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March Stencil and Embossing Powder of the Month

March Stencil and Embossing Powder of the Month

Hello there! Welcome to the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog. Daniel here with a card featuring a few of the subscription products for March 2019.  The Stencil of the Month for March has a big lacy feel. It looks like a big doily my grandmother had on her end tables when I was a kid and I cannot get enough of it. The Coral Reef Embossing Powder of the Month showcases the Pantone Color of the Year for 2019.

I started my card by taping down a 4 x 5.25 panel of white cardstock to my workspace. After spraying the back of the stencil with some Pixie Spray from Therm O Web, I laid it over the top of the panel. I spread some Pure Gold Metallix Gel in a swath down the middle with a spatula and let it dry overnight.

When I first got my Coral Reef Embossing Powder, I swatched it out on different cardstock and learned that it is semi-opaque. So, some of the color of the cardstock/ink under it will show through. This can be awesome for getting a different look out of the embossing powder and for making gradients in the same color family. So, when the gel set, I laid the stencil back over the top and blended some Abandoned Coral and Walnut Stain inks in a gradient on both sides of the gold swath. 

After the ink dried, I powdered my card panel with some baby powder and laid my stencil back over it. I took out my B|M Clear Embossing Ink and dabbed it over the top of the stencil. Then I removed the stencil again and poured some Coral Reef Embossing Powder over it and melted it with my heat gun. 

The background really came together and since I wanted to make it the star of the show, I left the card fairly simple. I added an A2 sized black card panel to the back of the background panel for a black frame. Then, I added a sentiment from the B|M Super Sentimental Stamp Set to a piece of black card stock and embossed it with Gilded Embossing Powder from Brutus Monroe. I trimmed down the sentiment strip and popped it up on the front of my card with some foam tape. 

I hope you enjoyed this card tutorial. i have included a list of supplies in a grid below for your convenience. I'd love to hear what you think about this card and my process in the comments section below! Have a wonderful day.


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Lillian Conradi - March 21, 2019

Beautiful card. I was always afraid of using stencils, but you said you used some kind of pixie glue to tack it down Maybe I will try that! Thank you.

Ardyth Percy-Robb - March 18, 2019

This is awesome! I love the blended colours on the background – they are rich and elegant. And that stencil is a must have!! Gorgeous card!

Dana Driscoll - March 18, 2019

Daniel, this is a beautiful card! I cant wait to get my stencil.

Robyn Jordan - March 18, 2019

Fabulous card!!! Love the stencil <3

Mindy Drummond - March 18, 2019

This is gorgeous Daniel!! I just received my Coral Reef Embossing Powder of the Month and can’t wait to try it out using your technique here (it’s yummy lol). Thanks for sharing your card and for the inspiration :)

Jennifer Nicole - March 18, 2019

Looks awesome Daniel! Love that shine. My Grammy had some doilys like that too! Great card 😊

KAREN Adams - March 18, 2019


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