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Jack O'Lan-turn Around!

Jack O'Lan-turn Around!

Hi! It’s the first of August and it may be a little too early for halloween but this Brutus Monroe August stamp of the Month was just screaming interactive card to me!

First, I stamped the Jack O'Lantern with Raven Detail Ink onto White Not Your Mama Cardstock, You need a very sturdy cardstock for the interactive element. Then I colored him with my copics and fussy cut him out.

For the background, I used the Brutus Monroe Star Dome slim line stencil. I thought that this stencil looked very much like cobwebs.

I taped the stencil down on a piece of white cardstock and ink blended Distress Oxide starting with Lucky Clover blending in Twisted Citron for an ombre look. You can achieve the same look using Simon Hurley inks available at Brutus Monroe as his inks are also water reactive. Then I spritzed the panel with water and dabbed off the excess.

After ink blending the panel, I took the 1.25" (3rd from the smallest) circle die from the Circle Foundation Dies set and placed it in the area where I wanted my interactive element to be. I then proceeded to die cut it.

I took 2.25" circle die from the same set, two sizes bigger than the one I used above, and die cut it on another piece of cardstock. I also ink blended it using the same Distress Oxide colors.

In order to make the interactive element, I took a little bead which I glued in the middle of the 2.25” die cut circle. I used a bead from my daughters beading set. You can use a little button or even a small round piece of thick foam tape.

After gluing it to the middle of the circle, I placed the circle under the hole in ink blended panel and positioned it in the middle just like the photo below. Then I placed a big dollop of glue on top of the bead.

I then adhered the element that I stamped and colored on top of the bead. Pressed it ever so lightly to make sure it stuck to the bead.

I tested it out by laying the card flat on the table and moving it back and forth. The Jack O'Lantern moved around freely inside the die-cut circle. Then I stamped the "Happiest Halloween" sentiment twice on the card above and below the Jack O'Lantern with Raven Detail Ink. I trimmed the sides of the ink blended panel and matted the sides with Raven Cardstock leaving ¼” showing on either side.

I turned the card around and place double sided foam tape around the circle element, making sure to leave some "wiggle room".

I removed the release paper from the tape and adhered the panel down onto a Jack O’Lantern Orange card base. I made sure the circle element was in the middle so as not to accidentally adhere the circle onto the base.

The interesting thing is that when I used my right hand to shake the card, the Jack O'Lantern turned counterclockwise. When I used my left hand to shake, the Jack O'Lantern turned clockwise! You should give it a try!

Hope this inspired you to create an interactive card using Brutus Monroe Circle Foundation Dies and their wonderful stamp of the month!

‘Til next time!


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