Happy New Year Card 2019 | Simon Says Stamp

Hello my crafty friends! Happy New Year’s Eve to you all! Today I have a fun card to share with you celebrating the new year!

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First I stamped the numbers from the Birthday Numbers stamp set with my MISTI tool onto Canson watercolor paper with embossing ink. I embossed them with Alabaster white embossing powder.

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I painted over the numbers using Distress Oxide ink. I smooshed the ink pads onto my Tim Holtz glass mat and picked up the color with a watercolor brush to paint with. I used the colors Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet. Once it was dry I fussy cut the numbers out.

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For the background I used the Mod Stripes stencil on a piece of Bazzill Licorice Twist. I smooshed embossing ink over the stencil and then embossed the design with Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder. I popped up the black background onto a card base with foam tape and then I popped up the numbers on that. I added some shading the to numbers with some gray Copic markers to help them pop a little more.

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I created a sentiment strip by embossing a stamp from the Deco Borders & Corners stamp set onto black cardstock with Alabaster embossing powder. I popped up that strip on top of the numbers so that the card says “Wishing You the Best 2019.” To finish the card I went over the sentiment with Wink of Stella and added some fun sequins.


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Masking and Arteza Coloring | Brutus Monroe Blog Hop

Hey friends! I have a really “cool" (sorry I couldn’t help myself) card to share with you all today!

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For this card I used the Sprinkled with Love stamp set from Brutus Monroe. I stamped three of the ice creams from the set onto some masking paper and cut them out with my Scan N Cut. Next I stamped a group of ice cream cones together on some Alabaster white cardstock using my MISTI tool. I stamped them with Raven Detail ink. In order to get them all together, with some in front of others, I used the masks that I cut out.

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I colored in the ice cream cones with Arteza watercolor markers. To make them a little bit more detailed I added some highlights with a white gel pen. I also went over some of the elements with Glossy Accents.

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To dress up the background a little bit I pulled out the Tangled Waves stencil. I added a little bit of Unicorn Glitter Glaze over the stencil onto the edges of the paper. Once that was dry I popped up the panel onto a white card base with some foam tape.

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For the sentiment I stamped the “stay cool” sentiment from the set onto a piece of Alabaster cardstock. Before stamping I prepped the paper with a powder tool and then stamped with embossing ink. I embossed the sentiment with Sterling embossing powder. After gluing the sentiment strip to a slightly larger piece of vellum I popped it up onto the card. To finish the card up I added some sequins and some Wink of Stella around the ice cream.

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:

HEATHER

DANIEL

BERINA

LAUREN

MARIE

JESSICA

ASHLEY


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Easy Pop-Up Gift Card Holder | Brutus Monroe

Hey everyone! Today I created a really special card. When you open it up it has a pop-up area where you can place a giftcard! And do you want to know the best part? It is so easy to make!

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So when you are making this pop-up giftcard holding card you want to start with a piece of 8.5 x 11 cardstock. I used a piece of Speckled Egg cardstock from Brutus Monroe for mine. First you cut your cardstock in half so that you have two pieces of 5.5 x 8.5 cardstock. Next you take one of those two pieces and cut it down so that it is 5.5 x 5.25. Now you want to score the two pieces. For the longer piece of cardstock you want to make a score line at 1.25 and at 5.5. For the shorter piece you only need one score line at 1.25. The last thing you want to do to create your card is adhere the two pieces of cardstock together. Add some adhesive to one of the 1.25in flaps and glue it to the other 1.25in flap. I used my ATG gun for adhesive, making sure to only add the tape along three of the edges forming a U. I highly recommend watching the video to see more clearly how this is done!

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Once you have the card created you can decorate it however you want! I added a piece of white cardstock to the inside of my card so that I have a nice area to write a message. Using a ruler and a red pen I added a border around the white piece of cardstock.

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Next I started decorating the outside of the card. I went over the top flap with my powder tool. I placed a mask over the back of the card to protect it. Then I took the Snowflake stencil from Brutus Monroe and taped it over the flap. Using my Brutus Monroe embossing ink I added ink to the flap by pressing the ink pad into the stencil. I carefully removed the stencil and I was left with the snowflake design on the flap with embossing ink. I embossed with design with Icicle embossing powder, which is a nice clear embossing powder.

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For the sentiment I pulled out the Jingle all the Way stamp set and picked out a stamp. I prepped a piece of Alabaster white cardstock with my powder tool and then stamped the sentiment with Candied Apple Distess Oxide ink. I embossed with sentiment with Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder, which is a clear embossing powder with colorful sparkles. Next I used my Big Shot to cut the sentiment out with a circle die. I used a slightly bigger circle die to cut a piece of red glitter paper. I glued the sentiment circle to the glitter circle using Gina K Connect glue.

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To finish the card I took two pieces of red and white bakers twine and taped them to the front of the card. Next I added some foam tape over the top of that tape and placed my sentiment circle. The twine can then be used to tie the card closed.


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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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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