Feb 20th 2024

Today's card is one I made for my sister. She was the cosmetics and fragrance manager for a large department store for most of her adult life.  When I saw the stencil Tools Of The Trade and the stamp set Primp, both from Brutus Monroe, I knew I had to make her something. I don't make mini-slimline cards very often, but the dimensions worked perfectly here. 

I laid out a 4" x 6" piece of Gina K Innocent Pink cardstock and topped it with the Tools Of The Trade stencil from Brutus Monroe. I love stencils! They are so versatile. You can use paste, gel, dry emboss, and ink blend with them. Their price point is always great, too. Here, I'm going to use Lunar Paste by Simon Hurley.

The completed background. I used Slippery When Wet, which is my favorite Lunar Paste color. Th e gold goes so well with the light pink. Lunar paste dries in 10-15 minutes, depending upon how thick you apply it. This background was dry in 10 minutes.

I trimmed the background to 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" and adhered it to a piece of gold metallic cardstock.

I stamped this adorable perfume bottle from Brutus Monroe's Primp Stamp and Die set. I colored it with RV10, RV13, RV14, R83, Y26, and BG000 Copic Markers. Pro tip: to add realism to something clear, like the bottle, add a small amount of pale blue or grey. I used my lightest BG marker.

I heat embossed the sentiment "You're Heaven Scent" with Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder onto a pre-scored 2" x 6" piece of vellum. This vellum will wrap around the panel before adhering it to a card base.

Final card. I turned the vellum into a belly band. It softens the background in that area, so you can place a focal point that will stand out more than without it. I popped up the bottle after fussy cutting it out. I love how the pink on the bottle ties in with the pink cardstock and how the heat embossing ties in with the gold paste and cardstock.