Snowman Slider Card | Brutus Monroe

Today I created a fun slider card using some stamps from Brutus Monroe.

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I started by taping a 6x6 piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board. Taping it down helps to prevent warping while I paint. I used Aqua Pigment paints from Brutus Monroe to do the painting. I used the colors Tinsel Blue, Blue Green, Turquoise, Blue, Blue Violet, and Black. I didn’t wash my brush between colors, and because the Tinsel Blue is metallic all of the other paint got really sparkly. After finishing the painting I used a white watercolor paint to add stars. I got a paintbrush really saturated with paint and tapped it over background to create the stars. Once the paint was dry I removed the tape and trimmed the panel down.

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Next I took the Snow Friends stamp set from Brutus Monroe and stamped a bunch of the snowflakes on the background with embossing ink. I embossed them with Alabaster, Sterling, and Rainbow Sparkle embossing powders.

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I stamped one of the snowmen from the stamp set onto some Bristol Smooth paper with Raven Detail Ink. I colored the snowman in with Aqua Pigment paints and fussy cut it out. I cut a curve out of a piece of white cardstock to create a hill for my background. I painted the cardstock with Pearl Aqua Pigment paint so that it would be nice a glittery. I used a slider die from Lawn Fawn to cut a slider area along the edge of the hill. Check out the video to see how the slider was put together! Once the slider was made I glued my snowman to the penny so that it slides down the hill.

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To finish up the card I took my background panel and adhered it to a 6x6 card base. I used another stamp set from Brutus Monroe to add a sentiment to the inside of the card which says “Let it Snow.”


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Sweater Weather Shaker Card | Simon Says Stamp

Today I created a fun winter shaker card with the Right Meow stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

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I started out with a piece of Gina K In the Navy cardstock. I prepped it with my powder tool for embossing and then taped down a snowflake stencil from Brutus Monroe over the top of it. I smooshed some embossing ink across the stencil onto the cardstock. I embossed the snowflakes with a clear embossing powder. I used an ink blender with some Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink to add a little bit of a spotlight to the middle of the paper. I also added some Black Soot Distess Oxide ink to the edges to create a nice vignette.

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To create the shaker area on the card I first took two circle dies and cut a ring out of some white cardstock. I glued a piece of acetate to the ring to make a window. Next I took doubled up foam tape and placed it all the way around the ring. I added some clear large glitter to the card and closed it up with the shaker window. To give the shaker circle a snowy frosty look I took Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and dabbed it around the edge of the circle. I love the look that this created!

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I stamped the little kitty cat in the sweater from the Right Meow stamp set onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock. I did some very quick and easy Copic coloring on the cat and cut it out with my Scan N Cut. I glued the cat to the shaker window. I used a white gel pen to add polka dots to the sweater on the cat.

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I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of In the Navy cardstock with embossing ink and embossed it with a white embossing powder. I blended a little Black Soot Distress Oxide ink on the edges of the sentiment to give it a little interest. I glued the sentiment strip onto a slightly bigger piece of vellum so there is a small border around the edge. Next I popped the sentiment up on the card with foam tape. Finally, I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle to the sentiment.


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Secret Santa Shaker Card | My Favorite Things

Today I created a fun shaker card using the Secret Santa stamp set from My Favorite Things.

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I started out by stamping a TON of the images from the stamp set onto a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock with Gina K Amalgam ink. I colored in the imaged with my Copic markers. Check out the video for all of the coloring details! After the coloring was done I used my Scan N Cut to cut out all of the images.

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I took two pieces of A2 size cardstock to start creating my shaker. On one of them I glued a piece of Gina K Cherry Red cardstock to the upper half. The red cardstock will become the background of my shaker. For the other A2 piece I cut a square window out of the top. I glued a piece of acetate to the window and then created my shaker area with some doubled up foam tape. I added a lot of red sequins and closed up the shaker with the other piece of A2 size cardstock. I glued the shaker panel onto an A@ size card base and then glued the tree and presents down.

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I thought the outside looked really good and didn’t need anything else so I stamped one of the sentiments from the set on the inside of my card instead. I had to use a block to do the stamping because the card wouldn’t fit into my MISTI at this point. I was really careful and stamped it with Gina K Amalgam ink. Next I added the two little children that I had colored in to the inside flap of the card. I used a white gel pen to add details and highlights to all of the colored in images.

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I decided to go all out and decorate the back of the card as well. I stamped the little plate of cookies stamp on the lower half of the page. I used my Copic multi-liner to add some wavy heat lines about the cookies so they look nice and hot. I didn’t want to color the cookies with my Copics because if they bled through the paper you would see it on the inside of the card. So instead I used a few of my Arteza Real Brush Pens for the coloring. I used the colors Ginger and Tawny for the cookies and Dolphin Gray for the plate.


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Embossed Vellum over Watercolor | Spellbinders

Today I created a card featuring some stamp sets from Spellbinders.

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I started out by taking the large floral image from the Floral Love stamp set from Spellbinders and stamping it on some vellum with Versamark ink. I was sure to prep that vellum with a powder tool first so that I would have no trouble with embossing. I embossed the flower stamp with some white embossing powder and then fussy cut the image out with scissors.

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Next I taped down a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board. I got the whole paper really wet with clean watercolor and then started dropping in color. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors for the painting. I used color numbers 34, 33, and 40. I really like the soft edge you get when you paint onto wet paper. I kept all of the painting towards the upper left corner of my paper. Once I finished the first layer of color I dried it completely with my heat tool. I added a second and a third layer of color, this time painting onto dry paper. I made sure to leave some of the first layer showing so I could still have that nice soft look. To finish up the painting I took the metallic gold color (color number 91) and tapped little splatters of it onto the paper with a paintbrush.

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For the sentiment on my card I used the Family Sentiments stamp set from Spellbinders. I picked out 4 different stamps to create a sentiment which says “for my amazing friend.” This stamp set is really great because it allows you to make a lot of custom sentiments for different family members and friends. I stamped my sentiment onto the watercolor paper using my MISTI tool. I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with a gold embossing powder. I adhered my watercolor piece to an A2 size card base which already had a piece of slate colored cardstock on the front.

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I took the vellum piece that I created earlier and using lots of very tiny pieces of foam tape I popped it up in the upper left corner of the card. To finish up the card I added a bunch of crystal clear sequins along the edge of the vellum piece. I glued them down with my Gina K Connect glue.


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Birthday Bear Rainbow Shaker Card | Brutus Monroe

Hey everyone! I am back again today guest designing over on the Brutus Monroe blog. I took a break from Christmas cards today and made a colorful birthday shaker card.

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I started out by stamping a bear from the Birthday Bears stamp set by Brutus Monroe on some Bristol Smooth paper with Raven detail ink. I used Aqua Pigment paints to color in the bear. I mixed together the Yellow and the Brown paint colors in order to get the color for the fur. I also used the colors Green, Red, and Orange for the cupcake and hat. Finally, I watered down some Pink to add some blush to the cheeks. Once the paint was dry I fussy cut the bear out.

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Next I taped down some Canson watercolor paper to a board. I taped the paper to a board so that it doesn’t warp as much when I paint. I wanted to create a rainbow background for my card. I used the colors Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Turquoise, and Blue Violet. I adhered the rainbow background to a card base.

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I created a square frame out of some watercolor paper using a square die. I used watercolor paper due to the size, all of my other white cardstock is already pre-cut. I glued the frame to a piece of vellum cut to be slightly larger than the frame. I picked out a rainbow mixture of sequins and place them in the middle of the card base. I added foam tape behind my frame and placed if on the base over the sequins to make my shaker.

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I took the little bear that I had fussy cut and glued him to the vellum window of my shaker. I created a sentiment strip by stamping one of the stamps from the Birthday Bears stamp set onto some Licorice Twist cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed it with Alabaster embossing powder. I popped that strip up under the bear on my card.

For the finishing touches I used my white gel pen and my Wink of Stella glitter brush. I used the gel pen to draw a drop shadow under the bear to ground him. I also added some highlights and details to the bear. I used the glitter brush on the sentiment strip and also on the vellum border around the frame.


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