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Happy Hauntings with Glitterstock!

Happy Hauntings with Glitterstock! 1

I'm having so much fun choosing which Glitterstock color to use for a new project and decided to use Tangerine for this card!  The color itself prompted a Halloween card with it's gorgeous rusty-orange glitters!  To begin this card, I tapped Carved Pumpkin distress oxide ink onto my craft mat then spritzed it with water and dragged my watercolor cardstock through it.  After drying with my heat tool, I used Black Soot next, again drying before adding my final color, Dried Marigold.
If you look closely you can see the faint impression of Winnie & Walter's Scenery stencil which I foiled using Thermoweb's Deco Foil in Copper!  It made me think of a spider web!  Anyway, after dusting the surface with my Embossing Buddy, I heat-embossed my Inkadinkado stamp in black right over all the colors!
I have a skulls and crossbone stamp which I use on my biker cards, and thought it'd make a fun accent so stamped that in Raven Detail ink over the background.  Next I used my Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the panel and also cut the edge of a strip of Tangerine Glitterstock and attached them together with Thermoweb's Sticky Tape Runner, then mounted it to a panel of white card stock.  I used my scissors to rough up the edges of the white paper.
I adhered the panel to a black card base which I embossed with Tim Holtz' Gridlock Set folder, then added some copper sequins for a bit of bling to accent the Glitterstock on the left!  The sentiment is from a retired CTMH set called Thriller and I heat-embossed it onto white scraps, trimmed it down and mounted it with Thermoweb Sticky Dots!  I love how all the pieces came together in this card!  If you're looking for a great glitter card stock, be sure to consider Brutus Monroe's Glitterstock!  It comes in a variety of colors, doesn't leave glitter "crumbs" at all and cuts like a dream!
Glittering Peace

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Welcome!  I'm sharing another project today using Brutus Monroe's Glitter stock!  Have you seen all the gorgeous colors we have?!  Today's card is made with Gilded and Scarlet and was super easy!  I die-cut Altenew's Layered Floral Cover die (Plate A) from the Scarlet glitter stock then cut Plate B from a piece of white cardstock.
I attached the floral dies to a white base card, then die-cut Peace from Gilded Glitter stock and adhered it to a strip of vellum.  
The last step was to attach the vellum to the card panel, using Thermoweb's Sticky Tape Runner.  See?!  How easy was that?!  You'll find more Glitter stock cards and projects made by the Inspiration Team on Brutus Monroe's blog, so have a look!  And check out the array of colored Glitter stock on the website!  
  • Sharon White
You're Awesome!!

You're Awesome!! 0

 Hello everyone! It's Berina here today, with a monochromatic masculine card using the Brutus Monroe Glitterstock!

I took the Charcoal Glitterstock and die cut it with the Star Stitched Dies and created those solid stars and the star frames. I cut a thin strip of charcoal glitterstock and adhered it along the edges of an A2 card base. I adhered the die cut stars and star frames throughout the card. I stamped the sentiment from the Super Sentimental stamp set with Midnight surface ink and matted the panel with a piece of charcoal glitterstock. I added the sentiment with foam tape.

How do you like this super easy masculine card? Please do let me know in the comments!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!

-Berina

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GLITTERSTOCK!

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Welcome back to our weekly Wednesday hop! This week we want to showcase our AMAZING Glitterstock! 

We cannot wait to show you what the team created with our Glitterstock, but first, let us tell you a little bit about it! 

Our Glitterstock comes in a variety of colors that also coordinate with our inks, cardstocks and embossing powders. This is so handy when trying to match up all the colors you are using on your projects! 

Our Glitterstock stands out in that you can stamp, emboss, die cut, stencil, and more on it, and the glitter won't fall off. You can craft away without worrying about looking like you spilled your jar of glitter all over your house! 

We also have a swatch chart available for all your Glitterstock colors. Get your FREE DOWNLOAD HERE

So whether you use a little or a lot, our glitterstock will add the perfect touch to your cards, DIY, party decor, or even mixed media. Lets get hopping and see what the team created! 

 

MARIE

SHARON

BERINA

HEATHER

 

  • Marie Heiderscheit
5 cards 1 Inspiration Box- Brutus Monroe August Box

5 cards 1 Inspiration Box- Brutus Monroe August Box 0




Hello!

I am having so much fun with the whimsical Fairy Garden Inspiration Box. The kits are jammed packed with so much product that I can't create just one card...so I have 5 for you today!



 



Card 1-

For this card I wanted to use the adorable Fairy Garden wooden mushroom buttons that were included in the kit. I created the background by inking up a piece of kraft cardstock included in the kit that was printed with white flowers. I used Rock CandyRouge, and Aubergine  and Jack O Lantern Surface Inks.

                               
 
To give the background texture I covered the entire stamped background with embossing ink using a direct pad to paper technique. Next, I covered the entire panel with the new Fairy Dust embossing powder.  This embossing powder creates a beautiful glitter like sheen to the panel. 
 
 
I attached the Fairy Garden wooden mushroom buttons with small colored brads from the Doodlebug Mini Brad Multi-Pack. They were the perfect size to fit in the holes on the mushrooms. To finish off the card I added Fairy Garden green organza ribbon to the left side of the panel and heat embossed Hello sentiment from the Sharon's Script stamp set using Alabaster embossing powder on black cardstock. To complete the card I added Multi Color Gems that were in the kit.
 


 
Card 2-
 
I used the Fairy Garden stamp set and masked off a scene using Brutus Monroe masking paper along withRaven Detail Ink. in my Misti Stamping tool.  The stamp set has TONS of small stamps to create an adorable fairy garden scene. Once the scene was created I used copic markers to color. The colors are listed in the video if you are interested. My favorite part of the scene is the clouds. The clouds are drawn in a unique way that makes them stand out. I decided not to add a sentiment to the front of the card, but rather keep the fairy garden as the full focal point. 
 
 


The final step was to adhere the panel to the card base. I wanted the panel to have a boarder, to achieve this look I added a piece of Saphire glitterstock with Brutus Monroe craft glue. I love the glitterstock so much I think I could find a way to use it in every card! 


 
Card 3-
 
The monthly inspiration boxes always come jam packed with amazing products, but they also offer several additional add ons every month. For card number three I used the  Fairy Garden paper pack along with the two mushroom dies that were included in the kit. The dies were two sizes. I used the larger of the two as my focal point and the smaller mushroom I cut out multiple times to place scattered around the rest of the panel. I used two different designs of paper from the Fairy Garden paper pack to cut the mushrooms. 
 
 
 
Next, I arranged the dies cuts where I wanted them on a piece of green cardstock included in the kit and  glued them down with craft glue. For the sentiment I cut a piece of Midnight cardstock into a strip and heat embossed "Just a note..."from Sharon's Script stamp set using the embossing powder of the month August embossing power Emerald City. When it reflects light you get a gold tone to it over the green. Holy Cow is this gorgeous!!!
 
For the final step because I can't stop using it, I added a piece of Lilac glitterstock as the boarder for my panel and adhered it to my card base. That completes card number three!
 
 
 
Card 4-
 
One of the things I love the most about the inspiration boxes is the artwork that is included on the cover and on the inserts for the stamps and add ons such as stencils. This month was beautiful flowers in bright bold colors and I knew I HAD to use that as a background! 
 
 
 
I had not created a shaker card in awhile so I decided this background would be part of a shaker card. To start I used the Brutus Monroe Foundation die set: Stitched Hexagon. I used the largest die to cut the hexagon in the center of the card. I saved the cut out piece because I wanted to place it back in as my background.  
 
Once I had the panel cut I used Hot off the Press Heat Resistant Acetate cut to a size slightly larger than the hexagon opening. I used this type of acetate to heat emboss the sentiment "Hello Beautiful" from Super Sentimental set with Alabaster embossing powder. This is definitely my go to embossing powder for white. It is so bright and vivid which I needed for the busy colorful background.




 
For the shaker bits I added Natural Sea Glass decorative details along with Cotton Candy bottle cap sequence. Both have are a beautiful blue color that would bring out the blue in the background panel. 


Finally, I used adhered my white card panel with the hexagon cut out to the front panel and attached it to my card base. I encourage you to look at all of the pieces of your kit, including the packaging to find inspiration! 



Card 5-

Mystery Card......

Card 5 was by far my favorite and will remain a mystery until Wednesday's blog hop! There will be step by step directions along with a video tutorial included. 

I hope I was able to inspire you to get out your inspiration kit and create. The Fairy Garden Inspiration box is sold out, however you can always get most of the contents individually on the website. I have attached the links below. Have fun and create your own ending! 

Have a great day!!

-Heather 
  • Marie Heiderscheit
Guest Designer- Jess!

Guest Designer- Jess! 2

Happy day! I'm thrilled to be back again for another guest designer post on the Brutus Monroe blog! Today, I'm sharing a card featuring a whole boat load of Brutus Monroe products... see what I did there?

Okay, let's get into it! I'm going to share a little secret with you - this card started out as a background gone horribly wrong. I masked off my whole card except for a circle area at the top and used embossing ink and powder to heat set the Pipe Background stamp in that circle area. I had the idea to ink blend over it with the 'emboss resist' technique, so I'd get a cool spotlight effect. Then I decided to take it one step further and use the Folkwave Stencil instead of just ink blending by itself. This is where things when wrong. I did a cool ombre blend with a few different blues, but you couldn't see the pipe design at all because of the open space in the stencil. Whoops! I sat there trying to think of how I could save it, and almost scrapped it a few times. But I didn't give up!

I started experimenting, and this is where the magic happened. I grabbed a few Copic markers and just started scribbling over my design. It looked horrific, but I just kept going. I added a few layers of different colors in a totally random pattern and it started to look better. I was starting to see the pipe design, finally! I wanted to focus the scene on the center of the card, so I did some ink blending around the edges with Chipped Sapphire and then came back with another layer in Black Soot. I thought it needed a little something extra, so I snagged the Botanical Banners set and some VersaMark ink in Onyx Black. I stamped the gorgeous floral image in the bottom left and upper right corners. I also added a tiny compass rose stamp I had on hand in the upper left corner. My card needed a subject, so I grabbed the True Love - Sailing set and got to work on my coloring. I used Copic markers for this and then fussy cut the stamped image. I cut a circle from vellum to give my little sailors a bit of a spotlight and then mounted them on foam circles for some dimension. I mounted my card front on to a white A2 card base and finished it off with some clear droplets to give a bubble effect. What do you think? Do you keep going when you make mistakes in your projects or do you get discouraged and throw them out? I hope this post inspires you to try to save your 'mistakes' and make something awesome out of them! Have a great day all! signature

  • Marie Heiderscheit