I am honored to be a guest designer for April on the Brutus|Monroe blog. My name is Adam and I enjoy crafting: card making, mixed media and art journaling. I am showcasing the April Stamp Club set. The stamp club delivers a new 2"x3" stamp set each month for $5 which includes shipping! Stamps are exclusively designed by Christopher Alan.
Brutus Monroe April Stamp Club Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe alabaster card stock 110 lbs (cut the following pieces)
4.25x11" card base
4x5.25" layer 1
3.5x3.5" window background
4x4" window frame
.5" strip for sentiment
Oz, Cornflower, Aubergine, Zest and Jack-o-Lantern
4x5.25" stitched rectangle
2x2" stitched square
2 5/8 x 2 5/8" stitched square
various sequins and seed beads
3x3" acetate for window
Step 1 - use 1/4 sheet of alabaster card stock blending Oz, Cornflower and Aubergine ink
Step 2 - die cut rectangle 4x5.25" using blended background paper. Die cut 2" square centered near top of layer.
Step 3 - die cut square 2 5/8" out of 4x4" alabaster piece then die cut 2" square out of the previous square forming the frame.
Step 4 - blend Aubergine ink onto frame.
Step 5 - stamp gift boxes onto 3.5" square of alabaster paper. Stamp the large gift box in Oz and Jack-o-Lantern ink. Stamp the small gift box in Cornflower and Zest ink.
Step 6 - stamp Happy Birthday sentiment on .5" strip of alabaster paper in Cornflower ink.
Step 7 - use Brutus Monroe glue to affix frame around opening in layer 1.
Step 8 - glue acetate to back of blended layer 1 over opening.
Step 9 - apply foam tape to back of layer 1 completely surrounding the square opening. Add additional foam tape to edges to pop up layer.
Step 10 - add sequins and beads to stamped square.
Step 11 - center layer 1 over sequins/beads and affix making shaker box.
Step 12 - glue shaker layer to card base.
Step 13 - use foam tape to affix sentiment to card.
Step 14 - add enamel dots.
Have fun creating your version of this card!