Inspiration Team — Raven detail ink

Dragon Kisses

Dragon Kisses 0

Hello everyone! Aletha Jane here with a little more Brutus/Monroe inspiration to add to the amazing creations by our talented Inspirations team. 

For my project I decided to use the new “Dragon Kisses” clear stamp set. I love all this in the mythical and magical realm. Dragons are included!

I stamped one of the dragons with our Raven Ink for alcohol markers. Love this amazing ink! It loves water and alcohol! You will love this ink so much that we suggest getting the Raven re-inker.

My next step was the coloring. I did use markers in my stash, but I cannot wait to work with Brutus/Monroe’s alcohol markers.

I used our Foundation Oval dies for my cute dragon. And I also cut another die, the next one up, in our Raven 100# cardstock

To finish my birthday card I trimmed some designer paper, from my stash, down to the right size, and edged those with more Raven cardstock. All pieces were then attached to my card base with our craft glue. The last three things were stamping the sentiment, trimming that with Raven cardstock, added black flat-back pearls and glitter pens from my stash. 

Thanks so much for stopping by our Brutus/Monroe’s Inspiration blog. Check back every day for more inspiration from our team. On Wednesday, July 18, we will have an inspirational blog hop. You'll not want to miss that! 

Have a great week and "create your own ending"!
Aletha Jane
Sentiment Balloons!!

Sentiment Balloons!! 0

Hello Brutus Monroe Fans, Waleska here to share another card inspired on the new Brutus Monroe Color Challenge Moodboard... I feel my style is very colorful so this new challenge fit me just right!! Join us on this challenge using the hashtag #brutusmonroecolorchallenge... we love to see your creations.
To make this card I create some fun balloons with the Super Sentimental stamp set.. This set is full of amazing sentiments for many occasions... have you seen it? check it out HERE...  I started by diecutting the balloons in three diffeent sizes  I stamped with Embossing Ink some of the sentiments from this set and I put Raven embossing powder for a dramatic look.  I added Oz ink on the edges of the balloons for dimention and adhere them to the card base.
This balloons look awesome and you can custom them with any sentiment. 
I hope you like this card and can be inspired to use your sentiment stamps in a different way!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!
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Life is Short...

Life is Short... 0

Hello Friends Waleska here... with my weekly post!  I am so glad to be part of the Brutus Monroe Design Team for another Term...  Today´s card was very easy to create and I use one of my favorite Brutus Monroe stamp sets Road Trip... I just can´t get enough of it..
To create this card I started with the map background.  I stamped it with embossing ink and Raven embossing powder, to get the bright black look.  After that I also embossed the RV and colored it with markers and added the sentiment.  To unify the look of the card I used the same red marker I used to color the RV for the base card.
I hope you like this easy card to remind someone "Life is short and the world is wide"...
Have a great Day,
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'Watercolouring' with Surface Sprays

'Watercolouring' with Surface Sprays 0

Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Buttonso good to be back up on the blog again. So today I am showing you how you can 'watercolour' with the surface sprays. Now I have put quotation marks around watercolour as the sprays aren't watercolours but you can use them in a similar way to get a bold bright watercolour look. Simply add a little spray to a palette well and add a little water. Then use any brush to paint but bare in mind, when they dry they are permanent. So to add shading, start off light and layer to add depth and dimension. 

'Watercolouring' with Surface Sprays card details:

To start, stamp your chosen images onto masking paper. I used the jewels from the Diamonds stamp set. Cut 1-2 masks for each stamp. Next, stamp your pattern in Raven Detail Ink onto Smooth watercolour cardstock, using your masks to layer your image to create depth and dimension. 

Once you have stamped and layer all your images, heat set the ink with a gun. Remeber Raven detail Ink is waterproof once heat set. Next, add a small amount of your chosen surface sprays to wells of a paint palette. I used the following surface sprays - Oz, Cornflower, Rouge, Phonebook, mixing colours until I reached my desired colours. Add a little water to each well, and paint in your images. When the ink dries it is permanent, so start off light and build up the colour. Try avoiding painting next to wet colours otherwise, colours will bleed. 

When you are happy with your colouring, allow the design to dry. Stamp and paint an addition shape and fussy cut this out. Once the design is dry, add a subtle highlight by painting the outline of the design with Sidewalk Surface Spray. For added interest, add paint splatters in Sidewalk surface spray. Add a layered die cut sentiment along with a secondary white embossed sentiment. Foam mount the individual stamp for interest. 
Lastly, add some glossy accents to the sentiment and a few drops around the design to finish off. 


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Till next week,
Pause my Game for you!

Pause my Game for you! 0

Hello Brutus Monroe fans, Waleska here to share a sweet card using the new "Gamer" stamp set... I have to admit I am not a gamer myself, I am very bad at Video Games, but my husband and son are great gamers!!! I thought of giving this sweet and fun card to my hubby for our next anniversary...
To create this card, I stamp two Video Game Controls and colored them with black and grey markers, to give them a raised look I put nuvo drops to some parts, and adhere sequin hearts.
I adhere the two controls to a white card base, and a teal square die cut.   For a little of sparkle I put a strip of the new glitter cardstock and stamped the fun sentiment.   What do you say? A gamer would love it?
I hope you like my card, I wish your friends and family are enjoying their Memorial Day.... Let us never forget those fallen to protect freedom.
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Ester Bags

Ester Bags 0

 Hello Friends Waleska here from craftinglovew with another Monday Blog Post for you! Today I wanted to share a different kind of project with the adorable bunnies from Bunny Kisses stamp set, there are so many different ways to create with stamps and ink, here is how I did this one!


I started with a piece of Brin Cloth to create the Easter bag the measure was      16 x 14 cms.  I stamped the bunnies with the Misti stamping tool to the fabric with Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink.

I heated the stamped image with a heat gun, and sew the bag together with a little flap to insert the ribbon.

I wanted a very clean and simple easter bag design so I could mass produce it for my kids' friends.

I finally spray the image with hair spray for a durable crisp image and added the candy. I hope you can give this idea a try, stamp images to create fun treat bags.

Have a wonderful week