Hello Spring Greeting Card

See the Hello Spring Greeting Card I made on the Brutus Monroe blog today. Used the New Roses Background stamp from Brutus Monroe and last years Hello Spring. Also used an image from Calico Collage Simply Spring digital images.

Hello Spring Greeting Card

Loved making this card. I’m so ready for Spring to arrive. We have fluctuating weather here in Oklahoma. One day it is freezing the next it is 70 degrees.  Soon we will be able to say Hello Spring for good!

Stamped the Roses Background and then sprayed with one of my favorite products: Glimmer Mists.

To make the Roses Background and Digital Image I used:
Roses Background
Hello Spring Stamp set
Calico Collage Digital Image from Simply Spring
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – True Turquoise and Party Pink
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Watercolor paper
Mauve card base A2
Blue card topper
Teal Crochet Thread
White Glue

Make sure you head over the Brutus Monroe Blog to see all the details on how this Hello Spring Greeting Card was made.

Hello Spring Greeting Card

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Video of this project.


This project was shared on:
Little Red Wagon

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

Today I’m sharing a Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge # 295 Sequins or other Embellishments. Sponsored by SpieglMom. Projects are to have at least one Cricut cut and Sequins or other embellishments.

For my project, I decided to make a shaker card using the Yellow Frame from the Stand & Salute Cartridge.

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

Cut pink texture card stock at 3.25 in wide. Use the cut image to then cut a window out of a piece of fun foam. Cut a piece of white cardstock the same size as the top, this will be the back.

I find that cutting a back the same size as the front makes putting a shaker card together much easier.

White card stock cut at 4 in x 5.25 was used for the background. The Tim Holtz stencil and Texture paste was used. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colors: Party Pin and Cranberry Zing colored the background. Rouge Chalk in from Brutus Monroe was used around the edges of the A2 Greeting card.

On the back piece of the shaker card stamp the Botanical Background stamp from Brutus Monroe with Embossing Ink. Then spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink and Turquoise Blue.

Stamp the Botanical Background stamp on the pink shaker card front with Rouge Chalk ink from Brutus Monroe.

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

On a scrap of white card stock stamp the word Beautiful from the Beautiful stamp set from Brutus Monroe with Embossing ink, emboss with black powder. Use distress blending tool to add Rouge chalk ink to the edge after trimming down and rounding the corners of this piece.

Assemble the shaker card by attaching the fun foam to the Botanical background. Fill shaker card with sequins, butterfly sequins, and hole-less beads. Place shaker card top with acetate over fun foam.

Add 3D dots to the back of Beautiful sentiment and attach to lower right corner of the card.

What are your thoughts on this Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card? I love how a shaker card makes me feel. It is like a grown up toy. Have fun making one yourself.

Make sure you check out the other projects over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and enter to win the prize offered this week.

Here is a video of how to make this card.

To purchase this card click here.

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Shared this project on the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: Y for You Choose
CARDZ TV Anything goes Designers Challenge #3
Naughty or Nice Challenges

Cricut Globe – Let it Snow

Today I’m sharing my Cricut Globe – Let it Snow project for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge #293 – Snow Sponsored by Pretty Cute Stamps. Challenge this week is to have a snow theme and use at least one Cricut cut in the project.

Cricut Globe - Let it Snow

What a great time to use a snow globe than this? The globe is from the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge. It was cut at 4.5 in. tall. The top most layer was removed as I wanted to stamp on the top layer and not have holes cut through the image.

Used Brutus Monroe snowflake stamps from the Oh Deer set. Stamped in Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Tumbled Glass and Brutus Monroe Ink Cornflower.

Brutus Monroe Stamp Set Oh Deer was used. This little fat deer makes me laugh every time I see him. Stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven on a scrap of white card stock and then fussy cut. Water colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Cork, Tattered Leather and It’s Black. Also used White High Impact paint by Tattered Angels.

Cricut Globe - Let it Snow

VersaMark Stamp pad was mashed onto Deer image and snow globe then Ranger Clear Holographic embossing powder was applied and heat set. This gives the appearance of being inside a snow globe.

Let it Snow from Printworks Stamps was stamped in Brutus Monroe Embossing ink, embossed with black embossing powder.

Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Brushed Corduroy applied to base of the snow globe.

Cut white card stock at 4 in. x 5.25 emboss with Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder. Use Tim Holtz Disressed Ink Tumbled Glass and blending tool to add color around the edge. Mash VersaMark stamp pad to embossed image, cover with Ranger Clear Holographic embossing powder, heat set.

Blue card stock cut at 4.23 in. x 5.47 in. adhered as the first layer on a standard A2 greeting card. Layer Snowflake background. Assemble snow globe and adhere on top of embossed layer. Use pop dots to adhere Deer on top.

Video on how to make this card.

Super Fun greeting card! Love sharing this Cricut Globe – Let it Snow. Hope you enjoyed seeing how it was made. If you would like to purchase the finished card for $10.00 including shipping click here.

Cricut Globe - Let it Snow

Bubble Background & Embossing ATC

Sharing a Bubble Background & Embossing ATC (Artist Trading Card) from the Maremi’s Creative Cafe #52cafecards Challenge. I joined the Creative Cafe just over a month ago and have loved very minute I’ve been in the Facebook group. There are so many talented people in this group. Go and join now, you won’t be disappointed.

Marta has begun a challenge. #52CafeCards. A weekly challenge where a word prompt is given based on the alphabet that we are allowed to interpret into an Artist Trading Card.

Since this weeks prompt is Bubbles I decided to try a technique I saw on the internet a while back. Fill a bowl with water and dish soap. Blow bubbles and then spritz with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Rake your paper, or in this case the ATC through the bubbles to pick up the color. Simple enough.

Items used for Bubble Background & Embossing ATC:
Diamonds Stamp set
Sterling Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Detail Ink Raven
Aubergine Chalk Ink
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist, Party Pink, Pop Rocks, Turquoise Blue
White card stock
Purple card stock cut to 2.5 in. x 3.5 in.
Pink tread
white glue
Heat tool
teaspoon of liquid dish soap
Long Straw – I used a bendy straw so that I knew which end to put in the water vs my mouth.

Here is a video of how I made the ATC.

My suggestions, Use a large bowl and use one teaspoon or more of liquid dish soap. Blow lots of bubbles. Heck if you have a kid, have them blow the bubbles for you. lol The more bubbles the better. When the spray hits the bubbles they tend to pop. So the more layers of bubbles you have the better.

Fun technique. I’ll try this again. I may even hook up a small air pump from a fish tank to make the bubbles for me! Wish I would have thought of that before my video! lol

Hope this gave you another great idea of how to make a fun ATC. Using Bubble Background & Embossing ATC sure looks good to me!

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How to Make the Young Love ATC’s

Using the Calico Cottage Young Love digital images I’ll show you How to Make the Young Love ATC’s. These are great Valentine ATC’s that you can give out to friends or send in a mail swap. I plan to give these out at an event to a few friends.

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

Beginning January I have become a Design Team member for Calico Cottage. Being able to use her images for art projects is so much fun! The Young Love digital images I knew would be perfect for little Valentine ATC’s.

For today’s project I used these items in addition to Calico Cottages images:

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

A Happy Valentine’s Day Stamp – unknown maker. I’ve had this stamp for many years and I’m not sure where it came from. It may be a stamp that I got in a grab bag at a stamp convention or one that was made for me years ago.

Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven was used to stamp the Happy Valentine’s Day phrase. I love this ink as it dries fast and it is waterproof. Great for when I want to watercolor or spray mists over the top.

Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Picked Raspberry. The distressed ink was used around all of the images and over the Happy Valentines’s Day phrase.

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

From the 7 Gypsies Trousseau Stamp set that has been discontinued I used the phrase “from my heart”. This was embossed in gold using Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink and gold detail embossing powder.

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

Little Heart stamps are from Brutus Monroe Stamp Club – Little Monster for January 2017. I’m loving this little set with all the stamps so much can be done.

One of my favorite items to use is Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on this project I used Viva Pink (discontinued but the same as Vintage Pink) and Cork.

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

For a final touch a small self adhesive rhinestones from Paper Studios were used. I just love adding a little bling when I can.

Here is a video of the process.

These were super fun and turned out cute. Since it was a digital download I can reprint these as many times as my printer will allow. So long as I don’t run out of ink. lol If I needed to make 20 or 30 I could very easily since most of the supplies were things I had on hand.

Hope this inspires you. Now that you know How to Make the Young Love ATC’s, how many will you make?

How to Make the Young Love ATC's

Embossing Resist With Botanical Background Brutus Monroe

Embossing Resist With Botanical Background Brutus Monroe blog post today.

Ever wanted to see how an embossing resist works? Head over to the Brutus Monroe blog and see the full details on how I made this card.

Love how the embossing shines through. I also was able to use up one more pink envelope from my stash. This has been a goal for 2016 that will continue into 2017. Will continue to use up the things I have in my studio the best I can. Hope you are able to find ways to use up things in your studio in the new year as well.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

This finished card can be purchased for $10.00 including shipping here.

Embossing Resist With Botanical Background Brutus Monroe


Embossing Resist Coloring Your Own Paper

Embossing Resist Coloring your own paper, did you know you can color your own paper? Well you can, with the help of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, it’s easy.

I’ve been playing with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for a few months now and I love this stuff. Also got a new stamp set from Brutus|Monroe, Beautiful. The set has beautiful swirls around the words and lots of great images to go with the words.

Embossing Resist Coloring your own paper

Today I decided to use the You are Magnificent and the hearts to make a card. Using the Brutus|Monroe Embossing ink and White embossing powder paired with Party Pink Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

This Pink and White card turned out beautiful! In my stash I have a box of hot pink envelopes that I’m on a mission to use up. Well making this card has helped me use one more of those envelopes. In fact I made two of these cards I liked how it turned out.

I could see myself stamping out the words and hearts on several sheets of white paper and then going back with different colors of Glimmer Mists. Each card could be a different color. That is the beauty of stamping.

What colors would you use for this project? Looking at my boxes of envelopes I see that I have some purple and teal envelopes. Maybe that is what I’ll do next!

This was a very easy card to make with an embossing resist coloring your own paper. This video shows the whole process.

Share your creations. Here is how: by tagging me #lindaisrael and if you use Brutus|Monroe products use the tag #createyourownending I’ll be looking to see your creations.

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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

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.

This finished card can be purchased for $10.00 including shipping here.

Friends Brutus and Brigitte Having a Merry Christmas