Arteza Coloring Christmas Scene | Simon's December Card Kit

Hey everyone! Today I have a card featuring a Christmas scene created using Distress Oxide Inks and Arteza Watercolor Markers.

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I started out the card by stamping a few of the images from Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Cheer stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K Amalgam ink. I then colored in the images with my Arteza Watercolor Markers. Check out the video to see the coloring process and the colors I used! Once the coloring was done I cut the images out with my Scan N Cut. I placed the colored in sign in my MISTI and lined up some of the words to stamp on the sign. I stamped them with Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink.

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Next I took out another piece of Bristol Smooth paper to do some ink blending with Distress Oxide ink. I used the colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot to create a sky. I cut this paper down to 9 x 3.5 and prepped it with my powder tool for embossing. I used my MISTI tool to stamp some of the snowflakes from the set onto the sky with Simon Says Stamp embossing ink. I embossed the snowflakes with Marshmallow Puff embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. This embossing powder is really cool because it is white and as you heat it it puffs up a little giving the snowflakes some texture. This embossing powder is the powder of the month for December in Brutus Monroe’s Embossing Powder of the Month club.

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I popped up the Distress Oxide panel onto a Neenah Desert Storm card base with foam tape. I cut some curves across a piece of Bristol Smooth paper to create some snowy hills. I glued this piece onto the Distress Oxide panel. Next I used the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to blend a shadow along to bottom edge of the snowy hills. Next I adhered the snowman and sign poll with foam tape and the Christmas tree with Gina K Connect Glue onto the card. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set onto Gina K Cherry Red cardstock and embossed it with Alabaster embossing powder. I mounted the sentiment strip onto some vellum and then popped it up onto the card.

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For some finishing touches on the card I added some highlights and details with a white gel pen. I also used Glossy Accents on the tree’s ornaments, the star, and then top of the sign pole. I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle. Finally, I used Unicorn glitter glaze along the top of the signs and on the Christmas tree to make them look frosty.


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Simple and Clean Card Design | Brutus Monroe Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Today I have a quick and simple card design to share featuring some products from Brutus Monroe.

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I created this card for the Brutus Monroe blog hop. For today’s hop we all were challenged to create something using a specific color palette. So the first thing I did was try to find cardstock in my stash that matched each color in the palette. Once I had a scrap of cardstock in each color I tried to thing of a Christmas word that I could cut out with the colors. There are five colors in the color scheme, so I picked the work Merry. I used the Square Alphabet Die set to cut one letter out of each color.

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I cut very tiny pieces of foam tape in order to pop up each of my letters. I used a T-square ruler to help me place to letters onto a white card base. I like to place the first letter and the last letter first and then the middle letters. This just helps me get the spacing between the letters more even.

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I popped my card base into my MISTI and picked out a sentiment to stamp under the word “merry.” I chose a stamp from the new Brutus Monroe stamp of the month stamp set which says “Merry & Bright.” I stamped that using Raven Detail ink.

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Next I pulled out the stencil from November’s stencil of the month club. I taped it down over the very bottom of the card, right under the sentiment. I added some Unicorn glitter paste very carefully over the stencil. I smoothed it out as best as I could and then lifted the stencil up. The last thing that I did to finish the card was take my Wink of Stella glitter brush and go over the square letters to make them all sparkly.

Thank you for stopping by with me for the hop! If you are interested in creating a project similar to this I have included some affiliate links to the products I used throughout the post. To continue hopping along you can follow these links:

HEATHER

DANIEL

BERINA

LAUREN

JESSICA

ASHLEY <- You are here

MARIE


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Icy Alcohol Ink Background with a Vellum Overlay

Today I made an icy winter background using alcohol inks and the stamp set from Simon’s December card kit. I even added a snowy vellum overlay!

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The first thing I did was place a craft mat over my surface to protect it. Alcohol inks are really messy so I highly recommend using a craft mat of some kind. I usually like to use disposable gloves as well to keep my hands clean, but I recently ran out so for this card my hands got quite messy. I took out a piece of Yupo paper and all of my blue colors of alcohol ink. I used the colors Indigo, Sailboat Blue, Stream, Mermaid, and Pool to create my background. For this background I decided not to used and blending solution because I wanted the colors to not be diluted at all. I used a straw to blow air onto the inks to move them around on the paper and get them to blend.

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Once the alcohol ink was dry it was time to do some stamping. I used the Christmas Cheer stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s December card kit for all of the stamping on this card. I took all of the snowflake stamps from the set and arranged them in my MISTI. I stamped them with Alcohol Lift-Ink onto the alcohol ink panel. This ink removes alcohol ink when you stamp with it. Once I finished stamping I took the alcohol ink panel and went over it really well with a dry cloth. This is what really lifts up the ink and makes the stamping pop!

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Next I stamped the sign pole from the set onto some Bristol Smooth paper. I meant to stamp on Neenah Solar white because it is better for coloring with Copics, but I accidentally grabbed the wrong paper. I made it work though! After stamping the pole with Gina K Amalgam ink I lined up some sentiments on each of the three signs and stamped those too. I colored in the sign pole with Copic markers. Check out the video to see the coloring process!

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Next I created the vellum overlay. My alcohol ink panel is 4.25 by 5.5 so I needed my vellum to be 5.5 on one side and the other needed to be longer than 4.25. I then scored the vellum at 4 and 3/8th just to be sure it would cover my panel when I folded it around the side. I knew I could trim the edge if it was too long. Scoring the vellum creates a small flap that I will later be able to attach to my alcohol ink panel. I then took a circle die from the Hero Arts infinity circle die set and cut a window out of the front of the vellum.

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I prepped the vellum panel with my powder tool really well to do some embossing. I used the same stamps that I used on the alcohol ink panel to stamp some snowflakes onto the front of the vellum. I stamped with with Simon Says Stamp embossing ink and then embossed them with Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. The embossing powder is clear with sparkles in it so the snowflakes look shiny and glittery on the vellum. I used my ATG gun on the small flap of the vellum and glued it to the back of the left edge of the alcohol ink panel. This attaches the vellum like a book cover that can be opened and closed over the alcohol ink panel. I took the entire panel and glued it to an A2 size card base.

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I cut a piece of white card stock into a small hill shape and glued it to the bottom of the alcohol ink panel. I then glued down the sign pole that I colored in earlier so that it is in the middle of the panel sticking up out of the snow. I used a few gray Copic markers to add some shading to where the pole meets the snow. Next I used some Distress Oxide inks to shade my snow. I blended the colors Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean along the bottom edge of the snow. I think this really takes the snow to a whole different level than just leaving it solid white. For some finishing touched I added some highlights to the sign pole with a white gel pen. I also added Wink of Stella glitter to the snow and a little bit to the signs. Finally I wrapped some silver and white twine around the binding of the card and tied it in a bow.


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Shaker Card with a Glitter Glaze Background | Brutus Monroe Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Today I am sharing a shaker card I created featuring some products from Brutus Monroe.

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I started this card by taping a piece of light gray cardstock to a board. Next I taped the Tangled Waves stencil over the gray cardstock. This stencil it supposed to look like waves, but with the right colors and some sparkle I thought it would look like a snowy wind. I used a palette knife to spread some Unicorn Glitter Glaze over the stencil. Once I finished filling in all the waves and smoothing out the paste I carefully removed the stencil. Whenever you use any kind of texture paste you want to make sure to clean off you supplies before the paste can dry. I just use warm water to clean my stencils and tools. I set the glitter glaze panel aside to dry for a while before moving on.

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To create my sentiment I took a piece of white cardstock and prepped it with a powder tool for embossing. I picked out a stamp from the Merry and Bright stamp set and stamped it with Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink. Because Distress Oxide ink has the properties of both a die ink and a pigment ink you can emboss with it if you are quick. I sprinkled Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder over the sentiment and set it with my heal tool. I have been really loving adding Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder to my Christmas card sentiments. It is a clear powder with colorful sparkles in it, so it made my red sentiment all shiny and sparkly. I used a circle die to cut out my sentiment.

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Next I took the glitter glaze panel and cut it down to be slightly smaller than an A2 size card. I used a circle die to cut a hole out of the upper half of the panel. This will be my shaker window. I glued a piece of acetate to the back of the panel over the hole to create my window. I curved some foam tape around the window to create the shaker area. I filled the shaker with some large clear glitter and closed it with a piece of white cardstock. I then glued the whole shaker panel to an A2 size card base.

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To finish up my card I glued the sentiment circle to the middle of my shaker window. I then carefully added some liquid glue around the outer edge of the shaker window. I took a piece of white and red bakers twine and slowly worked it around the circle onto the glue. Very carefully, trying hard not to pull too hard, I tied the twine into a knot. I snipped the ends of the twine and then my card was done!

Thank you for stopping by with me for the hop! If you are interested in creating a project similar to this I have included some affiliate links to the products I used throughout the post. To continue hopping along you can follow these links:

MARIE

HEATHER

JESS

LAUREN

BERINA

DANIEL

ASHLEY <- You are here

WALESKA

Creating a Scene with Masking | Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Hey everyone! Today I created a scene using masking and Distress Oxide inks. The only stamping that I did for this card was on the sentiment!

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To create the scene I used the Simple Blend Oval stencil from Brutus Monroe. The cool thing about this stencil is it comes with two pieces, the oval and the frame the oval was cut from. First I used the frame. I taped it down on a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock so that the oval opening was in the center of the paper. I cut four pieces of masking paper to make them into curvy hills and placed them along the bottom half of the oval.

I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a sky on the uncovered part of my cardstock. I used the colors Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. Once the sky was done I removed the first hill mask. I blended some Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans very lightly on the lower part of the hill to create the shadow on my snow. I then removed the rest of the hill masks one at a time and blended a shadow on each of them.

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Once all of the hills were created I removed the frame stencil. Next I placed the oval shaped stencil piece over the top of my blended area. It fit perfectly over the blending because of the way these two stencils work. I then taped the Snowflake stencil from Brutus Monroe over the top of the cardstock with the oval stencil in place. I used a palette knife to spread some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the snowflakes. Once I finished smoothing out the paste, filling up the openings on the stencil, I carefully removed the stencil. You always want to wash paste off of your stencil, palette knife, and work surface right away with warm water. After the Glimmer Paste dried I had a really pretty snowflake stencil all around my oval scene.

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Next I used a white gel pen to add stars to the sky. To create the pine trees on my scene I used some Copic markers. It is pretty easy to draw pine trees. All I did was draw a line for the trunk and then some curved lines down each side. Check out the video see how the drawing was done!

For the sentiment I used the Holiday Helpers stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment on Gina K In the Navy cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed it with a white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment strip into two pieces and popped up each with some foam tape onto my card.

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To finish my card I took my scene panel and popped it up onto a white card base. I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle to the sentiment strip and the tops of my snow covered hills.


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Affiliate links have been used at no cost to you! This simply means that when you purchase something through one of my links, I make a small profit. This money helps me to be able to keep creating things to share with you.