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Trick or Treat Frankie

Trick or Treat Frankie 0

Hello Friends, Waleska here.... to share a super adorable card with the cutest Frankie ever!!!! Do you love halloween? Are you making halloween cards?  I started a long time ago, because halloween cards are my favorite... let me share how I created this one:
To create this card I used the amazing new background stamp from the Brutus Monroe and Unity Collaboration called Dance with Denim... I love this new stamp because you can use it all year round for many occasions and de detail is amazing it looks just like a piece of denim.
After I stamped the denim background to a white card base with blue ink I cut and color a frankie face from the last year Inspiration Box, I die cuta fishtale banner with orange cardstock and added some spiders and webs... Isn´t he the cutest?
Check out all the halloween products at the shop to create decorations, cards a much more!!!
Happy Weekend!!
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Hello Beautiful/Brutus Monroe & Unity new background stamps!

Hello Beautiful/Brutus Monroe & Unity new background stamps! 0

Hello Friends, Waleska here...what an amazing Hop we had yesterday with the new Unity and Brutus Monroe background stamps!!! If your haven´t check it out find the hop yesterday here.  Today I want to share another card with the new Barn Wall stamp...I am obssesed with this one!!!


For the hop yesterday I did some Christmas cards with this exact same background and today I want to share a complete different type of card... which means this new stamps are so versatil you can use them all year round.  To create this card I stamp the new Barn Wall with grey ink and die cut a smaller frame in white cardstock and raised it with 3D Foam.  I stamped the beautiful sentiment from the amazing Brutus Monroe set Super Sentimental in the middle of my the front panel.

I adhere the frame and also some butterflies around it.  To finish it I splash some black ink and adhere this panel to a black card base.

I hope you have a great weekend and remember to check out the new collection of stamps from Brutus Monroe and Unity!!


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To Infinity...

To Infinity... 0

Welcome back to the blog!  I'm sharing another galaxy card because my good friend, Janice, just gave me the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink and this is my first card using it!!  How cool is this stuff??!!  To create my card, I began with an alcohol ink print that I've had for a while and decided to see how the Lift Ink would work through a stencil!  If you look closely, you'll see the bokeh effect which I made by using Brutus Monroe's Paint Spots Mixed Media Stencil.  I laid it over my print then tapped a sponge dauber into the Lift Ink and pressed it into the stencil dots.  When all the dots were covered I removed the stencil, and first blotted the Lift Ink away then rubbed in a circular motion to remove any residue.  Voila!!  The Lift Ink indeed lifted the alcohol ink, leaving behind my soft bokeh!  
I then pulled out my little stars stamp and inked it up with Lift and applied it in the same manner.  It didn't show up very well after blotting and rubbing, so I stamped more stars and embossed them in silver.  You can see that the powder stuck to my inked background and despite my attempts to brush off the excess, some stayed behind and was embossed.  But I still think it's pretty!  
I had already die-cut the alcohol inked panel with Stitched Rectangle dies, so attached it to a panel of white, then to a black card base.  I stamped the sentiment from Neat & Tangled's Celebrate You set onto a strip of white card stock, then attached it with two silver brads and made a little bend.  
The Paint Spots stencil is so versatile and I love how this card turned out!  I'm also looking forward to playing with Lift Ink again!  Have you tried it yet?  Brutus Monroe has many styles of stencils and stamps to use for this technique!  Reach for the stars, friend and "create your own ending"!  
Ruff Day?.... make it better with foil!!!

Ruff Day?.... make it better with foil!!! 2

Hello Brutus Monroe Fans, Waleska here for my Friday Blog Post.  Today's card was super easy to make and of course I am using the new foil collection for it.  Did your know that you don't need a Laminator to create with foil??? let me share how...


I started this card with a white card base and a stencil, I wanted to create various layers of stripes.  I used Hayride Surface Ink for the first layer of stripes I then shift the stencil and with embossing ink I did another layer of stripes with gilded embossing powder, I finally adhere stripes of double sided adhesive tape in some parts and apply the Sunrise foil on the adhesive, (it sticks beautifully, without much presure don't necessary need a foiling machine)

I then colored with markers  and adhere one of the dogs from Brutus and Friends stamp set and added the fun sentiment to a white banner.  I mounted this piece to a black piece of Raven Cardstock and then to a white card base.  To finish the look I put this beautiful and elegant black gems you can now find and the shop.

I hope you like this fun card with a foil wow factor without using a foiling machine.

Have an amazing Weekend,


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Happy Birthday - Watercoloured Topsy Cakes

Happy Birthday - Watercoloured Topsy Cakes 0

Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. I have some sad news, I am coming to the end of my term here on the Brutus Monroe Design team. I have truly loved working here on the team, working with the fabulous Brutus Monroe products and bringing you lots of inspiration. So today's project is my last here on the blog. I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Birthday - Watercoloured Topsy Cakes details:

To start off, stamp a cake from the Topsy Cake stamp set in Sidewalk Surface Ink onto Smooth watercolour cardstock. Make sure this is dry and colour in with watercolours. I kept the icing white but added a little shading with a pale grey to give it definition. 

Once dry, draw a pencil line towards the base of the cake, and cut along this line and fussy cut around the cake as well. Create an A2 card base out of Alabaster cardstock and using some masking tape, tape off the back side of the card at the scoreline. Ink blend colours onto the background - I used Faded Jeans and Broken China distress Oxides. Using 3D foam squares apply your cake cut out onto the front of the card for dimension. 

To finish the card off, added a layered die-cut sentiment out of Alabaster cardstock along with an embossed sentiment on Raven cardstock using Alabaster embossing powder. Lastly, add a few Acrylic Bubbles with Craft glue and few clear Nuvo drops as embellishments. 


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No one stacks up to you!

No one stacks up to you! 0

Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. This card today was inspired by a card I saw over on Youtube by Kelly Latevola. I don't know about anybody else but I love watching cardmaking videos and this one by Kelly, use a variety of drinks containers and coloured inks to create a patterned background. When watching it, I thought the Tea Time stamp set would be brilliant for this and I used a variety of Brutus Monroe surface inks as well. I love how this card has turned out, though I think Kelly's is better, she has been crafting longer than I have. We all learn and improve on out crafting journey!

No one stacks up to you card details:

To start, chose a selection of Brutus Monroe Surface Inks that coordinate well together. I chose Sidewalk, Oz, Sea, Speckled Egg and Cornflower. Remeber, if you don't have many colours you could also use second generation stamping for another lighter colour. I did this here a few times for added variation. 

For speed, load up your stamps from the Tea time stamp set onto several acrylic blocks, you don't need a stamping platform for this technique! Start by stamp your first image in the middle of a piece of Alabaster cardstock and work outwards. This will prevent awkward gaps appearing that you cannot fil. Trim this panel down when complete, and adhere to a black card base with double-sided adhesive tape

Die cut a sentiment several times from Raven cardstock and adhere together with Craft Glue. Before die cutting the top layer, add a strip of double-sided adhesive tape to the front and remove the release paper. Using a piece of decofoil, lay over the top a foil in your colour choice and burnish onto the tape. When you remove the foil sheet, the foil will have transferred to the card where the tape sat. Die cut the last sentiment so half contains the foil and adhere to your layered die cut. 

Heat emboss the 'No one stacks up to you' sentiment from the set in Sterling embossing powder on to Raven cardstock. Mount the sentiment onto the card and finish off with some Nuvo Drops. 


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