Brutus Monroe has some fun new stencils in several different designs and this polka dot one is probably a new favorite of mine! This stencil has a large, imperfect polka dot design that is perfect for blending, misting, and using with embossing paste, which is what I did here. You can find this stencil in the store, it is the Paint Spots stencil.
The polka dot background was done by applying some Dreamweaver's Black Matte Embossing Paste over this Brutus Monroe Stencil. After the embossing paste was dry, I cut a scalloped border on the bottom by running it through my Sizzix.
The next step was to cut a little heart using my Cricut, and color it by blending on some Rouge Chalk Ink. This rouge is the perfect pinky-red color and it really pops against the black dots in the background! The heart was then layered on the front with a paper doily adhered behind it.
The card needed a little bit of sparkle, so I cut a strip of gold glittery washi tape to place along the bottom. Then, the background panel was adhered by adding some foam adhesive to the back to pop it up just a bit.
For a final finishing touch, I added a vellum butterfly that was stamped using the Butterfly Sentiments Stamp Set and embossed with the Gilded Embossing Powder. The card needed just a bit more gold to tie it together with that washi tape, and the butterfly worked beautifully! I also love that there are now coordinating dies that go along with this butterfly stamp set. It makes cutting out a lot at once so quick and easy! Go ahead and stamp out a good number of butterflies and then die cut them all. You have extras to use as embellishments on any project in the future!
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