Saturday, 4 July 2015

Two More Brusho Background Cards

Evening Everyone

I hope you are having a good weekend and, if in America, a wonderful 4th of July celebration.

I've been making more Brusho backgrounds, combining them with heat embossing, to make two cards.

To create this background white card was misted with water before randomly brushing on gold Aquatint Ink (E70). While still wet Purple and Leaf Green Brushos were sprinkled over and left to dry. Next I stamped the Thistles (Lavinia Stamps) using VersaMark over the background and heat embossed with Seafoam White powder (Docraft's). The finished piece was matted with lilac cardstock before mounting on to a white card base. The final touch was to add two punched butterflies decorated with Crystal Stickles and three lilac gems as embellishments.

The background for this card was created using Orange, Purple and Brilliant Red Brushos. For this one I went for a dramatic effect by heat embossing the stamped Thistles with Stampendous Midnight Black powder. The panel was matted on to a piece of dark orange cardstock which has a texture effect printed on it. Again the embellishments are punched butterflies, decorated with Black Diamond Stickles, and gems - black to match the thistles. One of the butterflies was punched from the orange cardstock and the other from a leftover scrap of the Brusho background.

The insides using leftovers.

And the backs too.

It's been a funny old day, raining cats and dogs early morning, brightening up later, and all the time warm. After last night's downpours - we escaped the thunder and lightening here - some of the taller plants in the garden were in a sorry state. So my job this morning, as soon as it stopped raining,  was to go round with the secateurs and do a bit of tidying up. After that we took a trip to the garden centre to buy some new rose bushes. There's a 20% off offer this weekend ... with our membership 10% off that gave us three bushes for the price of two - too good to miss. So guess what we will be doing tomorrow? That's right, digging holes and planting rose bushes :)

Have a great Sunday.


  1. Hi Elizabeth. So fun to have a 'catchup'...haven't had a chance to enjoy your work for a bit. I'm loving the brusho colors here, and those Lavinia stamps look super lovely over the wonderful backgrounds. Aren't these such a fun product to play & create with. I really liked the color combinations on each piece... TFS & Hugs. Hope you will have a wonderful rest of the weekend, with no more storms.

  2. These are both gorgeous. They totally fit the theme at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge which is butterflies and gems!

    I think the brusho backgrounds are fabulous. Your embossed images on these backgrounds look fab.

    Tempted as I am, I dare not buy any brushos till I use up more supplies. That last corner of my room has boxes yet to be unpacked. Not quite sure where I am going to put that stuff! Ahhh...the life of a crafter.

    Your roses sound a real bargain. Vancouver and area is so wet, we get black spot so easily. I read there are new varieties that are resistant may be sending me to the nursery too! lol

  3. They are both wonderful, but the second one is superb :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. These are such beautiful cards Elizabeth, the brusho backgrounds look fantastic with those simple stamped flowers. Have fun gardening tomorrow, Cathy x

  5. Beautiful cards Elizabeth. Striking technique, but I dare not buy anymore stash.....LOL


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