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December Guest Designer, Megin!
Hello everyone! My name is Meg B. and I'm so happy to be here, guest designing for you today, on Brutus Monroe! The quality of these stamps are amazing and the black ink is definitely now my new favorite detail inks. It is a nice rich black...even with just one stamping. I'm very excited to shop Brutus Monroe products and share some goodies in future posts.
Today's card does not feature complicated coloring with special markers but just very simple coloring with sparkly gel pens. I wanted to show you that no matter what your ability or supplies, you can still achieve beautiful cards!
For this card, I started by die cutting a panel of white cardstock with the second largest Scallop rectangle die. I used some low tack tape to tape off the edges of the panel. I stamped the small images from the Gingerbread Village set using black detail ink. I did use my stamp platform to save some time but you could easily use an acrylic block to stamp these images.
I then colored in the images using various colors of sparkle gel pens. The ink in these pens was perfect because it didn't cover the images and the small details these stamps have. Make sure you leave enough time for the ink to dry because it will smudge! To fill in more of the white space, I added some colorful sequins with liquid glue. These sequins are a great sparkly addition to the gel pens.
To make the banner, I used a Concord & 9th die and some red cardstock. I embossed the "winter wishes" sentiment with clear ink and white embossing powder. I added some foam tape behind the banner and adhered it to the colored panel. From my personal crafty stash, I added a green button to the felt heart with some thread and adhered it to the banner using strong liquid adhesive.
For the card base, I thought it would be fun to use vellum. I used a 30lb clear vellum that seemed to be the perfect weight for a sturdy card. I cut a 4 1/4 by 11 piece sheet of vellum and scored at 5 1/2 for a top folding A2 size card base. I cut additional scallop panels from heavy weight white card stock and 2 panels from red cardstock for the inside of the card. I adhered each panel in the middle of the vellum base with tape runner adhesive. This allows the card to be a bit more sturdy, a place for you to write inside the card and covers the adhesive for a clean look.
I hope you enjoyed this fun little card! I look forward to sharing more creations with you throughout December! Until then, stay crafty my friends!
We are so thrilled to have Megin here as a guest designer this month! To see more of Megin's talented creative work, please visit the links below to see her blog and Instagram!