Easy Watercolor Background Shaker Cards | Brutus Monroe

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a couple of really fun birthday shaker cards for the Brutus Monroe blog hop!

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I started out by creating some colorful watercolor backgrounds using Aqua Pigment paints. I used a technique to make these backgrounds that is so super easy to do, I highly recommend checking out the video so that you can see how it is done!

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Once the background were dry I used a large circle die to cut them into two circles. I then took the same die as well as a slightly smaller circle die to make two frames out of white cardstock. I also cut two circles out of some acetate. I glued the acetate circles to the frames to create my shaker windows.

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I added some doubled up foam tape around the frame to create my shaker area. I then filled the shaker with Pastel Paradise sequins from Lucy’s Cards as well as clear Micro Pearls from Brutus Monroe. I closed the shakers up with the watercolor backgrounds.

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I created two 5 x 5 card bases and glued some Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock to the front. I then glued my shaker circles to the middle of both of the cards.

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For the sentiments I used a stamp from the Super Sentimental stamp set from Brutus Monroe and embossed them with Alabaster embossing powder on some black cardstock. I popped the sentiments up onto the centers of both cards and went over them with Wink of Stella glitter.

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:

DANIEL

JESS

LAUREN

LUISANA

BERINA

ASHLEY

MARIE


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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

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.

Glitter Drops Heart Embellishment | Brutus Monroe Blog Hop

Welcome friends! I am back with another Brutus Monroe blog hop and the theme for today is Glitter Drops!

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I went over a heart stencil with silver Glitter Drops onto my craft mat. Once that was dry I very carefully peeled it off and had a handmade heart embellishment. The heart did tear a little bit but it was easily mended with more glitter drops on top.

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I painted the pink background with Aqua Pigment paints. I used the colors Cranberry, Red, Pink, Magenta, and Tinsel. Once it was dry I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Super Sentimental stamp set. I cut a corner off the panel and popped it up onto a white card base.

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I used foam tape and liquid glue to adhere the heart embellishment. I added a dash line along the diagonal edge with a white gel pen. To finish up I added a few sequins and a pink half pearl.

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

LUISANA

MARIE

BERINA

ASHLEY


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.

Simple and Clean Thank You | Brutus Monroe Monochrome Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Today I have a simple and clean card design to share with you for the Brutus Monroe Monochrome blog hop. I started this card with a piece of watercolor paper taped down to a board. I painted the paper with Blue Green Aqua Pigment paint.

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Next I prepped the paper with a powder tool for embossing. I taped a stencil down over the paper and smooshed some embossing ink on it to transfer the design to the paper. The stencil I used is from Brutus Monroe’s Stencil of the Month club. I would highly recommend checking this club out if you love stencils, there are amazing things coming! I embossed the stenciled design with Icicle embossing powder. To finish up the background I went over the paper with another layer of Blue Green Aqua Pigment.

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For the sentiment I stamped the Thank You stamp from the Super Sentimental stamp set onto some Alabaster white cardstock using my MISTI tool. I stamped it using Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I felt like this ink closely matched the color of the Aqua Pigment paint that I used.

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I adhered the background that I created to a white card base. I then took the sentiment, cut it into a square and mounted it onto a piece of vellum. Finally I glued the sentiment square onto the card with foam tape.

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:

DANIEL

JESS

BERINA

ASHLEY <- You are here

MARIE

LAUREN

LUISANA


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.