Hello friends! Welcome to the weekend! Hope you’re all doing well and have some fun plans! I have some happy craft time planned while hubby works overtime! 🙂
I am SO excited as yesterday afternoon I received my Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box! (Unfortunately it has been sold out, but I will link to some of the items below that you can purchase seperately if you’re interested.) This box was filled to the brim with LOTS of cool items, so I couldn’t wait to make something to share today with you:
This was something a bit different for me as I don’t believe that I have ever gone in a “steampunk” direction before with my cardmaking, but I had so much fun putting the different metallics, sparkle and shimmer on this!
I started out with a Brutus Monroe Alabaster cardstock base A2 sized and top folding. I took a piece of BM masking paper and used a circle die to cut out an area. I used the negative of that piece to go over the entire front of the card base. I then took the Stencil of the Month along with the sample size glitter glaze from the kit and spread it over the circle opening on the card base. (Set it aside to dry.)
I then took some paper from the kit and used the embossing folder from the kit to get the texture and then sponged one some Alabaster Ink to bring out the texture. I also used a circle die cut a bit larger than the circle on the card base to make a frame with it. I attached the silver ribbon from the kit around the bottom of it and then attached the panel over the white card base.
Lastly, I colored the very cool hot air balloon image from the stamp set called Steampunk (of course!) with not only the Aqua Pigment of the Month, but also some other metallic Aqua Pigments like Penny and Brass! The roses were colored with a past subscription. There is a cut file for this stamp set, but I decided to just fussy cut around it this time. I popped it up over the card with foam tape. I then took some of the cool sequins from the kit and attached it randomly to the design.
The photo doesn’t do the sparkle and shimmer justice. I need another video for it! LOL!
Here’s a closer look at the hot air balloon image along with the pretty sparkle from the Glitter Glaze. I like the different color metallics to play with from this kit! Even the enamel pin that comes in the kit is adorable!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today using some items from this month’s Steampunk Inspiration Box. I had lots of fun playing around with it and I know that I’m not done yet! I have more ideas floating around in my head that I’d like to try, so stay tuned!
If you are interested in any items from my card that I shared today, please have a look under STEAMPUNK in the Brutus Monroe store to find the products that are still available although the kit has sold out. And if you are interested in the kit, then be sure to subscribe so you are sure to get one each month. Any questions, just ask!
Thanks so much for dropping in today! I appreciate each of you very much and I’ll see you soon!
Challenges I’d like to enter this card for: