Brutus Monroe Steampunk Style

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:

  1.  Always Fun – Circles
  2. Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
  3. Creative Knockouts – Sparkle & Shine
  4. Creatalicious – Anything Goes with optional:  add some sparkle
  5. A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes

19 thoughts on “Brutus Monroe Steampunk Style

  1. This is really out of the box for you, Vicki, but you’re succeeded in making a steampunk creation. Love all of your details.
    xxx Margreet


  2. What a fun steampunk creation, Vicki, with lots of sparkly textures, pretty flowers and combination of both masculine and feminine design elements! (how you did that, I don’t know, but I surely admire it!) I keep on forgetting to use my stencils, and they always make for such drama, or creative flair. I love what you have done, and the beautiful cleanness of the applications. Wishing you a great week-end, sweet friend! hugs, de


  3. I know this isn’t your usual style, but you rolled with it and created a gorgeous card! Each sparkly element looks pleasing to the eye, and the embossed background has a great look to it! Cool creation!


  4. This is stunning! I love that clock background and all the elements you added, it must have been such a fun make! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! hugs Debxx


  5. WOW Vicki, this is stunning!! I love the all of steampunk elements and that glitter glaze is gorgeous! Beautiful image and what an awesome embossing folder, you nailed the steampunk design for sure!
    Hugs, Tammy


  6. WOW, Vicki! Stunning! Loving the sparkle and that hot air balloon is magnificent! The steampunk elements really work with it.


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