HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!!
I'm SO EXCITED to be Guest Designing for Brutus Monroe!! I LOVE SO MANY of the AMAZING Products and had such a FUN time creating with them!! I LOVE giving Handmade Gifts and being able to use my Stamps in more than one way!! I have two different techniques for creating some Butterfly Earrings that ANYONE is sure to Cherish!! Plus it's such a simple process that you could even have your Friends or Kids get crafty with you too!!
First I created the Stenciled Cardstock to create my Tags!!
I started by using a piece of Brutus Monroe Wagon Cardstock!! I sprayed the back of my Brutus Monroe Mermaid Lagoon ~ Tangled Wave Stencil with some Therm O Web Pixie Spray and adhered it over the Cardstock!! Then I took some of the Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze in Scarlet and applied it over the Stencil using my Stencil Pal!!
I removed the Stencil and washed it along with my Stencil Pal and set it aside to Dry!! I LOVE the way the colors work together!! It the PERFECT combination!!
Next I Stamped the Butterfly Image from the Take Flight Stamp Set onto the Shrink Film using StazOn Brown Pigment Ink and used Copic Markers in (Y11, YR23, R02, R05, R08, E41, N6 & N10) to color in the Image on the Backside of the Inked Shrink Film!! I wanted to create a STUNNING Watercolored look!! I LOVE the results!!
Next I Fussy Cut the Butterfly Images out and used my Heat Gun to Shrink them!! I LOVE the way they turned out!! Almost like they were hand painted!! I adhered the Earring Backs onto the back using some E6000 Glue that I placed onto the Earring Back using a Toothpick as it doesn't take much Glue!! Then set them aside for 24 Hours to cure!!
I Die Cut the Tag from some Brutus Monroe Not Your Mamas Cardstock and Die Cut the Bottom portion from the Stenciled Wagon Cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the Tag after inking with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink!! I also Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Taking Flight Stamp Set and then Pierced a couple holes into the Tag to place the Earrings onto the Tag!!
If you wanted to use just the Image alone, you'd just Stamp the Butterfly Image onto the Brutus Monroe Shrink Film and Fussy Cut them out then Shrink them using your Heat Gun!!
I followed the same steps to adhere the Earring backs and then I create the Gift Tag!! I LOVE that you customize these for the recipient and their tastes!! Such a FUN Gift to both create and receive!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope I've INSPIRED you you to give this a try for any gifts you may need to give, or as a FUN Project to make with a Friend or Child!! No matter what I KNOW you'll LOVE it!!