How to Make a Winter Mini Canvas

I’m over on the Rinea Blog with a project. How to Make a Winter Mini Canvas. For the Rinea blog it is called: “Bringing Snowflakes Inside”. A fun little 3 by 3 canvas filled with lots of Rinea foil snowflakes. Make sure you hop over and read the blog.

How to Make a Winter Mini Canvas

Items used:
3 by 3 inch Mini Canvas
Brutus Monroe: Snowflakes from Oh Deer and Holiday Sentiments and Alabaster Pigment Ink
Spellbinders Snowflakes
Tim Holtz Vagabond
Snowflake Paper Punch
Glitter Martha Stewart
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: True Turquoise and Sapphire
Adhesive Tech glue
Flat Paint Brush
Heat Tool
Self adhesive Rhinestones
Easel

Video of the whole process.

It is a fun little project on a cold winters day. How to Make a Winter Mini Canvas is sure to make you smile.

Feel free to ask questions I’m always glad to help.

How to Make a Winter Mini Canvas

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Today’s post is Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Because I’m making cards in the hope that I get selected for next years 2017 52 Christmas Card Throwdown design team.

 

The goal of this project was to use a select color palette. Grey, soft blue and soft green.

 

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

I decided for this challenge: Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, I would use the Brutus Monroe Sketched Holiday set and the Brutus Monroe Holiday Sentiments. Other items I used, Brutus Monroe Metallic Embossing Powder – Sterling as well as the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays Tattered Angels grey Shimmer Spray as well as some bling, to make this card.

What I found ironic was I had just completed my project for my next blog post for Brutus Monroe the night before and when I went to the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown website and saw that the colors were the same as I had already been using, I knew this would be a piece of cake! lol

For this project I wanted to make the card stand out from the rest. Using layers and embellishments I think I took this card up a notch. The card isn’t complicated, but it does take a little bit of time to put it together.

Started with stamping the image and embossing. My go to paper is Accent Opaque digital 100 pound in white. This cardstock is heavy and makes great card foundations as well for elements.

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Colored the image with the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays. Used a paint palette, just spray a couple of times. A simple small paint brush helps get into those small details. The embossed lines help keep the color inside the lines. What is nice about using the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays in this way, is they dry fast.

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Cut out the poinsettias and then went around the edges with a grey marvey marker so that the edge would have a finished look. Many times I forget this step. It’s a great way to make your cards look more polished.

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Knowing that I wanted more grey I substituted the Metallic Embossing Powder – Sterling and applied a nice coat to a piece of paper. Make sure you put the lid back on your embossing powder before you heat set. The powder will fly everywhere and leave a big mess. Trust me I know from experience!

Metallic Embossing Powder – Sterling

 

To make an element to add to the card I used a Punch Bunch fern shape. Here is a tip for you. If your punch isn’t working correctly try punching aluminum foil. Punching through the aluminium foil helps sharpen the cutter.

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

Here is a close up of one of the finished flowers. Love how the little rhinestones shine and sparkle.

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

The finished card with all the supplies. Doesn’t this look beautiful on the silver tray?

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

I did create a video of the whole process so you can watch how the card was made.

 

Even if I don’t make it on the design team I think I’ll keep the site book marked so that I can use the design prompts to help me in designing cards in the future. It is fun making cards for the Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Have you used a website for inspiration? Do you have a favorite site that you like to visit? Please feel free to share it with me.

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
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One Focal Stamp One Layer Greeting Card

Last night I did a live Facebook video. While on the video I made One Focal Stamp One Layer Greeting Card LIVE!

It is a little exciting and nerve wracking to do a live video. Things can go wrong or things can be great. I had a good live session. Really need to do some testing to figure out how to change the image on the video from portrait to landscape. But I feel that overall the video went well and I feel everyone got to see the new stamps and how to make the card.

For this project I used the new Christmas flowers Sketched Holiday and Holiday Sentiments from Brutus Monroe. The sets will be for sale on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 in the shop. Doing videos makes me feel special as I get to play with the new stamps before anyone can buy them in the store. It’s exciting to get a package in the mail and opening it up to see what the newest items are for the month.

I also used the Brutus Monroe Metallic Embossing Powder – Sterling as well as the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays to make this card.

Christmas Colors 52 Christmas Card Throwdown

This card design was decided because of the thread I found on the Splitcoaststampers site. Seeing this post inspired me to scale back my card to a simple design. Finding inspiration from others helps me decide on a card design when my mind is overwhelmed. I like the idea of having a focus when I make a project, how about you.? This card would be perfect for anyone wanting to create a lot of cards for Christmas.

Here is the video posted on the Brutus Monroe Facebook page.  Check it out to see how I made the card and to see the newest stamps that will be in the shop Wed.

Posted by Brutus Monroe on Monday, October 10, 2016

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One Focal Stamp One Layer Greeting Card

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