The Brand New Stampin’ UP! Country Floral Embossing folder is AMAZING!! I embossed it with Watercolor Paper, and then watercolored on the embossed paper and I LOVE IT!!! The Country Floral Embossing Folder is available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY while supplies last, as your free Sale-a-Bration gift with a $50 online store purchase!
My cards today feature 4 different Sale-a-Bration products – each one a free gift with purchase. I used the Country Floral embossing folder, the Painted Seasons stamp set, the Sale-a-Bration organdy ribbon and the Home to Roost stamp set. See ALL of the free Sale-a-Bration gifts HERE.
Be sure to pin or save the graphic below so you have the instructions anytime you want to remember how to watercolor on the embossed Country Floral Image! The secret, I found, was to color one layer of each color first, let dry, then add another layer in a contrasting or darker color for the detail and shading. I did that with a slightly dryer Aqua Painter brush than the first layer.
I watercolored the one on the left, first, and added a really light Soft Seafoam green wash to the background after I colored all the flowers. I like it.. it reminds me so much of some of the fabric in the quilts from my great grandma and great aunts!! Then I did a 2nd version and switched up the colors and left the background white.
Below you will find the 2 different Stampin’ UP! color combos I used. One is just a bit brighter than the other.
Flower Layering Tip:
Stamp 2 flower images from the Painted Season Sale-a-Bration bundle, and then trim away a few of the petals on one image. Layer the 2 images together for a little extra dimension and fullness.
Above: I added a sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set stamped onto a die cut from my Stitched Labels Framelits. 6 sweet pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls pack and a little Old Olive Linen Thread bow finish off this card. I trimmed down the Watercolor Paper layer and layered it onto a piece of Gorgeous Grape Cardstock, then onto a Pear Pizzazz Side Fold Card.
Shop for supplies:
All of the Stampin’ UP! Supplies used on my Country Floral Embossing Folder cards today may be purchased online in my Stampin’ Up! store here, or by clicking any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.
Above: I added a sentiment from the Home to Roost Sale-a-Bration stamp set stamped onto a die cut from my Stitched Labels Framelits. A pearl from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls pack and a Frosted Flower embellishment finish off this card. I trimmed down the Watercolor Paper layer and layered it onto a Grapefruit Grove Top Fold Card base. I added a stamped flower from the Painted Seasons stamp set and some Grapefruit Grove Sale-a-Bration ribbon.
Are you going to give this a try? Leave me a comment and let me know!!
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 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!
Sneak Peek!! Swirls & Curls embossing folder coming on Sept. 5, 2018 in the Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog!! (don't miss it on pg 5, #147923!!). I paired it up with the limited-time Blended Season bundle floral stamp, stitched die cut, and Watercolor pencil assortment #2 pack!
Did you see my recent post (here) about coloring with your watercolor pencils, then blending the color with the Wink of Stella pen? It works great and gives you such beautiful shimmer while blending your coloring!! I used that technique on the flower image above.
Below: I colored on the Petal Pink rhinestones (#146914) with my Stampin' Blends markers to better coordinate the colors with my project. Thanks to my team member Gloria for this great idea!
I embossed the Swirls & Curls embossing folder image with Granny Apple Green cardstock, layered it onto Pineapple Punch cardstock and onto a Thick Whisper White folded card base.
I have been enjoying using my custom Spectrum pad, that I inked with Stampin' Up! ink refills (see this post). Today I am sharing a different way to use your rainbow pad… I used "direct to paper" technique with my watercolor paper, spritzed it, added more ink with my refills and blended with the Aqua Painter! I stamped images from the Sheltering Tree stamp set on top and I love it!
See step by step "Direct to Paper" photos below…
drag the rainbow pad across your paper, pressing as you go
spritz with water
add more ink or more water if desired
Note.. you will get different results with different paper. I used Stampin' UP! watercolor paper on my card today.
After the background dried thoroughly, I stamped the tree trunk from the Sheltering Tree set in Early Espresso ink, then stamped the leaf image in several shades of green. I used Call me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist, and Shaded Spruce.
I matted the watercolor paper with Gorgeous Grape cardstock, then added it to a folded Mango Melody card base.
Create your own amazing rainbow background cards.. purchase any of your supplies in my online store below!
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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