Brutus Monroe Inspirational Team ‘Anything Goes’ Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Today is our weekly Wednesday Inspirational Team blog hop for Brutus Monroe!  So please be sure to check out all of the links at the bottom of this post so you can find more inspiration from the design team!  This week is our monthly “anything goes” theme, so we can create anything that strikes our fancy with BM products!  Yay!

Here’s what I made for today’s hop:


I’ve been wanting to do some coloring with these oh so gorgeous Pre-printed Watercolor Card Panels (See all 10 different prints in the store!) from Brutus Monroe… so I got out several of my Aqua Pigments and Aqua Pigment Brushes and went to town with one of the panels!  What I love about these card panels is not only are they all gorgeous, but I love that the lines on the images are a bit raised as if embossed which helps with the watercolor process.


As you can see, I’ve only used half of my card panel cut diagonally on my card.  So after coloring up the panel, I thought it was a nice way to cut the panel in half and then still have another panel left over to create another card with later!    So there’s a tip for extended more life out of your card panels!


Here’s a closer view of my watercolor and the pretty shimmer from the Aqua Pigments!  So as you can see, I also did some foiling!  I wasn’t sure if these panels would foil correctly or not, but as you can see only a portion of the image foiled.  I was fine with that as it still adds a pretty sparkle to my card.

I did take the “hello” die from Brutus Monroe and cut that from cardstock and then added some glue over it with the Deco Foil adhesive pen and then foiled over it in my laminator with some Deco Foil Rose Gold Transfer Sheets.  Love the look of the foiling and how it turned out!


For my card, I attached the watercolor cut panel over a piece of BM Raven cardstock that I also cut diagonally with the panel and then attached it over a piece of BM Not Your Mama’s Cardstock (VERY heavy weight cardstock and perfect for simple cards like this!)  Then I attached my foil die cut sentiment across the card and then added some of the BM Acrylic Bubbles randomly over the card and then finished it with some Nuvo Dew Drop accents as well.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today!  I appreciate you stopping by and please be sure to check out the talented crew in the links below to see what Brutus Monroe inspiration they have for you today as well:

*To view/purchase products from Brutus Monroe, please click on the links within the post that is underlined.*

Challenges for my card:

  1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Clean and Simple
  2. Allsorts – Feminine
  3. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP1934 Anything Goes


22 thoughts on “Brutus Monroe Inspirational Team ‘Anything Goes’ Blog Hop

  1. This is gorgeous Vicki!! I love that beautiful image and your watercoloring! Awesome clean design and what a great idea to cut it diagonally so you have the option to make two cards! Love this tip 🙂
    Hugs, Tammy


  2. I love how you cut the panel diagonally, not only is it a great tip for how to stretch your supplies, but it’s also adds interest to your design. The coloring is beautifully done and the foil detailing looks pretty as well.


  3. Clever and inspirational. I never thought about cutting DSP diagonally to use on the card. Smart! Love what you have done to make a basically simple card that is elevated to sophisticated.


  4. This is such a beautiful card. Love the colors and the design. It really showcases the die cut hello. Thanks very much for joining our challenge this week at PIP Challenges!


  5. How beautiful! I love your soft pretty coloring, your foiled sentiment and added jewels, and great idea to cut the card on a diagonal! Fabulous!


  6. This is a real stunner with gorgeous coloring and embellishing. The diagonal panel looks wonderful and I just love how you put this beautiful card together! NJ!


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