I love my Brutus Monroe supplies so I like to combine as many of them on a card as I can. I wanted to show you a few simple "Thank You" cards today though that features just a few items from Brutus Monroe. This is just to show that you don't need the whole store (even though it would be nice!) to create some fun cards.
I have been focusing on "Thank You" cards lately because I think its a nice gesture of appreciation to send them out to everyone that gifted to my family at Christmas. Yes, it's almost double the work to create Christmas cards AND thank yous and send them out to most of the same people, but lets face it... as crafters and cardmakers we love creating! I have a stash of cards and yet I am constantly making more. Why not send them out so more people can enjoy them???
This first card uses just one little stamp from the School Day Planner Stamp Set. I loved that little paper airplane and thought it would be perfect to pair with a "sending you" sentiment I have from a different stamp set. I also took a steel die that says "Thanks" and added that to finish off the sentiment.
I stamped the paper airplane and the heart trail behind it with Brutus Monroe's Raven Black Ink. The heart trail is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set I have and thought it was perfect behind the plane. I then die cut a scalloped edge to the white panel and adhered it over some patterned paper using some foam adhesive.
For this next Thank You Card, I used just two colors of Brutus Monroe Chalk Ink, Sea and Rouge. I took that same "thanks" die that I used on the first card and cut it out multiple times. Then I adhered them all down on top of a white cardstock panel. I started to blend in some ink from the bottom, using Rouge first, and then transitioning into Sea. I overlapped the colors just a bit so that it would make a little bit of purple between the two.
Then, I took the card panel that I decorated and adhered it onto a card base. The panel is slightly narrower than the card, so I also added some black and white washi tape to the side to add some nice contrast. The last thing I did was to add some Stickles to one of the "thanks" to make it stand out.
So, even if you only have a few Brutus Monroe items, go ahead and look through the rest of your crafting supplies and see what you can create! We crafters love to hoard supplies (and there's nothing wrong with that!), but sometimes having less helps us to think creatively in order to stretch the stash. It might be a fun challenge to yourself to grab minimal supplies and see what you come up with!
Hope this inspires you to "Create Your Own Ending"!
Until next time,