Tuesday 9 March 2021

Emboss Resist with Brusho's


Good Morning Ladies,

Well yesterday was all about 🌞 Sunshine!  We had an absolutely gloriously sunny day here, although it was very chilly.  

So that lovely sunshine inspired me to make a bright and sunny card that would bring a smile to whoever opened it. I had a rummage around my different colouring mediums and after about an hour of deliberating I decided to go with Brusho's. 

I took a piece of Watercolour card cut to 4 x 5 1/4 and stamped two flowers from an old Stampin Up! stamp set called 'Remarkable You' in Versamark ink and added white embossing powder and heat set.  I chose Brilliant Red & Gamboge (orange) Brusho's and sprinkled the dry powder onto my watercolour card front.  I then used a spray bottle with a really fine mist to add a few sprays of water, enough to start to melt the granules of pigment, it was like magic watching the colours burst out across the paper, some areas stayed really dark, others were more washed out by the water, it was pure luck that had the centres of the flowers filled with the darkest colours.  I absolutely love how this one turned out, I didn't want to blast it with my heat tool, so I gingerly carried to the Aga and placed it on the top, where it dried in a few minutes.

Now I really faffed about trying to decide on a sentiment, while rummaging through my sentiment dies the 'Sunshine' jumped out at me, it worked with the colours in the card and matched the glorious weather outside, so 'Sunshine' it was, I die cut it 3 times in white and layered them together and then cut a Cherry Cobbler layer to add a drop shadow.   I then had to decide on what to add underneath, Sunshine is on it's way, is a true enough statement, it might just cheer someone up too!

To finish the card I mounted the card front onto Cherry Cobbler card as it really worked with the deepest red tones in the Brusho's, I popped it onto a white card base and then added the sentiment.  I t really didn't need anything else.  I think that this is one of the first 'messy backgrounds' that I loved straight away!

I hope you like it too, hey it's fun this crafting lark !!!😉😂

Let's hope that the sunshine lasts a little longer, well we can always stay in and craft if not!

Sending warm hugs and love to all of you,

Sandra                                                                                                                                                        xxxxxx


  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-wOW. What a stunning card-I love the colours.

    No sunshine here & the forecast later in the week is heavy rain & very strong winds. I’m off work Thursday & Friday so once I’ve done the food shopping I plan to stay in my craft room!


  2. Morning Everyone
    A lovely card- beautiful colours to go with the sunshine we have at the moment.

    Well I did manage to curl up with my book on Sunday which was a real treat and then spent all day yesterday trying to do something for this week's CC.I shall be going back to that today hoping to make better progress.

    The CAFE is OPEN so pop in for a cuppa and a chat.
    HUGS are winging their way to you all.PLEASE TAKE CARE AND STAY SAFE.xxxx

  3. I love your card It is so cheerful and what a perfect sentiment for these times I only have Pixie Powders in powder form but I am going to try it out You could do so many variations with just this one stamp
    I finished a cc yesterday
    A lady I used to work with has asked for a small stash of cards to have in the office which is great as I have accumulated a few over the past few challenges
    It is brilliant sunshine here but mighty cold Take care all xx

  4. HAPPY TUESDAY everyone,

    Stunning card Sandra, love the colours, it would make such a difference to a recipient instead of the normal 'Get Well card'.

    I've taken a bit of a break from the train project to make Giorgina's birthday and Mum's Mother's day cards today. I've purchased some new dies to play with today to see if I can create the Wow! factor. Cross fingers I don't make too many mistakes.

    When I woke this morning I remember that this time last year I was back and forwards with staying with Mum and visiting Dad in BRI hospital and then to the Care Centre before he died on the 1st April. His birthday is on the 13th and it will be the first time I haven't made him a card. This last year with the lockdown then my visit to Manor Park Walsall hospital has flown so quick it's mind staggering.
    As I child I would sometimes wish the time to fly for special occasions, like birthday, Easter eggs, siblings birthdays and Christmas, now I wish it would slow down for me to gather my thoughts some days.

    Oh well, let's plod on.

    Love 7 hugs
    Cheryl xxx

  5. Hi Sandra & ladies
    A lovely suny and bright card today. Matches the weather at the moment. Although we did have a layer of frost first thing this morning.
    A stunning array of cards for last week challenge. I have the dentist this afternoon. So that’s a trip into town.
    Take care and stay safe everyone.

  6. Hi Sandra and all in the cafe'.
    Love the card Sandra and what amazing colours to cheer us up with. I thought of playing with my pixies too but can never seem to get a good colour mix.
    The weather is crisp and beautiful but it saying rain on it's way so good time for some crafting then.
    Good luck at the dentist Pat.
    I went to the doctors this morning and just got back home when she called me back so it's where my day gone. Sure will need a nap at some point too as went downstairs at four this morning, couldn't sleep.
    Hope you all have a nice day and enjoy some of the sunshine.
    hugs Maria xx

  7. Hi everyone
    Gorgeous card today, love the bright colours and lovely sentiment.
    A frost first thing here, but has cleared to be a lovely sunny day, hope it lasts.
    Hope you’re all having a lovely day. Sending hugs to you all xxx

  8. Hello Sandra and ladies

    What a stunning card Sandra, it’s just perfect the way the colours settled by the centre of your flowers, another great inspiring card for us, thank you for sharing.

    It’s been a beautiful bright day here, I even ventured out in the garden for awhile and in the sunshine it wasn’t that cold at all.........I won’t say it too loudly but hopefully spring is on the way!

    Maria I hope you’re alright and your doctor has managed to sort you out, do take care look after yourself. Margaret and Lynda haven’t heard much of you both for awhile, I hope you’re both well and behaving yourself ha ha, sending very gentle and caring hugs to you both.

    Take care everyone, enjoy the rest of your day, love Brenda XXX

  9. Hi Sandra and all in the Cafe tonight. A beautiful card. I love the effect of the Brusho’s as the background. You couldn’t have planned the pattern any better could you, the flower centres are great xx
    Maria, I hope you get a better night tonight xx
    Brenda, Mum sends her love and always asks how you all as her tremors make it just about impossible for her to use her phone or laptop now. We have a nice time looking at all of the wonderful cards you have all made each time I go to see them. I’m with you about not saying too much about....shhh Spring being here. It is so good just to stand or sit in the sun for a while isn’t it xx
    Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for Lynda, Mum and all in need. Take care xx