How to make a Christmas Card with Tattered Angels and Brutus Monroe

How to make a Christmas Card with Tattered Angels and Brutus Monroe.

Using the Sketched Holiday stamp – Poinsettia and glimmer mist on a few die cut outs to make a beautiful Christmas card.

In the video I show you how to make the red and green card. But swap out the colors of the glimmer mist and glitter and you have a whole new look.


What I love about this design is that I was able to die cut several of each element. Then spray with the Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. Next apply glitter and assemble.

How to make a Christmas Card with Tattered Angels and Brutus Monroe

Very simple project that can be altered to fit the dies or lack of dies you may have. You could even hand cut the shapes. The key is spraying with Glimmer Mist and over stamping with the Sketched Holiday stamp then applying the glitter for that pop.

The idea came to me because of the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This week it was about your stash and using glitter.

Knowing I had lots of glitter that was calling to be used I knew this was a simple project that I couldn’t pass up.

What made this fun for me was changing the colors around on the different cards but using the same shapes. I’m kind of partial to the pink and purple card.

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Then I did the same technique and made it with Sapphire Blue Glimmer Mist and Moss Glimmer Mist.

 

How to make a Christmas Card with Tattered Angels and Brutus Monroe

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How to make a Christmas Card with Tattered Angels and Brutus Monroe

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Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Sharing my Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist project.

I decided to play with watercoloring because of a Facebook post that one of my friends shared. She was working on a journal page swap and watercolored. Not only did she watercolor she also doodled on the page to give it another step of texture.

Looking around in my stash of art supplies I realized I didn’t have watercolor paints. Well not paints I wanted to use for this project. Watercolor paints are just paints watered down, so I thought I’ll just use acrylic paint.

Armed with watercolor paper, water and acrylic paint it was time to begin. Deciding that my watercolor paper should be mounted while I paint I used a large ceramic tile. Masking tape was used to keep the paper in place. What I should have used was a low tack tape, but I was using what I had on hand.

Since I knew I wanted shimmer on this painting I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Glimmer Mist adds just a touch of sparkle, it makes me smile.

The circle in the middle was from a glass candle holder that I dipped into black acrylic paint. The saying is a stamp from Stampin Up. I used Black Stazon Ink to stamp the sentiment.

Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Because I used the wrong kind of tape to hold down my paper, when I removed it, the paper tore. To hide the damage I created a mat using cardstock, a ruler and a kraft knife.

Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Framed art brings joy to me. That is why I used a small five by seven frame to display this piece of watercolor.

This Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist has now given me a bug. More watercolor paintings were made and I know more are to come.

This was a fun medium to work with today. Have you tried working with Watercolors? Let me know your thoughts.

Here is a video of this Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist project.

Remember: It’s the little things that make life Big.

Speed Watercolor Painting Paint & Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

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Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This post is all about the Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge.

The idea was to create anything that was all black. “Create a project that is 90% black – the other 10% can only be white, grey, or metallic.”

To begin with I found an old canvas that I had on hand. This canvas had a hole punched in it and I knew I wouldn’t use it for another project.

Gathering up lots of black items I had a nice pile on my work desk. Where to begin…

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

I didn’t have any black gesso so I sorta made a grey gesso. Since I didn’t have any black gesso I mixed white gesso with black paint. What I should have done is made the gesso from scratch. But for now I’ll keep the grey as I can still use it in projects.

The focal piece was a Christmas ornament. Finding the glitter covered deer gave me the perfect item to use as the focal point. Which is important to have in an art piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

The Canvas Corp Brands mixed media pack is a great resource for this project. I pulled Tissue paper, burlap and scrapbook paper from the pack.

Have you seen those little sets of LED lights in the craft stores? Christmas is a great time to find these lights and if you are lucky you can get them on sale.

Recently I’ve gotten two new toys. One is a Silhouette Cameo 3 and the other is a Circut Explorer Air. With these two new toys I was able to cut the words I used on this project and the poinsettias.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

If you haven’t figured out yet I really love tools and gadgets. I also have the Tim Holtz Vagabond and I used this to cut the Sizzix Trees. It might be hard to tell but there are six trees on the canvas.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

This was a good challenge for me, to think outside of the box and make up an art piece that used black as the foundation. I enjoyed making this and now I’m planning on another project that I want to make similar to this piece.

Canvas Corp Brands Black Friday Challenge

Have you tried a challenge like this one? Come and join the Canvas Corp Brands Collective to learn about other challenges and see lots of art to inspire you. Challenge #ccbblack

Here is just a little video of the piece. Enjoy!

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Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner Brutus Monroe

Loving the Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner Brutus Monroe. This stuff is awesome! If you haven’t gotten some of this stuff you really should get some soon!

Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner Brutus Monroe

I have several acrylic blocks that are very dirty so I decided to see how this stuff would work to clean them up.

Spraying a small amount of the Squeaky Clean Stamp Cleaner on one block and spreading it around I let it sit. Then taking another block and placing it on top of the first block I picked up the cleaner. Turned over the block to get cleaner on the other side.

Using my finger I spread the cleaner around on both sides of the block then using an old work rag I rubbed off the cleaner and old ink! The block looks brand new.

What is awesome about this cleaner is that there is no odor. It is non toxic and won’t cause issues with those that have sensitivity to other cleaners.

The best part, this cleaner is only $8.99. It is an awesome deal, you must pick some up today.

Video of how it removed ink from an acrylic block and a stamp.


Now what should I get some ink on so that I can use this awesome cleaner to remove the ink? lol What would you clean with this cleaner? Remember a little goes a very long ways. That something else I love about this cleaner. I’ve had a bottle since August and have only used a small amount maybe a fourth of the bottle. It’s a great investment.

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How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

Today its about How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT.

I’ve been following the 52 Christmas Card Thowdown blog for almost two months. I love the prompts and it gives me cards to create. If you haven’t check them out be sure to do so today.

How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

For this challenge the idea was to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card. Looking through my ephemera I remembered I had several old Christmas cards. I knew one would be perfect for this post on How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT. Finding the perfect one I printed it with my inkjet printer. Feel free to use this image for your own card.

How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

Next using my Cricut I cut out the snow globe image. The image was cut as three layers. Top layer was the white area where Santa would reside, second layer is brown and then the bottom layer was black.

Pulling a piece of textured green cardstock from my stash that I knew would be a perfect card topper. One of my background stamps would be perfect for this project, the Stampin Up Filigree stamp with some gold embossing powder.

Used a crop a dial corner rounder to round the corners of the green textured cardstock and the white card base.

Tim Holtz distressed ink – broken glass was used around the globe to give that “glass” look and feel.

How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

A Stampendous Sentiment – Have a Merry Christmas was used on the base of the snow globe. Don’t forget that you can mix and match your stamps. Find the one that works for your project.

Gold Ribbon from my stash was used on the base of the snow globe. I thought it gave it a nice gilded gold look.

Many years ago I went on an eBay shopping spree and picked up over 300 little puffy iridescent snowflakes. It seems that even though I feel like I’ve used a lot of these little guys there isn’t an end to the supply.

Of course I have to add sparkle to projects some how.. On this project I used Tulip fabric paint. I found this trick several years ago when buying the glitter paint for a much lower price and it seems to work great on paper projects.

A few self adhesive rhinestones were used in the centers of the snowflakes.

Here is a video of the whole process as sometimes I forget some of the steps when I write it all out. lol

 

This card turned out wonderful, if you don’t mind me boasting. I love the texture and feel of the card. It makes me think of old days gone by when things were a much slower pace.

How to make an Old Fashion Christmas Card 52CCT

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Celebrating December Stamp Club

I’m celebrating December Stamp Club over on Brutus Monroe’s blog today.

Made a great “It’s Time To Celebrate” Greeting card, There is a video that shows all the steps. Super easy to make. I just love gold embossing powder it adds so much to projects.

You don’t want to miss out on the December 2016 Stamp club. Get yours by Nov 30, 2016. When you place your order you will be notified of upcoming product releases and sales. You may even get coupon codes that others won’t get.

It’s a bargain to be a stamp club member. Sign up today.

Celebrating December Stamp Club

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

For this project I bring you Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The challenge this week was to use bright green and red.

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Looking through my stash of paper I found the perfect sheet of green and red cardstock. Next I decided that I wanted to cut the word Joy with my New Silhouette Cameo 3. I’m really loving this cutter! I used the Samantha Font in Italic and cut it at 1.75 in height.

Knowing that I wanted texture I dug through my embossing folders and found the large Cuttlebug swiss dot folder. Ranger Holographic Glitter embossing powder will help the dots stand out on the green. Next I found a wonderful diamond stamp from B-Line stamps and my VersaMark stamp pad.

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

I had a huge role of black and white ribbon so I knew that would be perfect accent. This would be attached to a white strip of paper that had a boarder punch from Martha Stewart.

Self adhesive rhinestones are the perfect final touch to add a little bling.

Of course there must be a saying on the inside. I used a stamp from Stampendous: May Your Family Enjoy a Special Season filled with Love Joy and Peace. I really like that sentiment, don’t you?

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This was a quick card to make, in fact I have enough supplies from the two 12 x 12 cardstock pieces of red and green and the one 8.5 x 11 sheet of white that I went ahead and made ten.

My hope is that you are inspired to create. That it doesn’t take a lot of fancy work to create cards. Although I may have used fancy tools, there are other things that could be used instead.  Anyone can create beautiful cards, you just need to know how.

Joy 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Have questions? Feel free to ask, I have a plethora of useless knowledge that I’m willing to share.

Here is a Video of the whole process.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch

This post is about the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch

If you haven’t checked out the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown site, you should!  Lots of beautiful Christmas cards made every week.

For this project I used the Brutus Monroe Sketched Holidays poinsettia image. The image was embossed in the Sterling Embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.

Watercolor pencils were used to color the poinsettia image. Acrylic paint watered down was used to paint the green areas.

A while back I picked up a 12 x 12 pad of Christmas paper and that is what I used for the background.

I used Tim Holtz Distress ink to go around the outside of the card and the background paper.

For the happy holidays stamp it was embossed in silver. Watered down acrylic paint to give a watercolor effect. The mat was colored using Tim Holtz Distress ink. Then raised with pop dots.

Decided that the corners should be rounded with my crop a dial on the Happy Holidays and then only one corner of the poinsettia images.

Of course I have to had some sort of bling to my projects.

This was a simple card to make and I thought it was perfect for this 52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch.

Make sure you check out all of the other cards created. Follow along by joining. I love seeing all of the beautiful creative cards.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown November Sketch

Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas

My Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas over at Brutus|Monroe.

Check out the instructions for this really cute card that showcases thinking outside the box.

Make sure you check out the MarketPlace with Brutus|Monroe. Lots of new items are now available and more will be added.

It was fun helping Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy the card. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below. You may also connect with me on my Facebook page. If you prefer Twitter. Love to share on Instagram. And follow my Pinterest to see other things that inspire me.

Of course go see lots of videos on my YouTube Channel. It is fun for me to make the videos, I love sharing my art and my plethora of useless knowledge. lol

Tag me when you create a card using any of the stamps I’ve used and I’ll promote your post.

Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This post is all about Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The current weekly challenge is to go back and choose a previous challenge. Looking back through the challenges was fun. It was a hard decision but I finally found one that I wanted to use, from the May 2016 challenge.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Digging around in my stash of dies I found the label or note die from Stampin Up and an old Star die from Sizzix. I knew that these would be perfect for this project.

Thankful that I have a stash of chipboard in my studio, I die cut one of each. Using acrylic paint I covered the star until it was coated to my liking. Once the paint was dry I then sprayed with Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays – Zest – Brutus|Monroe and a gold/copper Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.

When the spray dried I used the MISTY to help with positioning the poinsettia from the Sketched Holiday Set – Brutus|Monroe. Stamped with the Brutus|Monroe embossing ink, then gold embossing powder.

A technique I like to use, take a Zig two way glue pen and go around the edge of the star, then dip into gold embossing powder. Heat the powder until it shines gold.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Time to tackle the label or note die from Sizzix. Because this is for the Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I have decided to use more than one die. Taking the Mini Chalk Ink pad Suede from Brutus|Monroe I went around the edge.

I just love the Tissue paper from Canvas Corp Brands, found in a mixed media pack. Tearing a strip and using white glue I glued a strip at a diagonal on the label die. Then filled the corners with additional strips. Sprayed with Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays – Zest and a gold/copper Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, I love the shimmer it adds.

Reapply the Mini Chalk Ink pad Suede around the edges and between the strips. While the ink is still moist on the paper dip into gold embossing powder and heat. This really makes such a beautiful background, makes me think of a gilded box that has aged.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Tied a bow out of a cream and gold ribbon. Don’t forget to shop in the Christmas ornament isle the next time you go out. That is where I found the little gold and glitter stars. Using three of the stars and a glue dot I placed these at the top point of the star with the ribbon glued with white glue. The star was layered on top of a small strip of burlap, then the label. Last I used a gold embossed napkin.

This is a very elegant Christmas card and I feel that it was perfect for this Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Here is a video of the process.


Make sure you check out the other participants in the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Stash Challenge Dies 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

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