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Rose Border with Paula McClane

Rose Border with Paula McClane

We are so excited to have our friend, Paula McClane, guest designing for us this month! She is sharing today's project, as well as another in the month of July, so stay tuned! Take a look at what she created with the Rose Border stamp set, and be sure to comment and leave her a big Brutus Monroe welcome! 
Hello! I am so very excited to be Brutus Monroe's July Guest Designer, what an honor! A little about me, I've been crafting my entire life starting as a child helping my mom make quilts then once I had my first child I began scrapbooking with my best friend, a short time after that came card making because it just made sense with all those beautiful art supplies out there. I'm doing less scrapbooking these days as my children are older and just not as cute as they use to be (I joke, they are gorgeous but I can only scrap so many Tuba/TaeKwonDo/Guitar pages) now I still make loads of card, doing multi-media projects, and splatter acrylic paint around. To pay the bills I work as a Civil Engineering Technician. The hubster & I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, our oldest boy is in college and younger one is entering his senior year of high school plus one kitty and one very spoiled pup. I craft every chance I get! Sadly my blog goes un-updated much of the time but I do post to my Facebook page and Instagram
I'm using Rose Border Stamp set along with Detail Ink in Raven
After stamping the image, I heat set the ink to make sure it was completely dry. 
Then I watercolored using a bit of water mixed in with the Surface Sprays I had sprayed on my Large Media Mat
and a small paintbrush to watercolor.
After stamping my chosen Sentiment on white cardstock, I trimmed it down to
1/2" wide then 'v' clipped both ends.
I knew I wanted a black cardbase so I created a liner and
chose a sentiment from the Super Sentimental Stamp Set
With all the pieces gathered together, I'm ready to assemble. Using Brutus Monroe Craft Glue I work from the top layer down, Rose Border onto stripped paper onto green cardsock, next the black ribbon is added and the sentiment strip, while that is dry I attach the liner inside the cardbase, and attach the assembled front of the black cardbase. Last I add a few Clear Bubbles and some miscellaneous sequins.
Gorgeous, right? We LOVE how she used our Surface Sprays to watercolor! The sprays really are so versatile and able to be used in many different ways. 
For more amazing work from Paula, please visit her social media! Thanks for stopping by, and remember to always, "Create Your Own Ending"!
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Wendy Wolf - July 9, 2018

Paula never fails to create something beautiful! This is just another example of her creativity. Good job!

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