Brutus Monroe JunkieFest Class Projects

Hello friends!  Just wanted to pop in and share the projects I made for this fun class I took!  As you know, I am a huge fan of the Brutus Monroe products and I heard that they were going to be at an event called “Stamp Junkie Fest”, which was held during the time I wasn’t well and wouldn’t have been able to go anyway.  I had never heard of it before, but it sure sounded like it was something I would love!  I’ll have to look into that next year!  🙂

Anyway, Brutus Monroe was teaching a class over at the event, but they also offered a fun “JunkieFest 2019 Class Kit and Video” from their store for those of us that were not able to attend!  It was full of lots of cool things and plenty to complete the projects below plus I had some things left over too:


The first project was this ginormous, very thick tag!  It measures approximately 9.5″ tall and 5.25″ in width!  I thought it would be cool on a project you frame or hang from the wall.  Thinking about a burlap or something. hmmm…..  Have any suggestions?

Everything you need except the stamps, ink and adhesive come with this class kit.  So the background was foiled (foil included in kit) and I used my own tape adhesive to do that with the stripes for the background.  The wreath was made with a chipboard circle from the kit which the flowers were attached to.   I stamped and cut out the flowers from the BM Spring Wreath stamp set which were colored with some of the Aqua Pigments that were included with the kit.  I used a deco foil pen to create “dots” in the center of the flowers and used the left over foil from the kit.  I curled up some of the edges of the flowers for added dimension.

For the banner, I used one of the sentiments from the same stamp set and stamped it out with the Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink over the tag included with the kit.   I decided to change mine up from the way it was shown in class.  So I cut off the end and added it underneath the wreath.  Then I took the twine from the kit, doubled it up and added it as a bow on the bottom of the wreath.  I took a cute bird button from a past Inspiration Box and glued it to the center of the twine bow.  I thought to add a bit more color along the edges of the tag and sentiment banner with the BM Alabaster Ink which I think softened up the edges nicely.


My second project was this card!  The background was created with some sample sized Chroma Glazes from the kit.  I chose to use a past stencil I had from the “Stencil of the Month” club (Speaking of which, did you see this month’s?  Wow!)  The Chroma Glazes really blended nicely together…love how it turned out!

I decided to matt my stenciled background onto a BM Macchiato Cardstock A2 sized card base and also create an oval matt for behind my oval image panel.  There was an oval piece and full base card piece that came in the kit, but I decided with all of the Aqua Pigment coloring I did, I needed to use the Aqua Pigment Paper for stability.  I used the Aqua Pigments from the kit as well as pulling in some browns and blacks from my stash.  I mixed colors together to get the look I wanted.   The image was stamped out from the BM Feathered Friends stamp set.  I stamped the branch first, masked it off and then stamped the bird so his tail was behind the branch.  I then stamped the bird again and cut out his claws and attached them over the branch.  It makes it look more dimensional that way and so it really looks like the bird is perched.  I added some color to the background with the yellow Aqua Pigment from the kit.

I took the sentiment from this same stamp set and heat embossed it with some BM Alabaster EP and cut it into a banner to pop up over the card with some BM Foam Tape.  I took the Acrylic Bubbles that came in the kit and colored the backs of them with a yellow alcohol marker and attached them ranomly to the design.


The final project for the class was making up these set of tags!  These tags came in the kit along with the blue twine.  There wasn’t quite enough to string the 5th tag, so I took a piece from my stash.  Not sure if I was supposed to get 4 or 5 tags…but I got 5! 🙂

I didn’t have the same stamp set that was shown in class, so I thought it would be a good idea to make up some birthday tags that I can add to gifts and/or cards!  So I used the BM “Birthday Circle” stamp set from a past card kit and colored them all in with the Aqua Pigments from the class kit.  I just cut pieces of the twine and added them to the top  of the tags.  Simple, but fun!

Hope you’ve enjoyed my project share from class!  Thanks so much for dropping in today and I’ll be seeing you soon!!  Have an excellent weekend!

Challenges I’d like to enter:

  1.  Stamping Sensations – Things With Wings (for bird card)
  2. 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes with optional create/decorate a container
  3. Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes



24 thoughts on “Brutus Monroe JunkieFest Class Projects

  1. You sure looked like you had fun Vicki ?x That tag is huge and the foiling looks fabulous. The stencil on the hello card is really pretty and the card is beautiful. Fun tags to finish. Thanks for sharing these wonderful creations x


  2. What fun projects Vicki! The tag is stunning, like the foiling. Gorgeous card with the lovely stencilling and darling tags to have on hand! Have a great weekend!


  3. Wow! Looks like a fabulous time was had by one and all! Really wonderful projects, Vicki! Thank you for sharing! xx


  4. If you hadn’t mentioned the size I’d thought the first tag was a regular size tag. Looks fantastic with the foil card. The card is so vibrant and classy with the stenciled background. And those regular size tags sure will come in handy and look great on gifts.


  5. These are all wonderful! My granddaughter and I did the foiling technique the other day. She decided it was magic! Beautifully done, as always!


  6. A really striking bird card, the background really pops and your colour palette is lovely, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations August challenge.

    B x


  7. Gorgeous projects Vicki! I love the foiling on the large tag and cute images on the gift tags! Stunning card, I love the bright summery colors and that adorable bird, all have to check out the Chroma Glaze for sure!
    Hugs, Tammy


  8. Beautiful card Vicki. The colours are so bright and sunny and your bird is perfect for our wings challenge. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  9. WOw-m loving your gorgeous projects, and really loving that beautiful bird! What a cool workshop! Video or otherwise…….. There are a few of us on a scs blogging group taling about going to Junkie Fest next year : ) It would be so awesome to meet you!


  10. Isn’t it great when you can create projects with products you enjoy? Everything looks wonderful here, especially that cute card with that fabulous stenciled background! I’d rush off to order some things, but I’m on a buying hold until I use up some of this massive stash I’ve accumulated 🙂


  11. Beautiful – going to have to try my hand at “foiling” – have done it once – very pretty. Love the bird with the light yellow glow – makes him almost lifelike. You are on a roll girl, so glad to see you back in full swing again.


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