If you've made it this far all week with me, thank you so much!! I really enjoy crafting and I hope you enjoyed a couple of things that I've shared this week. *laugh* This month's Ellen Hutson release was so much fun.
For my last card, I'm keeping it super simple! I'm using the reflex hammer from the Medical Lady stamp set to make a "punny" card. *laugh*
While making all these samples this past month, I really had fun using the blending brush. It's a really versatile tool to use with both the Oxides and the Distress inks. Tim Holtz recommends using one brush for each color family, that's why I've colored this one with a green sharpie. It is now my dedicated green brush! I now have two of these brushes and I'll definitely be adding to my collection.
To make this card I cut a sheet of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock in half to make an A2 size card. I taped the Brutus Monroe Circle stencil to the front and I very lightly brushed around the edge of the stencil with some Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink. You don't have to press very hard with these brushes, it's all about the layering of color. That allows you to get a nice crisp edge to your stencil pattern.
I stamped and die cut the reflex hammer three times and colored them with Copic markers. I eyeballed the center of the circle and stamped the sentiment "Just a Humerus Little Note" with VersaFine Clair ink. I like that ink for sentiments because it leaves a crisp, dark impression on the first try! WOOT!
I adhered the reflex hammers around the sentiment using my tape runner. Then using some multi-medium matte I adhered some gold stars and white jewels. I like using the multi-medium matte because it dries clear and keeps my sequins firmly in place.
If you have any questions about any of my cards from this week, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks again for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying your summer so far!
To see the full Essentials by Ellen release click HERE.