3 tiny iridescent butterflies
and my project was done!


This was fun to create and I love experimenting with different mediums.  I
really love this Opal Chroma Glaze over the ink.  It's so pretty!  You can find
the products I used for this card at


Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out here today!

Betsy

In my capacity as a design team member for Brutus Monroe, I do receive the products I use from them. 

All opinions and creative decisions remain my own, and I only work with companies/use products that I love.



















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