Dare 2B Artzy Spring Collaboration
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I am back today with a very special project as part of a fun collaboration between Dare 2B Artzy and Brutus Monroe.
If you are not familiar with Brutus Monroe, they are an awesome company that sells crafting supplies. They have their own line of stamps, dies, stencils, embossing powders and papers. In addition, they sell so many other products for mixed media and scrapbooking. Lots to see in their online store so you should definitely check them out.
For my project, I chose to use the Brutus Monroe Sequin Pattern Builder combination from Brutus Monroe. This set came with 8 little containers filled with some gorgeous (lay flat) sequins in all of the colors. I cannot tell you how sparkly these sequins are in real life. They are absolutely stunning! (Please note that I was unable to locate the stencil in the Brutus Monroe shop but I did list the sequins that I could find on their site below).
Of course having all of those sequins at my disposal, I had to create a rainbow!! The world can always use more sparkle, am I right?!
Using the stencil, I first used a scratch piece of paper and I sketched out where I would be placing my sequins. I opted for a rainbow coming right out of the clouds to the ground. I taped the Brutus Monroe stencil to my background with some washi tape and used some liquid glue and a precision tip to glue each sequin in place.
Next, I colored the adorable bunny and wheelbarrow from the Dare 2B Artzy Hippity Hoppity stamp set. I just adore this set. The bunny with its wheelbarrow and all the things you can add to it make it so fun. It has both flowers and Easter eggs that you can add to the wheelbarrow so you can create an Easter Bunny or a gardening bunny. How cute is that?!
I kept my bunny colors neutral with warm greys and colored the apron with a dark purplish blue color. The wheelbarrow was colored with some bright blue and orange colors. I die cut the bunny and wheelbarrow with the coordinating Hippity Hoppity die set and set it aside.
At this point, I realized that I needed some colors besides my rainbow in my background. I used the new slimline cloud die from the Dare 2B Artzy Ground & Sky die set and used it as a stencil to add some fluffy white clouds and blue sky in my background. In hindsight, I probably should have done this to begin with before I added my sequin rainbow. It worked out perfectly though.
I also wanted some dimension with my sky so I cut two additional cloud borders. One with some white glitter cardstock and one from white 110lb cardstock AND this is where my card idea took shape. I really did not have a plan until this moment, LOL! Sometimes that’s just the way it works.
How does the Easter Bunny color the Easter eggs? He uses rainbows of course!
Using the white cardstock cloud border, I blended on a rainbow of ink colors to extend all the way across the cloud. Then I gave it a sparkly lining by layering the white glitter cardstock underneath so that it peeks out below my rainbow cloud.
I stamped the sentiment; Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on it’s way, on the right side of my clouds with some Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink. I restamped it with some embossing ink and then heat embossed it with some clear embossing powder for a touch of shine. The cloud layers were added to the top of the card panel with a bit of dimensional foam.
Next, I needed some Easter eggs. I stamped three sets of the Easter eggs from the Hippity Hoppity stamp set. I colored two sets with alcohol markers and added a bit of Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to some of the details on my eggs. I left the third set of eggs uncolored.
I cut two strips of grass from the Ground & Sky die set using two different colors of green cardstock. I added a touch of ink blended green on the lighter color for a bit of interest. I glued the two strips together with some liquid glue and slipped one set of my colored Easter eggs in-between the two strips. I placed a stamp block on top until it was dried.
The grass was added to the bottom of the panel with more dimensional foam.
Finally, I was ready for my Easter Bunny and his wheelbarrow to be added to the card. I cut a slit in the top of the wheelbarrow, right under the trim on the image using a Xacto knife. This allowed me to slip my uncolored Easter Eggs into the wheelbarrow so that it appears that the EB is transporting some uncolored eggs to the rainbow to be colored up for Easter.
I added some dimensional foam on the top half of the bunny and made sure that the eggs were secured so that they wouldn’t come out of the slit that I made in the cardstock and added the bunny and wheelbarrow to my card panel.
For a touch of Spring, I stamped, colored and die cut the cute little flowers and added them in the grass on the bottom.
I also added tiny gems across the rainbow cloud to match the ink-blended colors for a bit more sparkle.
The card panel was mounted to a slimline card base made from 110lb cardstock cut to 3 3/4 x 8 1/2.
I do hope that you’ve enjoyed my card for the Dare 2B Artzy and Brutus Monroe collaboration.
Please make sure to check out Instagram and see what the other design team members have created as well. Be sure to show each of them some love along the way. Dare 2B Artzy is giving away a $15.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on the Instagram Hop.
Here’s the list of the design team members Instagram Accounts, you can start with Dare 2B Artzy.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I have included a list of the products used in today’s card below for your convenience.