Brutus Monroe Micro Pearls + BLOG HOP!

Welcome back for another blog hop! This week, the Inspiration Team is featuring the new MICRO PEARLS from Brutus Monroe! I have the Bold Collection of pearls, and was really excited to try these out. Today, I am sharing how I created a tiny shaker piece to add to the front of a card!

I started creating my shaker flower by die cutting this flower from WINNIE AND WALTER. I thought this flower was perfect for a tiny shaker because it cuts out the solid backing piece, as well as the tiny details that I was able to stack on each other to create “walls” to keep my beads in.

Micro Pearl Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole DesignsMicro Pearl Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole Designs

I cut my flower from a piece of wood “paper” from Spellbinders. I love the unique look this gives to the flower, and it really makes it look like this flower was carved from wood! I cut the back piece of the flower, and then stacked three layers of the detailed piece on top. Then, I sprinkled in the Micro Pearls. Next, I carefully adhered a piece of acetate over the “walls”, and then added just one more detail piece over the acetate. This just gives the flower a more finished look.

Micro Pearl Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole DesignsMicro Pearl Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole Designs

As you can see from the photos, I used the pink Micro Pearls for the flower, and the clear ones in the leaves.

I then cut down a few pieces of printed paper from Canvas Corp Brands. This paper is part of their Bohemian Romance collection and is just gorgeous with these watercolor flowers! I thought they went well with the theme of this card. I also tore a piece of vellum with a script print on it to layer on the bottom half of the card. Then, I cut the sentiment using a Heidi Swapp word die, and then embossed a strip of paper with a supporting sentiment using my GILDED EMBOSSING POWDER.

Micro Pearl Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole DesignsMicro Pearl Shaker Card- Brutus Monroe- Marie Nicole Designs

To finish my card, I embellished it using some twine tied into a bow, and then mounted it onto a kraft cardstock card base. This card has such a natural, spring feel to it, and I love the unexpected addition of a tiny shaker flower on the front!

Thanks for stopping by today! I have a few items linked below that I used to create this card.

Dont forget to follow the list of links below to hop along to the rest of the team’s blogs! They have created with these Micro Pearls as well, and they have some stunning projects to share! Happy hopping!

LAUREN

DANIEL

JESS

LUISANA

BERINA

MARIE <—YOU ARE HERE!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Robin K Kepler says:

    Even if you didn’t set up a shaker with the rose, the stacked die would be gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Marie Nicole says:

      Thanks, Robin! This is one of my favorite dies!

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  2. ROBIN SOBLIROS says:

    I don’t have your exact stamps and I did not use a shaker but I cased your card as I am in love with your design. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Marie Nicole says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the card! Have fun creating one, too!

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