Watercolor Brusho Adds Gorgeous Color

Watercolor Brusho

Watercolor Brusho adds gorgeous color effortlessly, and each time you use it, it is unique!

Havent used Brusho before? Let me give you a few quick tips.

1) Wet your paper first. I used watercolor paper for this card, but you can use other paper, just use less water.

2) Poke 1 or 2 holes in the top of the Brusho container.

3) Start with the lightest color first.

4) Shake the Brusho sparingly over the wet paper. Spritz with water, wait a moment, spritz again.

5) Repeat step 4 until desired color.

6) Add different colors of Brusho as desired, repeating step 4.

7) Dry with heat tool.

I embossed the branch of flowers image first by stamping the image with Versamark and embossing with clear embossing powder. Then I started with the yellow Brusho and ended with the orange Brusho following the steps listed above. I love the washed watercolor look as well as the little specks of color dotted randomly across the surface.

Then I added the embossed cross from Hold on to Hope, a new stamp set and Framelit bundle available June 3 from the new Occasions catalog. I stamped and clear embossed another branch of flowers as well as a mum and die cut both, and adhered with rolled up glue dots.

I tied a piece of Very Vanilla Lace Trim and a piece of the Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon (free with a $50 purchase beginning in January) together with the gold 1/8 inch ribbon and used a glue dot to stick the whole thing on the card front.

And Tutti-fretting Adhesive-backed(!) sequins scattered on top finish off the card.

Watch for more projects coming up using the amazing watercolor Brusho!

Colorful Seasons

Stampin'Up! Colorful Seasons, sympathy card, watercolor, handmade, #peribeal #papercraftinghtreads

A bit of watercolor gives a soft touch to this sympathy card. I used the positive and the negative from the Stitched Shapes Framelits die to create a double frame effect for added dimension.

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Watering Botanical Blossoms

Watering Botanical Blossoms
Watering Botanical Blossoms

Here’s a new softer take on the Botanical Blossoms. I’ve always cut them out of cardstock, but was inspired by Melissa Gunn’s take on the blossoms using watercolor paper.

Puffy Balloons

Puffy Balloons
Puffy Balloons

Puffed up balloons, shimmery paper, watercolor background, and sparkly sequins all scream ‘it’s party time’.

I stamped 3 balloons from Balloon Celebration on vellum cardstock with Versamark. I embossed with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. I punched out those 3 embossed balloons with the Balloon punch, and punched out 3 more balloon shapes. I turned the stamped balloons face down on a Stampin’ Pierce Mat, and used the round end of an Aqua Painter to press around the edges of the balloon shape until the balloon ‘puffed up’. Place a dimensional on the back towards the bottom, so the dimensional is hidden by the embossing. Take a length of white baker’s twine and run it over the edge of a bone folder until it curls slightly. Place the baker’s twine on top of the dimensional at the base of the balloon and place a plain balloon over it. Voila, puffy balloon! Repeat two more times and set aside.

Load up the lid of Daffodil Delight ink pad, dip the tip of the Aqua Painter in the pooled ink, and randomly paint on a piece of Shimmer White cardstock. Repeat with Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo inks, squeezing the Aqua Painter between colors to clean the brush.

Layer mats using SNAIL. TIP: Use vertical swipes of SNAIL on the back of the shimmer cardstock and use horizontal swipes on the front of the mat to create a super strong hold!

Use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere gold sequins and use Glue Dt to adhere the bottom two balloons. Use a dimensional to adhere the top balloon.

Here are some closeups so you can see the dimension and the shimmer.

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Masterpiece Monday

Case the Catty - Wetlands
Case the Catty – Wetlands

The new catalog showcases returning stamps in new ways – here’s my version featuring Wetlands stamp set. Pretty true to the inspiration, except I used Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey for my colors. The original uses Dapper Denim for the blue. Simple watercoloring is very relaxing!

Frosted Watercolor

Frosted Watercolor
Frosted Watercolor

Love this frosted watercolor technique, and it’s easy to do! Follow along…

1. Stamp Sweetbriar Rose inked in Soft Suede on Kraft paper.

2. Being careful to stay within the lines, color image with Blender Pen dipped in Craft White Ink. (If you go outside the lines, the white ink will become pink tinted, not a bad thing, but we’re going for a more white look.)

3. Heat set with heat tool, or let sit for 10 minutes or so to dry.

4. Add more Craft White Ink for shading and dimension.

5. Heat set or let dry.

6. Wrap Gold Thread around left side of focal piece five times. (Anchor on back of piece with a swipe of SNAIL.)

7. Layer Kraft piece on Soft Suede mat with multipurpose glue.

8. Layer both on Whisper White cardstock.

Mooning Over Moon Lake

Moon Lake Watercolor
Moon Lake Watercolor

Moon Lake has got to be one of my favorite stamp sets of all time. Stamp the sweet bird image in Versamark ink on watercolor paper and emboss the image with white embossing powder. Then a watercolor wash with Pool Party ink and an aqua painter. Sentiment is stamped with Stazon ink. Add a mat of silver glimmer paper and wrap both layers with a piece of silver twine. For the inside of the card, sponge the edges of a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and stamp part of the foliage from the bird image stamp in the lower right hand corner. Gorgeous!

Oh Poppy!

Watercolor Poppy
Watercolor Poppy

Poppies are one of my favorite flowers, so this hostess set was first on my list. I saw this card on the exclusive to demonstrator’s site, Stampin’ Connection. I CASE’d the card exactly, except for the ribbon. Love the simplicity of this card.

Supply List: Simply Sketched hostess stamp set, Watercolor paper, Black Stazon Ink, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake & Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers, 7/16 trim, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals

Simply Sketched
Simply Sketched Hostess Stamp Set