Nursery Wall Art | Brutus Monroe Dies Blog Hop

Hey everyone! For today’s Brutus Monroe blog hop I am sharing something a little different! Instead of a card, I used a Brutus Monroe die set to create some wall art for my little girl River’s bedroom.

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I first took a piece of Alabaster white cardstock and cut it down to 8 x 10 to fit in my frame. I then took the Square Alphabet die set from Brutus Monroe and ran the entire set through my Big Shot with a piece of Sidewalk gray cardstock. To make it easier I actually left the dies attached to the paper backing they come on when I ran them through the Big Shot.

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Next I found a heart die that was a similar size to the letters in the Brutus Monroe set. I cut that heart as well as the letters “i” and “u’ out of some Cotton Candy pink cardstock.

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I then popped up all of the letters in alphabetical order on the 8 x 10 white cardstock with foam tape. I used a ruler to help line everything up straight. I replaced the letter “o” with the pink heart so that the pink die cuts read “i heart u.”

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To finish up the piece I went over the pink die cuts with my Wink of Stella glitter brush. Then all I had to do was put it in the frame and put it up on the wall!

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

BERINA

LUISANA

MARIE

ASHLEY <- You are here


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Dinosaur Valentine's Day Card | My Favorite Things

Today I created a really adorable valentine using the Cutieasaurus stamp set from My Favorite Things.

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I stamped the images from the set onto a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with Gina K Amalgam ink. I colored in the images with Copic markers and cut them out using my Scan N Cut. I then cut a heart shape from another panel of Neenah using the Scan N Cut.

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I glued the images around the heart cut out with Gina K Connect glue. I then added a piece of acetate to the back to make my shaker window. I created a background using two colors of Distress Oxide Ink (Abandoned Coral, Spun Sugar). I used foam tape to make a shaker area and filled it with Coconut Ice sequins from Lucy’s Cards. I then closed up the shaker and cut off any excess paper from the background. I took that entire panel and adhered it to an A2 card base.

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For my sentiment I stamped the “You’re a Cutieasaurus” onto Simon Says Stamp Slate cardstock with Versamark ink and then embossed it with Alabaster white embossing powder. I cut a slanted edge on one side of the sentiment strip and then glued it to my card.

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For the finishing touches I added a few sequins from the Simon Says Stamp Girl’s Best Friend sequin mix around the sentiment. I then went over the clouds with Wink of Stella. Finally I added some highlights to the images with a white gel pen.


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Heart Filled Shaker Card | Brutus Monroe Blog Hop

Hey everyone! Today Brutus Monroe is having a blog hop all about our favorite techniques. Some of my favorite techniques involve using stencils, ink blending, and shakers so I created a card incorporating all of those things.

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I started this card with a piece of Bristol Smooth paper. I blended lightly onto that with some Distress Oxide inks. I used the colors Wilted Violet, Abandoned Coral, and Worn Lipstick. I then took this months stencil from Brutus Monroe’s Stencil of the Month club and taped it down over that paper. I used the same colors of Distress Oxide ink over the stencil, darkening up those areas.

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Next I used a die to cut a circle out of a panel of Neenah Solar White. I glued a piece of acetate over that cut out to make my shaker window. I added a mixture of sequins to the blended panel and popped up the shaker window over that with foam tape.

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Next I took a piece of white glitter paper and punched a heart from it. I glued that to the middle of my shaker window. For the sentiment I stamped and embossed a stamp from the Love Bug stamp set with Alabaster embossing powder. I popped the sentiment strip up over the heart with foam tape.

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To finish up the card I took some of the coral colored sequins from the Party Time sequin mix from Simon Says Stamp and I glued them around the sentiment.

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

LUSIANA

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.

Stenciled Heart Valentine | Ink Blending and Texture Paste

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a card that I made with a gorgeous stencil from Brutus Monroe. This stencil comes from this months Stencil of the Month club.

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To start, I taped a piece of 6x6 Bristol Smooth paper to a board. I then taped the heart stencil down on top of that. I blended over the stencil with a few colors of Distress Oxide ink. I used the colors Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade.

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After finishing the ink blending I used a palette knife to spread some transparent texture paste over the stencil, right on top of the colors. I let that dry for a long time before moving on.

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I picked a sentiment from Brutus Monroe’s Love Bug stamp set and stamped it onto vellum with embossing ink. I embossed it with Alabaster white embossing powder. I wrapped that sentiment around my stenciled in panel and glued the ends to the back of the panel.

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To finish the card I first adhered the panel onto a card base. Then I added a few different sizes of clear sequins with Gina K Connect glue.


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Sneak Peek January 2019 Release | Pink & Main

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing some sneak peeks from Pink & Main’s upcoming January release. This The entire release is so amazing but for today I am sneak peeking four new products on a card.

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I stamped the cute image with the bears from the Perfect Couple stamp set with black ink and colored it in with colored pencils. All of the bears in this stamp set are so adorable! I used the coordinating die set in order to cut the bears out.

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The next product I am featuring is the Watercolor Foil paper pad. I grabbed a piece of this gorgeous 6 x 6 paper and cut it down for the background on the card.

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I wrapped a piece of vellum around one side of the panel to be a base for where I place my bears. I didn't want to cover up the pretty paper, but I also knew my bears needed a base so they didn't get lost. Vellum is a great solution here because it allows you to still see the paper! I popped up the bear onto the vellum with foam tape.

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My sentiment comes from the Perfect Couple stamp set. I popped that up on the card and then added some of the new Rose Gold Glossy Dots. As a lover of all things Rose Gold I was ecstatic when I saw these in the release!