Technique Tuesday: Brusho Crystal Colour

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a technique that I had posted earlier this year and I card that I did with my Stamp Clubs. They were the first to use the Brusho Crystal Colour technique … an awesome product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog and can now be found in the Annual Catalog on page 202.

On this card we used the Shimmery White Cardstock and the “Beautiful Day” stamp set.  We will be embossing the flower with the black embossing powder.

Next thing you want to do is to poke a hole or two in the top of the plastic bottle the Brusho is in. I used my Paper Piercer to poke the hole and then use a push pin to keep it sealed ….

I like to use a little washi tape to hold my sides down … it keep the colors from running together if the paper “rolls up” from the water.  Then you will gently tap the Brusho bottom to dispense the powder … Less is More!  You can always add more but it’s best to start light, especially if you are new to this technique. It looks a little like peppering your food! lol

I started with “Yellow” in the center, “Gamboge” around the center, and then the “Brilliant Red” around the outer petals.

Now with your Stampin’ Spritzer … spritz some water onto the image. I stand during this process and I’m at least 8 – 12″ above my cardstock – You don’t have to measure, but if you are too close it might splatter your color.

Notice I kept the Brusho colors I used away from the leaf — also less spritzing, I can always add water with the use of my Aqua Painter… which I will be using to color in the leaf.

With the use of my Aqua Painter, I began to move my color around starting with the yellow.  I keep a tissue or paper towel handy to keep my Aqua Painter clean.  If you mix your colors too much – you’ll end up with one color or a mess!

Once the color was where I wanted it, I tapped a bit of the Green Brusho onto a block and used my Aqua Painter to pick up the crystals and color in the leaf directly.  That is two techniques you’ve now learned with the Brusho!!  Once DRY you can cut it out and mount it to your card ….

I used a Whisper White base with a Basic Black mat and my background was embossed with the beautiful “Layered Leaves” Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Beautiful Day” which is found on page 134 of the Annual catalog.

It really is simple to use … Remember, I did this at my Stampin’ Club and each and everyone’s card turned out beautiful yet no two were alike … it was awesome!!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this technique or please leave a comment on what you would like me to share on an upcoming Technique Tuesday.

Thank you for joining me today ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

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Holidays Edged in Gold …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and my Simply Sunday post … You will notice that todays card has the same basic layout as yesterdays card but by stepping it up by adding an additional product, it will change the entire look of the card. WOW!!

So in they style of keepin’ it simple, I am still using the Gold Foil-Edged cards, envelopes, and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle with the Gold Foil Sheets, BUT instead of the Vanilla cardstock … I’m using Cherry Cobbler cut to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ card front …

WOW …  is what the stunning Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper does to your card when you add it to your card. You know, this would be pretty over the Vanilla paper too! Want to know something else amazing about this designer paper? It’s Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other … how cool is that!?

This delicately detailed laser-cut sheets can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts. So pretty and so much fun, I know you’ll think of amazing cards with this paper… just switch out colors and switch out your greetings and you’ll be set for any occasion … oh, weddings would be pretty too!

I did put a banner on this card to highlight my greeting so it would “pop”.  I used glue dots to attach it but I had to roll them so they would be skinny … that helped hide them and lifted the greeting up to create some dimension.  Simple can be stunning!

I thank you for stopping back and I hope your have a wonderful week.

My Saturday Stamparatus Class is SOLD OUT but I have room left in the Thursday Night Class.  Payment will have to get to me by this Wednesday so I can purchase your Stamparatus for class.

There is still one week remaining in our Dashing Along Promotion …

 

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Simply Sunday: Making Holidays Simple

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend. I had the pleasure of going to my grandsons soccer game yesterday. I had a nice time chatting with my daughter and watching Aiden’s game … and they won!!

We all have to remember to slow down every now and then and enjoy the little things in life, because they are truly the important things.  Many of us have very busy lives and find it hard to do all the things we want, our intentions are good!

Lets say you’ve been meaning to make Christmas cards year after year but you just run out of time or you don’t get as many made as you’d like to, let me help … Today my Simply Sunday post is to share a beautiful yet simple card that will be easy for you to get those cards done.

Pretty right!? The base of the card is the Gold Foil Edge Cards & Envelopes!! You can find these on page 11 of the Holiday Catalog and you get 20 of each (card base & envelope). Then I simply cut a front to emboss, you don’t have to … you can go directly to the greetings which are from the “Merry Christmas to All” bundle. It can be that easy!

If you do want to step it up and create some texture on the card, the front is 5″ x 3-3/4″ then run it through the BigShot with your favorite embossing folder.  I used the “Tufted” but the new “Swirls and Curls” embossing folder that is part of the All is Bright product suite, either would work great!  The new Seasonal Wreath would be pretty too!

The “Happy” is heat embossed in gold and the “Holidays” is cut from the Gold Foil paper, again both are from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle from the All is Bright product suite found on pages 4 and 5 of the Holiday Catalog.

So whether you chose the card front to emboss and add texture of just adhere the greeting directly to the front, it will get you on the fast track to your cardmaking this holiday season.

If you would like to see this layout stepped up just a bit more … stop back tomorrow, it’s a beauty!!

I’m so happy and grateful that you’ve taken time out of your Sunday to sit with me a while.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

A Delightful Dash

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well it seems that the last day of summer has transitioned to a nippy night last night, and oh how I love a crisp fall evening. We all know what comes next, our holiday preparations … are you ready?

It’s the perfect time of year to gather with friends and family and create!  I think this festive sampler will inspire you to get started …

This beautiful paper is our Dashing Along Designer Paper and is combined with some of most popular holiday stamp sets. I would love to help you and your friends get prepared for your holiday cardmaking.

You can get this gorgeous Dashing Along Designer paper for Free with a $250 stamping party.  There are so many different ways to host an event; whether you invite your friends and family over to your house for an evening of fun, or invite them to my home for a stamp camp … we can set it up together. You bring the treats, I bring on the stamping.

You let me know what you and your friends would like to see, we’ll design your event around your wants and needs.

Let’s get you that free paper and some extra goodies! Let’s chat!

Thank  you for checking in with me today ~

Have a wonderful weekend.

Beautiful Baubles

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

and a happy Friday to you!! I know you are busy so I’ll keep it short today with words but big on beautiful content … multiple card share! These beautiful cards were created by Stampin’ Up! but since I do not have this bundle (yet) I thought I would share Beautiful Baubles with you…

Have you been thinking about your Christmas card making yet? You’ll be able to Deck the halls and everything else with beautiful baubles, bursting with color and delight!

What do you think?  Do you think that decorative die at the top could be used as a wreath?  How about a doily?  Maybe even several of them cut in different colors to create a really cool birthday card.  Sometimes it’s fun to think outside of the box!

Are you a traditional card maker sticking with the reds and green … or how about a touch of modern with the wood panel behind your holiday decorations!

Either way, you can see the versatility of this beautiful stamp set and coordinating die set. If I was to pick my favorite of these three … Hmmm, it’s a hard choice but I may pass on the sparkle this time and vote for the elegance of the blue and silver.

They are all pretty and it’s nice to see the different styles. Just like we are all different but a fun craft called stamping brings us all together!

Thank  you so much for checking in on me today.

I wish you a great day and a beautiful weekend!

Click on image to learn more about this amazing bundle …

 

Spooky Graveyard …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have my alternative Paper Pumpkin project to share with you … I may have gotten a bit carried away with the spooky side of things – lol

So I took the tags and cut them down to turn them into headstones and created a graveyard! The cute little ghost and the bat along with the greetings were all included in the Paper Pumpkin kit …

Since I sponged my background, I added a little sponging on my gravestones to age them a bit.  Not included in the kit was the moon which I just punched with the 1-1/2″ Circle punch. Oh yes … and I had to add a few orbs in the grave yard … the cute little Glitter Dots really did the trick.

Hope you enjoyed taking a haunted hike with me today through my spooooky graveyard, thanks for joining me.

Have a safe and fun day ~

 

Take Your Pick …

Hello Stampin’ Friends …

Nothing is scarier than being without cute treat packaging for Halloween! So we put a lot of thought into brewing up our Frights & Delights September 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit—just for you.

Watch this month’s unboxing video here to find out how to make this creepy kit. It’s not too scary . . . we promise.

And yes … I have my “Take Your Pick” Tool 🙂

Multipurpose pickup and precision tool simplifies meticulous tasks. Tacky putty end easily picks up sequins, paper accents, and other small objects; twist to dispense more putty. Other end has 2 changeable, double-ended tips with paper piercer, mini spatula, small stylus, and large stylus.  * Includes protective end caps.

 

Take Your pick tool is just too cool … and that Paper Pumpkin is too stinkin’ cute!  As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase additional kits or past kits.

And … You’ll want to come back tomorrow to see an Alternative project to the kit.

Also … I want to remind you of all the goodies that are now in the Clearance Rack. I don’t want you to miss out getting some of your retired favorites at a discount.

I have a few spots left in my Stamparatus Class / Choose your date … either Thursday, Oct. 4th or Sat. Oct. 6th

Ask me questions anytime, I’m here to help.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with my Alternative project.

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~

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