Brutus and Friends with Guest Designer, Vicki!

Brutus and Friends with Guest Designer, Vicki!

Hello friends! I’m so excited to share this fun interactive card using the adorable stamp set “Chuck Carson Collection: Brutus and Friends” with you today!
 
 
 
If you have ever watched Christopher’s videos, then I’m sure you’ve either seen or “heard” about his lovely fur family which are the characters I’ve used for my design! I’ve stamped them out with the BM Raven Detail ink and colored them with Copics and some of the Brutus Monroe StyleFile markers too. I then fussy cut them out with my BM Fussy Cutting Scissors and set them aside while I assembled my design.
 
Here’s a closer view of the scene with the colored and cut images in place:
 
For the “grassy” looking area at the bottom and the “clouds” in the upper triangle sections of the card, I’ve used the BM Set the Scene Stencils with some Distress Inks and a Blending tool.
 
In order for the scene to come together and form this shape, there is a hidden aspect in the corners of the design to keep it together. I have used the BM Mini Disc Magnets and glued them behind the layered panels so you can’t see them, but they come together to hold the card scene in place. These are tiny, but they make for a nice sturdy closure!
 
As for the circle design in the center, it forms a little mini easel card inside the design. I’ve made the easel card with the BM Lunch bag Cardstock and cut it from circle dies. I’ve also heat embossed the sentiment with BM Alabaster embossing powder from the BM Super Sentimental stamp set and made a separate panel so that it holds the front of the circle easel flap in place.
 
I also wanted to mention that the “Brutus Monroe” in the cloudy area along with the woodgrain looking background came from a product packaging. I thought it was the perfect way to create the “fence line” area of the scene.
 
 
 
When you want to close up the design for mailing, you will take it apart so that it looks like this. See on the left side that there is even a spot so you can write a personal message or stamp something. Then you will fold the top panel down and then close the right side over.
 
 
 
I thought it was pretty cool that you can lay this design completely flat and put it in an A2 sized envelope! I have taken a BM Lunch Bag envelope to mail mine in!
Here’s a little video so that you can see it in action: CLICK HERE to watch on You Tube!
 
You can find more details on my blog post: Stamped Smiles Instagram: @stampedsmiles
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