Inspiration Team — Cloud Background Stamp

Cloud Background Stamp | Partial Heat Embossing

Cloud Background Stamp | Partial Heat Embossing 0

Hello and Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends!


Today I want to show how to partially heat emboss the Cloud Background Stamp to create a scene. I didn't just want a sky scene today, I also wanted to have a grassy hill below for my balloon animals to fly over. 
I was looking at my cloud background stamp thinking about how I could use it differently. And a light bulb came on! I did choose the larger portion of the clouds on the stamp, but the opposite side is perfect for a standard side card, I think I will try that next.
To begin the card I cut a out a 6 x 6 piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I chose the Bristol cardstock because I knew I would be doing some ink blending on the cardstock and I find this cardstock gives me the best results using Brutus Monroe Surface Inks and Ranger Distress Inks in which I've used both on this card. I placed the stamp in my stamp poistioner, used my embossing buddy on my cardstock to remove any static, and then inked up my stamp with Brutus Monroe embossing ink. I stamped onto the cardstock and repeated this process, I like to stamp it twice for good measure. Then I used Alabaster embossing powder and heat set it.
Next I began ink blending the sky with Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. I spritzed a little water on the background to get the distressed look and buffed off any ink from the clouds with a paper towel.
For the grassy hill I used Brutus Monroe Jurassic and Cabbage Surface Inks using a stencil. You can create a hill using masking paper, the stencil isn't really needed. I started with Cabbage, from the bottom moving up. Then used the stencil with Jurassic to form the hills and add contrast and shading on the sides.
I colored the Balloon Animals with Copic markers and used masking paper over the heads and basket to color in the white space between them since the sky is blue so it would blend in.
I stamped the sentiment What's Up Dog? with Raven Detail Ink and cut it out with a banner die and popped it up on foam squares, I also popped up the two balloon animals up with foam squares and adhered the small balloon directly to the card using Brutus Monroe craft glue.
I added some Stickles to the drapes on the basket and Glass Slipper Bottle Cap Sequins around my card to finish it off. I also added Stickles on my sequins to add more shimmer.
And that completes my card for today!
All of the supplies are listed below.
Thanks for stopping by,
December 2017 Stamp Club

December 2017 Stamp Club 0

Hello Crafting Friends,

I am excited to share with you the card I made using the December Stamp Club "Love is in the Air" stamp from Brutus Monroe.  I also used a new background stamp by Brutus Monroe called "Cloud Background". 

(Stamp Club stamp sets are two by three stamps for just $5 (which includes shipping). They are fun to create with and pair well with other Brutus Monroe stamps.) 

I started my card by stamping the hot air balloon in red and fussy cutting it out.  I stamped the cloud background in blue on pale blue card stock and cut it down to size. I then began the layering of pieces onto each other.  I put the cloud layer on black card stock and then onto the white card base. I used three small heart die cuts in red and added glossy accents to them. I added some silver thread and popped up the hot air balloon over the thread. 

I am pleased with the end result and hope you too will share your creations with us at Brutus Monroe Facebook Fan Page.


Love Is in the Air

Love Is in the Air 0

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Today I've made a love or a Valentine's day card using the new Cloud Background stamp and the Balloon Stamp of the month! I thought they went so well together!

I first inked up the new Cloud Background stamp with Brutus Monroe embossing ink and sprinkled the Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder all over the inked area and then heat set it. I used Ranger distress inks for an ink resist technique over the embossed card in two shades of light blues.

Next I placed the Hot Air Balloon stamp with hearts that come with the stamp into my Misti tool and put my cardstock in place. I inked the balloon and the hearts with Brutus Monroe Rouge Surface Ink and stamped onto my card. I left the stamp in my Misti, by it being in the same place, I then inked the rope and basket with the Brutus Monroe Machiatto Surface ink so they could be brown and then stamped my card again. I now have two colors on my hot air balloon.

I trimmed my cloud background down to 5.5 inches and placed it on a piece of red cardstock slightly larger and adhered those to a 6 x 6 card base. I popped my hot air balloon up on foam adhesive and glued my hearts down flat using Brutus Monroe craft glue.

To finish my card I added acrylic bubbles and glossy accents.

I hope you enjoyed my card and thanks for stopping by!


Below are supplies used on today's card from Brutus Monroe.