Monday, November 6, 2017

Brighter Days Ahead

Hello Friends today I wanted to share with you my card for my Monday Blog at the Brutus Monroe! My card today is inspired to brighten someone's day! You can find all the products used on my card on the Brutus Monroe shop!!! 


For my card today I used the beautiful BM Floral Frenzy Background stamp.  I started with Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink, I highly recommend using this product, the results with it are always amazing!  I used ultra fine Alabaster embossing powder for the background stamp to give color to the piece  I used oxide inks Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers and splash a little water for more interest.  I die cut a circle in the middle of the stamped front to add the sentiment, I added Raven Ink to the Sentiment and also to the outer part of the black cardstock for a glossy effect.


To finish I added sequins.  I also wanted to invite you to join our Facebook group: Brutus Monroe Fan Club to share inspiration and get the latest news from BM!!!


Also don't forget about the new Comfort and Joy Inspiration box, where you will find everything you need to create 35 cards this Holiday Season!! But hurry up, because there is a limited quantity!!!


I hope you have an Amazing starting week!!!



Thursday, November 2, 2017

Sentiment Background Stripe

Hello Friends Waleska here with a very easy to mass produce sentiment background card.  The Holidays are fast approaching and if you need to make a lot of cards and have little time... This card design is for you!! I used the beautiful Sending Sentiments stamp set to create a focal point on my card.  This set has lots of words for you to choose so you can use this design to create cards for many occasions.


CARD DETAILS:

I used an aqua card base, with post it tape I masked a stripe where I wanted my sentiment background to be.  I stamped the Christmas word with versamark ink and white embossing powder.  After that I masked the sentiment area and sponge it with peacock feathers oxide ink, I added some water splashes mixed with gold watercolor to add interest to the background.  I used glitter washi to separate the sentiment area to the rest of the card.  finally I adhere gold sequins as embellishments.


Thank you so much for stopping by, throughout the week the CDD DT members will share with you more ways to make Sentiment Backgrounds.  I hope we can inspire you to use more your sentiments to make backgrounds with our different ideas and tips!

Have a nice day!


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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Die Cut Inserts/CDD Poinsettias


Hello Friends, Waleska from craftinglovew here to share with you a very easy way to use your dies to create backgrounds! For my card today I used the flowers that come with the Inside Scalloped Circle Dies, they have a great size, you will find 2 flowers a large and a small.  They are very versatile and you can use this design also for spring cards.


CARD DETAILS:

I started with a kraft cardstock card base that I die cut with the two flowers alternatinating the two sizes, with a pencil I marked on a white piece the edges of all the flowers to know where I needed to add color.  On the white piece I added color with Distress Ink Candid Apple and splash a little water mixed with gold watercolor.  I adhere the colored piece to the back of the flower die cut kraft cardstock for a colorful background.



To finish my card I gold embossed the edges of my card base and added gold sequins to the center of my poinsettias.  I also added the word Christmas to with gold embossing powder to finish the Christmas look.



I hope you like my card and can give this idea a try, have a wonderful day friends!


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Monday, October 30, 2017

Spooky Halloween Decoration Card

Hello Friends Waleska from craftinglovew here, with my last post as the October Guest Designer... (sad face) I had a blast during this month sharing with you a little bit of my Halloween Card Love!!! Tomorrow is Halloween and for today's card as you already imagine I did another Halloween Card! I just can't stop, Newton's Nook stamps are so awesome!!! I hope your halloween decorations are up and you have your costume ready!!! This card was inspired on my own Halloween decorations! Every year the Halloween decoration of my fireplace is very special for all the family!


CARD DETAILS:

I started with a cream card base, I sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, to make the down part of the wall I used a scoreboard and score every 1/2 inch to create a wall texture and sponge it again with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to accentuate the raised lines.  I cut a strip of cardstock in the same color and adhere it to the scored panel. I stamp the spooky frame  from Creepy Cameos and the spooky skeleton with versafine ink and clear embossing powder.  I die cut a gray fireplace with a brick stencil and walnut stain distress ink I created the brick look.  I decorated the fireplace with some of the SpookySkeletons animals and I also added bats and spooky pumpkins! 


Thank you so much for stopping by and let me share with you all this Halloween cards! I hope you have an Amazing day! I am very grateful to Newton's Nook  for the opportunity to share with you my love not only for halloween cards but for Cardmaking! I send you:

Hugs, Love and a Spooktacular Halloween!!!

Trick or Treat Spooky Pumpkins

Hello Friends this is one of my last cards for this 2017 Halloween Season.  For this card I used many of the items that came on the October Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box! This box was the first box I have purchased and it was so worth it! I love everything on the box! For my card today I used the spooky pumpkin and a bunch of halloween Oxide Ink colors.




CARD DETAILS:

I started with a 3.5 x 9 card base, with post it tape I divided the front into 3 sections and colored each sections with Halloween colors!! I die cut three very spooky pumpkins with black glitter cardstock, I adhered the pumpkins to the card on the different colored sections and added the unique eyes that came on the inspiration box.  I also used the decorative embellished corners from the kit.  To finish the card I sponged with distress inks the corners for a more spooky look!!

If you don't want to miss any other Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box! Click on the link below to purchase the current box called Comfort and Joy! with this kit includes everything you need to create 35 cards with envelopes and embellishments!



Also there is a new release at the Brutus Monroe Shop with some Amazing new stamps and products check them out on the link here:


Have a great day!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rainbow Party Newton

Hello Friends Waleska here with my Monday Blog Post as the October Guest Designer!!! I hope you have a great starting week!!  For today's card I gave halloween cards a rest and I used the Newton´s Costume Party Stamp Set for a non halloween card, I dress up Newton as a beautiful unicorn for a card ready to cheer up someone in need!!!


CARD DETAILS:

I used Oxide Inks for the background in colors Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Wilted Violet,  I put all the colors on a Ranger Mat and I added a little water, I started smooshing a white card base beginning with the light colors until I smooshed all of the them to create a very colorful background.


I die cut the rainbow and color it with the same Oxide colors from the card base to unify the design, I stamped, cut and color three cats and adhere the unicorn horns to them.  I used 3D foam to raised the cats and cloud.  Finally I added the sentiment and clear sequins as embellishments.


The Newton´s Costume Party stamp set is so great because you can use it for many occasions! I hope you like my card and I inspire you to use this and other sets in different ways!

Have a wonderful week!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bunny Kisses


Hello Friends Waleska here with my very first blog post as a Design Team Member for Brutus Monroe!!! I am so excited for this amazing opportunity!!!  I created this two cards with the beautiful Bunny Kisses stamp set, I love the drawing style of this stamp, so detailed and beautiful it reminds me of my the illustrations I find on my children's books! The possibilities are endless with this little set, not only you can make very unique and stylish baby announcements, you can also create party favors, thank you notes for a baby shower or congratulate new parents.


Yes!!! That is me!!!



CARD DETAILS:

I started with a white card base for my card, I stamped the cute family with Raven Detail Ink from Brutus Monroe, I created a mask for the bunnies, because I wanted to accentuate all the details of the image in black and white.  I used post it tape to create the color strip for the back of the bunnies with oxide inks in colors Salty Ocean and Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio with water splashes.


I stamped the sentiments and added Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins for a simple embellishment. I finally adhere the white piece to a black card base.
I hope you like this cards as much as I do, I find Brutus Monroe stamps are very unique, funky yet sophisticated.  If you haven't heard of this company please visit the shop HERE and also join us at the facebook page HERE. Christopher Alan the owner of this company is Amazing and he has unique products I know you will love!!


Have a nice week!