Hello friends! It’s Thursday and time again for a new challenge over at the Cute Card Thursday Blog! The theme for this week’s challenge is to “Add a Quote” to your project! I happen to love quotes and find them very inspirational to help lift my spirits and I think it’s a wonderful type of card to send to someone who might need a little lift. So here’s the card I created for the challenge:
There’s always something magical about a night sky especially with some soft glowing lights hanging up in your backyard! I have used some Brutus Monroe products to create the look on this card.
Starting with the background, I took some Aqua Pigment paper and the amazing Night Shift Aqua Pigments along with some sprayed water and some BM Zsushing Sheets (a ‘technical term’ used by the owner!) to move around the watercolor and mix them together to create the “night” look I wanted for the background. I then took some circle stencils that I made myself with some circle dies and the BM Alabaster Ink with a sponge to create the “bokeh effect” over the background in the upper portion of the design. Then I white heat embossed with the BM Alabaster EP using an image from the BM String Lights stamp set. I also heat set the quote at the bottom from the BM Conservatory of Quotes stamp set. I also added some “splatter” at the top of the card with some watered down BM Pearl Aqua Pigment and a brush. I also colored in some of the open stars with it. I’ve used some BM Brown Aqua Pigment to color in the branch too. I used some yellow chalk to make the “lights” around the branch glow and then covered them some glitter. Then I took some TINY star confetti and glued them around the branch area for more sparkle.
It’s hard to photograph all of that shimmer from the Night Shift Aqua Pigments and sparkle that’s all over this card, so I thought I would share it in motion:
As Christopher would say “Shinning Shimmery Splendid”!! I want to keep replaying so that I can see that shimmer in the background! I see purples too!
Here’s a closer look at the quote I’ve used in case you couldn’t read it. It’s white heat embossed with the BM Alabaster EP from the BM Conservatory of Quotes stamp set. “It is important to remember that we all have magic inside of us.” – JK Rowling … Love that!
You might be able to see a little bit of that shimmer on the background here if you look at the left lower portion of the card.
Please be sure to join in the fun with us this week over at Cute Card Thursday! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and I appreciate you stopping in! Please join me again on Saturday as I will have a popular requested video tutorial for you! Make sure to subscribe to my channel and hit that bell notification so you see when I post a new video!
Challenges I’d like to enter:
- CCEE Stampers – Embossing wet/dry CCEE1932
- Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C497 Inspiration from a Book (Harry Potter)
- Allsorts – Sun, Moon and/or Stars OR something for Baby (stars)
- Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Hello friends! I’m super excited that this month I have the pleasure of guest designing for Brutus Monroe! Yay!
I know you have probably heard me mention some of their products in my creations here on my blog, so it’s really an honor to be among one of the guests joining with them over on their blog this month! 🙂
I had SO MUCH FUN with my creation today and I can’t wait to share it with you…
*To check out the full details on how I put together this card and how I created the rainbow background, be sure to check out this video below! (CLICK HERE to view it on You Tube.)
I have used mostly ALL Brutus Monroe products on this design. One of my most favorite products of theirs to “play” with is the Aqua Pigments and all of the really cool watercolor effects you can get with them! This is what I have used throughout the card here from the background to coloring the floral image.
Speaking of floral image, isn’t it gorgeous?! I have had this stamp set on my wish list for a very long time, so I was happy to recieve the Conservatory of Quotes stamp set to play with for this design. It not only has this gorgeous floral image, but it has some really awesome quotes to go with it!
For my card, I first started by masking off an area with some purple tape on some Aqua Pigment Paper that was large enough for my floral image. Then I made the background with some help from the “Create Your Own Ending ruler” and baby wipes. I used a stitched rectangle die, added the sentiment at the bottom of my rainbow panel and made some splatters. I mounted this piece onto an A2 sized top folding BM Raven cardstock.
For the image, I had actually started out doing this card in one direction and then totally went a different way. But the image was stamped with the BM Raven Detail Ink a couple of times over the Aqua Pigment Paper and colored it with Aqua Pigments using the Aqua Pigment Brush Set. I cut an entire image of one and attached it over the rainbow background with liquid glue and then I fussy cut just the flowers and popped them up with foam tape over the full image. I added some of that gorgeous shimmer with the BM Pearl Aqua Pigment and then finished off the design by adding some clear sequins over it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today as I had so much fun making it! I can’t wait to create another project to share with you this month using Brutus Monroe products! So be sure to stay tuned this month and follow along on the Brutus Monroe Blog for more inspiration with these products!
Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:
- Stamping Sensations – Show Your True Colors
- Get Creative – Anything Goes with optional twist: Favorite color combo
- Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
- Artistic Inspiration – Anything Goes
- Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes
- Alphabet Challenge – “F” is for Flowers
- Simply Create Too – Anyting Goes with optional twist: Lots of flowers
- Rainbow Card Challenge – Neon Rainbow