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Watercolour Wash Background

When I saw the Hold on to Hope set in the Occasions catalogue I felt it was a beautiful set that could be used for more occasions than Easter, so it was definitely on my list to purchase.  Now I just loved the sample in the catalogue with the wash background and decided to use that to create a fun card with the same colours.

First I wanted to create a colour resist. I did this by stamping the flourish image in Versamark ink, applying White Embossing powder and heat setting. Ink cannot be applied to embossed images allowing you to create fun backgrounds.

Next I made sure the Watercolour paper was good and wet and then began “washing” my Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist inks on the paper to create my desired look.  I used my Heat Gun to aid me in drying it quicker. Now you may have missed it, but in the Occasions catalogue there is some really pretty Whisper White Organza ribbon, I used this to tie a bow around my watercolour piece.

Then I stamped my sentiment in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I also stamped some flowers in Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist ink and used the matching Cross of Hope framelits to die cut these.

I finished the card by attaching the flowers to my die cut sentiment and popping up the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love how this stands out on the Lemon Lime Twist card base! 

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Mixed Media Fun

I am super excited about the Brusho that is available in the Occasions Catalogue! I have been playing with it for a few days now and just love how each project looks so different! Today’s card is my VERY FIRST attempt at using Brusho and I am over the moon with the results.

I spritzed my Watercolour paper, tapped on the Yellow Brusho Crystals and the background turned out so beautifully.  To enhance it even more, I added Shimmery Embossing Paste using the fun Pattern Party Decorative Masks.

Next I used Picture Perfect Birthday to stamp my gift bow image in Versamark, added Silver Embossing powder and heat set to create this elegant bow. Next I took the Silver Metallic Thread and swirled it in behind the bow before popping it up on my card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 I needed the perfect sentiment so I selected the word ‘Congratulations’ from the set Special Celebrations and stamped it in Basic Gray Archival ink.  To make my little masterpiece stand out on my card front, I layered it on Silver Foil cardstock.

Have you played with Brusho yet? If not, you can order it via my on-line store along with Aquapainters for a qualifying Sale-A-Bration order! This means you would get to select one free qualifying product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. (click on Catalogues to view all items currently available)