Hello stampers. Ever since I first opened my pack of Brusho paint crystals I have loved it. The trouble is that once you start creating with it, it is very hard to stop! I pulled it out last week because the colours were starting to change with the seasons and I felt it was time to make a fall card at my coffee and a card class. Since then I have made quite a few more and you will see that you can do far more than just create fall cards with it. Today I will share some of my favourites with you. The first card is made using a technique called emboss resist. I stamped the leaves from Colorful Seasons in versamark on watercolour paper. I then clear embossed them with the heat gun and clear embossing powder. When it was dry I spritzed it will water and sprinkled on Brusho in three colours, red, yellow and gamboge. Do you see the sentiment and that little line of dots? They are hot off the press, just arrived in my October Paper Pumpkin today!! If you love Christmas cards you will want to subscribe before November 11 to get them.
Here is a close up so that you can see how beautiful the Brusho crystals are. What I love most about this product is that it truly makes me feel like an artist. That is the reason I first fell in love with Stampin’Up! You wouldn’t believe how many people come up to me and say, “I’m not creative. I’m not artistic.”. Then I tell them that neither was I!! The beautiful artwork from Stampin’Up! made it easy to be artistic, and Brusho just takes it to a whole new level. All you really need to do is spritz your watercolour paper or your shimmer white cardstock with some water and then sprinkle on the crystals. After that you can determine whether or not to add more water or leave it just as it is. With watercolour paper you can even go in afterwards and add more water and more crystals if you are not pleased with your original results. Do you see the speckles on the chair? When my card was finished I spritzed the entire thing with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and champagne shimmer paint to add a glittery finish.
Here is a look at what the Paper Pumpkin box for November will look like. You just know it is going to be beautiful Christmas cards and an exclusive stamp set. Perfect for yourself or as a gift for a teacher or crafty friend. Here is a handy link so you can subscribe.
The next card uses watercolour paper again with fall colours of red and yellow. I then added some die cut maple leaves from the Colorful Seasons bundle. It is a clean and simple design. The sentiment is also from Colorful Seasons and is stamped in Memento black using the Stamparatus. Stamping on watercolour paper is challenging because of its rough texture so the Stamparatus is perfect so that you can stamp it multiple times to get it black enough.
The look of this watercolour is softer because I used more water so that the colours “bled” together a little more. The leaves were cut from crushed curry, cherry cobbler and old olive. The next card is stepped up a notch. I decided to use some leftover scraps of shimmer white and I treated it with Brusho in fall colours. Then I die cut leaves from it so that they looked more like the real thing. What do you think? I also added a copper leaf for added interest.
On the little leaf I used a sponge dauber and some gold shimmer paint to add a little interest and I also sketched in some “veins” using the Project Life journaling pen. The sentiment is from the stamp set Kindness & Compassion. The newsprint paper in the background is part of the Dashing Along pack of paper that was a giveaway for hosts in September with a $300 or more workshop. If you place an online order with me this month you will get a sample pack of this paper mailed to you!
For the card above I used Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho to create the illusion of dappled sunlight. The stamped images are from one of my favourite stamp sets, Enjoy Life. This is a great masculine card but could really be for anyone. The last card is another fall card. It might be my favourite season. I love the crisp fall air, the beautiful sunlight and of course the changing colours. I love sweaters and campfires and reading in a cozy chair and of course comfort food. Soups and stews simmering on the stove with a cobbler baking in the oven. Yum!!!
I really love the background of this card with the white space and the watercolour look of it all. The one leaf has a solid copper foil leaf in behind it for added interest. The white panel is embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. The watercolour paper is 3′ by 4″ on all of the cards.
In closing, I just want to share with you that October is my 13th anniversary as a Stampin’Up! demonstrator so I am offering a chance at a half price item if you place a minimum $25 order either with me in person or online. If you choose to order online you need to use the host code K47RYHQZ. This offer ends tomorrow night!! So strike while the iron is hot. If you click on any of the images below it will take you straight to my online store
Here is a video I did showing Brusho in action. I hope you find it helpful. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a super day.