One Layer Florals – Crafty Meraki

Hi Friends and hope this post finds you doing well! I am excited to be up on the Crafty Meraki blog today sharing a one layer card using MFT – Fresh Cut Flowers. Come join me on Crafty Meraki – click here I will be sharing card details on the blog, as well as all the materials I used. Here is a quick peek of my card!

I hope to see you over at Crafty Meraki!

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Have a great day crafty friends!

Natasha

Happy Birthday – Slimline Style!

Hi everyone! I am excited to be back! I hope you had a good weekend! I took a few days off from crafting. I got stung by a bee in my hand and with the swelling I was unable to color! I am happy to be back! I hope this post finds you doing well! Today I am sharing a slimline card using one of the stencils in Collection A.

I started by spraying a temporary “glue” spray to the back of my stencil and then placed the stencil on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. To create the background I used Distress Oxide inks to create a rainbow background. I used the following oxide colors:

  • Picked Raspberry
  • Spiced Marmalade
  • Squeezed Lemonade
  • Cracked Pistachio
  • Peacock Feathers

I used my blending brushes to complete the process and continued until I had a smooth blend. I then added some splatters to the background and once dry I felt I needed a bit more visual interest on the background. I then used washi tape to create 3 diagonal stripes. I used Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze in Gold to create the stripes. I then removed the stencil.

I then trimmed my panel using a slimline die – Gina Marie Designs/Scrapbook Outlet. I glued this to my slimline card panel. I then chose 3 sentiments from Super Sentimental and heat embossed these on black cardstock using Alabaster White Embossing Powder. I adhered the sentiments using foam tape. I added a few sequins and my card base was complete.

I then used the stencil to add a little design to the corner of my Envelope – Brutus Monroe. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio. I love the added color on the outside of my envelope!

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I hope you have a great week! Crafty Hugs,

Natasha

Butterfly Kisses – Brutus Monroe

Hi everyone – Today I am stopping in to share with you some crafty inspiration using the Stamp of the Month from Brutus Monroe. The stamp this month is adorable! The best part of the membership…. it will ship to you each month! How fun! If interested in any of the products I use today, I would greatly appreciate you considering to use my affiliate links. Thank you!

To begin I started with a watercolor base panel. I wanted to create a bright background with stripes to highlight these cute butterflies. I started by taping down washi tape in different size stripes going across my panel. I then used distress oxide inks to paint the stripes. I love coloring with these inks – you get such bright color! I used picked raspberry, mustard seed, peacock feathers, and spiced marmalade. I did each stripe 3 times to ensure I had bright colors. I then carefully peeled the washi off and set it aside to dry. Once it was dry I placed this under heavy books to flatten the card panel.

I stamped several butterfly images on neenah 80lb cardstock. I used my scan and cut to die cut my images. I then used Brutus Monroe Rainbow embossing powder to add sparkles to the insides of my images. I used an embossing pen to do this and added the powder, then heat set. I did this several times to get the right amount of sparkles.

I then used Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick to create a blended background. I blended the 2 colors until I was happy with the color. I added splatters to this using gold perfect pearls. Once dry, I used Brutus Monroe Circle Foundation dies to cut my blended piece. I adhered this to my card panel using foam tape. I also used foam tape for my butterflies. I stamped the sentiment Butterfly Kisses from the stamp set. I added a few sequins to add a little more sparkle to my card.

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Have a great day crafty friends!

Hugs,

Natasha