Stamped Shaker Card

Sharing another stamping idea with you. This time it is a Stamped Shaker Card. I find that shaker cards are so fun to make and fun to play with. Recently I’ve been making my own stencils and I use transparency film. The stash I had run out and I ordered more transparency film. The new film wasn’t the same so I came up with an idea to make a Stamped Shaker Card using the film I couldn’t use for stencils.

Stamped Shaker Card

Stamped Shaker Card Tutorial Video

Supply List for Stamped Shaker Card.

Stamped Shaker Card

Spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Curious into a food tray or other flat shallow container.

Stamped Shaker Card

Use the spray as ink for the square stamp.

Stamped Shaker Card

Stamp on the piece of the dictionary page. I like to rotate the text on book pages, as it gives a different texture in the way things come together.

Stamped Shaker Card

Ink up the floral stamp with Distress Inks and stamp on the right side of the square image on the dictionary page.

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Using Brutus Monroe Detail ink, stamp the bird on the left lower side of the square image.

Stamped Shaker Card

Stamp the postmark image with Brutus Monroe Ink just above the bird in the top center of the square image.

Stamped Shaker Card

Adhere the dictionary page to the journal card base. Clean the transparency film using the Best Cleaning Cloth. It helps to remove those fingerprints.

Stamped Shaker Card

Sew the transparency film to the journal card base on three sides. Leaving an opening to add the shaker items.

Stamped Shaker Card

Fill with microbeads, glitter, sequins, and confetti. Once all the items are added sew the last side closed.

Adhere the word with ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever once it has had Vintage Photo Distress Ink applied to the edges. Love how fun this Stamped Shaker Card turned out. It is super cute, and I love the way it sounds when you shake the card.

Stamped Shaker Card

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

One of my good friends Betz Golden came up with the idea of using retro art supplies from before 2008. This prompted us to do a blog hop and mine is Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards. It was fun looking through my stash to find items that I knew were from before 2008 (more than ten years old) for this project.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

PSST GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! Not mentioned in the video but I’m having a giveaway. To enter leave a comment on my blog and let me know if you follow my blog, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. For each social media, you list you will be entered. Share this blog post and use the tag #retroblogwithlinda for even more entries. The lucky winner will get a TLC package, like the one I used in the video, plus more goodies. You will want to enter this giveaway.

For my Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards I used a scrapbook kit from TLC (Top Line Creations) that was from 2005. I was a demonstrator for them for a few years and have a bunch of these kits, that I never used! Also found edger scissors that make the paper look like a postage edge.

Here is my video tutorial showing the Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards.

Supply list for the Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

Once I had the supply list it was time to figure out what was going to make and I decided to make ATC journal cards for the Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards blog hop.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

First I cut the red cardstock down to 2.5 x 3.5 inch. Then I proceeded to cut the pattern paper and white cardstock just slightly smaller than 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

One some of the journal cards I used old dictionary pages, I thought it gave it a vintage feel.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

Two heart punches used with Red Glitter Cardstock helped to add a small accent without a lot of bulk.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

Creating words on my Silhouette and keeping a stash of these handy helped to make this project go fast. It was easy to add a little word to each one.

There were enough supplies that I made 11 journal cards with the supplies. Making these Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards was a lot of fun! It has made me want to pull other kits out and see what I can make.

Remember When Using Retro Art Supplies for Journal Cards

What kind of “retro” art supplies do you have? Check out the other projects in this Remember When Retro Art Supplies blogs for more ideas.

JustYolie –http://www.justyolie.com/2018/02/remember-when-blog-hop.html 
It’s Oddly Appealing https://itsoddlyappealing.blogspot.com/…/remember-when…
Scrappy Cafe –https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/2018/04/remember-when.html 
Keren Tamir- http://www.kerentamir.com/remember-when-blog-hop/
Marie Heiderscheit- https://marienicoledesigns.wordpress.com/…/remember…
Linda Israel- http://lindaisrael.com/…/remember-when-using-retro-art…/
Erin Reed – https://scraps-of-reflections.blogspot.com/…/misted-atc… 
Anita Scroggins – https://goo.gl/WRGz6V 
Katie Lamb https://whatkatiedid2.blogspot.com/…/remember-when-blog… 
Nadine Carlier –https://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/…/remember-when-blog… 
Susan M. Brown {sbartist} – https://sbartist.blogspot.com/…/going-back-in-cre8time…
Julie McGuffee https://juliemcguffee.blogspot.com/2010/01/hey-presto.html 
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Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial

Recently inside Friendly Junk Journal People, I was asked, how do I use postage stamps? That prompted me to share the following Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial. In the video, I show how I use postage stamps as focal points on a mini paper bag and journal card. I also show a few other examples and ideas where Postage Stamps can be used.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial Video.

Supplies for the Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial

What I really love about a project like this is you can make it any way you like. Each one can be unique or you can make sets. Since we are using old items it’s okay if they don’t all match.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Save those leftover bits of paper and use shape punches to get more bang out of that stash. I found that If I will go ahead and pull a few paper punches out and just try to get the largest shapes first, then go to a smaller punch until there is nothing left. Doing this when you cut a sheet of paper for a project, or if you have a Circut or Silhouette you might use those leftover papers when the shapes are cut.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

I had a lot of fun making the example in the video. Before I started the video I made a couple other sets. This can get addictive making these up.

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The pinks in these just make me so happy. Party Pink was sprayed along with a small amount of Fully Purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through my Butterfly Stencil. The 4 x 6 inch watercolor card looks so pretty as the sprays bloomed on the paper.

Postage Stamp Embellishment Postage Stamp Embellishment

The second set is a little more traditional vintage look. Used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Kraft and Walnut Gold on these elements. Also used the same Butterfly Stencil as before, it seems to work in lots of situations.

Postage Stamp Embellishment Postage Stamp Embellishment

When I created the Vintage looking set I remembered that I had some tiny postcards and a passport stamped images. I had even already fussy cut these out. Score for being a quick project.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressed Ink was used with a script background stamp. It just adds another vintage touch to the mini bag.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Take a look at your stash, you may just have everything you need to make some pretty great Postage Stamp Embellishments yourself.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Junk Journal Note Cards

Junk Journal Note Cards, what are these and how to make them. This is the reason for the post today. There are so many ways to make journal note cards for a junk journal. Today I’m just sharing one idea that I hope will inspire you.

Junk Journal Note Cards

For years I have collected paper items. It goes in stages of collecting and using. When I originally found the papers I had other plans for them and used some for those ideas. Now that I’m making Junk Journals these paper items are getting a new use.

Junk Journal Note Cards Supplies
Page out of a dictionary – I used the page with Love defined
Bingo Card
Watercolor Paper
Glue Stick
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo
Blending tool
Vintage photo
Scrap paper.
Sewing Machine

The supply list is short and simple. I’m sure you can find a few things to make Junk Journal Note Cards in your stash too.

Here is a video on How to make Junk Journal Note Cards.

The process is very simple. Selecting the items from my stash I proceeded to cut the papers as necessary.

Using Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo I added a bit of color around the edges of the papers.

Layered the dictionary page onto watercolor paper using a glue stick and then sewed with a zig zag stitch on a standard sewing machine.

Junk Journal Note Cards

Once the sewing was done I then proceeded to layer the other elements. One of the elements was cutting the definition for the word Love and layering on top. When I make journal cards I like for these to remain flat so that it is easy to write on the backside.

Junk Journal Note Cards

Making Junk Journal Note Cards is a lot of fun and a great way to use up bits and pieces that you may have in your stash. Take a look around and see if you can find some cool images inside a magazine, junk mail, old photos, and more.

Here are a few other Junk Journal Note Cards that I made using this same process.

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There is no wrong way to make Junk Journal Note Cards. If you love the items you are using then I’m sure you will love the final project.

Junk Journal Note Cards

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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How to make a Patriotic greeting card

I’m sharing a project made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog; How to make a Patriotic greeting card. Using Stand and Salute Cricut Cut files, Scrapbook paper Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glitter Washi Tape and a Flag stamp I show how to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Patriotic greeting card

Having a ton of Cricut Cut files makes it very easy for me to find an image to use on a project. I’ve been collecting the images for a long time and haven’t needed to purchase any new images in a while now. lol So I’m glad that I had the Stand and Salute

Scrolling through the images I knew I found the perfect images for this Patriotic greeting card. The eagle was the first image I found. Then I found the Support our Troops and knew this was all I needed from Cricut today.

Once the images were cut I set to creating the card with my supplies. In this video, I show How to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Supply List for How to make a Patriotic greeting card
Stand & Salute Cartridge – Eagle and text
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Red Chillies, Dazzling Diamonds
Cardstock, Red, blue and white cardstock for the card topper.
Standard A2 greeting card base
Distress Inks, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen
Ranger Blending Tool
Pop Dots
Flag Stamp – unknown source, I’ve had it for years.
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Gold Washi Tape
Bling

Patriotic greeting card

Being a part of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog helps me stretch my creativity with my Cricut. There are projects that I create that if it were not for the FCCB I wouldn’t have tried it to see how much I like using the images. Or trying new ways to use images. Make sure that you visit the blog and all the other design team members projects.

Patriotic greeting card

I have three of these Patriotic greeting cards in my shop. The price includes shipping.

Want more cards or a special project made? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

Check this card out. How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card using Brutus Monroe Stamps and inks with a little Tattered Angles Glimmer Mists. Perfect for that Unique person in your life.

How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

If you have been following me for any length of time you know that I have a hard time leaving white space on a card. Today’s project is no different.

Using a mask for the Hipster Bunny I created the background that fills that white space all around her. It truly feels like she is standing in the rain, but she really doesn’t care.

Supplies used for How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card‎
Be Unique Stamp set
Surface Inks: Sea, Locomotive
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise
Ranger Blending Tool
MISTI
Stamp Storage Sleeve
Detail Ink – Raven
Scrap of text weight paper
Zig Two Way Glue
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
1 3/8 inch round hole punch
1 1/2 inch round hole punch
Teal scrap of cardstock
Pop Dots

Here is a video for How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

Stamping, spraying, and coloring is so much fun. sometimes I forget how much fun it is until I sit down to make a card like this one.

The layers of color on this card gives it depth. To me, it looks like a spent a very long time creating this card but really it wasn’t long. Do you ever look at a project you made days later and think, hey who made that? Then realize that YOU made it, that you were the creator of something wonderful?

Do you ever look at a project you made days later and think, hey who made that? Then realize that YOU made it, that you were the creator of something wonderful? Sometimes when I look through old photos or visit a website where I submitted my work I’ll stop and say hey I like that one. And then after a moment, I’ll realize that it was my own work! lol

Creating a greeting card to give to someone is so much more than giving them a lift for the day. It can also brighten your spirits while you create and then when giving the card or art to another person.

How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card

Go forth, create and share with the world, it does make a difference. And no I’m not weird, I am a Limited Edition. 😉

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to see How to Make a Hipster Greeting Card.

How to make a Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets

Mother’s day is just around the corner. Here is a Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets that I made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. The blog requires that a Cricut cut should be used in the project.  The images I used today Recipe Card Divider From My Kitchen Cartridge.

Happy Monday and welcome to our 300th Challenge! 

We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!

Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother’s Day! One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-

a brand new Cricut Explore! Courtesy of 

of Denton, Texas

ALSO-
The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at
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We also have:
And two $10 gift certificates to-

 

To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it’s not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower – those will be put into a drawing for their blog candy (if offered).

Here is our blog hop list for Mother’s Day challenge #300!

 If it isn’t a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower – those will be put into a drawing for their blog candy (if offered).

Now to share my project with you.

How to make a Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets.

Supplies used for the Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets
2 sheets of two sided cardstock – Cut one sheet to 8.5 in. x 8.5 in. Cut second sheet 8.5 in x 5.75 in.
Pink cardstock Cut three Recipe Card Dividers to fit pockets
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Printable Tags & Mother’s Day Digital Collage Sheet
Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners
Brutus Monroe – Bunny Kisses
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
5 White paper doilies
Brutus Monroe Rouge Surface Ink
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Ranger Blending Tool
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Prima flowers
scrap of white paper
pink ribbon bow
Circle Hole Punch
3D Pop Dots Square Dual-Adhesive Foam Mount
MISTI

Video made to show how to make the Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets.

To begin cut the two-sided cardstock, Cut one sheet to 8.5 in. x 8.5 in. Then score at 1/2 inch and 4 1/2 inch on the 8.5 in. x 8.5 in. sheet. Punch half circles on the left center top and the bottom lower right. Cut second sheet 8.5 in x 5.75 in., on the second sheet of 8.5 in x 5.75 in.  score at 1/2 and 4.5 in.

How to make a Bi Fold Mother's Day Card with Pockets

Use the Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners Rose in the MISTI, ink with Brutus Monroe Rouge surface ink then stamp on the three Recipe Card Dividers. Add color to the edges with the Ranger Blending tool using the Rouge ink. Select three images from the Calico Collage images, blend the edges. Fold a white paper doily in half and plete so that it will fit on the larger recipe card divider. Adhere with Aleene’s Tacky glue. Then adhere the digital images one on each divider. Spray each tag with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink

How to make a Bi Fold Mother's Day Card with Pockets

Select one large image for the center of the back, use the Ranger Blending Tool and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo to add color around the edges. Adhere this image to the center of the bi fold.

Add color to the edges of the paper doilies and place one on either side of the large photo. Blend the edges of two more images then place on top of the lace doilies.

Blend the long strip around the edges and adhere with Aleene’s Tacky Glue in the center.

Flip the card over. One this side select the large image and blend the edges, adhere in the center panel. On the left panel adhere a white paper doily after adding pink to the edges. Add two photos layered on each other over the doily.

Spray both sides of the card with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink.

Stamp Happy Mother’s Day with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven on a scrap of white paper. Trim the ends into a pennate.

Blend the edges of another doily just on half. Glue the half onto the bottom of the pocket portion of the card. Trim off the excess. Select several Prima Flowers and adhere on top of the doily leave a space for the Happy Mother’s Day banner.

Place pop dots on the back of the Happy Mother’s Day banner and adhere in the center of the flowers. Add a pink bow to the left side.

Put the tags (recipe card dividers) inside the pockets and you are done.

How to make a Bi Fold Mother's Day Card with Pockets

I hope you enjoyed seeing this project today. It’s a great way to share photos inside a card. Modify the measurements to fit your needs, and have fun.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today to see How to make a Bi Fold Mother’s Day Card with Pockets. make sure that you visit all of the other design team members of the Fantabulous Circut Challenge.

Good Luck on winning the Cricut, or other prizes.

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How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Mother’s day is almost here, Sunday, May 14, 2017. On today’s blog, I’m sharing How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Using the Mother’s Day images from Calico Collage, Brutus Monroe Stamps, ink and more.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

The Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images are super sweet. I chose one of the images to be the focal point of a 5 in. x 7 in. greeting card. Pairing this with new stamps from Brutus Monroe just seemed to be the perfect fit.

Supplies for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card
Calico Collage Mother’s Day Images
Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners
Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Ranger Blending Tool
Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die
Prima French Riviera Flowers
White paper doily
White plastic strand of pearls
Rinea Foil in Gold glossy
Leaves Die – eBay came from China
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Scraps of pink and white papers from stash

Here is a video for How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card

Digging around in my paper stash I found a couple pieces of pink paper that I thought went well with the image.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

Recently I purchased the Anna Griffin Flower Bramble Die and I just love how beautiful it looks. Die cutting it out of plain white paper makes a beautiful touch to this card.

Adding Distress Inks to the edges of papers just helps to finish the look. It may not be necessary on every project but for this project, I think it helps to bring each layer together.

If you like that vintage feel on photos try adding a touch of gold embossing around the edges. Think messy, not uniform when you apply the embossing powder. This look reminds me of an old mirror that has aged and part of the silver is faded.

Although the stamped roses are hard to see in the photo it does make a nice gold touch to the image. If I had left off the embellishments the card could have been finished with just the gold embossed roses.

Those paper doilies that you find in the cake decorating isle are perfect for card making. These don’t cost a whole lot of money but sure look elegant.

Using the Gold Glossy Rinea paper foil with the leaves die adds a touch of softness and elegance to this Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting card. I love seeing the shimmer on the card.

On top of the paper lace doily, is a few loops of pearls to help with that shabby chic look and add a little bit of romance.

To top off the embellishments is a beautiful Prima French Riviera Flower.

Once all of the items were added to the card I then used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink to spray and add droplets to the card.

My hope is that you were inspired by today’s post, How to make a Shabby Chic Mother’s Day Greeting Card. Do you enjoy the Shabby Chic look? What is your favorite look for a greeting card? Share your thoughts with me in the comments, or on my Facebook page.

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Greeting Card

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How to make a cactus themed greeting card

Sharing a project today, How to make a cactus themed greeting card. Using the Brutus Monroe stamp set Sharp StuffBrutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven, Chameleon Pens, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

How to make a cactus themed greeting card

What I love about this stamp set is how easy it is to make different looks with the same stamps. There are so many options with this set, you are only limited by your imagination.

For this card, I stamped out the Sharp Stuff images on a piece of white cardstock. Colored the images with Chameleon Pens and then cut out each image.

The background was made using Tattered Angels Glimmer mists to give a really pretty green hue.

Once I had all the images ready to use I made an arrangement on the card and started adhering. I even used pop dots to add dimension.

When the pots of cactus were added to the card I then went back and made some shadows around the base of the pots. This helps anchor these to the card so they don’t look like they are floating in the air.

To help those that need visuals here is a video on How to make a cactus themed greeting card:

What style will you use with these stamps? Will you do something like mine where these are stamped and then cut out? Or do you like to make it look like the entry into a home. Add a door image and a step then add the pots around the entry.

The key is to have fun when you are creating. There is no right or wrong way, just the way you want it to look. Enjoy the creative process and make something that appeals to you.

Make sure you check out the Brutus Monroe Blog for other great creations by the Inspiration Team. Something new is shared every day.

How to make a cactus themed greeting card

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to see How to make a cactus themed greeting card. Make sure to pick up Sharp Stuff today.

 

How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

The Birthday Bears arrived in the mail and it’s time to show you a card. How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card. Using the Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears and Chameleon Pens to make a super cute greeting card. This project is also shared on the Brutus Monroe Blog too.

When I saw this set of bears I knew that these would be the perfect set to use my new Chameleon Pens to color the images.

How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

Isn’t this card super cute? I just love how sweet the image is on this card! The balloons are so fun to color with the Chameleon pens.

Supplies used for How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card
Brutus Monroe Birthday Bears
Brutus Monroe Stamp Sleeve
MISTI
White Cardstock
Black Detail Ink – Raven
Chameleon Pens
Brutus Monroe Aubergine Ink
A2 greeting card
Scrapbook paper in purple print
Aleene’s Tacky White Glue
Bone folder
Fancy border Die cut in Purple
Vagabond
Zig Two Way Glue
Pop Dots
Purple hemp cord
Flat back self-adhesive pearls from Hobby Lobby

Video on How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

The way this card was made is super easy, as it involves stamping and coloring the images. There is no wrong way to color these images. What every looks good to you is perfect.

Since I used the Chameleon Pens I was able to get a pretty blended effect. Watercolor pencils could also be used just add a small amount and move with water to get the blended effect.

A great stamping tool is the MISTI as it can have several stamps loaded and then inked at one time. This is perfect if you want to create several of the same cards as you load the stamps once. Ink and then stamp for each card until you are done.

Today I used a die that I picked up from eBay. I love the design and I think it adds a bit of elegance to this whimsical birthday card.

Flat back pearls are perfect to add a nice touch of bling to the card. Then a small bow made from purple hemp finishes this card.

Head over to the Brutus Monroe Shop and pick up the Birthday Bears stamp set soon. You will love having this set to make art. You too can use the Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card.

I have these cards for sale in my shop, feel free to take a look. If you are looking for custom cards, hit me up. I’ll be glad to work with you. Interested in purchasing the finished cards I make? The cards a usually blank inside and come with a matching envelope. The cards I make are A2 size or 4.25 in. x 5.5 in. in size. If you are wanting a greeting on the inside feel free to email me to discuss details or to connect with me via my Facebook page.

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How to use Birthday Bears on a Greeting Card

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