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Monday Montage 109

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  Today’s card is another version of the In and Out card created with the Charming Cafe stamp set and coordinating dies.  I adore this lovely set and it works perfectly to create a multi-layered design.

Charming Cafe

For the layout, I chose this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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The overall card is very simple and requires a small amount of supplies.  You’ll just need the Charming Cafe bundle, Black Memento Ink Pad, Stampin’ Blends, and Whisper White card stock.  To see the inner workings of this type of card, you can watch my recent video HERE.

Charming Cafe Close Up

Below is a picture of the second panel of the card.  I left the inside blank to give room for writing a personalized message.

Charming Cafe Inside

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Monday Montage 108

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  Today, I’m sharing a simple card made with Brusho Crystal Colours.  This is a fun, new product from the Occasions catalog that you’ll definitely want to own.  It creates beautiful, rich watercolor effects.

Brusho Beautiful Day

My number one tip for using Brusho is:  LESS IS MORE.  Remember you can always add more if you want a deeper color, but a tiny bit goes a long way.

For the background, I sprinkled a few of the Prussian Blue crystals onto an acrylic block and used an aqua painter to pick up the color.  Then, I just did a simple wash onto Shimmery White card stock.  Once the paper was dry, I stamped the greeting in Basic Black archival ink over the wash.  Because there is often some slight warping of the paper from the water, I layered the Shimmery White card stock onto Basic Black card stock and a Whisper White card base.

Brusho Beautiful Day Close Up

For the focal point, I stamped the flower image onto Shimmery White card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Emboss powder.  I used an aquapainter to add water to the sections of the flower, then sprinkled the Brusho Crystals over it and allowed them to work their magic.  It creates a messy-ish look, but I’m learning to embrace the imperfections.  When using the Brusho Crystals, you’ll definitely be creating one-of-a-kind cards.

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Monday Montage 107

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  I am so excited to be back after our extended holiday break.  There are tons of new products to share from the Occasions catalog. but I thought I would kick off the year with a few Valentine’s Day projects.  Today’s card features a layout from Freshly Made Sketches and more of the gorgeous Painted with Love suite of products.

I started by layering the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper onto a Whisper White card base.  A strip of paper featuring gold foil and a square of white vellum card stock complete the background of the card.

Painted With Love DSP & Sure Do Love You Valentine's Card

For the focal point, I die-cut 2 hearts from the Painted with Love Designer Series paper with the Big Shot and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies.  I stamped the Valentine greeting in Melon Mambo ink onto Whisper White card stock, then die-cut with the heart from the Lots to Love Box Framelits.  A small amount of mini gold tinsel trim was placed behind the hearts as an accent.

 

 

 

Painted With Love DSP & Sure Do Love You Close-Up

You can check my previous post to see another sample made with these same supplies.  I’ll be sharing more Valentine’s projects on Facebook this week, so be sure to LIKE my page.

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Monday Montage 106

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  Thanks for taking time out of your busy holiday schedule to join us.  We’ve got some great projects for our final blog hop of the year, so be sure to visit all 9 stops.

I think I can officially call myself a “dance mom”.  We spent all day yesterday in rehearsal for Bella’s holiday recital and today was the big performance.  I decided to work backstage for this show and it’s really amazing to watch it from that vantage point.  My inspiration for today’s card comes from one of Bella’s costumes and this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

 

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I felt like the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set would be the perfect set to use on a Thank You/Christmas card for Bella’s ballet teacher.  The background was created using the Prussian Blue Brusho Crystal Colour over a piece of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I simply sprinkled a small amount of Brusho onto the paper, spritzed lightly with water, and allowed it to dry.  It creates a beautiful effect, don’t you think?  The Brusho Crystal Colour will be available in January.  I also added a few mini silver sequins for sparkle.

Sugarplum Dreams

 

The ballerina image was stamped in Black Mememto Ink, colored with Stampin’ Blends, and fussy cut.  A wash of Wink of Stella was added to her tutu to give it a subtle shimmer.

 Sugarplum Dreams Close Up

 

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Monday Montage 105

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!

We’ve had a busy holiday weekend that included lots of friends, family and food.  I know many people spend this weekend putting up holiday decorations, but we’ve decided not to do much this year.  We’ve got a lot of activities and travel the entire month of December, so we simply won’t be around enough to enjoy a fully decorated house.  However, I do enjoy creating a few decor items with my stamping supplies.

JOY decor piece

I started by spray painting some wooden letters that I purchased at the craft store a few months ago.  Once they were dry, I traced the shapes/letters onto the Merry Little Christmas Designer series paper.  After carefully cutting out each shape, I adhered them to the wood pieces with Mod Podge.   It takes a little time to dry, but once it was dry, I carefully sanded the edges for a smooth finish.

The focal point is very similar to this card I shared recently, except I used the Watercolor Wishes stamp set for the greeting.

Event though this piece is small, I think it will bring a lot of Holiday cheer into my stamping space and home.

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