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.