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 Hello everyone!! This is Berina here today, with some beautiful ATCs!! I was so addicted to making ATCs after making some for yesterday's blog hop.

For this set of ATCs, I cut 4 pieces of white card stock into size 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and inked them all with Sugar Cone ink. 

For the first one, I used the stencil Triangles and applied a very light layer of Midnight ink. Then I stamped the leaves from the flower bunch stamp from the Conservatory of Quotes stamp set all around the edges with Cabbage ink. I then stamped a butterfly from the Butterfly Sentiments 2.0 stamp set on a scrap piece of cardstock, colored it and fussy cut it. I also stamped the sentiment from the Butterfly Sentiments 2.0 stamp set on a scrap piece  of card stock and cut it out. I cut out another piece of Iris GlitterStock the same size as the sentiment panel. I adhered the sentiment panel on to the glitter stock panel, slightly offsetting it. I adhered the butterfly on the leaves with glue for the center and foam tape for the wings.

 

For the second one, I stamped the "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations" sentiment from the Conservatory of Quotes stamp set in the Sugar Cone ink repeatedly for the background. Then I stamped the leaves from the same flower bunch stamp from the Conservatory of Quotes stamp set all around the edges with Cabbage ink. I stamped the bike from Terry's Trains (which is retired now) with black ink. I then added a thin strip of Gilded glitterstock below the bike. I stamped the "Hello" in black ink and cut it out. I cut out a piece of Gilded Glitterstock in the same size and adhered the together, slightly offsetting the sentiment panel. I adhered it with foam tape on to the ATC.

For the third one, I stamped the Barn Wall background stamp with Sugar Cone ink. The sentiment is from the Conservatory of Quotes stamp set. I used a thin strip of clover glitterstock below the bike.

For the last one, I first stamped the flower from the Conservatory of Quotes stamp set with black ink on the corner and colored it with copics. Then I decided to use the Shapes stamp set (which was from the Stamp Club) for the tone on tone background. The sentiment is from the same Conservatory of Quotes stamp set. I stamped a butterfly on a scrap piece of card stock, colored it and fussy cut it. I adhered the butterfly with glue for the body and foam tape for the wings.

How do you like these ATCs? Please do let me know in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

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Conservatory of Quotes
Conservatory of Quotes

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Stamp Club
Stamp Club

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Botanical Banners
Botanical Banners

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Unity Stamp- Barn Wall
Unity Stamp- Barn Wall

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Butterfly Sentiments
Butterfly Sentiments

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Mini Surface Ink Pad Collection: Fall
Mini Surface Ink Pad Collection: Fall

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"Cabbage" Mini Surface Ink Pad

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Raven Detail Ink
Raven Detail Ink

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"Sugar Cone" Surface Ink Cube

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Mixed Media Stencil - Triangles
Mixed Media Stencil - Triangles

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Stylefile Markers
Stylefile Markers

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Stylefile Markers - Baby Blue 516
Stylefile Markers - Baby Blue 516

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Stylefile Markers - Indian Blue 560
Stylefile Markers - Indian Blue 560

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Stylefile Markers - Cerulean Blue 518
Stylefile Markers - Cerulean Blue 518

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Copic SKETCH Marker - Yellow Green - YG03
Copic SKETCH Marker - Yellow Green - YG03

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Copic SKETCH Marker - Pale Moss - YG61
Copic SKETCH Marker - Pale Moss - YG61

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Copic SKETCH Marker - Pea Green - YG63
Copic SKETCH Marker - Pea Green - YG63

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Copic SKETCH Marker - Moss - YG67
Copic SKETCH Marker - Moss - YG67

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Not Your Mama's Cardstock - Heavyweight
Not Your Mama's Cardstock - Heavyweight

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Alabaster 110lb - Premium Cardstock
Alabaster 110lb - Premium Cardstock

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Card Stock
Card Stock

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Hammermill 100 lb Card Stock
Hammermill 100 lb Card Stock

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Color Companion - Glitterstock™ - Gilded
Color Companion - Glitterstock™ - Gilded

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Color Companion - Glitterstock™ Rainbow Pack
Color Companion - Glitterstock™ Rainbow Pack

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Color Companion - Glitterstock™ - Clover

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Glue
Glue

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Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner
Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner

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Squeaky Clean Stamp Scrubber
Squeaky Clean Stamp Scrubber

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Acrylic Block
Acrylic Block

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EK Tools® Small Precision Scissors - 5 inches
EK Tools® Small Precision Scissors - 5 inches

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Embossing Heat Tool
Embossing Heat Tool

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Clear T Square
Clear T Square

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Fold and Score Tool
Fold and Score Tool

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Mini Ink Blending Tool Kit
Mini Ink Blending Tool Kit

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Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams - 20 Pieces
Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foams - 20 Pieces

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3D White Foam Squares • 1/2 in
3D White Foam Squares • 1/2 in

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Thermoweb - Purple Tape
Thermoweb - Purple Tape

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Sticky Tape Mini Runner™
Sticky Tape Mini Runner™

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Masking Paper
Masking Paper

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Brutus Monroe - Foam Tape - 36 Yards - 108 Feet
Brutus Monroe - Foam Tape - 36 Yards - 108 Feet

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Fussy Cutting Scissors
Fussy Cutting Scissors

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ATC Blog Hop!

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Welcome back to the blog, crafty friends! Its Wednesday, which means that it is time for another INSPIRATION TEAM BLOG HOP! We have a list of links at the end of this post that will take you to each team member's blog posts for today. Make sure you visit each one to see what they have created! 

Today's theme is ATCs! ATC stands for "Artist Trading Card". An artist trading card is a little 2.5"x3.5" card that you create on in your own style. Once finished, you can swap these cards with other artists, or simply give them away. Many artists choose to sign, date, and title the back of their cards, so the recipient can then collect ATCs from other artist friends and look back through them to remember where and when they got them! ATCs can be stored in baseball card binders, spinner racks, pocket pages, and any other creative way you think of! Here's a few examples of ATCs created with some Brutus Monroe items! 

steampunk style atc- brutus monroe- marie nicole designs

This ATC was created using the past Steampunk Inspiration Box. The edges were distressed and then some detail stitching added around the edges! 

These next ATCs feature the COZY COFFEE stamp set. Who doesn't love coffee? Some fun details were added with the ABSTRACT ART stamp set, and some chipboard snowflakes. 

These last ATCs have a vintage Paris flair to them, and the Eiffel tower was stamped out from a now retired set from Brutus Monroe. The butterfly embellishments were stamped with BUTTERFLY 2.0 SET, and embossed in GILDED

So now that we've given an idea of how fun ATCs can be, let's start hopping! Just click on the names below to visit the team's blog posts and see what they have created. Don't forget to leave them some love! Happy hopping! 

 JESS

DANIEL

LAUREN

MARIE

BERINA

LUISANA

 ASHLEY

Butterflies Abound at Brutus/Monroe

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Welcome back! I’m Aletha posting as one of the members of our Brutus/Monroe Inspiration Team. Today I will be walking you through the design process of an A2 sized card with our Butterfly Sentiments and matching dies.

I decided on my colors from our Surface Inks. These amazing inks, when dry, are waterproof and dry on non-porous surfaces. I love rich and deep colors and I’m partial to bright also. The inks I chose in our Surface Inks line were Speckled Egg, Sea, Zest, and Marsala for the butterflies. I stamped each solid image butterfly with those colors and our 100# Alabaster card stock, but not the Speckled Egg. I let those beauties dry and added our Raven Detail Ink to the detailed butterfly images. I die cut each butterfly with our matching Butterfly Sentiments dies. It was a difficult decision deciding which of the butterflies to use. As you can see I picked all three colors, but of the same butterfly image. 

I sat those aside and inked our Scratch Stamp background (love this texture) on our Alabaster cardstock with Speckled Egg. Our Scratch Stamp background is unavailable at the moment. I trimmed this panel to 4” x 5.25” and distressed the edges with our Raven ink. Before attaching this panel to a dark turquoise panel, I centered a piece of gold embroidery thread, popped up the butterflies to the thread. I used one of the sentiments from our Butterfly Sentiments set on a scrap piece of this dark turquoise paper with our Raven Detail ink. For a little shine I covered it with Ranger’s Glossy Accents. 

The last detail was assembling the card on our 130# “Not Your Moma’s Cardstock” (great for card bases) and adding a few of our decorative bubbles. These little bubbles add a little something to any project.

Thanks for stopping by. Come back tomorrow, Wednesday, for a very special Inspiration Team blog hop (and I mean SPECIAL). If you have any questions please join our Brutus/Monroe Fan Club on Facebook and ask away!
Aletha Jane
B/M Inspiration Team
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embossed resist watercolour Butterfly background

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Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. I love to incorporate watercolours into my cards when I can and I thought the Butterfly Sentiment 2.0 stamp set was perfect for an emboss resist technique. I wanted to to use the st to create my own dreamy background paper for a bold sentiment to sit on. Whatsmore, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder works amazing well for emboss resist techniques. So, let's get started!

Embossed resist watercolour Butterfly background card details:


Trim a piece of Smooth watercolour cardstock to your desired size. Prep the surface with an antistatic tool to prevent powder sticking elsewhere then where you stamp.  Select 2 butterflies from the set and repeatedly stamp this across your paper in Clear embossing ink. A stamp positioner is useful to speed this up and to align the stamps straight. However, you can still do this with acrylic blocks too.

If you are finding it difficult to see where you have stamped, cover with embossing powder as you go along. However, don't heat set this until the ned, to reduce the level of warping. 

 

Once you have heat set the background, adhere the card panel down with some low tack tape to a flat surface. I use the tape to create an even white border to frame my pattern piece. This adds a mat layer without any additional bulk. 

I wanted a subtly ethereal look to my background and therefore I generously coated the paper with water. This meant when I added drops of colour it would blend seamlessly and be quite diluted. This all helped to produce a soft subtly ethereal background. For the watercolour paints, I used a Daniel Smith watercolor dot chart to apply a variety of colours. 


I allowed the background to dry naturally whilst I worked on the remainder of the card. Next, I die cut a sentiment with a die from my stash out of Raven black cardstock and black fun foam. To add a shiny dimension, I heat embossed the card die cut in Raven Black embossing powder several times and adhered on top of the foam die cut. I stamped an additional sentiment on Raven black cardstock with Alabaster embossing powder.


When the card panel was dry, I foam mounted this onto a black cardbase and added my sentiments. Lastly, I embellished with a few white Nuvo drops. 

 

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If you want, please leave a comment below - I would love to hear what you think!

For more inspiration, please feel free to pop over to www.prettylittlebutton.com   Or you can follow me on InstagramFacebook, or Pinterest.

Till next week,
Verity!
A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies

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Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. Do you want to know something? I learnt something new with this card! When it came to writing the post, I wasn't sure what to title it. As I had quite a few butterflies on the front, I wondered what a group of butterflies is called, and it turns out they are a Kaleidoscope. Now some of you may already have known that, but I didn't and I love the term! Well, anyway enough of that, that wasn't what you came here for! So read on and find out how this Kaleidoscope of Butterflies came together.


Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Card details:

This card is very easy to make and comes together in no time. To start of I embossed a white card panel that was 1/4" smaller than my card base. I used the Vintage tapestry embossing folder for this card, and doesn't it pair well with the butterfly theme. 


After this I used two blue due inks to stamp a couple of the butterflies onto punchbag card stock. This colour combination gives a great vintage look to it. 


Using a scoring pen (or a dull knife will do), I scored two lines on each butterfly - one other side of the body. Doing so, meant I could get depth and dimension when adhering to the card. I placed one foam square under each wing, to make it look like they were flying off the card. 


I stamped two sentiments in matching colour, one from the same stamp sentiment. To finish the card off, I foam amounted the finished panel to the card base and added a few Nuvo drops for embellishments. 

 

Supplies used - click on the images below to purchase the supplies

You can purchase the dies and stamps in one set:
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If you want, please leave a comment below - I would love to hear what you think!

For more inspiration, please feel free to pop over to www.prettylittlebutton.com

Or you can follow me on InstagramFacebook, or Pinterest.

Till next week,
Verity!
Break The Rules- Rainbow Ink

Break The Rules- Rainbow Ink 0

Welcome back! Today's card is a super fast and simple one. For the background I literally just took my ink cubes and dragged them across the paper to add some bright color in rainbow style! 

Starting from the bottom and working my way up, I used the colors ROUGE, WAGON, JACK-O-LANTERN, ZEST, CABBAGE, SEA, and AUBERGINE. I just took my ink cube and dragged it across my paper, starting from the side and moving inward. I left quite a bit of white space off to the right side so the background wouldn't be too overwhelming!

Next, I used my new STYLEFILE alcohol markers to color in four butterflies from the BUTTERFLY SENTIMENTS stamp set. This set has these gorgeous butterfly images and also COORDINATING DIES! After I colored the butterflies, I cut them out and adhered them down on my paper, a few of them with foam adhesive.

The sentiment is from the BREAK THE RULES stamp set. I stamped it with EMBOSSING INK and then embossed in GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER. Then i just adhered my finished panel onto a card base and was done!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

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