Inspiration Team — forest background

Brutus Monroe with Karen Burniston Dies

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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)

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Merry Christmas

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Hello friends, Chitra here to share a cute Christmas tag with you..

I played with Forest Background stamp set, I stamped it on oval die-cut piece using Raven detail ink and colored it using Prisma color pencils. Then I added little glitter to the trees and on top of the stones and also added glossy accent to reindeers nose. I die-cut out another oval piece out of Wagon cardstock and repeatedly stamped the sentiment using embossing ink and heat embossed it using Penny embossing powder, then tied both the piece using jute twine.

Here is a close up:

Hope you like my Christmas tag, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Forest Background

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 Hello all,

This whole week is dedicated to the Brutus Monroe and Deco Foil collaborative. Be sure and check out Deco Foil's blog to see what their design team is up to this week.

I am using the Forest Background stamp illustrated by Chuck Carson exclusively for Brutus Monroe. I colored it in with Zig watercolor markers. I cut a piece of the Midway pad paper to create a round opening to showcase the background stamp. I cut out a ring of toner paper to foil in Deco Foil copper to fit the opening creating a frame. I also cut a thin strip of toner paper to Deco Foil in copper to add to the strip of brown paper down the side of the card. I stamped the strip of brown paper with the leaves for the Brutus Monroe Autumn Thanks set.

I added a pumpkin from Hello Pumpkin (Brutus Monroe Stamp Club) colored with Style File markers. Created a banner by embossing the sentiment in Brutus Monroe Penny embossing powder. Added some metal corners and layered it together using iCraft Sticky Tape Runner and iCraft 3D Foam Squares.

I hope you all are enjoying this collaborative as much as we designers are. Please share your creations with us using our stamps and Deco Foil products.




Greetings From The North Pole Card

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Hello, crafty friends! Nadine here today with a greetings from the North Pole card using the new Brutus Monroe Forest Background Stamp. I love to color and the Brutus Monroe background stamps are perfect to color in especially with the new Stylefile Markers. The Stylefile Markers are so much fun to color with and are incredibly priced for alcohol markers!!

Greetings From The North Pole Card by Nadine Carlier

For the cute snowman, I used the Build A Snowman Stamp Set.  I fussy cut him out and used 3D foam squares behind him to pop him up. After I fussy cut out stamped images I like to use the Black Stylefile Marker along the edges to hide the white paper on the edges.

Brutus Monroe Build A Snowman Stamp Set

For the "Greetings From The North Pole" sentiment, I used the Jingle All The Way Stamp Set

Brutus Monroe Jingle All The Way Stamp Set

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Nadine Carlier
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Forest Background

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One of the new background stamps from Brutus Monroe, FOREST BACKGROUND, is such a fun stamp to play with and offers a great opportunity for coloring! I stamped this stamp out using my DETAIL INK and then colored the images in with my STYLEFILE MARKERS. The Detail Ink is perfect for coloring with alcohol markers because it does not bleed or run at all. 

Once my background was all colored in, I also stamped and colored this little camper image. Then, to create the woodgrain panel, I stamped the woodgrain design and ink blended it in to the perfect brown shade. I ran this through my Sizzix with a border die to create that stitched border. 

Then, after all my pieces were ready, I began to assemble my card. I cut some of the FOREST BACKGROUND down to size, and adhered the woodgrain over it. I fussy cut a few of the trees and then adhered them around the camper, which was adhered down with foam adhesive. I also placed a circle of vellum behind the camper just to help it stand out a little. The last few finishing touches  were to add the sentiment and a twine bow. The sentiment was stamped from the TRUE LOVE: SAILING stamp set. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card! Not only can you use the background stamp as a stunning card all by itself, but you can fussy cut some of the images from it to use in other ways, as well! 

Until next time, 
Marie Nicole



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