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I’ve been a part of the Brutus Monroe team for almost two weeks now and having so much fun creating cards with their great stamps and products! But I wanted to branch out a little and make something different! I walked around AC Moore yesterday, looking at the bare wood items meant for crafting with but just wasn’t inspired. Thankfully, when I got home I came across this old frame which I’d tucked away to DIY back to life and had my AHA! moment! Beginning with the frame, I tapped the Sidewalk ink pad all over the front of it and noticed it stayed wet on the smooth surface so immediately sprinkled on some clear embossing powder then heat-set it! The color is fairly light, so I rubbed on more Sidewalk over the embossing and then set the color with my heat tool. Voila! I love the textured surface it made!
Notice that beautiful embossed background! First I spritzed Brutus Monroe’s Vintage Tapestry embossing folder with Wagon Surface Spray and then Sidewalk Surface Spray and ran a piece of watercolor cardstock through my Cuttlebug. The colors are divine and I can’t wait to get more of them! The photos don’t show it, but I also brushed Wink of Stella glitter all over the surface after!
At this point I’d decided to use the rosebud and leaves from Stampendous’ Rose Garden set which I stamped out, colored with Copics and die-cut, then added Wink of Stella clear glitter to the buds. Now what to do with the mat?? I used my favorite script stamp and Raven Detail ink to stamp it onto the mat; bummed that my script overlapped a little in some places, but that’s ok!
Next I used the I Love You stamp from Conservatory of Quotes and heat-embossed it in white onto a strip of black paper, then adhered it to the embossed panel. The final step was to place my blossoms and leaves then put it all together! Just look at all the different textures going on! This came together fairly quickly and I’m really pleased with it! Be sure to take a peek at the Brutus Monroe website to see the many fabulous products they have! I’ll be adding to my stash, for sure!