Hello friends! Welcome to Wednesday’s Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop! This week our creations center around the wonderful selection of Patterned Papers from Brutus Monroe! So please be sure to visit all of the links below this post to see the inspiration from the design team and how they’ve used these papers too!
I have sort of went a little “crazy” with the papers, but there are lots of fun tips, techniques and even a tutorial below to help you use those left over pieces you don’t want to throw away from your patterned papers! I ALWAYS have left over pieces and I know you do too if you’re a hoarder like myself! LOL!
Here’s what I’ve been up to:
I have used the same Patterned Paper Collection for each one of these designs and I love how they all turned out different too! I’ve used the Brutus Monroe Bold Rainbow Paper Pad for all of these designs. I’ve made a couple of cards with some fun techniques and I’ve also used the same papers to decorate my two Post-It Note Holders too.
Be sure to grab a beverage and stick with me for some papercrafting fun!
Starting with this card, I thought it would be fun to take my left over strips and create a fun background for a card! I also tend to hoard those tiny pieces of Glitterstock too! So I’ve cut some very thin strips and placed those between the Rainbow paper pieces too.
How I’ve done this is simply by taking a piece of Alabaster Cardstock and attaching each strip down laying it right up next to each one as I go. When I’ve covered the piece, I took a rectangle die cut and cut out the panel so that it all looks uniform eventhough all of the strips I used were uneven to begin with.
I’ve finished off my card by attaching my paper pieced panel to a top folding A2 sized Raven Cardstock base and then adding the fun sentiment from the Smile On stamp that was heat embossed with Alabaster EP over a piece of Raven Cardstock. I took some Alabaster ink and rubbed some over it and added some stitch marks along the edge with a white gel pen for a sort of chalkboard look.
Here’s another card I made actually using more of the strips from the Bold Rainbow Paper Pad. I took the strips once again and adhered them to a piece of thin paper this time and lined up two different patterns next to each other. I then took a circle punch and punched them out and then attached these in a pattern over a Raven card front piece. I took a rectangle die and cut it out for the background.
So to give it a bit of texture and sort of a “quilt” pattern look, I took the Brutus Monroe Vintage Tapestry embossing folder and embossed the background too.
Then for the sentiment, I took the BM Super Sentimental stamp set and heat set it with the BM Gilded EP. I also added a few of the tiny stars from the set with it and then cut the whole thing out with a stitched circle die. I also took the Embossing Ink and rubbed it around the edges of the circle and then heat set it with the Gilded EP. I attached the circle over the background panel and cut off the part hanging off the side with my BM Fussy Cutting Scissors.
You will also notice at the bottom of the card that I took a strip of cardstock and covered it with Embossing Ink and heat set that strip with the same Gilded EP. I attached that to the bottom of an Alabaster A2 sized top folding card base.
I then added a gold ribbon around the paper pieced background and attached the bow. Then I just added this background piece over the Alabaster card base. I finished it with some gold sequins and added glitter in the center of each one.
I still wasn’t finished after the cards, so I made a couple of Post-It Note Holders too! You will notice the one with the flower on the right, I’ve also used some of these papers to create a dimensional flower with it too!
To create the flower, all I did was punch out three different sized scallop circles, then used my scissors to cut into each scallop and creating petals that I lifted up for dimension and then layered each one on top of each other and added a glittery brad in the center. I also used some Raven Ink to sponge around them.
The papers were cut with a scalloped square die cut for both of them and then layered them over a piece of Raven Cardstock. I die cut a piece of Alabaster Cardstock with a stitched circle die and then sponged around the edges with some orange ink. I then die cut a piece of Raven cardstock with a stitched scallop circle die for layering.
For the sentiment on the left holder, I took the sentiment from the BM Happy Rose stamp set and heat set it with the gorgeous BM Raven Sparkle EP.
The base of the Post It Note Holders were made using some BM Jack O Lantern cardstock.
And if you’d like to learn how to make one of these Post It Note Holders, then check out the step-by-step photo tutorial below: (measurements shared in photos)
Well that’s all I have for now! Thanks for sticking in here with me! 🙂
Hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve made to share using the Brutus Monroe Bold Rainbow Paper Pad and please be sure to check out the what the rest of the team has to share with you using Brutus Monroe Paper Pads as well! Check out the links below:
The Brutus Monroe Blog