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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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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Creating a Scene on a Shaker - Snowy Christmas Card

Today I created a snowy shaker scene using products from Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn.

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I started out with a piece of Canson watercolor paper taped down to a board. I added a few masks which I cut with scissors to be hill shaped. Next I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a sky. I used the colors Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. I removed the masks one at a time and shaded my snowy hills with the two blue Distress Oxide inks from the sky.

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I used a circle die to cut the background I created with my Big Shot. I went around the outside edge of that circle with doubled up foam tape to start creating my shaker. I filled up the shaker area with large clear glitter. Next I used a circle of acetate to close up the shaker. I took a piece of Bristol Smooth paper and cut a hill shape out of it. I blended a shadow on that using the same Distress Oxide inks that I used on the hills inside of my shaker. Using my Gina K Connect glue I adhered that hill to the outside of the shaker. Next I glued down a frame that I made with two circle dies out of Gina K In the Navy cardstock. The frame hides that foam tape that could be seen through the acetate. I used Copics to color in a snowman from Mama Elephant’s Little Snowman Agenda stamp set and added him to the scene.

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I created a 6 x 6 card base a glued a piece of Lawn Fawn patterned paper to the front. The patterned paper was from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas paper pad. I glued down my shaker to the middle of the card base. For the sentiment I picked out a stamp from the Lawn Fawn Holiday Helpers stamp set. I embossed that with a white embossing powder and Gina K Cherry Red card stock. I glued the sentiment strip onto my card so that it hangs off the side of the shaker area just a smidge.

For the finishing touches on the card I added Wink of Stella glitter to the sentiment strip and a few sequins to the shaker window.


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Spinning Train Shaker Card - Mama Elephant's Little Agenda Trains

Today I created an interactive card using the Little Agenda Trains stamp set from Mama Elephant.

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I started out by creating a background with Distress Oxide inks. I was going for a milky way look. I used the colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. Once the blending was done I used a paintbrush with clean water to add some soft cloudy areas to the center of the sky. I soaked up the water with a paper towel with pulls up some of the ink. Next I used a small paintbrush to add some stars to the sky with my white Gansai Tambi paint.

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I stamped a bunch of the images from the Little Agenda Trains stamp set from Mama Elephant onto some Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K amalgam ink. I colored these in using my Arteza Real Brush pens. Check out the video to see the coloring in detail! Once all of the coloring was done I used my Scan N Cut 2 to fussy cut all of the images.

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The creation of the spinner and the shaker on this card is fairly complicated, so I highly recommend watching the video to get a better understanding. First I used my Hero Arts nested circle dies to cut out all of the circles and rings that were needed. On the acetate circle I stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Scripty Xmas stamp set with Versamark ink. I embossed it with a white embossing powder. Using one of the rings that I created as a guide, I laid down a ring of doubled up foam tape on the sky background. This is going to be the shaker area. Next I placed three of the rings around the foam tape circle. I added some sequins to the shaker area and then closed it up with my circle of acetate. To finish up the spinner/shaker I glued a ring to the acetate to cover up the foam tape.

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Using my Gina K Connect glue I adhered all of the images that I colored to the spinner on my card. Next I added some details and highlights with a white gel pen. I added little dots with the gel pen connecting the train cars. To finish up the card I took a sliver paint marker and added some dashed lines around the inner ring.


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Spinning Snowmen Card - Using Mama Elephant Stamps

Today I created a card with a fun spinning element using the Mama Elephant stamp set “Little Snowman Agenda.”

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I started out by stamping all of the snowmen in the stamp set. I stamped them with my MISTI onto Neehnah Solar White 110lb card stock with Simon Says Stamp intense black ink. Next I colored them all in using my Copic markers. Once they were all colored in I cut them out with my new Scan N Cut 2, which I got from my husband for our anniversary! Check out the video to see all of the coloring and for a fun announcement!

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I die cut a circle out of Neenah Solar White and put it in my MISTI to stamp a sentiment. I chose a sentiment which says “Have a Magical Holiday” which is from another Mama Elephant stamp set that recently came out.

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I am going to try explaining how the spinning element was created, but the best way to understand is to see the video. First I cut a piece of Desert Storm card stock to 5.5 by 5.5. Using two different sizes of circle dies I created some rings out of white card stock. I made two small rings and one large one. I used the inner circle of one of the rings as a guide to lay down a ring of doubled up foam tape on the middle of my Desert Storm card stock. I then placed the two smaller rings around the tape and then the larger one. The smaller rings keep the larger from laying completely flat against the Desert Storm card stock. I then adhered my circular sentiment piece to the foam tape, locking in the three rings.

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I used Gina K Connect glue to glue snowmen all the way around the large ring. This ring spins around making the snowmen go around the sentiment. I glued my Desert Storm panel to a 6 by 6 white card base. The last thing I did was go around the border of the Desert Storm panel with a white gel pen doing some dashed lines.


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