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Let’s get pasty!

Monday Montage Blog Hop – Week 121!!!!

Hello friends! Welcome back to the Monday Montage Blog Hop!  You won’t want to miss the amazing prettiness that I know you will find at all the stops along the way!

I’ve had a crazy summer this summer!  I have a giant craft project in my driveway right now that is taking all my free time.  My mom & I bought an old pop-up camper and I have been renovating it.  It has been sooooo much fun but a serious amount of work!  My HOA has been less than friendly about the trailer so I am trying to get everything done before they send me another letter or threaten a fine!  Ugh, they are so picky lol!  I’ll post pics as soon as it’s done, it is coming out so cute!

The camper project has cut into my paper crafting the last few weeks though!  I have a cute, summery card to share today that features embossing paste AND Brusho!  Oh my!  Brusho color crystals provide such saturated color, they are a natural for adding color to embossing paste.  You can control the depth of color with the amount of color crystals you add, so you can go subtle or very intense!

On this project I used Gamboge and Brilliant Red together, I love the color I got!

Fabulous Flamingo Stampin' Up

Fabulous Flamingo Stampin' Up

Make sure you go “back” if you missed Bree’s wonderful creation or you can loop on around by hitting the “next” button to get to Dani’s gorgeous work and the rest of the hop!  Links to all of our fabulous hoppers are listed below 🙂

  1. Amy O’Neill
  2. Breelin Renwick
  3. Cathy Casey – you are here!
  4. Dani Dziama
  5. Elizabeth Price
  6. Julie Warnick
  7. Kaitlyn Zumbach
  8. Melissa Stout
  9. Wendy Weixler
Brusho · Cards · Stampin' Up · Techniques

Oh my Brusho!

I did a fun Brusho technique class a few weeks ago and this is one of the projects we made.  It is stunning visually and it was super easy to make!

Beautiful Day Stampin' Up

The Beautiful Day Stamp Set is perfect for this technique.  We white embossed the big flower image on watercolor paper and then used Brusho to add the color.  This flower features Prussian Blue and Brilliant Red, they create this luscious blueish purple color when they are allowed to activate together with water and not over worked.  So pretty!  After the flower dried, we fussy cut it out and popped it onto the card front.  The rest of the card was fast and easy and showcased the beautifully colored flower 🙂

Beautiful Day Stampin' Up

So gorgeous!

Creative Tips:

  1.  After you have embossed the flower, paint with water first everywhere inside the flower.  Sprinkle on your Brusho, more red towards the top and more blue towards the bottom.  You can always add more of the Brusho crystals if the you don’t like the initial color saturation, it is much harder to pull the color back without it getting muddy.  If your flower is too wet, blot with a paper towel.  Let your flower dry completely before fussy cutting.
  2. The leaf is colored with Moss Green Brusho.  I have also seen posts where demos have added ink color to the green as an underlying tint.  That’s really pretty too.  With this one I just painted the leaf with water first and sprinkled a little Moss Green and then didn’t work it too much with the aqua painter after adding the Brusho.
  3. The added ribbon and bling give the card some pop with the deeply saturated flower.  I love the simple richness.

I hope you have a fabulous, creative day!  Happy Stamping 🙂