Stenciled Heart Valentine | Ink Blending and Texture Paste

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a card that I made with a gorgeous stencil from Brutus Monroe. This stencil comes from this months Stencil of the Month club.

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To start, I taped a piece of 6x6 Bristol Smooth paper to a board. I then taped the heart stencil down on top of that. I blended over the stencil with a few colors of Distress Oxide ink. I used the colors Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade.

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After finishing the ink blending I used a palette knife to spread some transparent texture paste over the stencil, right on top of the colors. I let that dry for a long time before moving on.

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I picked a sentiment from Brutus Monroe’s Love Bug stamp set and stamped it onto vellum with embossing ink. I embossed it with Alabaster white embossing powder. I wrapped that sentiment around my stenciled in panel and glued the ends to the back of the panel.

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To finish the card I first adhered the panel onto a card base. Then I added a few different sizes of clear sequins with Gina K Connect glue.


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Sneak Peek January 2019 Release | Pink & Main

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing some sneak peeks from Pink & Main’s upcoming January release. This The entire release is so amazing but for today I am sneak peeking four new products on a card.

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I stamped the cute image with the bears from the Perfect Couple stamp set with black ink and colored it in with colored pencils. All of the bears in this stamp set are so adorable! I used the coordinating die set in order to cut the bears out.

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The next product I am featuring is the Watercolor Foil paper pad. I grabbed a piece of this gorgeous 6 x 6 paper and cut it down for the background on the card.

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I wrapped a piece of vellum around one side of the panel to be a base for where I place my bears. I didn't want to cover up the pretty paper, but I also knew my bears needed a base so they didn't get lost. Vellum is a great solution here because it allows you to still see the paper! I popped up the bear onto the vellum with foam tape.

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My sentiment comes from the Perfect Couple stamp set. I popped that up on the card and then added some of the new Rose Gold Glossy Dots. As a lover of all things Rose Gold I was ecstatic when I saw these in the release!

Fuse Tool Shaker Cards | Aqua Pigment Backgrounds

Today I created shaker cards using a Fuse Tool with some awesome (and easy) watercolor backgrounds.

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To create the background I added the paint directly to my glass craft mat and then smooshed some Canson watercolor paper into it. I was able to make a ton of background really quickly with this technique and I think they all look really cool.

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Next I used my fuse tool to create a pocket around my backgrounds. For the plastic I used some old scrapbooking sleeves I had in my stash. I fused three sides and left one open to add my shaker bits. Once the sequins were inside the pockets I fused up the last side to finish the shaker pocket.

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I took the Happy Birthday stamp from the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and I heat embossing it with Alabaster embossing powder onto a strip of vellum. I then wrapped the vellum around the shaker pocket and adhered it to the back. I added a second smaller sentiment from Simon’s Tiny Words stamp set below the vellum one.

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I adhered both of my shaker pockets to A2 size card bases. To finish them up I added some white sequins which I then filled with Glossy Accents.


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Brutus Monroe ATC Blog Hop

Welcome friends! I am sharing a really fun project today for the Brutus Monroe blog hop. This blog hop is all about ATCs or Artist Trading Cards. These are small (2.5in x 3.5in) cards that you “art” on and then trade with fellow crafters.

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For my ATCs I started with a few pieces of watercolor paper. I then added drops of Aqua Pigment paint to my glass mat and dragged the paper through the paint. I really like the ethereal look that this created.

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I cut down the watercolor panels so that I had nine ATCs all together. I then used a fuse tool in order to turn them all into shakers. The plastic that I used for the shakers is actually just scrapbook page holders. I used a variety of different sequins to fill the shakers.

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In order to get the sentiments stamped in black onto the shaker plastic I used Staz-on ink. I stamped a lot of the sentiments by using two different colors of ink to create an ombre look. I then went over those sentiments with Icicle embossing ink. I got most of the sentiments that I used from the Super Sentimental stamp set from Brutus Monroe.

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I added silver twine in fun ways to each of the ATCs. For a couple of the cards I added additional sentiment strips. I went over those strips with Wink of Stella glitter to give them some sparkle.

Thank you for stopping by with me for the hop! If you are interested in creating a project similar to this check out the links below. To continue hopping along you can follow these links:

 JESS

DANIEL

LAUREN

MARIE

BERINA

LUISANA

 ASHLEY

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Love is in the Air | Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge

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Have you heard of the Stock Your Stash challenge?

There will be a new Stock Your Stash challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month. The SYS link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th of the month. Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win. You may enter as many times as you wish. There will be a random winner selected each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store. The winner of challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month. Enter on the Reverse Confetti blog!

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This months theme is “Love is in the Air” and here is a look at what I came up with for the challenge! I created the background by stamped one of the hearts from the Patterned Hearts stamp set as well as the trio of hearts from the Heart Pals stamp set.

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I stamped the cat from the Heart Pals stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored it in with Arteza watercolor markers. I think this stamp fits the challenge so well! I created the heart behind my critter by using both of the dies from the Patterned Hearts die set.

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For the sentiment I heat embossed one of the stamps from the Heart Pals set onto some dark red cardstock with a white embossing powder. I went over the sentiment with Wink of Stella to make it all sparkly.

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For the card base I used a panel of red panel which was die cut with the Diagonal Stitches cover panel. To finish up the card I added a few clear sequins.

Be sure to head over to the Reverse Confetti blog for even more inspiration!


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