Stampin’ Up!’s Beautiful Day stamp set looks pretty basic in the 2018 Occasions catalog (see page20) . However, once you mix Brusho® Crystal Colours into the mix, the magic happens.
It does not show as well in a picture, however, the white embossing powder on the watercolor paper shines and looks like glimmer in the light. All coloring is done withan Aqua Painter and the Yellow, Brilliant Red, Prussian Blue, Moss Green, and Gamboge Brusho® Crystal Colours.
Stamps: Beautiful Day 145915 -clear mount, Amazing You 147215 – clear mount Sale-A-Bration
Paper: Thick Whisper White, Island Indigo, Peekaboo Peach, Fresh Fig, and Watercolor Paper
Ink: Versamark, Island Indigo Classic Stamp Pd
Accessories: Big Shot, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies – Sale-A-Bration, Brusho Crystal Colour 144101, Aqua Painters, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins
As you can see the Brusho® Cyrstal Colours can be as pale or vibrant as you want. Tomorrow’s card is my favorite using Brusho and it packs a big punch!
I am very pleased with how this card turned out. I had colored the bird and branch with Stampin’ Blends and was waiting for inspiration to finish my card. Then I played with Brusho® Crystal Colours and a whole new world of ideas came into play. I love the vibrant colors you can get with this medium.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and right now I am tired of all the snow and sub zero temperatures and want to think spring . This card puts a smile on my face. I hope it does the same for you.
Old Olive Combo
Crumb Cake Combo
Basic Gray Combo
Light Daffodil Delight
Light Pumpkin Pie
Brusho® Crystal Colours:
Want more infomation on the Brusho® Crystal Colours? Check out this video:
That’s it for today.
Here are the rest of our swaps:
Swap by Eileen Frost
Here is a cute swap using Barn Door:
Card by Betsy Dorman
Door slid over:
And the last swap:
Swap by Beth Mills
Inside which is just as beautiful as the outside:
Swap by Beth Mills
I have been playing with Brusho® Crystal Colours and Stampin’ Blends to create some unique cards. I will be posting tomorrow.
On my last blog post, Sierra showed her favorite card. The Cake Soiree card was my swap card. Below are several of the other swaps:
Swap by Debbie Henderson
I want to thank Debbie for hosting this swap. All the cards were great.
Swap by Tracey Roy
Swap by Cathy Autrey
I will post the other swaps tomorrow.
Well, I should have guessed that. Cake Soiree is my favorite, in fact I was in a card swap with several other Maine demonstrators and it was the set I used for my swap. Sierra must have been snooping around my stamp room.
There are a lot of stamps in this set with both solid and detail stamps for two-step stamping.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the visit with Sierra and Quincy, maybe I’ll invite them back on a future blog post, What do you think? Should they come back and visit again?
I created this card for a 2017 Occasions card swap with 18 other Maine Demonstrators from all different parts of the state. Everyone chose a different stamp set, mine was the Nailed It Bundle.
Inside my card I stamped Happy Belated Birthday.
Here are the directions:
1. Emboss DSP with Hexagon Dynamic Folder.
2. Adhere DSP to card front with Multipurpse Liquid Glue.
3. Stamp screwdriver on Island Indigo CS.
4. Die cut screwdriver from Silver Foil and then die cut screwdriver handle from Island Indigo. Trim handle and glue to silver screwdriver.
5. Stamp saying in Black on Whisper White CS.
6. Attach screwdriver to White CS with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then stamp screws with Smokey Slate.
7. Glue to Island Indigo layer, then glue to card.
8. Add embellishment.
I will post the rest of the cards in future posts.