If you know me well, you know I LOVE flowers – in my garden, in a vase, or on a card! My handstamped card today features the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Promenade stamp set and 2 embossing folders: Petal Pair embossing folder #145656 and the upcoming soon-to-be-released Country Floral embossing folder #149698!! You will be able to select this new Country Floral embossing folder starting on 2-15-19 as your level 1 Sale-a-Bration gift!
The flowers from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set were stamped in Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo and Grapefruit Grove ink. The leaves are from the Healing Hugs stamp set and stamped in Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Up! ink.
For the Petal Pair embossing folder, I used Watercolor paper, sprinkled it with some Brusho Crystal Colour, spritzed with water, and ran it through the Big Shot with the Petal Pair embossing folder. Let dry and you have this great watercolor looking background pattern!!
Coming Soon! Sale-a-Bration Second Release!
The 4″x 5-1/4″ piece of Calypso Coral cardstock was embossed with the new Country Floral Embossing Folder! This will be a free gift choice for the Second Release of Sale-a-Bration 2019 starting on Feb. 15, 2019 as a Level 1 gift!! I also embossed the Sweet Pins & Tags tag with it!!
I mounted the embossed piece onto a top fold Poppy Parade base card (use Multipurpose Liquid Glue for best results), and tied it all up with some Calypso Coral satin ribbon.
You will be able to select this new Country Floral embossing folder starting on 2-15-19 as your level 1 Sale-a-Bration gift!
I stamped friend from the Needle & Thread stamp set onto a Whisper White Die Cut tag from my Stitched Labels Framelit dies in Poppy Parade ink.
I really love how full and colorful this card turned out!!! To see more info about layering the Beautiful Promenade flowers, click here.
Please enjoy my video today with all the details about creating a Brusho Watercolor background and then watch how I used it to die cut the Butterfly Beauty thinlit dies from Stampin’ UP! You’ll see how I made these cards which also feature the Sale-a-Brtation Butterfly Elements!
How to Create a Brusho Watercolor Background:
To help avoid curling, you can tape down the watercolor paper to a piece of cardboard with Washi Tape or painters tape
Place the cardboard with Watercolor paper inside a box, or otherwise protect your work surface
Use a Stampin’ Spritzer or spray bottle and dampen watercolor paper
Add more water and more Brusho until you achieve the desired effect
TIP! Watch the video at the bottom of this post for another tip to protect your work surface when using Brusho!
I created this background and the cards while stamping with Cindee a few months ago, and I’m super excited to finally share these with you! I love the backgrounds and I love how the butterfly cards turned out!
I also decided to spritz water and sprinkle Brusho on the Butterfly elements wood sheets of flowers and butterflies (a free gift choice during Stampin’ Up! 2019 Sale-a-Bration). Let’s say that the yellows, oranges and reds probably turned our better than the blues and greens… those dried a bit too dark.
This is the finished result of our pretty butterfly elements and flowers with the red, orange and yellow Brusho colors.
For my first card, I layered the 2 pieces from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, and I elected to have the Brusho detailed die cut piece on top, and die cut a cardstock piece in Pool Party and another one with Daffodil Delight, then add some sponged color and piece them together as my background piece. This will make a lot more sense when you watch the video at the bottom of this post 🙂
Below: Here you can see what I was describing in the photo above.. the sponged Pool Party and Daffodil Delight butterfly die cut cardstock piece is behind the Brusho die cut butterfly piece. I layered them onto a background of Blueberry Bushel cardstock embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder. If you are looking for any of these Stampin’ UP! supplies, please check out my online store here, or go to any of the product photos at the bottom of my blog post to shop online.
Above: I added one of my pretty Brusho Butterfly wood element pieces right in the middle. Mulitpurpose Liquid glue works great for the wood elements.
Below: for this card, I did not layer the butterfly die cut piece, I simply used the single Butterfly Beauty thinlit that I die cut from the Brusho Watercolor background, and added it to my card. The background layers are Daffodil Delight, Garden Green and Blueberry Bushel.
Please enjoy this replay of my Facebook LIve video with instructions for making these cards!
I love Fall Leaves, and decided to go with greens, blues and yellows, since that's the color of California Fall Leaves right now :) I used Brusho Crystal Colour to give these Stampin' UP! Falling For Leaves great, vibrant hues of color!
There are So many products and ideas in these 2 cards.. someone should really count all the fun accessories I included in these 2 cards! 🙂
Both fall card ideas feature Very Vanilla cardstock backgrounds, die cut leaves colored with Brusho, and Copper Shimmer Paint. I also used Tranquil Tide cardstock because I thought it went really well with the amazing leaf colors!
I combined the Detailed Leaves thinlit dies with the Country Home stamp set.. kind of made my own "bundle" for these cards :) The Falling for Leaves bundle (below) is also amazing, and you can see one of my cards with that bundle here.
Shake Brusho crystal colour onto watercolor paper, and spray with either water, rubbing alcohol or spray starch (I used spray starch on this piece). Let dry.
Die cut Falling for Leaves framelits in your Big Shot
Sponge with shimmer paint or add Wink of Stella for shimmer
Because I was using watercolor paper the little pieces in the leaf dies did not readily fall out.. I decided to leave them in.. I liked that look!
For the background of this fall card, I embossed the Very Vanilla cardstock with the Woodland Embossing Folder then sponged Copper Shimmer Paint onto the raised portion. It's really pretty in person!!
To compliment the copper shimmer, I also sponged it around the die cut Stitched Shape circle, and added a copper leaf trinket to the card… PLUS, I sued the Tea Room copper edged ribbon… wow!!
The Happy Harvest Blessing greeting is from the Country Home stamp set.
For the 2nd fall card idea, I used a piece of the new chicken wire from pg 43 in the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog, and sponged it with Copper Shimmer paint.. ok, seriously!? This is so cool!!
Below: I layered the chicken wire piece onto a Very Vanilla panel that was embossed with embossing paste and the brick "Pattern Party Decorative Mask". You can find ALL of these paper crafting supplies in my online Stampin' Up! store, and also at the bottom of this post. My online store is open 24/7 for your shopping convenience 🙂
The finishing touch on this card was a piece of the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim, pg 43 in the Holiday catalog. I realized I could have also used Copper trim, but this was also a very pretty choice. The thankful stamped greeting is from the Country Home stamp set.
Falling For Leaves card supplies from Stampin' Up! available below in my online store!
I was feeling kind of "artsy" and I took inspiration from some of my dad's watercolor paintings when I was creating these cards featuring Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' UP! set called Waterfront.
I have a FREE VIDEO TUTORIALfor you at the bottom of this blog post so you can see how I made these cards.
In a nutshell, you sprinkle the Brusho directly onto the rubber (photopolymer) stamp and spritz with water, then stamp onto watercolor paper!!!!!
I hope you will give this fun technique a try!! Let me know what stamp set you use!! I can't wait to hear about it!
Enjoy the free VIDEO TUTORIAL below!
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Stampin' Up! supplies available below in my online store!
Create bold and colorful images using Brusho Crystal Colour pigments!! I used the Stampin' UP! Beautiful Day stamp set, with its big, bold images, to highlight the Brusho coloring on these handmade cards today!
I sprinkled Brilliant Red, Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho onto a scrap of watercolor paper, spritzed it with water, and when it was all dry, I stamped the butterfly image with Archival Black ink to the watercolor image. I used my Stamparatus to do this… read on to see why! 🙂
So you may ask, WHY did you use the Stamparatus to stamp the butterfly?
1. because I'm stamping on watercolor paper, which is bumpy and porous
2. because it's a pretty bold outline image
3. because I knew I'd need to reink and restamp this this a few times to get it really solid black and the Stamparatus is the perfect way to ensure that it gets stamped in the right place!
I mounted the butterfly image with Stampin' Dimensionals onto my card. The card base is Daffodil Delight, and I used 2 patterns from the Petal Passion black and white designer paper pack. The gold accents are from the Painted with Love gold vinyl sticker collection.
Above & Below: I stamped the flower image from the Beautiful Day stamp set with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and heat embossed it with my heat tool. When I painted it with the Brusho Crystal Colour pigments, the stamped outline resists the ink. Quite magical!
If you did not get a chance to watch my Brusho tutorial when I originally posted it, you might enjoy the replay below!
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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed these Brusho card ideas!
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