Monday, December 3, 2018

Blue Butterfly Brutus Birthday card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! 'B is for...' is this weeks challenge. We're also showcasing Brutus Monroe Products.

Actually it's time for making Christmas cards, and I'm behind with those, but there are also need birthday cards to be made. This week I made a Blue Butterfly Brutus Birthday card. I started with the Brutus Butterfly Garden Paper Pad. It's not actually a Pad, it's a Paper Pack. I already thought that this could possibly be used with a laminating machine (or a Minc) because it looked like it had been printed black with toner, and that was the case. I used blue foil to make the black butterflies blue ones.


With Distress Oxide Broken China and Peeled Paint I gave the background a first layer of color. But that is still a bit plain, and so I created more depth with Nuvo Shimmer Powders and Infusions. The edges could also use some definition and so I made them brown with Distress Ink Ground Espresso and then darkened them with Distress Crayon Black Soot. I wanted to use Dylusions Spray to add a bit more blue, but that didn't work as I expected, the ink sucked immediately into the paper. Too bad...




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



D.Ann C said...

I love your gorgeous blue butterfly background!!

ann barnes said...

Wow, such a great idea to add the foil to the butterflies and what a atriking detail it makes! I absolutely love your style, it always stops me when it shows up in my feed. I really admire the way the paper doll sits on that black and white stripe strip. Thanks for sharing

Maura said...

Beautiful card, Sandra! I love the blues and greens, and how you've combined the big butterflies with the gentleman. hugs, Maura

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Beautiful and deep background! Well done Sandra!

butterfly said...

Such gorgeous vivid colours in the background - and I love the dotted lettering.
Alison x

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