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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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I hope this post has given you lots of inspiration and I also hope I have inspired you in all my previous posts. If you wish to continue receiving inspiration from me after my time here at Brutus Monroe,  please feel free to pop over to www.prettylittlebutton.com and follow me. 

Or you can follow me on InstagramFacebook, or Pinterest.

Till next week,
Verity!
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. 

Supplies:

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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!
Thinking Of You

Thinking Of You 0

Hello friends, Chitra here with a card for today!!!

I played with this cutest hot air balloon stamp set called "Balloon Animals" which is stamped using Raven detail ink and then colored with Copics, I then cut it out using scissor. The background is from super old pattern paper pad, It think it is from Basic Grey. The sentiment is die-cut out of Raven cardstock using Die from Karen Burniston Word Set 1.

Here is a close up:

Hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Hugs,
Chitra
Floral Frenzy Background Stamp

Floral Frenzy Background Stamp 0

Hello Friends, Waleska here with one of my favorite products of the Brutus Monroe Collection, Background Stamps... There are so many techniques you can do with background stamps, they are very versatile let me share how I created this colorful card today.
CARD DETAILS:
To start with my card I stamped with Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink three times the Floral Frenzy background stamp in white cardstock and added Alabaster Embossing powder.  With different sizes of circle dies I cut some circles and colored them with inks in rainbow colors.  I then adhere the circles in a harmonic design alternating the colors on a white card base.
I also glue Crystal Sequins and stamped the Friend sentiment in black and glue this panel to Raven Cardstock.  You can do different figures with this same design and use different colors too.
I hope you like this card and take out your background stamps to create this fun design for someone special.
Have a wonderful day!
Waleska
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Clean and simple Monster cards with Alcohol ink backgrounds

Clean and simple Monster cards with Alcohol ink backgrounds 0

Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. I wanted to create a couple of clean and simple card using the Monster stamp set. These little monster cand stand out on their own and need little more on the card to make them sing. I decided to pair them with a bright colour alcohol ink background and allow the strong bold colours sing with the funny cut creatures. 

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Clean and simple Monster cards with Alcohol ink background details:

To start off I used an A2 piece of Yupo cardstock, you must only use non-porous cardstock such as Yupo for alcohol inks - regular cardstock will not work. Apply a variety of alcohol inks to the background, allowing them to blend. If you have an alcohol marker re-inkers you can also use these. Make sure you are working in a ventilated area when using alcohol inks. 


In addition, I also added some gunmetal mixative at the end and use a straw along with some blending solution to mix this in. Set this to one side to dry. I created two cards with one background by trimming a third of the panel off. For the large piece, foam mount this onto a white Alabaster card base. Add a heat embossed sentiment in alabaster on a strip of Raven cardstock and glued to the top of the panel. 


Stamp one of the adorable monsters from the Monster Party stamp set in a matching Brutus Monroe surface ink - I thought Oz paired well with the beautiful blues of the background. To finish this card off, I add a selection of sequins including the Glass Slipper Bottle Cap sequins with Brutus Monroe Craft Glue. 


For the second card, I trimmed the small off cut of background down into a banner and foam mounted this onto the card with a strip of Raven cardstock. I heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Clear Embossing ink and Sterling, a monster onto vellum. I also stamped the balloons to one side as though the little monster is holding them. This was fussy cut-out and attached to the banner. 


 
The sentiment was stamped in Brutus Monroe Surface Ink Oz in one corner and the card was finished with Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles and clear nuvo drops. 

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Feel free to 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!
Caffeinated Hugs

Caffeinated Hugs 1

Hello friends, Chitra here to share a card with you all today.

I have used Cozy Coffee and Abstract Art stamp set for my card today. I stamped two of the images from Abstract Art stamp set repeatedly to create my own background pattern using Macchiato Surface Ink. The Coffee stamp is stamped using Raven black ink and colored using Prisma color pencils. I had a negative die-cut out of scalloped circle dies left out from a previous card, I used that to place my coffee cup on top. The sentiment is heat embossed on Raven cardstock using Alabaster ultra fine embossing powder and I cut it out using my scissor, the sentiment and the coffee cup is adhered using Foam adhesives.

Here is a close up:

Thats all from me today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Hugs,
Chitra