Monday, 29 August 2016

Split Brusho Background

Hi guys

So sorry it's been so long since I shared a card which wasn't made for one of my DT roles.  Today, I thought I'd finally share one of the cards I made whilst attending the Happy Little Stampers Craft Retreat in Swindon last month.

At the retreat we all received a box of Brusho colours and for much of the weekend we were all getting messy and inky trying different techniques.  I already own some Brushos but haven't really experimented fully with them so it was great to learn some new techiques.  Kylie, my lovely 'boss' at Happy Little Stampers was a fantastic teacher and showed us how to create some awesome backgrounds.  We also all received a Happy Little Stampers apron, very much needed when using these little pots of colour pigment!!!

So, this card was made using a section of the background I created with the laundry starch and cling film technique...

So this background was created by spraying laundry starch onto some watercolour card, sprinkling on some Brusho colours (I think I used Turquoise and Emerald here), spraying again and then covering with some crumpled up cling film and then leaving to dry.  I stamped the flower and leaves image numerous times with VersaMark before heat embossing in white.  I then cut the panel down and split it using a dotted border die.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto my card base and then popped up the panels either side on 3D foam.  For a final touch I added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers.

The image here was from a stamp set I bought on route to the retreat, from Snazzys Stamping and Scrapbooking Store in Swindon.  I met a few of my fellow retreat attendees in here where we might have spent a few pennies! Well, for me it landed right on pay day! Woohoo :)

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Daler Rowney - Aquafine Watercolour
  • Ink: Brusho - Turquoise and Emerald; VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Dina Wakley Media - Scribbly Flowers; MFT - Beary Special Birthday
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Other Materials: Laundry Starch, Cling Film

Challenge entries:

AAA Cards - Game #72 - New To You Technique (although not much white space I would still see this as CAS - please disregard if you think it's too busy)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - No Designer Paper
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #27 - Clean and Simple
Stamping Sensations - August Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - August Challenge - Anything Goes with a Stamp

Thanks so much for popping by, I'll be back with another post shortly.


  1. Love this Neets, those colours are gorgeous together and the white embossing is perfect!
    So pleased we met after all this time. To the next time! :)

  2. Hmmm no where have I seen this stunning card before???
    You've kept this one hidden - did it re-appear during the clear up campaign last weekend?
    Hee Hee! Love it. Brilliant and vibrant and great to see in our AAA gallery this week.
    Sarah x

  3. Love the colors and the white blooms are gorgeous! Beautiful card!

  4. Missed the retreat,:( but I'm going to have to give this technique a go - such amazing vibrant colours. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  5. Beautiful card, lovely colours.
    Thank you for sharing over at Penny Black and more;-))m

  6. Beautiful colours and design.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  7. This is a lovely card, great colors and excellent technique of multiple stamping. I hadn't heard of that before but I think it's definitely something I want to try. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week! xJessie

  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. A gorgeous card. Love the background and pretty flower stamping.. and the white panel with sentiment looks really fab.
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our CAS Challenge! :-)
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  10. A lovely creation with great stamping and inking, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

  11. Beautiful. Love the colour! Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  12. So pretty, Anita! Love the colors!
    The Leaf Studio

  13. Love how this turned out. Great colors!


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