Build a Scene with Jess 0
Jess here! Today I'm sharing how I made this themed scene using Brutus Monroe products. I'm not sure if any of you are Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit fans, but I definitely am! Ever since I saw the Barn Wall background stamp from Brutus Monroe and Unity, I knew I had to make this card. The green wooden circle is meant to be Bilbo Baggins' door in the Shire. Have I lost you yet? Let's get to making the card!
To start off, I used the circle Simple Blend to mask off my card front except for the circle are near the top. I did some ink blending with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to fill in the circle. Then, I grabbed the Barn Wall background stamp and some Alabaster PIgment Ink. I stamped over top of the green with the Alabaster and let it dry. Then, I used a gold gel pen to draw on the doorknob right in the center, just like in the books!
Next, I drew a bunch of lopsided rectangles around the outer edge of my circle. Imperfection was the goal! Then, I colored the bricks with Copic markers and also shaded the area around the bricks. Bilbo (and Frodo!) had the help of awesome gardeners, so I thought it would be perfect to put some beautiful flowers up front. For this, I used the Botanical Banners stamp set. I stamped the image twice using Raven Detail Ink and my Mini MISTI and fussy cut around the edges I knew would be on the card. I left the edges hanging off of my card front and used my paper trimmer to get perfect edges on each side. Then, I colored up the flowers with my Copcs.
I used black cardstock and embossing ink along with Alabaster Embossing Powder to heat set my sentiment from the True Love - Sailing set. To finish things off, I added a few clear bubbles - I love how they look like they could be dew drops on the flowers in the morning. So cool!
That finishes off this card, and now I'm in the mood to curl up with a copy of Lord of the Rings and spend the whole day lost in Middle Earth. Are you a fan? Do you have any books you just keep going back to again and again?
Hugs and love to you all,
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.
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"!
Rose Border with Paula McClane 1
Celebrate Today With a Birthday Bear 0
Hi all! Aletha Jane here. This will be my first post on Brutus/Monroe’s blog as a new designer. I am excited and honored to be working with Brutus/Monroe and their talented designers I love everything about our products. They range from card making, tags, ATCs, to mixed media (and much more), whatever is your delight.
On to my project…I have a very cute and fun birthday card to share. I first stamped this little chubby bear from the “Birthday Bears” set in B/M’s Raven ink. This ink has the most important attributes that I would look for in a hybrid ink, waterproof and alcohol marker safe. With that said, after the ink was set I colored with Copic markers. Most of the bear was colored with the warm greys.
My next step is to stamp the “Watercolor” background stamp with Sidewalk Surface Ink. The surface inks are going to be another favorite. My next step is to cut all my layers with B/M’s 8 piece stitched square die. The top dark brown layer was embossed with our embossing ink and our ultra-fine alabaster embossing powder. The sentiment "Celebrate Today" is included with the "Birthday Bear" stamp set. Finally assemble your card. I did fussy cut the bear and pop it up with foam squares.
Thanks so much for stopping by. More inspiration will be coming your way tomorrow. We hope you will check out our Brutus/Monroe's blog every day.
Aletha Jane Williams
Re-Boot Stamp Set Blog Hop 0