Snowy Card with Aqua Pigments | Brutus Monroe

Hey everyone! I am guest designing over on the Brutus Monroe blog today! I created a sparkly Christmas card featuring some of their products!


I started by taping a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board. I blended together three colors of Aqua Pigment watercolors to make a vibrant background. This is my very first time using a liquid watercolor and I loved it! I used the colors Turquoise, Blue, and Blue Violet. Once the paint was completely dry I taped a snowflake stencil from Brutus Monroe over the background. I went over the stencil with some Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste. I removed the stencil while the paste was still wet and cleaned it immediately. I set aside the background to dry while I worked on the next part.


Next I stamped a snowman from the Snow Friends stamp set. I stamped it using my MISTI tool on some Bristol Smooth paper with Raven ink from Brutus Monroe. I painted the snowman with Aqua Pigment paints and then cut it out with a circle die.


I stamped the sentiment from the Snow Friends stamp set on some Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock with Versmark ink. I embossed it with Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder and then cut the paper into a strip.


To put the card together I took an A2 size card base and popped up my background panel with foam tape. Next I popped up the sentiment and the snowman circle. To finish up the card I added some highlights and details to the snowman with a white gel pen. I also added some snow to the background of the circle with the gel pen. Finally, I went over the snowman and the snow with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.