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Feathered Sentiments with Guest Designer Jennifer!

Feathered Sentiments with Guest Designer Jennifer!

Hello Crafty Peeps! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jennifer Becker and I am guest designing for my friends here at Brutus Monroe this month. I am a lifelong crafter and stumbled upon stamping and card making a little over a year ago. I love it and I love the supportive card crafting community. I am very, very, excited to be here and to show you a card that I created featuring the Brutus Monroe Feathered Sentiments stamp set. So, let me share with you how I created this card.

First, I started by stamping on the first feather on the smooth side of Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper with StazOn Jet Back ink. I planned on this feather to be a colorful feather, so I wanted it to be in the forefront and I needed to make a mask to cover the stamped image. I created the mask by stamping the same image on Post-It Full Stick Notes and then fussy cutting that out. After the feather was cut out of the Post-It note I placed it on the stamped feather to cover it. I subsequently stamped the next feather.

I continued by stamping and masking the remaining three grayscale feathers on the bottom of the card. After all five of the feathers on the base of the card were stamped I colored them with Zig Clean Clear Brush markers. Next, I stamped the sentiment with Brutus Monroe clear embossing ink and embossed with black embossing powder. I originally planned on having only five total feathers on this card. The four grayscale and the one in color, however, after the sentiment was stamped I thought the card needed a little more color. So, I decided that I would add a few additional feathers.

To create the additional feathers, I used the Feathers Sentiments coordinating cut file with my Cricut. I cut the feather shapes out of the same Canson XL watercolor paper as used on the card base. After the shapes were cut, I stuck them onto a piece of cardstock with double-stick tape. I taped the shapes to the cardstock because then I can use my Misti to hold down the cardstock with magnets so that it and the shapes did not slip while I stamp. I aligned the stamps over their corresponding cut shape and stamped using my Misti and StazOn ink. No worries, if you don’t have a Cricut, the additional feathers can be stamped and fussy cut.

After I stamped the feathers, I colored with my Zigs and then pulled them off of the double stick tape on the card stock. I then used foam mounting tape to adhere the additional two colorful feathers to the card base and mounted the watercolor paper to a black cardstock base. To add the final touches, I glued several sequins in complimenting colors with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

Leave a comment to let me know what you think about this card. I absolutely love this stamp set and many others from Brutus Monroe. I will be back soon to show you another one of my creations. In the meantime, you can check out my Instagram @createorgocrazy or my blog to see more of my work. Have a great day!

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