Palm Tree Pop Up with Brutus 1
As promised last week, here is another fun project using Brutus Monroe and Karen Burniston dies. This week Brutus felt he needed a vacation because he works so hard producing great products for all his followers. How can anyone say no to such a cute dog! So here is our interpretation of what a vacation for Brutus the dog would be like in card form.
On the cover we have Brutus from the Brutus and Friends stamp set colored with StyleFile Markers gazing out the porthole of his cruise ship. Porthole made using two sizes of circles with small detail holes punched to create the rivets of a porthole. To make it look rusty we embossed randomly using Brutus Monroe Penny embossing powder to create the rust look. The island scene through the porthole was created by fussy cutting a mountain and stamping Brutus Monroe Surface Inks to complete. The background layer is texture paste through a tropical leaf stencil. Sentiment is stamped in Raven Detail Ink and attached with foam tape. Die cut leaves were added to help ground Brutus.
The inside of this Brutus on Vacation card is all about the unexpected but super fun pop up die scene using the Karen Burniston Palm Tree Pop-up die set. This complicated looking die is easy to assemble by following the simple step by step instructions on the Karen Burniston web site how to videos. Once the pop up is created sentiments and embellishments can be added as the crafter wishes.
We hope this card inspires you to use a Karen Burniston pop up die along with Brutus Monroe stamps and inks. Please share those creations with us at Brutus Monroe Facebook Fan Page.
Brutus Monroe with Karen Burniston Dies 0
Hi Crafty Friends,
Starting today for the next few Sundays we will be using Karen Burniston Dies along with our Brutus Monroe products. We are having a great time creating with all of these wonderful products. Today we are using the Woodland Animal dies and Brutus Monroe Forest Background stamp. Karen Buniston dies integrate well with Brutus Monroe stamps and inks.
This card is perfect for sending to that special someone you are missing. It shows a squirrel feeling "blue" because he misses you. The squirrel was created by die cutting him in shades of blue. These dies are a great option when you just do not have the time to color a card but need to get it in the mail quickly. Mixing it with a colored background adds dimension to the project. This Forest Background was colored using water color markers making the squirrel the focal point of the card. The sentiment was stamped in Raven Detail Ink on a banner. The card front was layered onto coordinating colored paper to complete a simple card. (Twine and sequins added for some additional embellishments)
Share your creations mixing products from multiply companies on the Brutus Monroe Facebook Fan Page.
Fish Bowl Shaker Card 0
Welcome back! Last week was Release Week here on the blog and there were so many fabulous projects made with the new stamps! I showed the projects I created and gave an overview of them in my last post, but today I want to take a closer look at this fun shaker card that I created with the WAVES background stamp and the FISH BOWL set that I used along with the new COORDINATING DIES for the fish images.
I started this card by stamping the WAVES background onto a piece of white cardstock with EMBOSSING INK and then embossing it with ICICLE EMBOSSING POWDER. Then, using a mix of light blues and green Distress Inks, I blended over the waves to add color. I also used the same ink colors on the outside frame of the card that you see around the front.
To create the shaker part of my card, I took a piece of white cardstock and measured around each side to leave a nice thick border, and then I used a craft knife to cut the square out of the middle. This created a frame without having to use a die. I cut a piece of acetate that would fit over the window of the frame and glued it down. Then, over the acetate, I added some kids craft foam cut down to size. This gave some dimension and a place to hold all the shaker goodies inside. Once I had the frame filled with sequins and beads, I added some more adhesive around the edges, and placed my card base with the waves over top, sealing in the shaker elements.
To decorate the front of the card, I grabbed my FISH BOWL set and stamped out a number of the fun images. Then, after coloring them in with my Prismacolor pencils, I used the new FISH BOWL COORDINATING DIES and cut out the images by running them through my Sizzix. Sure beats fussy cutting!
For the sentiment I used the NAUTICAL DOODLES stamp set and picked the sentiment that read, "Let your dreams set sail". I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a strip of vellum using the ALABASTER EMBOSSING POWDER. Then, I just arranged all the pieces on the front of my card and glued them down.
This was such a fun card to create and I can't wait to send it off to a friend. I always get excited when I can pull off a shaker card because I seem to have problems with shakers!
Until next time,
More from Marie Nicole...
Welcome to the Jungle Card 0This week I was inspired by the Discovery channel. I happened to be watching it as I worked on my projects. I also had listened to Guns and Roses earlier in the morning. So, it really is not that much of a stretch on how I came up with this card design.
May Release Unboxing Video and Tips on Die Cutting Stamped Images 0
I just got my new stamps in for the May NEW Release, you have to check it out. So many amazing stamps, and a new artist too. They all release on May 27th, so come back to the store fill up your basket!!
Here is my full unboxing video plus my tips on how to die cut stamped images!!
Here is my cute little tag I made, so fast and easy with the new mixed media tags.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Below are the Brutus Monroe Supplies I used for these projects.
Butterfly Shaker Card 0
Today's project is a fun one that was done with the help of the Fuse Tool. The Fuse Tool is great for creating custom shaker pockets, cards, and planner pages. I'm combining the Fuse Tool with my Brutus Monroe Butterfly Sentiments Stamps and Dies to create this clear shaker card.
First, I stamped and embossed the butterflies from the stamp set on vellum using the Gilded Embossing Powder along with BM Embossing Ink. Then, using the Butterfly Sentiments Dies that coordinate with the stamp set, I ran the butterflies through my Sizzix to cut them out.
I have a video here that shows the whole process in detail!
After I had my butterflies cut out, I set them aside while I fused together a pocket to hold all the shaker goodies in. The video also gives some great tips on Fusing, so if you have a Fuse Tool or are thinking about getting one, go ahead and watch!
I filled the shaker pocket with some pink, white, and gold glitter, as well as those butterflies I die cut.
On the front of the shaker card, I adhered a tag that I also added some Gilded Embossing Powder to, as well as a few other spring embellishments and a "hello" sentiment cut from black cardstock.
These shaker cards can be so much fun to mail or deliver in person. Its something a little different than the ordinary cardstock card. If you want to have a little fun with the recipient, you could also slip a gift card inside the pocket before sealing it, so that the recipient has to risk getting "glitter bombed" in order to get their gift card!
If you wanted to make a shaker pocket for your planner as well, you could go ahead and leave some room on one side in order to punch a hole to clip into your planner binder. Then, either slip some small photos inside the pocket, or embellish them on the front! So many fun ideas!
I love using the die cuts as shaker fillers, too, because it gives a little more interest in addition to the glitter and sequins.
A FEW PRODUCTS I USED:
MORE FROM MARIE NICOLE: