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Brutus | Monroe Monochrome Blog Hop

Brutus | Monroe Monochrome Blog Hop

Hey everybody!! I’m glad you hopped in today to see this week’s Brutus | Monroe Blog Hop. Today we focused on using a monochrome palette and I chose Scarlet Surface Ink as my color.

I made this card live on my YouTube channel, New Year’s Eve, so you can watch the “making of” here.

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Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. Cut a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb cardstock in half and score at 4 1/4” to make an A2 size card base.

  2. Cut a panel out of the other half to 4 x 5 1/4”.

  3. Cut a piece of craft foam to just fraction smaller than the panel in step # 2.

  4. Ink up the flower portion of the wagon image from the B|M  Dragofly Garden  stamp set using the Scarlet Surface Ink from the December 2018 Inspiration Box.

  5. Stamp your panel about a third of the way up with the flowers. Stamp again to fill the panel from left to right. 

  6. Place some purple crafting tape at the bottom of your stamped image and place another piece of tape about a quarter inch below that one. Run your Scarlet ink cube directly over the gap to create a ribbon going across the panel.

  7. Stamp the dragonfly image with Scarlet ink on scrap piece of cardstock then stamp it again with the 2nd generation ink onto the front of the panel. Repeat this two more times. You will have three lighter hued dragonflies across the front of the panel.  This adds some depth to your card design.

  8. Stamp the Smile Sunshine image onto the same scrap paper as the dragonflies using Scarlet ink.

  9. Cut out the dragonflies and banner with  fussy cutting scissors or a Scan N Cut  machine.

  10. Glue your panel onto the craft foam with some Brutus Monroe All Purpose Craft Glue.

  11. Adhere the foamed panel to your card base with the same glue.

  12. Pop up your banner and 2 of your dragonflies onto the front of the card panel and you are finished.

Thanks again for joining me today. I hope you will hop along with the rest of the team to see what everyone else made using a monochromatic palette!

If any of the supplies I mentioned interest you, I have included a list of them below for your convenience.  These links are affiliate links and I receive a small percentage of the price you pay at no additional cost to you.  This helps Del & Artie to continue to provide inspiration to you!


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