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Brutus Monroe: Featuring ‘Balloon Animals’ Stamp set

Brutus Monroe: Featuring ‘Balloon Animals’ Stamp set

Hello everyone! It’s wednesday so that means one thing – the Brutus Monroe Inspiration team blog hop. Today you will see some great projects from all of the team spotlight the Balloon Animals stamp set. This has some and cheeky balloon animals with some great […]

Silhouette UK: Mail art using the pen holder

Silhouette UK: Mail art using the pen holder

Hey there, welcome back. I hope the week has started off on a good start! It must be if you have headed over to the blog today. Today, I am showing you how easy it is to create mail art with the pen holder from […]

Brutus Monroe: Sending Love

Brutus Monroe: Sending Love

Hello there! I hope your week so far has been great, but it should be even better now it is the weekend. Today I have this Sending Love card which can easily be sent for a variety of different occasions. And isn't this little fox adorable! Remember you can also find out all the details over on the Brutus Monroe blog where you will also find this stamp set. This stamp is from February Monthly Stamp Subscription. Link at the bottom of the post. 

*For supplies featured in this post, please refer to the links at the end of the post.

Sending Love Card details

Stamp the fox in Raven detailed ink as this is safe to use with Alcohol markers. I coloured this fox in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers (Fur: TN3, TN4, TN5, Ears: CR6). I fussy cut the fox out ready to use on my card.

To add interest to the background, I created paint splatter with colours from the Gansai Tambi Starry colours palette (Blue gold and Red gold). Several pieces of cardstock were cut into strips of different widths. The heart from the stamp set was repeatedly stamp onto one strip with light grey ink. Using the Penny Embossing powder, additional thin two strips of card were embossed. 

I added detail to a die cut circle by running an embossing pad around the edge of the card. This was heat set in matching embossing powder. All the pieces were mounted onto the card with glue and foam adhesive squares for dimension. The two sentiments were stamped onto matching card stock - one in Raven detail ink and another heat embossed in white. Lastly, I embellished the card with sequins and clear nuvo drops. 

Sending Love Card photos

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For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Brutus Monroe blog HERE to find out more.

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TO SEE ANOTHER project like this, CHECK OUT THIS POST HERE.

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*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience - I am not an expert. 

Brutus Monroe: Featuring ‘Cake Stamp’

Brutus Monroe: Featuring ‘Cake Stamp’

Well hello there! Welcome back to the blog, it’s so good to see you. Brutus Monroe have another great stamp set out for you, and it has so many delicious stamps for you to enjoy. The Cake stamp set is very easy and versatile when […]

Silhouette UK: Wipeable Shopping List

Silhouette UK: Wipeable Shopping List

Hi there, I hope you’re week is off to a good start. This is a quick and easy project for you using the Printable Magnetic Sheets from Silhouette. I wanted to create a wipeable shopping list to stick on my fridge, therefore when I run […]

Brutus Monroe: ‘Hey Foxy’ Gift Tag

Brutus Monroe: ‘Hey Foxy’ Gift Tag

Hi and welcome to the blog. My regular post up Brutus Monroe has moved from Wednesday to Saturday. Wednesdays now feature the new stamp release where all members post a project to show the endless possibilities. So, my regular post has moved to today! Valentine's day is just around the corner, and hopefully you will have already created you card. However, I'm bringing you another Valentine's day inspired project to create a tag for your gift. This tag used stamps from February Stamp of the Month - which you can get on subscription.  This month stamp is the Hey Foxy stamp set. 

*For supplies featured in this post, please refer to the links at the end of the post.

Hey Foxy Gift tag details

The XOXO stamp was repeatedly stamp over a white tag in a light grey dye ink. Using a blending tool, I blended Abandoned Coral Distress oxide onto the card fading this out to create an ombre effect. Next, I spritzed clean water over the top, and soaked this up with a paper towel to give a blotchy look to the background. I repeatedly stamped a heart with Raven detailed ink and coloured this in with a red marker. To add some sparkle, I coloured over the top with a Wink of Stella pen and covered with glossy accents for some dimension. 

The 'Hey foxy' sentiment was stamped in Raven detail ink, and mounted onto the tag with a strip of Lunch bag cardstock. To embellish the card, I added some Black bakers twine, silver sequins and pearl enamel dots. Lastly, I stapled a piece of ribbon on the top to finish the tag off. 

hey foxy gift tag photos

Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!

For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Brutus Monroe blog HERE to find out more.

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*THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. BY CLICKING ON THEM AND PURCHASING PRODUCTS THROUGH MY LINKS, I RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION FOR THE REFERRAL. THE ITEM WILL NOT COST YOU ANY MORE BY GOING THROUGH THIS LINK.
TO SEE ANOTHER project like this, CHECK OUT THIS POST HERE.

Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the card!

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Till next time,

*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience - I am not an expert. 

Brutus Monroe: Featuring Monster Party Stamp

Brutus Monroe: Featuring Monster Party Stamp

Hey, good to see you have popped by. A few things have changed with Brutus Monroe, all for the better though! I will be bringing you two posts a week using the fabulous products from Brutus Monroe, one of which will feature a particular stamp […]

Silhouette UK: Valentine’s Day Gift Card

Silhouette UK: Valentine’s Day Gift Card

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be bringing you my first official post for Silhouette UK blog today. I had some technical difficulties not long after joining the team – my computer crashed on me. So I wasn’t off to great start as I can […]

His and Hers Cards – Lets Get Hopping

His and Hers Cards – Lets Get Hopping

Hello and welcome! Good to see you have come by, either along the hop or as your first stop. If you are already hopping along, you will have seen some great projects from Diana Tillery - weren't they fantastic! Well, the whole of the Lets Get Hopping gang have created some fantastic projects based on this months theme of 'His and Her'. Create two cards with the same layout/sketch but change up colours, sentiments and embellishments. This was such a fun challenge and I love what I came up with. Whats more I ended up making four cards, so two His and Her cards! So read on to see what I came up with!

Materials required for:

  • Die cutting machine - I use a Sizzix Big Shot
  • Shaped die 
  • Cardstock
  • Tonic Nuvo Glimmer paste - I used Moonstone 
  • Colour ink to mix with the glimmer paste - I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
  • Tonic Nuvo Mousse - I used Old Navy and Pure Platinum
  • Spatulas
  • Sentiment stamps - I used some from Altenew Cake Lover set and Layered Cupcake
  • Picture stamps - the cakes come from Altenew Cake Lover set
  • Sentiment Die - the Cheers is from My Favourite Things
  • Embossing Powders - I Used Rich Pale Gold and Platinum from WOW! Embossing powder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Foam tape
  • Double sided adhesive
  • Card bases

Optional:

  • Sequins
  • Tonic Nuvo Drops
For links to some of these products, see the end of the post.

his and her card details - 'His'

For the first two cards, I had an idea to create two cards with a Hexagon stencil. However, I didn't have a hexagon stencil, so I just created one out of cardstock and a hexagon die. It may feel like you are putting a lot of time into this stencil, but as you can see it led to 4 cards in the end. 

For the male card, I kept it quite abstract by blending two colours of Nuvo mousse through the stencil. I love the patchiness of the hexagons on the edge which gives a more rough look, suitable for the masculine theme. I kept the sentiment bold with a multiple layered die cut which was embossed several times for a smooth finish. To keep the embellishment in keeping with the card, I embossed a few of the hexagons die cuts wich were cut when creating the stencil. 

I love how this male card came out, as it is sometimes too hard to reign in your embellishing when it comes to the other gender!

his and her card details - 'Her'

For the female card, I used the stencil once more. The mousse had dried on my stencil, but it was made out of cardstock so I didn't mind. I mixed a little bit of Seedless Preserves with the glimmer paste to create my own colour version. This was smoothed through the stencil, and I blended this out with some paste that had no colour added to it. There is no mistaking the femininity of this card with the colour!

I kept the sentiment simple by stamping and embossing onto small strips of white card. I added a couple of stamped images there were embossed and then watercolour-ed in.  These were mounted onto the panel in the same layout as the male card. Lastly, I embellished the card with Tonic Nuvo Drops. The white colour reacted with the distress ink in the glimmer paste, changing the colour of the drop. Such a great little effect!

bonus his and her cards

Of course, once I had created the two cards above, I was left with the used stencil and a lot of die cut hexagons. Instead of chucking the stencil away and putting the hexagons to one side, I created and additional two cards. To challenge myself more, I wanted to create another his and her cards both with the same layout as one another. 

I loved how the glimmer paste had dried onto the stencil, and there was a  blending of the pink from the ink and the blue from the mousse. There were a few places that need a little more glimmer paste, but once this was dry I trimmed into shape below. This was mounted onto the card with glue. I die cut a 'Happy' using my Silhouette Cameo machine, but you can use one from your stash. Using the same coloured ink, I blended the colour onto the sentiment so it co-ordinated. This along with another sentiment, was mounted onto the card. To finish, I embellished with sequins. I tried to keep the colour of the sequin similar to the colour of the stencil area it was near two, creating an ombre effect. 

For the male card, I used the die cut hexagons and heat embossed these in Gold and Platinum. Once these were set, I foam mounted them onto a black card base, with the same layout as the stencil on the female card. 

I kept the sentiment bold, using white card against the strong background. 

Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!
TO SEE ANOTHER project like this, CHECK OUT THIS POST HERE.

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*THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. BY CLICKING ON THEM AND PURCHASING PRODUCTS THROUGH MY LINKS, I RECEIVE A SMALL COMMISSION FOR THE REFERRAL. THE ITEM WILL NOT COST YOU ANY MORE BY GOING THROUGH THIS LINK.

Don't forget to move a long the hop by clicking the arrow above, you are going to love what Tanya has come up with for the theme! Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the cards!

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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I'm not an expert and I don't work for these companies. 

Brutus Monroe: I love you abstract art valentines card

Brutus Monroe: I love you abstract art valentines card

Hello, so good to see you are back. It is Wednesday again so that means one thing. – I am up on Brutus Monroe. It isn’t long till Valentines day, so have you made your cards yet? If not, I have this lovely elegant Valentines […]

Ink blended CAS card

Ink blended CAS card

Hi everyone, so good to see you. Today is just a quick post to create this Ink blended CAS card. I love the vibrancy of this card even though there are only a few colours used. I feel the colours would help cheer anyone up […]

Brutus Monroe: CAS Brutus Thank you card

Brutus Monroe: CAS Brutus Thank you card

Hope you are having a great week, I have been having an eventful week as my computer is not working. However, I am borrowing the use of a laptop so I can get this post to you! As it is Wednesday, that means one thing - I'm up on Brutus Monroe again. Today I have made a CAS Brutus Thank you card. I really like the clean and simple look of this card, I hope you do to. It is very quick to come together, so it is great for a last minute make!

CAS Brutus Thank you Card photos

Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!

For full details on how I made this card, head over to the Brutus Monroe blog HERE to find out more.

TO SEE ANOTHER project like this, CHECK OUT THIS POST HERE.

Feel free to leave me a comment below, I would love to hear what you think of the card!

If you enjoyed today's post, why not sign up to the newsletter to find out when new posts are out? Just click on the link on the menu or fill out the form to the side. As always, you can also follow on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter! Or if you prefer, why not follow me on Google +!

Till next time,

*this post was  produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use products that I love.  The information provided is based on my own personal experience - I am not an expert. 

Chalk Paint Family Sign

Chalk Paint Family Sign

Hey everyone! Hope you have had a great week and having an even better weekend. So, today I am bringing you another piece of home decor made using the Silhouette Cameo. This chalk paint family sign is so easy to make, you’ll be making them […]

Brutus Monroe: Abstract Art Background Cards

Brutus Monroe: Abstract Art Background Cards

Hi everyone! Of course, it is Wednesday again, so that must mean one thing – I am up on Brutus Monroe Blog. Today I am showing 3 cards using some more of the recently released stamps, and for this post I am using a couple […]