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Brushos and Stencils

Hi Stampers,

Just one more Brusho technique.  In the past I have painted folk art.  I used brass stencils on some of my pieces.  While I have cleaned out quite a bit of my painting supplies I have kept a few too.  One of the things I have is a box of brass stencils.  I wondered if they would work with the Brusho Crystals.  There is only one way to find out.  So I did.  I lightly misted a piece of water color paper.  I placed the brass stencil on the paper and sprinkled the red Brusho Crystals over it.  I gave it another quick spritz of water and slowly removed the stencil.  I attached the water color panel to Birthday Memories DSP and then to the base card of Real Red CS.  A white lace doily was cut in half and tucked under the edge of water color paper.  I used the pansy punch to punch out three blossoms and curled the edges, some up, some down and then attached this to the card with three larger pearls as the center.  This worked really slick and quick.  Hope you enjoy the end result.

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Petal Passion and Brushos

Hey Stampers,

I posted today’s card on Instagram a few days ago.  The picture really doesn’t portray the real deal so I thought I would detail how the card was created.  I have been mesmerized by what the new Brusho Crystals are capable of doing.  I had to try it on the Petal Passion DSP.  The recommendation is water color paper or Heavy Whisper White or Shimmery White CS for use with the Brushos.  I used a piece of the Petal Passion DSP lightly misted with the yellow and blue Brusho Crystals on this card.  There was minimal warping.  I used my heat tool to dry it and adhered it to a piece of Crushed Curry CS with Tombow mono adhesive.  I find this always works best for misted papers.  I adhered this panel to the base card of Tranquil Tide CS.  Next I used the same two colors of Brusho Crystals on a piece of Whisper White CS that was pre misted.  I stamped with Memento Black ink the blossom from the Remarkably You stamp set onto this piece once it was dry.  I fussy cut the flower and attached it to the front panel with Tombow mono adhesive.  Bottom line for me is don’t be afraid to try something new or something others tell you can’t be done!  Thank you so much for taking time to stop by today.  I hope you enjoy the share.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Beautiful Day

Hi Stampers,

This morning I woke up a little dizzy.  I have a tendency to not drink enough fluids so I really made an effort to hydrate myself.  I was supposed to be having lunch with a group of retired nurses 45 minutes away but thought I probably shouldn’t be driving with a fuzzy head.  Instead I stayed home and relaxed.  My form of relaxing is creating.  This is what I came up with.

There is an illusion going on here.  It may look as though I fussy cut the entire flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set but in fact I stamped it on Whisper White CS, cut above and below the right side of the image and then only fussy cut that small portion around the leaf.  I sponged the background with Old Olive ink and the edges with Pacific Point ink.  The greeting is also stamped with Pacific Point.  I used my Stampin’ Up! water color pencils to color the image in Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie.  The center is Daffodil Delight.  I used Old Olive and Pacific Point for the leaf.  I wanted to continue tying in the Pacific Point so I adhered the Whisper White CS to Pacific Point CS and then to the base card of Old Olive CS.  This is another of those cards that loses it’s impact in photography.  I am pleased in the end result.  Let me know what you think and as always thanks for stopping by.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

So Simple

Hi Stampers,

Today I have a share that I CASE’d from Carol Payne’s blog.  I changed the greeting and accenting elements but the design is hers.  This is very simple, a 7 minute card but so sweet in the simplicity.  The base card is Whisper White CS followed by a piece of DSP from the Birthday Memories series.  The greeting is long retired one that I still really favor.  I used Real Red ink for this greeting on Whisper White CS.  This is backed by a piece of Real Red CS.  Tucked beneath the greeting panel is a lacey doily.  Red sequins and a ribbon are the only embellishments.  If you need a birthday card in a hurry this one will fit the bill.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate you taking the time to check it out.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Happy Birthday Hubby

Hi Stampers, Last Friday was my husband’s birthday.  I won’t tell you how old he is but you could say we are both vintage.  Since both of us love antiques I wanted his birthday card to reflect our favorite element.  The latest awesome release by Stampin’ Up! is the Brusho Crystal Colours.  I have been playing with different techniques and recently have learned several more.  I’ll be sharing those soon, but for this card it was very simple.  I started with a base card of Crushed Curry followed by a layer of Early Espresso CS.  The third layer is again Crushed Curry.  Now for the fun part.  I used plain Very Vanilla CS and tore an edge randomly.  I distressed the other edges with a file. I spritzed the CS with water, not too heavily but enough to move the color.  Next I opened, yes I opened the jar of Mossy Green Brusho (everyone warns about opening the little jars).  I used a dry paint brush to apply the crystals to the torn and straight edges of the CS. I spritzed a little more water and tilted the CS to get the color to run. I stamped the simple Happy Birthday with Early Espresso.  It is exactly the look I was going for.  Dave loved it by the way.  Hope you do too.  Take a look and don’t be afraid to leave a comment or suggestion.  I appreciate you stopping by.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB