Thursday, 8 February 2018

Let’s Colour

G'day everyone.  Welcome to the Stamping Techniques to try blog hop.  Glad you could join us!

This month we are showcasing the Brusho Colour Crystals and I must say I have fallen in love with the effects you can get with very little effort (remember, I like cards that look like you spent tons of time making but are easy to do).  

So, for this beauty I used items from the Petal Passion Suite, page 23 in the Occasions Catalogue.  This suite is so beautiful and makes an easy watercolor look.  Pair this sweet stamp set with the the easiest card fold EVER and you end up with a beautiful card.

Using Momento Black ink stamp the image on shimmery white cardstock and set aside to dry.  If you are apprehensive about using the watercolor crystals try the watercolor paper first as it's a bit easier to use but I like the blending effect of the water and the crystals on the shimmery white cardstock for this card.

Using an aquapainter,  lightly brush water inside the image where you would like the color to be and sprinkle on the Brilliant Red Brusho Colour Crystals. The crystals only stick where you have water!  How cool is that and oh so slick.  Once the red coloured area has dried repeat for the leaves using the Mossy Green.  Let this area dry before continuing to layer color on the rose, and leaves, by sprinkling some of the crystals on a clear block and adding a bit of water then painting like a watercolor master (ha ha) until you get the effect you want.  Once dry cut out using the matching Thinlits dies. 

I love shaped layers and have used the Stitched framelits for my greeting area.  However, if you don't have dies this card looks just as beautiful using rectangles easily cut on a paper trimmer. 

The card fold is simply half a sheet of card stock folded in half like you were making a regular card.  Then, take the front piece and fold back on itself so it makes a "z" shape.  This is definitely my "go to" fold.  Embellish as you like just make sure you add adhesive only to the half of your front panel that you are sticking down onto your layer.  

One tip I found when using the Brusho Colour Crystals on this card is to make sure the black momento ink has totally dried before adding the water.  If you are needing to work quickly, or impatient like me, use your heat tool to speed up the drying time.  You can also use your heat tool to dry the coloured areas just be aware that the air movement may also move the colour into areas you don't want so use cautiously.     

I hope you have enjoyed this project.

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  1. I love painting with Brusho .. such a fun way to colour images - love your rose card!

  2. Cool trick about the crystals just sticking to the water. Oh yes, I will be trying this!

  3. Looks great Pam and painting with Brusho is such a fun technique

  4. Wow! your card is beautiful!

  5. Stunning card Pam. I love everything about it from the layers to the texture and of course the colouring with Brusho. Stunning and dramatic colour combo looks wonderful.

  6. Gorgeous card Pam. I love the rich colour the Brusho gave the roses. And I do love a fancy fold card. Your card is such an inspiration. Thank so much for sharing.

  7. Fab card Pam ! I love the way you have coloured the roses, and such a fun card fold too!