Excited to Be Joining the Brutus Monroe Inspiration DT Blog Hop With Subscription Products!

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:


Brutus Monroe June 2019- 6x8 Stamps - Inserts





Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Rainbow Card – Passion for Purple0819 Passion for Purple
  2. Crafty Friends – Lace/Ribbon

28 thoughts on “Excited to Be Joining the Brutus Monroe Inspiration DT Blog Hop With Subscription Products!

  1. Congratulations, Vicki! How amazing! They are gaining a STAR! I found them when they first came on the stamping scene and opened their B & M store and went crazy for the Raven ink! Okay, back to your card – just stunning ! The colors, design, your embossing, from top to bottom, a WOW factor! So happy for you, my friend!

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  2. Congrats and lucky for Brutus Monroe for gaining a true artist to showcase their products! This card is just lovely and I really like the colors and design. Now I’m off to watch the video, thanks!

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  3. Congratulations on the new DT spot, Vicki! I think I’m a little jealous. 😀 Love the card and your heat embossing is lovely. The gem center is exquisite.

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  4. WOW Vicki, how exciting, a big congrats to you! What a gorgeous card and colors, I love the beautiful silver embossed flowers!!
    Hugs, Tammy


  5. Congratulations, Miss Vicki! (and congratulations to Brutus Monroe for gaining a wonderful designer!) Your project package looks marvelous, and I love the way you have used your image in different ways. What a fun company this is going to be to design for! Big hugs! de


  6. How neat is that? You mentioned it being an old technique, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen that done. Beautiful card, and I really enjoyed watching your process.


  7. Vicki, I love this awesome card and greatly appreciate the video! Congratulations on becoming a designer for Brutus Monroe! They definitely added a great designer to their them and they will benefit from having you as an asset! Great artwork, as usual, Vicki!

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  8. Congrats are in order – what an asset fr Brutus and Monroe. I have not done the faux metal in a really LONG time but now you have given me some inspiration. Some days just don’t seem long enough. Beautiful job.


  9. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘lace and/or ribbon’ challenge with your lovely card… Congrats on your new DT post too! Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


  10. Loved the video Vicki and learnt lots, thank you. The metal technique may be an oldie but it’s a goodie x. Wonderful card and so very pretty and unique. Many congratulations on joining the DT and of course I think they are lucky to have you my friend x.


  11. This is gorgeous! I adore that texture–I bet it would be fun to run your finger over that flower! Fabulous center, too! Thank you so much for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! I hope to see you again SOON! 🙂 Mynn xx


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