Friday, July 30, 2021

Brutus Monroe Judy's Wreath Hello Card

Hi There!  I hope you've been having an awesome week!   It's Friday and that is almost always a very good day!  I'm over at the Brutus Monroe Blog today with a card using the beautiful Judy’s Wreath Die Set … such an awesome set of dies!!

Not only does this set contain a beautiful wreath base but it has a ton of beautiful leaves and flowers to add on or to use on their own.  I love the font for the "hello" that is included in the set with both the word and shadow!  My A2 Card base was cut from a Dark Emerald Green Cardstock.  I layered on a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" panel of Wood Grain Paper from Brutus Monroe's Weathered Wood Paper Pad.  If you don't have this beautiful paper, you need it!  It is gorgeous! 

I love to use those little scraps of cardstock left over from other projects.  I grabbed some yellow, pink, coral, and greens to cut out all of the parts to the wreath.  The base of the wreath was the same Dark Emerald Green as the card base.  The other layered leaves were cut from a Jade Green Cardstock that was the same tone but just a shade or two lighter to add a little dimension.  The inserts in the yellow flowers were yellow and colored in with a Bronze Alcohol Marker and then brushed with a little Wink of Stella.  I used Vellum Cardstock for the word shadow and the same darker green that I used for the wreath base to cut out the hello.   I added a large messy bow of Linen Thread on the lower right side and three Jewels to finish it off!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Friday, July 23, 2021

Brutus Monroe Flowered Heart Die Hello Card

Good Morning!  I'm sharing a sweet card today made with the beautiful Flowered Heart Die set from Brutus Monroe this morning.  There are so many possibilities with this gorgeous set of dies but I chose to go with a soft look with not only the dies but a beautiful 6x6" Brutus Monroe paper pack called Farmhouse Floral Paper.

I love the soft feminine look of the beautiful white flowered heart.  Once cut I added foam tape to the back to hold all of the sections in place and then spritzed the front of the hearts with the gorgeous Pearl Shimmer Mist!

It's hard to see all of the beautiful shimmer but it is certainly there.  The "Hello" Die Sentiment is from the Judy's Wreath Die Set.  I cut it out in the same light pink and used white for the shadow and then spritzed it with the Pearl Shimmer Spray as well.  It is all so sparkly and pretty!

For the inside, I added another cut heart..

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Below is a complete list of the products used.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Brutus Monroe Abstract Umbrellas I'm Here For You Card!

 Hello Friends!  I hope you are having a fabulous week!  I'm sharing a card made with the gorgeous Brutus Monroe Abstract Umbrellas Background Stamp today!

These umbrellas are absolutely gorgeous and would be fabulous colored in but I thought they were so intricate that a simple Distress Oxide Blended Background would be just as beautiful!  I started with a Bristol Smooth Cardstock panel that measured 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" and used Blending Brushes for a smooth transition.  From the top of the panel, I began blending with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide, and then moving to Mermaid Lagoon and finishing with Picked Raspberries.  Each ink color was blended into the previous color which created a green between the yellow and blue and a purple between the blue and pink... so pretty!  I love that you can use just three Distress Oxide Ink colors and end up with five! After I finished my ink blending, I spritzed the panel with water and blotted with a paper towel to add those fun lighter splotches!  I hit my card panel with a heat tool to make sure that the Oxide Inks were completely dry and then used my Stamp Positioner to Stamp the Abstract Umbrellas in Embossing Ink and then heat embossed in Raven Embossing Powder.   Once the embossing was completely dry, I used some Pearl Shimmer Paint from my stash and mixed it with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol in a spritzer and then spritzed the panel several times for a fun all-over shimmer!

It was really hard to capture all of the shimmer in a photo but trust me... it's beautiful!  I mounted the beautiful ink blended panel onto a 3-3/4" x 5" matt of Raven Cardstock and then added that to an A2 Whitewash Cardstock card base.  I heat embossed the "i'm here for you" sentiment on a 1/4" strip of Raven  Cardstock from the Bunches of Love stamp set in Alabaster Embossing Powder and added it with some foam tape to the card front.  Last but not least I added three PPP Sparking Clear Confetti Sequins to finish it off!  I love how it turned out and can't wait to send it off to someone that needs to know I'm here for them!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Birthday Card with the Stitchery and All Squared Away Stamp Sets from the New 2021 - 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Hi There! As soon as I saw the new 2021 - 2022 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up! I knew I had to have the Stitchery Stamp Set!  I have tons of ideas and may even decide to do an online class with it!  Another Stamp Set that has caught my eye is the All Squared Away Stamp Set... the sentiments are adorable and the font is just the cutest! I've always LOVED stitching on cards!  I've even bought a small sewing machine to add stitching but had issues with keeping the bobbin threaded.  Finally I just decided that sewing is not the craft for me.  Well with this Stitchery Stamp Set.. I can add small amounts of faux stitching any time!     Here's a card I made with these two new stamp sets....

This was just so simple to make but the stiches just make it the cutest.  I started with a 5" x 3-3/4" panel of Basic White Cardstock and used my Stamparatus to add the stamped stitches in Blackberry Bliss, Polished Pink, Magenta Madness, and Fresh Freesia.  Once all of the stiches were stamped, I mounted the panel on a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" panel of Blackberry Bliss.  I ran some Crumb Cake Twine from the Baker's Twine Essentials Pack around the matted panel and just prior to finishing the knot, I added  three small scrap pieces of ribbon in the coordinating colors for a fun look.  The Tasteful Labels Dies were cut in Blackberry Bliss and Polished Pink and added over the twine with Dimensionals.  The sentiment from the All Squared Away Stamp Set was added to a scrap of Basic White and cut from the Layering Circles Dies.  The focal panel was added to an A2 Polished Pink Card base.  Last but never least for the front, I added three of the 2021 - 2023 In Color Jewels in Polished Pink.

Here's the inside of the card..

The inside measured 5-1/4" x 4" and had some stitching added to the bottom as well as another sentiment form the All Squared Away Stamp Set.. so stinkin' cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Below are the products used today!

Blessings, Tina

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