Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Anything Goes

Hey there! Thank you for joining us today on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop! We feature our favorite things today because its Anything Goes!

My project today features new products from the Brutus Monroe and Therm O Web collaboration. If you have not checked out the entire new line of products from Therm O Web, I have a link here to see the full release, which includes Brutus Monroe AND Gina K Collaborations.

To begin my card, I created an A2 sized card base with some white cardstock. Then I trimmed down a panel sheet of the Kaleidoscope Toner Sheet designed by our very own Christopher Alan. I heated up my laminator for about 30 minutes to make sure it was good and hot. Then I foiled the toner sheet with Shattered Rainbow DecoFoil.

Catherine Pooler Tropical Treasures Blog Hop

Welcome to our celebration of the Tropical Treasures Release from Catherine Pooler Designs. We are blog hopping today. Daniel West here with a few cards to highlight the warmth of the tropical designs in this beautiful collection of stamps, dies and other goodies.

I have included a list of the entire hop for today below. Leave a comment on each blog! With each comment you have an entry to the drawing for $25 to shop Catherine Pooler Designs.

Brutus Monroe March Subscription Items

Hey everyone! Thanks for joining me today on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop. The team features the March Subscription items throughout the hop. This week, my friend, Ashley Tucker, posted a video of a galaxy background with a glitter glaze over the top!! Of course, Ashley is one of my absolute favorite card artists and I want to be like her when I grow up. So I CASED her card today using Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments and Glitter Glaze and the March Stencil of the Month.

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.


B|M Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Micro Pearls

Good morning everyone. Thank you for hopping along with the Inspiration Team today. The blogs feature the Brutus Monroe Micro Pearls. And I have a very Spring-y card for you today that also showcases this month’s Stamp and Stencil of the Month. Let’s get started!

To begin, I stamped out the Stamp of the Month image three times across the front of the panel. Then I masked off these impressions and stamped the image in between the three to fill out a complete row of tulips. I colored in the images with Copic Markers in the RV and YG families.

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Anything B|M

Welcome to my post on the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop. This week the team features ANYTHING we want from Brutus Monroe and I reached for my Aqua Pigments. I cannot get enough of them. The Inspiration Box from January, called Lucky You, included several images of lucky charms. One of them, the double koi stamp, symbolizes the strength of a koi to travel agains the current. I chose this stamp along with blue color scheme of Turquoise, Blue Green and Blue to create this card.

I started by dropping the three analogous colors of Aqua Pigments on my glass mat. I wet the Aqua Pigment Paper with a large paint brush across the center of the card, leaving the top and bottom of the panel dry. Aqua Pigments love water and will swim through it, but stop at the edges of the water. Then I took another dry brush and dropped Turquoise on the left, Blue Green in the middle and Blue on the right. The colors mix a little in the water. For a little more mixing I added a splotch of each color to the others.

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - February 2019 Subscriptions

Hey there my friends! Thanks for joining the Inspiration Team today on our weekly blog hop. We feature the Brutus Monroe Subscription items across the hop. My project comes from the Special Delivery Inspiration Box! The theme of the box is snail mail and comes with a huge stamp set of mailboxes, envelopes, and sentiments. The box includes gorgeous layering cardstock, kraft envelopes, glassine envelopes, an exclusive Plum Aqua Pigment (which I need more of or I don’t know how I’ll survive), foiling card panels, stickers, an embossing folder, ribbon, and an exclusive enamel pin with a snail mail theme! I hope you can get your hands on this box, and if not, some of the items will be in the online shop for sale separately.

Welcome Home Catherine Pooler February 2019 Release

Hey there! Great to have you stop by today! I wanted to share this card with you from the Catherine Pooler Welcome Home Release from February 2019. You can see the release here!

For this card, I used Aqua Pigments from Brutus Monroe to create a background of Violet and Blue Green. I dropped some of this liquid water color onto my glass mat and dragged some watercolor paper through it. After the paper dried, I cut it down to a circle and adhered it to a card base I made from Catherine Pooler White Cardstock.

Welcome Home Catherine Pooler February 2019 Blog Hop

A big hello to all my friends celebrating the Welcome Home February 2019 release from Catherine Pooler Designs by blog hopping today. Daniel West here with a few cards to highlight the whimsical designs of this beautiful collection of stamps and dies.

I have included a list of the entire hop for today below. Leave a comment on each blog! With each comment you have an entry to the drawing for $25 to shop Catherine Pooler Designs.

Surface Inks Funny Easter Card

Hello! Welcome to my Surface Inks Blog Hop Post for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team. I have a humorous Easter Card for you today based on a funny chocolate bunny meme from the web. I used the Stamp of the Month set, which includes a chocolate bunny and a marshmallow bunny to recreate the little funny post.

St Patrick's Day Lovely Legs Card

Happy St Paddy’s Day to ya! I made this card using the Lovely Legs Leprechaun Stamp Set from Colorado Craft Company. I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks to blend up the background and Gilded Embossing powder from Brutus Monroe for the heat embossed sentiment.

Easter Blessings Lovely Legs Card

This powerful image comes from the Lovely Legs Easter Blessings Stamp Set from Colorado Craft Company. I used Kristina Werner’s oxide blending tips for the background and Copic markers to color in the foreground. Happy Easter to all my Christian friends!

Lovely Legs Sympathy

Lovely Legs Sympathy Stamp Set has a moving image of a girl in the rain. I made this one using an Aqua Pigments smooshed background and embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.

Arteza and Concord and 9th Valentine

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I’m glad you’ve stopped in today!

This week Kristina Werner did a video on Youtube using Arteza Real Brush Pens to water color a floral design. This inspired me to break out my Artezas and my Concord & 9th Just Love stamp set and get to work.

I stamped the main image out on an A2 size panel of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Midnight Ink from Catherine Pooler. This cardstock works well with Arteza Real Brush Pens because it has a very smooth, tight surface. Color takes a little more time to absorb into its fibers making this cardstock ideal for light watercoloring and intense ink blending techniques.

I colored in the image with lighter colors at first, using a fairly loose hand. I did not pay too much attention to the lines. Then I added some darker colors for shading and loose detail. I even added some drops of white enamel dots on top of some of the flowers.

I stamped the LOVE image with Midnight ink and gave the word a shadow with Arteza markers and a grey Copic marker.

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop - Favorite Techniques

Hi Everyone!! Daniel here with a card featuring one of my favorite techniques for cardmaking — heat embossing. Today the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team hops along to their favorite techniques using B|M subscription items.

Brutus Monroe offers sever amazing, shipping-included subscriptions that will knock your socks off. If you subscribe to any one of these clubs, you will receive an automatic 15% discount off regularly priced B|M merchandise on future purchases! Now that’s whistle-worthy! B|M has subscriptions that feature a monthly stencil, a stamp, an embossing powder, a glitter glaze and the amazing Inspiration Box!