Tree of Thanks – Brutus Monroe

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There is something so delicate and graceful about this tree image from the Tree of Thanks set by Brutus Monroe.  White embossing and soft ink blending seemed like the perfect fit for it!

I stamped both the tree and sentiment on bristol smooth cardstock using VersaMark ink and coated it with Alabaster embossing powder.

After the embossing powder cooled off, I started ink blending with a variety of Distress Oxide inks (Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral and a tiny bit of Aged Mahogany).  I started at the bottom and worked up to only cover the tree at the top.

Finally, I wiped the embossed images with a dry cloth to remove the excess ink and added a few clear sequins for a bit of shimmer.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Feathered Homes – Brutus Monroe

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As soon as I see a new stamp set, my first thought is almost always “can I make it rainbow?” with bonus points if I can make it a grid!  So the Feathered Homes stamp set from Brutus Monroe was a winner on both fronts!

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Using a stamping platform, I lined up the birdhouses and sentiment from the set and stamped them on bristol smooth cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color them but you could certainly use any coloring medium you have on hand.

I added soft ink blending on the edges using Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass ink and a blending brush.

Finally, I trimmed the panel to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and attached it to a standard A2 card base.

So quick and simple – just the way I like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

MFT New Best Friend – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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I consider this card a bit of a self-portrait – me holding our lab Finn (who is too big to be holdable now but, you know, artistic license) and our cat Ginger (making her “what the heck is that?” face).

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I don’t usually go for the “all over” scene card front (love them when other people do it but mine always look too busy).  This one I am good with!

The little sprigs of grass were just made by flicking a Copic marker – for sure, the most stressful part of making the card.

Products Used:

MFT BB New Best Friend Stamp Set

MFT BB New Best Friend Die-namics

MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil

Skull and Cross Buns Brush Heart Pattern Stencil

Peace on Earth Window Wreath – Reverse Confetti Anything Goes

Peace on Earth Window WM Square

Welcome to my final post as  ‘Fetti Friend!  It’s been so much fun sharing with you over the last few months – I hope you enjoyed my take on this great release!

As soon as I saw the negative of the Rounded Stitched Window Confetti Cut, I knew I wanted to add velum behind it for a window card.  The wreath from the Joyous Holiday set fits perfectly!

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It’s hard to see in the full picture but behind the window is an ink blended panel (I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink) with the All The Stars Confetti Cuts die cut from it and backed in gold glitter paper.

I added a small twine bow to complete the light, rustic look of this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used:

All the Stars Confetti Cut

Joyous Holiday Stamp Set

Joyous Holiday Confetti Cuts

Rounded Stitched Window Confetti Cut

MFT Best in Show – October Use My Stuff Challenge

Get ready for a dog filled day!  These Best In Show stamps from My Favorite Things had been on my wish list so I was really happy to receive them in our swag bag at Junkie Fest this year!

After coloring and die cutting all of the images, I used post-it tape and oxide inks to create a blended little home for each scene.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used:

BB Best in Show Stamp Set

BB Best in Show Die-namics

MFT Birthday Wishes – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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Products Used:

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Stamp Set

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Die-namics

The Stamp Market Birthday Cover Plate Die

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Products Used:

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Stamp Set

MFT SY Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Die-namics

The Stamp Market Birthday Cover Plate Die

The Stamp Market It’s Your Birthday Stamp Bundle

SSS Tiny Words Stamp Set

MFT Weather Any Storm – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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This one couldn’t be any easier!  I just used the Rainy Circle Die-namics for a quick focal point.  A dark gray circle behind it gives the raindrops some contrast.

The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things Freebie stamp set but any “rainy” themed sentiment would work here.

The card was finished with a little pop of green.  You could also try moving the sentiment down and adding a little critter but this design can be finished in minutes!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Products Used:

Rainy Circle Die-namics

MFT Rainy Day Bears (March 2019 Freebie stamp set – no longer available)

My Favorite Things Dragons and Unicorns – October Use My Stuff Challenge

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Using up the rest of my “mythical” creatures today!

That baby dragon is probably my favorite image from the BB Magical Dragons set!  Who knew a dragon could be so cute!  The background is a negative cut from the Stitched Arch Stax Die-namics set.  Such a great set for creating a mini scene on a card front.

Anything I can put on a rainbow is good in my book so let’s finish today with a unicorn!

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After using the Mini Cloud Edges stencil (along with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink) to create the background, I added the rainbow and Copic colored unicorn.  The sentiment is added to a panel created with a Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border die.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now go Use Your Stuff!!

Products Used:

MFT BB Magical Dragons Stamp Set

MFT BB Magical Dragons Die-namics

MFT Stitched Arch Stax Die-namics

MFT Cute Cloud Outlines Die-namics

MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil

Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border Die

MFT Rainbows & Unicorns Stamp Set

MFT Rainbows & Unicorns Die-namics

Amuse Studio Rainbow Die