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Fall Card ideas with Brusho, Woodland Embossing folder & Falling Leaves

 

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! :)

Falling for Leaves fall card ideas featuring Brusho Crystal Colour, watercolor paper, Woodland Embossing Folder, Copper Shimmer paint, chicken wire elements and embossing paste background by Patty Bennett.   Stampin' UP! paper crafting supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

 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.

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Falling for Leaves bundle available online here.

 Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Die cut Falling for Leaves framelits in your Big Shot
  3. Sponge with shimmer paint or add Wink of Stella for shimmer
  4. 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!

Falling for Leaves fall paper crafting idea featuring Brusho Crystal Colour, & watercolor paper by Patty Bennett.   Stampin' UP! paper crafting supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

Falling for Leaves fall paper crafting idea featuring Brusho Crystal Colour, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint & watercolor paper by Patty Bennett.   Stampin' UP! paper crafting supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 Below:

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!!

Falling for Leaves fall card ideas featuring Brusho Crystal Colour, watercolor paper, Woodland Embossing Folder, Copper Shimmer paint, by Patty Bennett.   Stampin' UP! paper crafting supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

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.

Falling for Leaves fall card ideas featuring Brusho Crystal Colour, watercolor paper, Woodland Embossing Folder, Copper Shimmer paint, by Patty Bennett.   Stampin' UP! paper crafting supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

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!!

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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 :)

If you have not yet used Embossing Paste (brick background), CLICK HERE to watch my FREE Video Tutorial!

 

Falling for Leaves fall card ideas featuring Brusho Crystal Colour, watercolor paper, Copper Shimmer paint, chicken wire elements and embossing paste background by Patty Bennett.   Stampin' UP! paper crafting supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

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.

 

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Waterfront stamp set with Brusho - video tutorial

 

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.

 

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I have a FREE VIDEO TUTORIAL for 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!!!!!

 

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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!

 

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Beautiful Day Butterfly & Flower Brusho Cards

 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!

 

Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor cards featuring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

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! :)

 

Step by Step instructions for Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolored butterfly, by Patty Bennett

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!

 

  Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor cards featuring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

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.

 

Beautiful Day flower image, heat embossed with clear embossing powder over versamark ink, and watercolored with Brusho Crystal Colour pigment and Aqua Painter

 

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!

 

Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor cards featuring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

 

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Video Tutorial for Brusho / Waterfront sunset card

 

Thank you so much for your kind comments about the Waterfront stamp set sunset, palm tree card I posted last weekend here.  It features a watercolor background created with Brusho Crystal Colour and a water spritzer!  So easy!

 

I hope that you will enjoy this free Video tutorial below with all the info you will need to create this card!

 



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Palm Tree Beach Scene card created with Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set, by Patty Bennett

Hope you enjoyed this card.. it is one of my most favorites ever! :)

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Waterfront Palm Tree Card

 

Are you ready for summer?  I hope my Waterfront Palm Tree Beach card idea helps set the mood for summer!  I had the best time creating this after being inspired by an Instagram post by @tamihewlett.  Is it ok to say that I'm totally in love with this card?

Palm Tree Beach Scene card created with Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

I created the background of this card by sprinkling Brusho colour crystals onto watercolor paper, then spritzing the background with water and a Stampin' Spritzer.  When it was dry I started to stamp images from the Waterfront stamp set on top with Soft Suede, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist and a touch of Early Espresso ink.  The Happy Birthday greeting is from the Beautiful Day set, stamped in Dapper Denim ink on Whisper White cardstock.

2 tips: the palm tree "tops" are stamped with both Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist for added dimension, and I used an Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker to outline the left edge of each palm tree trunk to give it just a bit of dimension as well.

At the very end, I decide to paint some water in the foreground with the Prussian Blue Brusho and an Aqua Painter. Would you want to see a video tutorial for this card?

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for this sunset card HERE!

 

Palm Tree Beach Scene card created with Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

Deciding which colors to highlight in the mat and folded card base wasn't easy. So many vibrant Stampin' Up! cardstock colors would have gone well with this card, but I selected Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo.

 

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If you are wondering about the "Hearts & Stars" wood embellishments on my card... it's because I love the beach more than anywhere else on earth.. so I just had to add hearts to this card.  I think my mom would have loved this card because the ocean was the one place where she'd rather be, too!

 

Palm Tree Beach Scene card created with Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

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Waterfront cards handstamped by Patty Bennett featuring beach scene and die cut Adirondak chairs

Waterfront cards handstamped by Patty Bennett featuring mountain scenes and die cut Adirondak chairs

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Free Tutti-Frutti Sale-a-Bration card ideas

 One of my favorite FREE Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' Up! for 2018 is the pack of 16 Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes, found on page 14 in the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.

 

Card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Brusho crystal color watercoloring on Petal Passion Memories & More cards and Tutti-Frutti Sale-a-Bration note cards by Patty Bennett

Today I am excited to share a quick 3 minute video with you to give you 6 card ideas featuring these great products!

 

Please WATCH MY short VIDEO below to see these cards.. they are so much fun and a GREAT choice for your FREE gift with purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

 


 

 

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If you are going to add this fun card / envelope pack to your order as your free gift choice with $50 order, use #147242.

Another fun Sale-a-Bration choice is the shimmery ribbon on page 9. I used the Calypso Coral shimmer ribbon on 3 of these cards.

View ALL of the Sale-a-Bration free gift choices HERE.

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Card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Brusho crystal color watercoloring on Petal Passion Memories & More cards and Tutti-Frutti Sale-a-Bration note cards by Patty Bennett

I decorated the card fronts with Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Memories and More preprinted cards that I colored with Brusho, and also a stamped / embossed butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set.  All supplies are in the 2018 Occasions catalog, and can be found at the bottom of this blog post - just click any product image to shop for that item in my online store.

The cards also have some pieces of Tutti-Frutti designer paper for added color accents.

 

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 For coloring tips on these cards, SEE THIS BLOG POST.

 

I hope you enjoyed these 6 card ideas featuring these fun Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration rewards products!

 


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Sneak Peek: 2018 Occasions Catalog cards

 I'm totally enjoying coloring with the new Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions catalog products, like the new Brusho Crystal Color, the Lots of Happy Card kit, and the Petal Passion Memories & More cards!  All of these products will be available to my Stampin' Up! customers on Jan. 3, 2018 in the new catalog!  Need a catalog? let me know!  pattystamps@comcast.net

Watercoloring wtih Brusho Crystal Color and Stampin' UP! Beautiful Day butterfly and Petal Passion Memories & More cards, by Patty Bennett

 

Above Left: new Beautiful Day stamp set, pg 26 Occasions catalog, #145912 (wood mount), #145915 (clear mount), stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder, colored with Brusho #144101, pg 26 and Aqua painters #103954, on watercolor paper #122959.

Above Right: new Petal Passion Memories & More cards pg 24, #145592, colored with Brusho #144101, pg 26 and Aqua painters #103954

 If you missed it, below is a REPLAY of my Facebook live video showing how I colored the samples above with the new Brusho Crystal Color product.. it's amazing and makes you feel like a super cool watercolor artist when you blend it with color from your color spritzer or your Aqua painter!!

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Lots of Happy Card Kit - Coloring techniques with Watercolor Pencils, blender pens and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

Above: new Lots of Happy card kit, pg 15, #146388, colored with Watercolor Pencils #141709, Blender Pens #102845 and Stampin' Blends Markers #147475

 

 If you missed it, below is a REPLAY of my Facebook live video showing how I colored the Lots of Happy card kit samples above with watercolor pencils, blender pens and the new Stampin' Blends markers!!

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Lots of Happy Card Kit - Coloring techniques with Watercolor Pencils, blender pens and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

2 Options for the Lots of Happy Card Kit!

1.  purchase the entire kit which includes the stamp set, ink spot, 4 watercolor pencils, ribbon, dimensionals, and all the paper goods to create 20 cards (#146388, pg 15 Occasions catalog)

or

2. purchase the refill kit which includes the consumable products to create 20 more cards! (#145605, pg 15 Occasions catalog)

Lots of Happy Card Kit from Stampin' Up! - Coloring techniques with Watercolor Pencils, blender pens and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

The Lots of Happy card kit comes with 4 Watercolor Pencils, but I also grabbed my box of pencils and tried out different color combos with other pencils and my Blender Pens.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will create some of these great watercolor cards!

  

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