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Lilac Monochrome Romantic Blooms


Hi everyone!

My very first Thirsty Brush Blog post! #Excited! How great is this new collection? I can’t wait to show you all what I have been up to using these wonderful new stamps and stencils. Today I chose the Romantic Blooms set,  as the stamps are just so delicate and pretty. Now a bit of inspiration background. I have an artificial Peony in my bedroom that is a beautiful soft lilac colour that I love, so I though why not? Let’s recreate that! I’m a CAS girl at heart (although the odd flurry of inky backgrounds does creep in occasionally!), so I decided to keep it fairly simple.

To try this design you will need:

Thirsty Brush & Co - Romantic Blooms stamp and die set

Thirsty Brush & Co - Hand Painted Stripes stencil

Distress Oxide Ink - Mulled Lavender

Versafine Ink – Onyx Black

Tonic – Traditional Heats die set

Nuvo Drops – Gloss white & Gloss sweet Lilac

Anna Marie Designs Mont Blanc card

Blending Tool

Paint Brush

Wet glue

Foam pads


Ok let’s get started …..

1.On a 5.5” x 5.5” card square cut out the 2nd largest heart die in the centre leaving an aperture

2.Using a blending tool add the lilac ink around the edges, coming in from the heart edge to avoid any harsh lines

3.Cut out the largest heart with the next size down to create a frame set aside the inside heart for later, then using wet glue attach the heart frame to the aperture using wet glue

4.On the smaller heart add the stripes using the hand painted stripes stencil, the blending tool and lilac ink; be gentle on the stencil so as not to blur the edge lines

5.From the stamp set, choose your sentiment and stamp into the corner of the heart using black ink, also stamp the flower using black ink and die cut using the coordinating die. I added a little lilac water colour to the flower and leaves using the oxide ink..

6.Line up your aperture piece on the card blank and mark where the inner heart needs to go then attach it to the base card using wet glue 

7.Add the aperture piece and the die cut flower to the card using foam pads

8.To finish off I added a few Nuvo drops in coordinating colours


Hope you have a go at a monochrome colour card, I love bright colour but sometimes just one can look gorgeous. Share your makes with us on social media we love to see all your beautiful creations!

Have a great day, hopefully with a bit of crafting!

See you again soon

Kerry x




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