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Enjoy the Little Things

Enjoy the Little Things

Hello everyone! Today I have some fun cards to share using several amazing Brutus Monroe products including some new dies!
These cards were created using a wet stamping technique. This is a fairly simple technique done by dripping liquid inks or sprays onto a surface (I prefer a glass mat), dipping a stamp into it and stamping on paper (I prefer a watercolor paper). The result is amazing and the possibilities with color are endless.
For my cards I first created some backgrounds on watercolor paper using Aqua Pigments in Yellow Green, Metallic Delphinium, Jewel Tone Peridot, and Turquoise. The paper was sprayed first with a bit of water and the color applied with a wet brush allowing the color to move and wick. Each color was dried using a heat tool before applying the next. Once I was happy with the result, I set these aside to dry even more.
Next I cut some watercolor paper panels for the stamping. I dripped the Aqua Pigments in Peridot, Delphinium, and Yellow Green onto my glass mat and sprayed with a bit of water. Next I dipped a foliage stamp from my stash in the wet ink and stamped off to the side to remove excess then on the paper. These were dried and set aside.
Next I used the Butterfly Wings Cutting Die Set to cut out my butterflies from the backgrounds created earlier. This die set comes with a total of twelve dies. Six dies for the detailed butterflies and the other six are to create the background. I cut the backgrounds using black cardstock.
To add sentiments I have used the Take Flight and Happy Rose stamp sets. These are stamped onto the panel using Clear Embossing Ink and Raven Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.
The panels were then matted with coordinating color cardstocks and then adhered to black card bases.
The die cut butterflies were adhered to the black and then onto the cards using 3D Foam Adhesive Squares.
Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my project today! As always have an amazing crafty day!
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