Brutus Monroe Happy Rose + BLOG HOP!

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For today’s post, I wanted to share this bold card I created using the new Brutus Monroe HAPPY ROSE stamp set, as well as the April stencil of the month to create the background.

Brutus Monroe- Happy Rose- Marie Nicole Designs

I started by blending some GARGOYLE Surface Ink over that gorgeous stencil. I made sure to keep the stencil positioned more near the top, so I would get some white space on the bottom of the card.

Then, I stamped out my rose using Detail Ink, and colored it in using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. These markers are so fun to play with! I like to stamp on watercolor paper, and then spread to color using my Aqua Water Brushes from Brutus Monroe.

Brutus Monroe- Happy Rose- Marie Nicole Designs

After my image was colored and dry, I fussy cut it out so I could layer it over my card. I wanted to make a unique frame for my rose, so I trimmed down some paper into a triangle shape. I layered some Raven cardstock behind my triangle, and then added a frame of gold Glitterstock as well. I think the gold and the red from the rose really pops out against the black and white color scheme of the card!

Brutus Monroe- Happy Rose- Marie Nicole DesignsBrutus Monroe- Happy Rose- Marie Nicole Designs

To finish my card, I used some foam tape to pop up the front panel on a white cardstock base. This card was quite simple to put together, but the bold design of the stencil and that bright red rose makes it stand out!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. CopyCatCards says:

    Wow!! That triangle is amazing and really showcases your rose, Marie!! I just love this!!! 🙂


    1. Marie Nicole says:

      Sharon, you’re too sweet! Thank you!!


  2. Robin Kepler says:

    Really like how the triangle balances the detailed background. Adds just enough whitespace and brings my eye to the beautiful rose.


    1. Marie Nicole says:

      Thanks, Robin! I definitely didnt want the stenciled background to be too busy, but I think it works!


  3. Earlene Bost says:

    Awesome card. Your use of the stencil was inspiring. Gives me lots of ideas!
    . G


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