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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

STAMPlorations and Brushos



Cornelia here today, playing again with Brushos - my new favorite "toy"


I just love those colors! And Brushos are so easy to use. Here is my tutorial:
I started out with water color paper, Versamark and that beautiful STAMPlorations Damask background stamp. I used mu embossing buddy first, to get clean embossing. 



Her is a little trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire - on large stamps I put the paper on the stamp and then rub my fingers over the paper to get all the ink onto the paper rather than pressing the stamp onto the paper. You see that I did not even bother to remove the stamp from its plastic sheet....


I sprinkled it with white embossing powder - clear would probably work just as well, but my clear embossing powder is not as fine as my white one and I wanted all that detail. 


I sprinkled various Brusho greens onto the paper, starting with turquoise at the top. The paper then looks like you added a little bit of pepper from a salt/pepper shaker. I took a picture, but it came out too blurry, so I can't show it to you...
I then misted it with water using a mini mister and the Brusho pigment crystals come to life! I moved the color around a bit with a water brush, to just get it to the edges of the paper. 


The paper then needs to dry - you can speed this up with a heat tool...

I heat embossed the daisy from the Bloom Sentiments set onto water color paper and also used Brushos to color it. (Used a left over snippet - this goes into the Snippet Playground)


Again I used my water brush to move the color around.


I fuzzy cut the daisy and decided it needed a stem. Used one of the brush stroke stamps from Celebrate Artsy and forest moss distress ink, added it onto a small leftover strip watercolor paper and cut it out as well.



I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock (also a snippet), glued it onto the card and added the daisy including its stem with foam tape. 



Lastly I added Stickles to the center of the daisy, but it doesnt' show....

Those are the sets I used:

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And with this card I want to wish Bev from Happy Dance a Happy Birthday! She is a fabulous card maker - make sure you step by her blog and wish her well! Darnell is hosting the party and you can link a card for Bev at Maskerade - Adyth's blog - it will be open for two weeks so that you can come and join the party too!

As already mentioned - I will link this card with the Snippets Playground - use a snippet 
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - make your own background
Just us Girls - watercoloring

Head over to the STAMPlorations blog if you want to play in this month challenges, or pull out your stamps and make a card! 

21 comments:

Deepti said...

The dimension that the daisy adds on that gorgeous BG is incredible !

Teresa Kline said...

wow, gorgeous flower and amazing background! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Anita in France said...

So luxurious, Cornelia ... the most stunning background, so perfectly enhanced by the equally stunning bloom! Anita :)

Jean Straw said...

Wonderfully vibrant colours in this super card.I love the background stamp you used.
Jean x

joy said...

Simply gorgeous, Cornelia! Love that pretty background!

Janet Zeppa said...

You used a lot of embossing on this card and it looks awesome!!!
So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

Susanne Vargas said...

Brusho paints look like so much fun! Fabulous card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I've given up resisting the pull to Brushos and ordered some. Now I've bookmarked this post for when I get to trying them, so thank you very much for the tutorial, Cornelia! Your card is smashing in every way! Thank you so much for coming to Bev's party!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what an amazing card Cornelia. You and Stamploations is a match made in heaven, you have such a wonderful way with these stamps. I love it.

Flo said...

Danke für die Erklärung, so werde ich, wenn meine Nähmaschine mich wieder loslässt (5 T-Shirts, 1 Rock!!!), auch mal arbeiten. Das sieht gut aus und scheint schnell zu gehen. DAS liebe ich!!!
Ganz liebe Grüße, Flo

SARN said...

I ADORE my Brusho paints too Cornelia and I love how you used them here. SUPER card. xxx

papierelle said...

Eine wirklich wunderbare Karte und dann auch noch gleich mit Anleitung!! Danke für's zeigen!!
LG Gundi

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! That flower looks awesome! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Lee-Anne said...

Thanks for this tutorial Cornelia! Love that colorful background! And that bloom is just gorgeous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! Quite the fabulous end result! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Happy Dance said...

Cornelia, this is such a beautiful card! I'm so glad that you showed us all how to make this too!! Those colors and that lovely texture is just fantastic! Such a sweet card. Thank you so much for helping make my birthday extra special; it's exactly what I needed! What a wonderful world. Bev

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cornelia - first the wonderful background (yay for Brushos!!) and then the flower - perfect card!

Hugs, Di xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful job and thanks for explaining your process in words and photos!
Love your card!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just us Girls!

OttawaMom said...

Love that embossed background and the bright, happy colours.That pretty flower really pops against it. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

sue t. said...

Love the colors of this card, but what the heck are brushos? I gotta look them up. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Monika Reeck said...

I think I will follow your style (I confess) cause the sentiment on black paper looks lovely Cornelia and I love the BG you made its so adorable with that BG stamp ooh I wish I have it..would you mind to sell it if you dont use it anymore Cornelia...Ich mag die stempel seeehr gerne...Lovely card...