Art Inspiration, Brutus Monroe, Cards

It’s Crafty Staycation Weekend!

Hi Angels!

I signed up for 2 virtual retreats this year as part of my 60th birthday celebration. This weekend is Brutus Monroe’s Crafty Staycation featuring 7 classes over 3 days.

Tonight’s first class featured the yet to be released Birdhouse Scene Builder die set from Brutus Monroe. It has 39 different dies that cut out 82 different pieces.

While setting up for class in the studio I came across a small zip bag full of small scraps from some of my handmade & stamped backgrounds so I decided to place them on the table in a small bin to dig through. I used several on my birdhouse card along with some of the papers supplied in the kit.

The 2nd class of the night was with Therm-o-web and no heat foiling. For this class I created 2 cards. If you know me well enough you know I rarely make identical to the sample cards. So I have switched up a few things in all my classes.

This card features the Pinkfresh Hanging Garden layering stencil that we will have an additional class with tomorrow. The original card had diagonal foil stripes but Julia from Therm-o-web showed a criss cross version that I decided to try in foiling. The center of the flowers are foiled too. I used Pinkfresh Classic Word dies for the sentiment.

The final card from tonight is a beautiful rainbow featuring the Brutus Monroe Rainglow foil. I also added foil dots to the clouds. The sun is a Therm-o-web flocked paper.

Tomorrow and Sunday I have 3 classes each day. The mini-album is split into 2 sessions.

Hope your weekend is fabulous & includes some creating too.

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