Hello friends!! I’m so excited to share with you today that I’ve been asked to join the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Design Team! 🙂 Yay!!! As I’ve mentioned before, I love crafting with their products and I can’t wait to share my crafty projects using these amazing products with you!
Every Wednesday, there is an “Inspiration Team Blog Hop” where the entire talented team shares different inspiration with a certain theme in mind. Be sure to subscribe to the Brutus Monroe Blog for updates and daily inspiration! The inspiration for this week is “Subscription Products”!! If you are not familiar with the Brutus Monroe subscription products, be sure to check out all the different options by CLICKING HERE!! (They’re ALL awesome every month!!)
The subscription product that I’m using today is the August “Embossing Powder of the Month” aka EPOTM) The name for this month’s embossing powder is “Gadgets and Gizmos“. I think it’s awesome that all of the different subscription products work well together if you want to use them in that way. If you like steam punk style and/or mixed media, then this month’s theme is for you! Check out the Steampunk Inspiration Box and you’ll see what I mean!
Although the name of the embossing powder implies Steampunk style, I wanted to share a different alternative than “wheels and cogs” for a design that you could use it for, but still keep the “metal” aspect too:
I really love how this one tuned out! I have used an older technique for my card, but one that I thought incorporates the fun metal style without being Steampunk. I have used the “Faux Metal” technique on my card along with the “emboss resist” technique.
In order to share the steps of this card, I’ve made video so you can see how I incorporated these techniques into my design. CLICK HERE to watch on You Tube or check it out below:
Here’s a closer view of the impressed flower into the embossed panel. It’s fun to run your fingers over the flower. I happened to have found the perfect accent for the center of the flower too! I think it really picks up the pretty Augbergine colors in the card.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today using the August EPOTM from Brutus Monroe! Be sure to check out the rest of the Inspiration from the talented design team linked below so you can see all of the different ways you can use the subscription products:
Brutus Monroe products with links used on my creation today:
Challenges I’d like to enter this card for: