Archive | April 2018

Brusho Congrats

Hello Stampers!  Today I’m showing you what I have done with our new Brusho Color Crystals. I’m showing two different techniques but there are so many more things you can do with these great color crystals.

Let’s start with the background. This is regular Whisper White cardstock. I left it dry and sprinkled the Prussian Blue. I then used our Stampin’ Spritzer on an angle and just sprayed. The force of the spray made the color move and of course the water made the color bleed.  I was delighted with the results because each one looks like another flower. I let it completely dry – it may curl a bit but if you use adhesive on all four edges the cardstock will lay flat.

To make the central flowers I used Watercolor Paper. I first stamped the image (from Remarkable You) with Versa Mark then used White Embossing Powder and set it with our Heat Tool. Next I used our Aqua Painters and dropped water onto the flower. While the water was still bubbled, I sprinkled the yellow (added a touch of orange and Brilliant Red). Don’t worry about going over the edges since you will cut the flower out. Then I left them to completely dry. If you are in a hurry to use them then use your Heat Tool to dry. As they dry you will see some awesome color combinations appear. 

Once the flowers are completely dry cut them out around the outer edges of the white embossing. The flowers are “popped up” with Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed onto the background. 

Next I used the Sunshine Wishes Framelits and cut out the Congrats on Silver Foil paper. I also popped the word up.  I added some leaves from the Leaf Punch but I think I might omit the leaves on a future card and just let the flowers stand alone.

I’m so pleased with how this card turned out. The Brusho Crystals can be used like watercolors or you could make a wash for a background with them. The key is to experiment. 

Tip…be very careful with the Moss Green – it can look muddy if you use too much.

Tip…don’t take the whole lid off each container of Brusho. Instead use a tack and punch one hole in the cap. When not in use the tack can be placed into the hole so that you won’t have spills of crystals. I also found that if the hole seems to clog up just tap the container on the bottom and the flow of the sprinkle will work.

Tip…be sure to cover your work area…these colors are VERY powerful and can stain any surface if left.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Remarkable You

Ink – Versa Mark

Paper – Dapper Denim; Whisper White; Watercolor Paper; Silver Foil

Accessories – Brusho Color Crystals; Sunshine Wishes Framelits; White Embossing Powder; Leaf Punch; Heat Tool; Stampin’ Spritzer; Aqua Painters


Definitely try these Brusho Color Crystals and have some fun creating. 

Happy Stamping!     Donna

Fancy Fold Petal Palette

Hi Stampers…I told you I’d have more cards using the Petal Palette Stamp Set! I made this one as a Mother’s Day Card but it could be used for so many occasions.


Here’s the front  – then lift the flower panel to the right…

Now lift the left panel…

And there’s the whole inside! 

This is such a lovely card because of the fold. It’s not difficult at all.

Base = 4 1/4″ x 9″   Score at 3 1/2″ Pink

Front DSP = 3 1/4″ x 4″

Inside (black) = 3″ x 9″   Score at 4 1/2″

Inside Front = Pink 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″; Whisper White 2 1/2″ x 4″ (stamp on the white)

Inside Left = 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ Pink


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Petal Palette; You’re Inspiring

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black; Rose Red

Paper – Pink Pirouette; Whisper White; Black; Petal Passion DSP

Accessories – Stampin’ Blends


This is a great fold that you can use with any occasion card. Try it out and I think you will use it often. 🙂

Be sure to read my Newsletters…a lot is happening with the approach of the NEW Annual Catalog!

Have a wonderful week and Happy Stamping!    Donna

Petal Palette Birthday

Hello Stampers!  Today I’m using the Petal Palette Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog. It is available as a bundle and such a versatile bundle. You’ll be seeing it again in coming posts. You have until May 31st to order it.

I was inspired by a card done by Karen Hallman. I used the Petal Passion DSP as a background.  Just ordered another pack of that DSP!


Isn’t this little bird adorable! I popped him up with Dimensionals and I tilted the inside layer for fun. It’s a fun card.

This photo came out a bit darker which is more like the original. 

This is really a pretty quick and easy card to make and can be sent to male or female.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Petal Palette Stamp Set, Rose Wonder

Ink – Old Olive, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Whisper White, Old Olive, Petal Passion DSP

Accessories – Petals & More Thinlits


Actually different shots but liked them all so you got to see the card a few times. 🙂

Have a great week and Happy Stamping!    Donna

You’re Inspiring Birthday

Hello Stampers!  I have another favorite stamp set…You’re Inspiring.  Also tried a new technique.

These lovely daffodils are from the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set.  I tried the technique of cutting out parts of the image and placing the oval die behind them to get the overlap of the flowers…I love it! The flowers, stems and leaves are actually colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.

The inside sentiment is taken from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set. If you have this set…go back and revisit it. There are so many great stamps within this set.

The background has some texture by using the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. I used my flower rounder on the oval so that it puffed out in the middle and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals only in the center. The look is great – raised center and flowers over the edge of the oval. 


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Sets – You’re Inspiring, Colorful Seasons 

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Accessories – Ribbon, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin’ Write Markers, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder



Hope you enjoyed this card and will try out this technique yourself.  Have a GREAT week!   Happy Stamping!    Donna