Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Brutus Monroe Hot Air Balloons

Hello Friends, thank you for stopping by my blog for another Wednesday Quick Tip using Brutus Monroe stamps and products, every Wednesday you can find a blog hop at the Brutus Monroe blog with a Weekly Product of the week you can find the hop HERE.   This week we are featuring the  new Hot Air Balloon stamp set.


For today´s  Quick Tip, I have this fun card with this adorable hot air balloons, you can use ink to give dimension and color to white elements in your card, to do that I used Rock Candy Surface Ink on the edges of the clouds, another quick tip on today's card is that you have to remember that when making scene cards the objects that are far away are smaller than the ones that are in the front, that helps your design to be more realistic and harmonic.

I really like the look of the die cut clouds and the stamped clouds in the back.

Now is your turn, use ink to give color and dimension to white elements on your cards! Remember also to join us at the Brutus Monroe Fan Club to know the latest news from Christopher and lots of inspiration from the Design Team HERE.

Sending you Love,


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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Stamping with Dies/adding small Die Cut Accents to Create a Background

Hello there, Waleska from craftinglovew here... thank you for stopping by!!!! Today I want to share a set of cards I create, with the Stamping with Dies Technique.  When I created this cards I was thinking of a set of cards you can give to someone as a present, so they can give away for different occasions... For that purpose I used the word WISHING in the front of the 3 cards so the person you give this cards, can decide what to write inside each the card: Wishing you get better, Wishing you were here, Wishing a happy anniversary... let me share how I create them:


I started by cutting some flowers and leaves from fun foam (any kind would work) to create my stamps, I adhere them to an acrylic block and decide my ink color combo... I went for my favorite combination of teal colors from Lawn Fawn.

I started stamping with the lightest color ink and the smallest flower die, leaving some blank spaces to add more flowers, I then used the second color of ink to stamp with other color the big flower, I also added some dots with a pencil eraser.

I created 3 different backgrounds with this die cut flowers following the same instruccions from the first example, I just tried to fill the most part of my white card panels with the different flowers and leaves.

I die cut the wishing word from gold cardstock and I also from gold cardstock I cut some small die cuts to create dimension and accentuate the gold on my card bases.

We all have some small dies that can be used to add dimension to our cards I used some little leaves, some palm tree leaves and the tiniest circles too.

I adhere my stamped panel to a gold background and then to a white card base.

I hope you like my cards and can give this idea a try, use your dies to create fun backgrounds and also use your small dies to create card accents!

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Cake Stamp Set with Embossing Powder Accents

Hello Friends thank you for visiting my blog, for another Quick Tip Wednesday, today I have a fun Birthday Card with the new Brutus Monroe Topsy Cakes Stamp Set".  In the Brutus Monroe Blog there is hop where you can find lots of inspiration on how to use this set please visit the other Design Team members blogs for more ideas HERE.


My Quick Tip today is to put embossed accents to your stamped images to accentuate some parts and give a different look and shine to your card.  This set is full of funky looking cakes with lots of layers... I loove chocolate cake so (of course) I colored this cake with different tones of brown, I used Metallic Embossing Powder Gilded to give shine to some layers of the cake.

I used different tones of green ink and I give the center on the card a lighter green color to accentuate the chocolate cake, I punch circles in different sizes with gold cardstock and glue the front panel to kraft cardstock and gold cardstock.

The new Brutus Monroe Embossing Powders are perfect for this quick tip, their beautiful and very shiny colors come in this two new collections: Spring and Summer, you can find them at the shop HERE.

Now is your turn, use embossing powders to give shine to your stamped images and give your cards some glow!!  Remember also to join us at the Brutus Monroe Fan Club to know the latest news from Christopher and lots of inspiration from the Design Team HERE.

Have a nice day,

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Surprise with Monsters Inside!!!

Hello Friends, starting from today, I will be sharing every Wednesday a Quick Tip using Brutus Monroe Stamps and products, you can also head to the other Design Team members blog for a blog hop full of inspiration. I hope you can join me and get to know better Brutus Monroe products and love them as much as I do!!!


For today´s Quick Tip, I want to share this fun card, where I did a simple smooshing of ink and stenciling in the outside part of my card, to reveal on the inside part the two cute monsters wishing a Happy Birthday to someone special for you!! I used the Brutus Monroe Mixed Media Stencil Polka and the new and adorable Monster Party stamp set.

I also wanted to share with you the awesome Inspiration Box from this Month called Unicorn Dreams here is a photo with all you can find in this box.  You can sign up to receive your monthly inspiration box without worrying about the newest box selling out, also with your subscription you will receive 10% off of your everyday purchases at Brutus Monroe, or you can purchase it every month.
Subscribe HERE.

Now is your turn... Create a simple card from the outside.... with a fun Surprise on the inside! now hop to the other design team members blog to see what they create with this fun new Stamp Set:  Monster Party Blog Hop
Have a great Day!

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Monday, February 5, 2018

I Love you S´more

Hello Friends Waleska here sharing with you my participation in the Lawn Fanatics Challenge Inky Fingers!! Who else is super excited for the new Lawn Fawn Release coming this February 22nd?  I am so excited and as always wanting to buy the entire Release!!! I definitely need to start finding a job if I want to keep buying stamps, dies and crafty supplies, thanks God I don´t live in the States because I will probably leave my husband without money!!! hahaha.  For this challenge I got really inky and I created a heavy distress ink background for a very cute couple that I include in my Cute Couples Card Series for this coming Valentine Day!! I am sharing a cute couple card each day on my Instagram until february 14 Celebrating Love and Cute stamps!!! Now here is my card for the Challenge:


For this cute card I used the new Sweet Friends Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn.  For my card base I used the Gina Marie Designs Starry Sky Background Plate Die which is amazing to create night scene cards, totally recommend to check her products... They are amazing and the prizes too. I ink blend the whole piece with Faded Jeans Oxide Ink and Black Soot only on the edges, to create the fire I used Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade and I applied it in a circular motion to give the feel of fire.  To create the branches for the smores I used the Leafy Tree Backdrop, and cut a little branch from it.  For the stars background I used the same colors from the fire to unify the design, I color the cute couple and added glossy accents to the marshmallow part of them.  Finally added some sequins, a heart and the fun sentiment.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I invite you to join me on instagram for more cute couples cards!! I share one card daily... I love getting to know more crafty friends through there here:  

Here are some cards you can find on my series

Have a great starting week and enjoy this love month!!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Adding Dimension with Glossy Accents and Nuvo Sparkle Dust

Hello Friends, Waleska from craftinglovew here to share with you some ideas on adding dimension with Glossy Accents and Nuvo Sparkle Dust.  There are many ways to add dimension and accentuate your cards, but this is a very easy way to use what you already have at home to create beautiful sparkle and shine to your card.


I started die cutting the new balloon border die from the Party Border dies and I cut individual balloons. 

I colored a bunch of balloons with oxide ink colors Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber and set it aside to create the card background.  For the background I put Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink with a little water to my mat and smooshed the card base.

After that I adhere  some balloons to a tape strip and put a first coat of Glossy accents and Nuvo Sparkle Dust to each of the balloons, because the dust is so fine the color of the balloons stay almost the same, I let it dry and after that put a second coat of glossy accents to seal all the fine glitter and give the balloons more dimension.

Here is a closer look of the balloons with the second coat of glossy accents and the Sparkle dust already sealed on the first coat... I looove all the sparkle and shine!!!

I die cut the awesome Stitched box die  with Kraft Cardstock (this die was made to have dimension and give a 3D look).

I adhere the piece with the balloon box to a Kraft cardstock and then to a white card base, I added some sequins for more color and stamp the sentiment!! 

I hope you like my card and can give this idea a try! This card design can send happiness to anybody special to you!  Have a great day!!!

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