It's Stamp Club time again and this month I'm letting my club members give the new Brusho Crystal Colour a try. What's Brusho? Well first, it's located on page 26 of the Occasions Catalog. There is a stamp set featured there but I've pulled some out of my own stash to use.
Brusho Crystal Colour is basically a watercolor ink crystal that when combined with water creates some amazing designs. No two results are ever the same. I'm using Watercolor Paper. I also tried it with our Glossy White Cardstock but I prefer the Watercolor Paper. For me, I found it worked best when I first wet the paper with a Stampin' Spritzer covering the paper first with a light coating of water. If it's not quite wet enough I'll use an Aqua Painter to even it out. I try not to create any puddles of water. This is just my preference after playing with it for a while.
For this card I used Prussian Blue and Yellow. The yellow has hints of orange, which is one of the things that makes this product interesting. I've stamped everything directly onto the dry background with Archival Basic Black Ink. The butterfly is from the Watercolor Wings stamp set and the sentiments are from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Amazing You that is FREE when you purchase $50 in Stampin' Up! products.
This is a similar card but as you can see, I couldn't get the background exactly the same even if I tried. I'm using the same stamp sets but this time I've added the amazing die cut, which is also a Sale-A-Bration product and part of the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies that's FREE with a $100 product purchase. Words included are amazing, YOU, and celebrate.
For this background I've used Brilliant Red and Yellow but not before heat embossing in white the solid butterfly background from the Watercolor Wings stamp set. This is what's called a resist technique as the heated embossing powder will only take on color where there are tiny porous openings.
This last sample uses Moss Green for the background which has some purple flecks in it. Perfect for a rock star background. The guitar and sentiment is another example of a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set - Epic Celebrations. I stamped the guitar using Archival Basic Black ink onto a piece of paper from our Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack and stamped the guitar again on Crumb Cake cardstock.
I covered the wood grain image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder to give the guitar body a bit of shine. I wanted to bring back those old classic rock 'n roll electric guitars. I cut the body out and the whole neck piece and attached the neck on top of the body.
If you're in the Falmouth/Cape Cod area and would like to try a stamp club I have opened a new evening group and have a couple of seats available in an afternoon group. Check my calendar for details or contact me directly.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.