One of the retiring items I’m really going to miss is my Brusho backgrounds for card making. The colours are pure, bright, intense and gorgeous. They really do most of the work to create one-of-a-kind cards.
It’s Keep It Simple Sunday and this card fits the bill urr-fect-leee. Why? This technique is simply one of the quickest ways to craft a card (providing you have a few backgrounds already made up! 😁)
Let me share with you why I love these Brusho Crystal watercolour backgrounds.
What do I like BEST about Brusho?
- how pure and vibrant the colours are
- the way the colours blend to create new colours like on this DIY home decor art piece
- the fact they need SO little added embellishment to create great projects
- how fast they dry
- their versatility
- how little you need to sprinkle on your art – a little really goes a LONG way
So let’s get started. Here’s the few supplies I used for today’s quick project.Brusho Backgrounds for Card Making
Cuttin’ It Up!
- watercolor paper – 3 3/4″ x 6″
- Poppy Parade cardstock – 3 7/8″ x 6 1/8″
- Basic Black cardstock – 6 3/8″ x 8″, scored at 4″
Brusho Backgrounds for Card Making
Today’s colours are Yellow, Gamboge and Brilliant Red. And here’s my technique.
1.Sprinkle Brusho on first, then spritz with only a few shots of plain water.
2. Then LIGHTLY move a little bit of the colour around with your Aqua Painter to blend them. TIP: You should not see any of the crystals left in these areas.
3. LET DRY! This is probably 10-20 minutes should do you depending on the humidity where you live and the amount of water you spritzed on. TIP: If you can make up a bunch of backgrounds on larger sheets of watercolour paper, let them dry and cut down to size. Shelve them and you will have a ready supply to make cards like this.
4. Stamp butterflies (I have two different stamps from Butterfly Gala) and words with Memento ink. TIP: If you are using a NON-photopolymer stamp, you can use StazOn ink on top of your piece. But be sure to clean off your stamps immediately using your Simply Shammy and plain water. Do not use StazOn cleaner on photopolymer stamps as it could lead to deterioration of the stamp.
5. Glue to Poppy Parade piece than to front of folded card. TIP: Use liquid glue with heavier watercolour paper so it stays adhered.
6. Add a few clear rhinestones to decorate.
I love this mix of colours. I’m not usually an “orange person”, but the way it combines into the intense red and orange is spectacular. Plus what a cheery card to send to someone who needs a smile, right?
Time for You to Try
The best part of what I do is seeing you take my designs and playing in your own craft spaces. Give this technique a try at home with the retiring Brusho Crystal Colours and let me know how they turn out.
Even better? Share your designs over on my Facebook Group, Design with Jo VIPeeps. We’re a growing community and we love to see what others are creating! Especially if you’re using Brusho backgrounds for card making!