Monday, December 21, 2020

Stamp of the Month with Brutus Monroe


Hello everyone!  Today I'm bringing you this adorable snowman
card using:

The Stamp of the Month for December 2020 is so cute!  Let me
show you how I made my mini-slimline card!

I wanted to make my background using the metallic Aqua Pigments.
I used a piece of Strathmore Hot Press watercolor paper that measured
5" x 7" (available on Amazon in a 25 pk).  I tape it to a piece of
hardboard (also from Amazon) with low tack painter's tape.  Using a
sideways motion I brushed on the Aqua Pigments.

For the snow on the bottom I used Pearl Aqua Pigment overlaid with
Blue Frost Aqua Pigment.  For the Top part I used Periwinkle and Iris Aqua
Pigments.  I set this aside to dry completely.  I used a scrap of glitter
card stock in white to die cut snowflakes using the Snowflakes Die Set, 
and fuchsia to die cut the "Hello" sentiment from the Slimline Sentimental
Die Set.  I later decided not to use either of these sentiments.

Next, using Raven Detail Ink I stamped my snowman out onto a scrap of
the same watercolor paper.

I painted my snowman with the Aqua Pigments.  I used the Periwinkle
and Iris for the hat, the Pearl and Blue Frost for the body Periwinkle mixed
with Pearl for shading.  For the hat edging and pom pom I used the Blue Frost. I
used Amber for the carrot nose and Shimmering Gingerbread for the arms.

When it was dry, I fussy cut my image.  I used a fine point black Sharpie
on the eyes and buttons to make them really stand out.
I cut my main panel down to 6 1/8" x 2 7/8" and adhered it onto a
6 1/4" x 3" side folding white card base.  This is the size I use for my
mini-slimline cards.  They fit nicely into the envelopes made with the
die from Trinity Stamps.

It was time to assemble my card.  I first adhered my snowman onto the card
with foam tape.  Next I adhered my snowflakes.  I did let a few of them go off
the side and then trimmed the overhang off.  Next I adhered my sentiment.  I
die cut another Hello sentiment using Color Companion Glitterstock
in Periwinkle.  I adhered the letters on a bit wonky.  I adhered a gemstone in
the middle of each snowflake.  Then, using Star Dust Stickles, I went along the
horizon line, under the snowman's feet, on the snowman's hat edging and pom pom,
and random dots in the sky.  And that finished my card!

Also, so as not to waste the leftovers of the background with the beautiful
Aqua Pigments, I made a background using scraps.  I recently watched a
video by Jennifer McGuire and knew I didn't want the scraps to go to waste!

So pretty!!!!!  Can't wait to use these in a project!

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Thank you so much for your time!  I hope you are well and
stay safe!


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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Gift Tag with Brutus Monroe


Hello everyone!  Today we'll be making a gift tag with products from:

Pack!  I first die cut my tag using the Winter Cabin Paper and then a
size smaller tag using Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Solar White card stock.

I nest stamp my main image onto the white tag using Raven Detail Ink.

I also used a scrap of the same card stock and stamped out my
accessories for the snowman!

I colored my snowman & accessories using Copic Markers.

Copic Markers used:

Red:  R05, R17, R59
Orange:  YR04, YR07
Brown:  E33, E37, E47
Black: 100
Snow & Snowman:  B0000

After coloring I fussy cut the accessories right up to the outline
and then went around them with a black marker.

I adhered the white tag which I backed with black card stock to the plaid tag and 
the accessories onto my snowman.  Then I added GlossyAccents to the sunglasses, 
and the coal bits.  After that was dry I applied Stickles Glitter Gel in Moon Dust over 
the snow on the ground and the snowman.  I added just a touch of white gel pen to
 the sunglasses for reflection, then I took a Sakura Star Dust Gel Pen and dotted 
the insides of the snowflakes in the background.    When I was dry I punched a hole in
 the top and added twine.  And that finished my tag!

I hope you enjoyed today's tag project.  This would also look cute mounted 
onto a card front!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate your interest!


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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