Happy Spring With Brutus Monroe Beautiful Blooms

Hello friends!  Just popping by to wish you all a wonderful weekend and to share a “Happy Spring” card to make you smile:

Vicki-BM-Beautiful Blooms

I’ve just gotten this month’s Brutus Monroe Beautiful Blooms Inspiration Box (sorry, sold out!) and was wanting to play with the lovely stamp set and products inside!  I also wanted to play with the Buttercup Aqua Pigment released this month too.  (For Aqua Pigment subscribers only.)  If you haven’t tried coloring with these Aqua Pigments, they’re so so pretty! – (See a closer view of my image below!)  They have just released some NEON ones that are so awesome!  You can color them on black cardstock and they glow so bright with a black light over them! -see his video on it HERE (started at 15:30)  Reminds me of those glow in the dark necklaces as a child! – Hope to be trying some soon!

So for my card, I started with the glitter embossed panel from the kit and took the Sea Glass ink pad that came with the kit and ink blended over this panel.  I cut it down and then die cut a scallop piece of the purple cardstock from the kit and then attached it to an A2 sized top folding BM Alabaster piece of cardstock.

Although I really liked the sentiments from this month’s stamp set (Spring Wreath), I wanted it to be Spring-like, so I took a sentiment from last month’s Inspiration Box (Some Bunny) and stamped it with black ink over a piece of vellum and then clear heat embossed it.  I cut the strip into a banner and then ran it through my Xyron machine to get it sticky and attached to the bottom of the card front.

Lastly, I’ve attached the image with foam tape over the card front panel and then glued a bow made with some of the ribbon from the kit.  I then atached some purple colored gems, also from the kit, randomly over the front.

Vicki-BM-Beautiful Blooms-close

Here’s a closer view of the watercolor I’ve done over this image.  First, I’ve heat embossed the image and used the BM Aqua Pigments to color it in.   I’ve slightly tilted it so you can see the pretty shimmer that these Aqua Pigments give to the look of it!  The regular colors don’t shimmer, but the metallics (linked above) do shimmer beautifully!  There are so many cool things you can do with these and maybe some day I can share more! 🙂  I then glued the bow of the wreath image and popped up the wreath to place on the front of the card.

Vicki-BM-Beautiful Blooms-flat

Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and I wish you all a very happy Easter!  Thanks so much for stopping in!  See you soon!


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21 thoughts on “Happy Spring With Brutus Monroe Beautiful Blooms

  1. How lovely your wreath is, Vicki! Sounds like a fun new shimmering product. I love the background you made! Happy Easter, Sweet Vicki! hugs, de


  2. It’s a gorgeous, spring day, here in Missouri! Hope you’re seeing some sunshine in Illinois, as well! Your card is so pretty – it’s one of those cards that just plain makes me happy! Thanks for sharing this colorful beauty!


  3. This is stunning Vicki!! I love that gorgeous wreath and the bright spring colors, the shimmery background is beautiful! Enjoy your weekend, my friend and Happy Easter!
    Hugs, Tammy


  4. Utterly spectacular, Vicki! Your coloring is exceptional and I love how you “tied” the bow around the wreath. Marvelous dimension and texture.


  5. Beautiful card Vicki..I love the watering colouring on the flowers..there is someting about water colouring that just makes me happy..love the blending over the background panel..fabulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. Sounds as if you had so much fun making this card. A beautiful wreath, but I particularly love the background, which I thought you had clear or white embossed until I read how you’d made it. The vellum greeting is particularly lovely and really doesn’t show up very much at all, making it perfect. I always forget I have a Xyron – maybe because refills are so hard to find these days. It would be perfect for those fiddly die cuts I so struggle with, lol. Thank you for the reminder and thank you so much for sharing your lovely art with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Cath x


  7. Oh this is so pretty! Love the floral image and how it makes me think of warm Spring weather!!! Pretty bow and love the texture you added on the BG. So pretty!!!


  8. That’s a gorgeous wreath on a stunning background! They both combine for one amazing and beautiful card! I hope your weekend was a good one, sorry I’m so late catching up 😦


  9. This wreath of spring blossoms is absolutely gorgeous, Vicki!! Beautiful colors and fabulous embossed background, my friend!


  10. What a beautiful spring wreath. I have never used any of their stamps but this is beautiful. So much eye candy to look at – and the coloring is beautiful. Spring day here – but a bit overcast with rain on the way. Sigh


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