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Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Color Crush 2

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Color Crush 2

Hey there!! Welcome to my post fo the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop: Color Crush 2. This week the team gathers inspiration from a color palette Marie Heiderscheit gave us. If you have all the Surface Inks, they’d go in order like this: Boutique, Plum, Night Sky, Fountain, Sea and Speckled Egg.


I used Distress Inks for my project in Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean, and Cracked PIstachio. Ink blending allows you to form a gradient of color even when you only have a few of the inks on hand.

To begin, I masked off a section of an A2 sized card with tape and laid the B|M Stencil of the Month over the tope. The stencil this month is a beautiful bold lace pattern. I have been using it on everything! I’m telling you, I’d powder pancakes with this stencil!!

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Then, using the Life-changing Blending Brushes from Picket Fence, I blended the ink from the right to the left green to violet. I love how the green of Cracked Pistachio changes the Salty Ocean to a color very close to Peacock Feathers.

I removed the stencil and tape to reveal a beautiful result! Then I took out the Super Sentimental Stamp Set from B|M and chose the “Sent with Love.” This stamp set is chock full of great sentiments in whimsical designs for a ton of occasions. You may want to buy it before anything else, if you don’t already have it. I stamped it with B|M Raven Detail Ink in the bottom corner of my card base.

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That’s it for this card. Clean and Simple does it! I have a list of items I used below if you have been inspired to purchase any of these supplies. Please hop along to see what my teammates have created!! Their projects are gorgeous!!

DANIEL (you are here)

(go here next) JESS





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B|M Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Micro Pearls

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