Friday, October 21, 2016

Brutus Monroe embossing powder and Jillibean Stamps

Hi Friends,

Welcome to the blog! I am playing with a new brand of embossing powders - Brutus Monroe  Along with these I am also using - Ranger's holographic  embossing powder and two stamps set from 
Jillibean Soup.

Brutus Monroe is very fine grain embossing powder so you can emboss very detailed image too. It gives ultra smooth finish upon heating. You will be amazed with the results. There are four shades available Gilded (gold), Penny (copper), sterling (silver), icicle (clear). I am using gilded and penny today!

For those of you, who are new to Heat Embossing, my Team Member Deepti has made a short video for you in youtube. Check it out here -

Step by Step Procedure

  1. - Cut 3 diecuts from white card stock. I have used Paper smooches die, you can use any die with which you can create inlay effect.
  2. -  Separate all parts & Glue similar diecuts in a stack.
  3. - Dab with versamark ink pad and emboss the outer most cut in Brutus Monroe- gilded, flower center with Brutus Monroe-penny and middle flower with silver embossing powder. Repeat the process for 2-3 times to give smooth metallic look. To give some interest,I  stamped the center with a textured stamp while the embossing powder was hot .
  4. -  Take a2 size Bielo. Blend Mermaid Laggon & Cracked Pistachio distress inks to crate a backdrop for the die cuts. Add a black washitape at the bottom of the card. 
  5. - Splatter some black paint and mount the diecut. Inlay the other parts into it. 
  6. - Finish it off by stamping your sentiment in versafine black ink.


For the next card, I have used Jillibean Soup's - Butterflies stamp set . I love sets with good sentiment and this has 3 very apt sentiments. 

Step by Step Procedure

  1. To make this card, I took a Bielo panel & stamped sentiment in bottom left corner. 
  2. -Stamp the textured butterfly using dye ink and MISTI. Leave the stamp in it's place.
  3. -Colour the butterfly with copics (you can use any water-based marker too) . Allow it to dry. 
  4. - Now stamp again on the coloured butterfly using versamark and heat emboss in gilded embossing powder. (You can emboss first and add colors too. But as I was going to use copics, I reversed the process as copics dull the shine of embossing powder.
  5. - Repeat the precess for two more butterflies.
  6. -Stamp some solid butterflies too and add enamel dots .
  7. - Mount the panel on card base using foam tape.


The sentiments are so beautiful that it can go well with any of your butter fly die too.
Check this card I made using the same set but with dies.

Embellishments using Brutus Monroe

Next project is just playing with these gorgeous embossing powders. 

Step by Step Procedure
  1. Just cover a piece of card stock ( here I used some hexagon die cuts) with versamark, sprinkle embossing powder and heat set it. Repeat this process for 3 times to get a thick coating.
  2. When the melted powder is still hot after last embossing, stamp it using choice of your stamp and any chalk or pigment ink(as they are opaque). 
  3. Wait for a minute or two and slowly lift the stamp. 
  4.  This will deboss the image and transfer the ink. Tip: Any rubber stamps works better as the are more heat resistant. 

These cuties are awesome to use as an embellishments on your card or mixed media project. Hope you are with me so far...


The next card uses Holographic Embossing Powder by Ranger. It has iridescent, fine glitter mixed with clear embossing powder. So when you heat emboss it the fine glitter will get trapped in melted embossing powder and won't fall off. Gives awesome results.

The glitter looks great on projects but worst part is can't capture it in its full glory in a picture. 

On this card,
1. I just made a solid stripe with this embossing powder. I adhered a layer of Red Tacky Tape, added embossing powder over and heat set it.
2.I also drew tiny trails of butterfly with clear embossing pen  and embossed with holographic powder...
Felt this would be apt for the sentiment...leaving some sparkle...

Looking at the sparkle, I felt it is a perfect fit for Christmas cards. It depicts snow very well.
See the example.

I don't remember the brand of die. The sentiment and background stamps are by Jane's Doodles.
 I just stacked 2 die cuts and coated with 2 coats of embossing powder. It will work perfectly to make those snow dunes. 

Here is the close up and a video where i tried to capture the shimmer .


Next 3 projects highlight another beautiful set by Jillibean soup - Today is full of possibilities. When I buy stamps, I always look for it's versatility. If I can use it for anything other than card or not and I adore those which gives me flexibility. This is one of them. I am going to use them for magnets. Beautiful words and bold fonts are perfect fit for magnets or any wall decor. 

Top layer is 4x4 inches Bielo which is glued on chipboard for extra stability. I have used various distress inks, stencils and brutus embossing powders. I have kept design minimal so that those words can shine. It will be great motivating gift for any age but I am giving this to a girl in her teen. Isn't it perfect?

Check the close up.

It is a loooong post...:P Hope you are still with me. Thank you for your patience. Let me know if you have any query regarding the product or process. 
See you soon here till then keep crafting!



  1. Awesome...looking so beautiful��

  2. Neha aunty each and every inspiration is awesome.. wonderful!!!

  3. Neha!!! Each and every card is unique and flawless and stunning...awww.. what.. i am running short of adjectives!! And you do this to me each and every time!! Really appreciate the hardwork went behind the post! Kudos!! Love your cute magnets.. May i request one for me pls.. :P

  4. You make stamps more meaningful with your card designs ! I loved each and every card you shared and those magnets are Awesome !

  5. Love them all but my favourite are the last three!! Inspiring as always!!

  6. Beautiful cards using stamps and products!! These are incredible! :)

  7. Wow beautiful creations with great techniques!


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