Christmas Plaid Shaker Card + BLOG HOP

Welcome, friends! I have a fun Christmas shaker card to share today. I created this card on my YouTube channel LIVE and it was so fun to have some viewers help me make decisions on this card! I love how it turned out! If you would like to watch the replay, I have included the video below.

To begin this card, I stamped out my Concord&9th Plaid Background stamp onto some SEA CARDSTOCK with GARGOYLE INK. I love the grey and blue color combination. Then, I added the thin gold stripes to the background using my GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER.

 

Plaid Christmas Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder- Marie Nicole Designs

I then cut a heart out of the center of my card using a die. This created the window for my shaker. I then added some vellum behind the window. This gives a little bit of visibility yet not much, so the window has more of a frosted look.

Plaid Christmas Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder- Marie Nicole Designs

To create a wall to keep all my shaker bits from falling out, I used my new huge roll of Brutus Monroe FOAM TAPE. I just added foam tape along the sides, and around the heart. I then filled my shaker with a sequin mix from KINDRED STAMPS.

Plaid Christmas Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder- Marie Nicole Designs

My sentiment is stamped and embossed, as well, and I cut it down to just a tiny strip of paper that I could adhere across the front. The bow is stamped and embossed, and is from the SKETCHED BOW STAMP SET.

Plaid Christmas Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder- Marie Nicole Designs

For just a finishing touch, I added a few sequins around my heart window. I love the background colors on this card! It’s a bit untradtional Christmas colors, yet the gold and plaid really helps to make it still feel festive.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the card, and please follow the links below to keep hopping. The rest of the team has some fantastic projects to share!

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Brutus Monroe Stamp Club BLOG HOP!

Welcome! I hope you are enjoying the blog hop today! The team is so talented and I absolutely LOVE how they used this fun stamp for the month of November!

For my card, I decided to glam it up using the PUMPKIN and Autumn Leaves GLITTER GLAZE over the CHEVRON STENCIL. I started with Autumn Leaves and the bottom, and then added Pumpkin at the top. I let the two colors overlap a bit in the middle to create an ombre effect.

Brutus Monroe stamp club stamp- November 2018- Marie Nicole Designs

One thing I’d like to mention about the glazes, is that they dry much darker than they look when you first apply them to your project. Once the glaze is dry, you are left with an amazingly sparkly, textured background that is so cool!

Brutus Monroe stamp club stamp- November 2018- Marie Nicole Designs

I then stamped my turkey on some cardstock, and colored it in using my Style File Markers. I added some detail with a white gel pen, as well. Then, I fussy cut him out and adhered him down with some FOAM ADHESIVE.

Brutus Monroe stamp club stamp- November 2018- Marie Nicole Designs

Such a fun and simple card! Thanks so much for stopping by! Please continue on the hop by visiting the next person on the list below!

JESS

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LAUREN

MARIE

DANIEL

HEATHER

Clear Stamp Sets from Spellbinder’s!

Welcome back, friends! I am so excited to share TWO clear stamp sets from Spellbinder’s today! The first set is this THANKS A BUNCH stamp set, which features a fun ice cream cone that you can fill with a variety of florals!

Clear stamps by Spellbinders. Thanks a Bunch and Layered Butterflies. Marie Nicole Designs.

I used my BRUTUS MONROE SURFACE INKS to ink up these stamps before stamping them onto my paper. I first stamped out the cone, then added the flowers. I did not worry about doing any masking, I simply stamped them out. A few of the flowers are overlapping each other, but these inks give great coverage and dont muddy when stamped over each other, so the end result turned out beautifully!

Clear stamps by Spellbinders. Thanks a Bunch and Layered Butterflies. Marie Nicole Designs.

I then stamped a few leaves into the bouquet using my embossing ink and some GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER. I love the addition of some shiny gold accents! My sentiment is also stamped and embossed in this gold embossing powder. I cut the sentiment into two strips and then added it to the side with some foam adhesive.

Clear stamps by Spellbinders. Thanks a Bunch and Layered Butterflies. Marie Nicole Designs.

Clear stamps by Spellbinders. Thanks a Bunch and Layered Butterflies. Marie Nicole Designs.

To finish the background of this card, I added some FALLEN SNOW GLITTER GLAZE over a broad stripe stencil. After the glaze was dry, I just adhered my floral cone and sentiments in front. I finished off the card with a few sparkling sequins, and then added it to a MIDNIGHT CARDSTOCK card base. Beautiful!

My next card features the LAYERED BUTTERFLIES stamp set. This set has several sizes and styles of butterflies. Each one has a solid base layer and then the more detailed top layer. I decided to do what I like to call “watercolor stamping” on this card.

Clear stamps by Spellbinders. Thanks a Bunch and Layered Butterflies. Marie Nicole Designs.

For watercolor stamping, I like to take a solid stamp image and apply some watercolor pigments to it. For this card, I used several of my AQUA PIGMENTS. I applied the liquid watercolor directly onto the stamp, and then carefully stamped it onto some on watercolor paper. I like to hole my stamp there for a few seconds just to let the watercolor sink into the paper. Then, I carefully lift the stamp to reveal what looks like a loose, watercolored shape of the stamp.

Clear stamps by Spellbinders. Thanks a Bunch and Layered Butterflies. Marie Nicole Designs.

On top of my “watercolored” image, I embossed the detail layer in more GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER. I just love how this powder shines, and it gives a great added interest to the card!

Clear stamps by Spellbinders. Thanks a Bunch and Layered Butterflies. Marie Nicole Designs.

I then added some watercolor splatters, some sequins, and stamped the sentiment in black. The whole front card panel is then adhered to a white card base to finish it off. Simple, but so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed a look at these two stamp sets. I love making soft and pretty cards, and these stamp sets worked wonderfully for that!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

Spellbinder's November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Reindeer Dies- Marie Nicole Designs

Spellbinder’s November 2018 Card Kit- THE DIES!

Welcome! I hope you have all had a chance to see my other post featuring this card kit, as well! I decided to break this kit into two posts- one featuring the cards and embellishments, and another featuring the dies. In this post, I have a video showing all the dies and how easy they are to layer together!

 

I knew I wanted a card with lots of white space so that these dies could really stand out. I love these little reindeer faces, and I think you could even use these dies all year round! Make a cute deer face, or use the hat dies as a birthday hat!

Spellbinder's November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Reindeer Dies- Marie Nicole Designs

Spellbinder's November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Reindeer Dies- Marie Nicole Designs

For my first card with these dies, I cut all the pieces and assembled them onto the front of one of the cards included in the kit. I used the eyes with all the eyelashes, and also layered some of the flowers around her antlers. This way, I created a feminine little deer! Too cute! I then added a little red enamel circle sticker that is included in the kit for her nose.  The sentiment is also from the kit, and is a sticker that says, “warm wishes”. I also added some glittery star stickers around her antlers. Can never go wrong with glitter!

Spellbinder's November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Reindeer Dies- Marie Nicole DesignsSpellbinder's November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Reindeer Dies- Marie Nicole Designs

My second card is much the same as the first, with just a few changes to show how you can vary these dies. I change up the eyes, and added a hat instead of flowers. I also gave this reindeer a little black nose that I cut with the dies, instead of a sticker nose.

For the sentiment on this card, I used the “seasons greetings” dies included. I applied several strips of glitter tape over some white cardstock, and then die cut it so I could make my sentiment glittery. Again, can never have to much GLITTER!

I finished my second card by again adding sparkly stars, and a little bit of baker’s twine. I absolutely LOVE these dies! The deer faces are so cute, and like I mentioned earlier, I believe they can be switched up for any occasion!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this look at the SPELLBINDER’S NOVEMBER 2018 CARD KIT!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

Thankful Friends with Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey!

Spellbinders & FSJ

Welcome! Today I am so excited to be sharing a few fall cards featuring stamps from Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Did you know that both of these companies are now coming together? You will be able to find Fun Stamper’s Journey products on the Spellbinder’s site. In case you would like to know more about FSJ, here are four fun facts:

1) FSJ stamps are made in the USA of deeply etched red rubber for a perfect impression every time.

2) Our thin metal dies are made of steel to give you clean cuts time and time again, without warping or dulling. And, they’re coated in FSJ green so they’re easy to find!

3) We offer over 50 exclusive colors – matching cardstock, ink, ribbon and accessories makes creating easy!

4) Over 50% of our stamps have coordinating dies – no more fussy cutting!

Now, let’s take a look at the stamp sets I was able to create with! I have a video tutorial below, as well as photos and description in writing. Enjoy!

 

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

For my first card, I stamped out the background stamp, COLOR ME FALL, and then embossed it in some PENNY EMBOSSING POWDER. I knew I wanted to watercolor this background, so I used my AQUA PIGMENT PAPER to stamp on.

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

After my stamp image was embossed, I watercolored it in using my AQUA PIGMENTS. I tried to stick to warm fall colors, so lots of reds, oranges, and browns.

With my background colored in, I then cut the paper down to size to layer on the front of my card base. I chose some WAGON cardstock because I love the rustic red!

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

Then, for the sentiment, I cut a strip of vellum and stamped the fox and sentiment and embossed in the same PENNY that I used for the background. I layered this vellum over my background, and then added some twine to finish it off!

Dont you love how the embossing powder just shines?

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

My second card I decided to use the fox again. I also used the three leaves in this set to stamp out a fall wreath. I drew a circle so I had a line to follow. Then, I chose a number of fall colors of my SURFACE INKS to stamp with. I just stamped around my circle, filling is spots to keep it even, and alternating the leaves. Then, to finish the wreath, I stamped and embossed a few leaves in my GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER.

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

I then stamped the fox using some more coordinating SURFACE INKS, and cut him out using the THANKFUL FRIENDS COORDINATING DIES.

Before I adhered my fox down, I stamped a simple sentiment inside the wreath. I used foam adhesive behind the fox to give him some dimension, and then embellished the card using some twine and a few sequins.

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

Fall watercolor card featuring Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey! Marie Nicole Designs

I am absolutely in love with these two cards! If you are inspired by them as well, please check out these Fun Stamper’s Journey stamp sets HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Marie Nicole Designs

Spellbinders November Card Kit!

Welcome back, crafty friends! Today I am so excited to share with you the November 2018 Card Kit from Spellbinders- Deer Santa. This kit is PACKED with so many fun things that will make creating your Christmas cards fun and easy!

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Marie Nicole Designs

I have THREE cards to share with you today- two that I created, and one that I created with my 3 yr old son. He had a blast getting into my supplies and creating his (very first!) Christmas card! I have a video below of my kit unboxing, as well as creating two of these cards.

 

For my first card that I created with this kit, I added some of the glitter tape diagonally to the front of one of the blank cards. Then, I cut one of the pieces of patterned paper at a diagonal and layered it over the tape. I then selected a group of the die images included in the kit and arranged them over the glitter tape and paper.

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Marie Nicole Designs

I kept the theme of this card with the hot chocolates and peppermints, so I selected a chipboard sentiment sticker that also had a peppermint on it, and added that as well. To finish off this card, I added a bow with the bakers twine, and a few of the enamel dot stickers.

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Marie Nicole Designs

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Marie Nicole Designs

My next card I think is my favorite, because my 3 yr old son and I created this one together. My son is always getting into my craft supplies and wanting to craft with me, so it was fun letting him design a card here. I let him pick his paper and embellishments, and helped him with some of the measuring and cutting. I love that this kit is so user friendly, and with a little guidance and direction, you can even create your Christmas cards with your kids!

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Marie Nicole Designs

My son loved this little snowman in a snowglobe, so he added that on foam adhesive, and then we embellished with more of the enamel dots, bakers twine, and a chipboard sentiment. This Christmas card will most likely be going to one of his grandparents!

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Marie Nicole Designs

For my last card today, I created a fun background using some scraps of patterned paper I had left from the previous projects. I did not get this card in my video, but the concept is simple. I cut my scraps of paper into strips about the same width as the glitter tape. Then, I adhered them down to the card front on an angle. This creates sort of a quilted background, which is so fun and festive with all those patterns!

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Marie Nicole Designs

I used one of the journaling cards to layer over the background, and adhered it down with foam adhesive. I wrapped some of the twine around the card, tying it into a bow. I finished this card by embellishing it with a few chipboard star stickers. Since this card has a lot going on in the background, it didnt need too much for embellishing!

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit- Deer Santa- Marie Nicole Designs

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at the new November 2018 Card Kit from Spellbinders! Please stop by their store if you are interesting in subscribing to their CARD KIT OF THE MONTH CLUB!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

Glow in the dark halloween card with Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze- Marie Nicole Designs

Trick or Treat BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the Wednesday Brutus Monroe BLOG HOP! This week we have an exciting GIVEAWAY, so please make sure to check out the details for that at the end of my post!

For my card this week, I decided to use the little bats from the ALL HALLOWS EVE stamp set. This set is full of so many great images, but I wanted to share how you can take even one image, and build a card around it.

Glow in the dark halloween card with Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze- Marie Nicole Designs

I started by ink blending a background, using my MARSALA, PLUM, and MIDNIGHT surface inks. After my cardstock had a nice blend, I ran it through my die cutting machine with a background die to get the gorgeous cut out design!

Then, I took some black cardstock, cut it down to be able to fit behind my ink blended card panel, and spread some GLOW IN THE DARK GLITTER GLAZE over it. While the glaze was drying, I stamped and colored in my bats using my STYLEFILE ALCOHOL MARKERS.

Glow in the dark halloween card with Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze- Marie Nicole Designs

I also die cut a few more tiny bats with a bat die I have in my stash. Then, I just stacked my layers- my ink blended panel over my black cardstock with the glow in the dark glaze. I trimmed just a bit off the right side, so that I could add some striped washi tape peeking out along the side.

I then popped up my bats with some foam adhesive, and sprinkled some sequins around them. I decided to leave off a sentiment, because I really just loved how it looked without one!

Glow in the dark halloween card with Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze- Marie Nicole Designs

So, thats it! A cute little Halloween card that will thrill the recipient when they find out that it GLOWS!

***GIVEAWAY!*** We wanted to have a little fun with our blog hop this week, and give away ONE %25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the Brutus Monroe store! Just leave a comment on each blog post along the hop to be entered! Winner will be announced on next Wednesday’s blog hop post, November 7th, on the Brutus Monroe blog. Please remember to check back next week to see if you are the winner!

***BONUS ENTRY- Post ANY project you have created in the Brutus Monroe Fan Club group on Facebook with the hashtag,#TrickOrTreatGiveaway! Good luck!

 

KEEP HOPPING!

MARIE

JESS

HEATHER

BERINA

LAUREN

DANIEL

SHARON

WALESKA