Brutus Monroe, Gina Marie Designs, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Rustic Balcony, Stitched Oval Dies, Water Colored CardsBrutus Monroe Rustic Balcony July 21, 2018July 18, 2018 CopyCatCards Hi there! It’s Saturday and that means I get to take over the Brutus Monroe blog!!! (insert evil laugh!!) 😀 Just kidding! It’s a thrill and an honor to be a part of this amazing team and to share my creations using some pretty awesome stuff!! Today I’m featuring a smallish stamp called Rustic Balcony but it packs a classy punch! I heat-embossed the balcony in black onto a piece of watercolor cardstock then got busy with my Zigs! It only took a few minutes to watercolor so I moved right on to the next step! Using a stitched oval set of dies, I cut the watercolored panel first then another larger oval of black. I decided to feature Tim Holtz’ 3D Textured Impressions Botanical background on my white base card and I think it beautifully sets of the dark, crisp lines of Rustic Balcony! Before mounting the ovals to the base card with some fun foam, I added a couple red brads for accent. I then heat-embossed the Hello sentiment onto a scrap of black and placed it over the main image. So quick, so elegant! For my second card, I embossed Rustic Balcony in gold onto a piece of watercolor cardstock and decided not to color it in. Instead I just sponged some Broken China distress ink around the edges and set it aside to create the rest of my card! This beautiful laser-cut piece was in my paper stash from a wedding invitation which I of course, saved! I added another piece of patterned paper to fill out the other side and attached it to a white card base. The “friend to friend” sentiment is from an old Stampin’ Up set and I embossed that in a row onto a narrow strip of white, and used it to cover up where the two patterned papers met! I mounted the balcony with foam tape; a couple of die-cut gold foil leaf sprigs and a few random sequins added the final details to my card and I love how it turned out! One small stamp set yielded two very elegant cards! Another similar stamp is Rustic Door and that one’s on my wish list! Brutus Monroe has a wide variety to choose from so be sure to visit the store or website to find YOUR style of stamps! Thanks for visiting! AdvertisementShare this:Like this:Like Loading... Related
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Both designs look AMAZING Sharon!!!
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Thanks, Karen! We’ve been out of town since Friday but I had this prepared for my Saturday Brutus Monroe post! 🙂 I’m glad you like them! XO