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How to Emboss Brusho Crystal Watercolour Backgrounds | VIDEO

Today I want to show you exactly how to emboss Brusho Crystal watercolour backgrounds.  I am in love with these vibrant watercolour crystals to create spectacular one-of-a-kind backgrounds.

I just had to put together a video for you to give you some hints on working with them so you can get fabulous results like this too.


How To Emboss Brusho Crystal Watercolour Backgrounds


You might remember this beautiful butterfly card made by my friend Karen using this technique.  And although I know you have the steps from that blog post, sometimes it’s just a little easier to see it in action right?

But first, let’s take a quick look at this card from another angle.


How To Emboss Brusho Crystal Watercolour Backgrounds


Now, you may already know that I am a watercolour gal.  Give me some watercolour paper, inks and some water and I’m as happy as a puppy in a bag of unguarded dog chow.  

I absolutely love creating backgrounds and stamping, like on this masculine birthday card or having fun colouring like you see on this oh-so-cute rhino.  

So when another medium comes along to give me some of those same – yet different – results, sign me up!


How To Emboss Brusho Crystal Watercolour Backgrounds


Don’t you just love how intense these colours are? It’s amazing how only a teeny tiny speck of crystal creates such awesome results.  How about we take a peek at my video to see exactly how to get gorgeous backgrounds like this?


How To Emboss Brusho Crystal Watercolour Backgrounds

Did you see how easy Brusho is to use?  A couple simple taps, a spritz, time to dry (the hardest part) and what stunning results.  Your friends will think you’re a genius!

And for another quick and easy technique with Brusho, you’ve gotta check this one out.

Want a closer peek at the other colour combinations I showed you in the video?

How To Emboss Brusho Crystal Watercolour Backgrounds


OK, now I need to know.  Leave me a comment.  Which one is your favourite?  The red-orange or yellow-blue-green?


How To Emboss Brusho Crystal Watercolour Backgrounds

You’ll be happy to know the supply list for these cards is pretty short.  I’ll bet you probably have most items in your stash of goodies, and might only need to add the Brusho. 

Simply click on any of the images below to take you to my online store and that darling little brown UPS truck will be headed your way.

How To Emboss Brusho Crystal Watercolour Backgrounds

Pssst…know what I have coming up for you?  A fab Brusho online class you are going to love (five different techniques)!  Keep your eyes peeled!  You won’t want to miss it!

And in the meantime, now you’ve seen just how quick and easy this resist technique is, get out your watercolour paper and spritzers.  I’d love for you to share with me how to emboss Brusho Crystal watercolour backgrounds YOUR way!

Stampin Up Brusho Watercolour Emboss Resist Card

My friend Karen created this stunning Stampin Up Brusho watercolour emboss resist card for a swap at our last team stamping get-together.   Our team gets together regularly to swap (always a highlight), stamp, talk Stampin’ Up!, learn new tricks, stamp, ooh and aah over everyone’s projects, eat (and Karen makes a decadent to-die-for hot dip every time!) and – did I mention, stamp?  

In fact Marla, another team member shared lots more Brusho tips and tricks with us at that same meeting.  It’s a great way to learn about all the new toys Stampin’ Up! offers.  I’d have to say there’s not too many other ways I’d rather spend a Saturday morning!  

Wanna share in the fun too?  There’s always room for new stamping friends!  Click to join in the fun! 

Cards like Karen’s are always a treat to exchange during our mornings.  This one’s vibrant colour and shiny gold butterfly from the fantastic Beautiful Day stamp set make it perfect for just about any occasion.  (Plus, I don’t have this set (eek!) – yet, so I loved getting her swap so I can share it with you.😋)

brusho watercolour emboss resist card

Isn’t it gorgeous?  Don’t you love how BOLD it is?  The mix of yellow/orange/tangerine/pink/red is spectacular and our butterfly just jumps off the page!

How did Karen get such vibrant colour?  With the new line of Brusho Crystal Colour ink crystals in the Occasions Catalogue.  You simply mix them with water and watch the gorgeousness begin!

brusho watercolour emboss resist card

Brusho Crystal Colour has been around for quite awhile and are made in Britain.  This is the first time Stampin’ Up! has carried a selection of colours:  brilliant red, gamboge (bright orange), moss green, Prussian blue and yellow.  They mix and match really well with our colour families and create colourful fireworks on your projects.

Karen gladly shared her process to create this beautiful card.  And they are super simple.

Steps for a Brusho watercolour emboss resist card

  1. Emboss the butterfly on Shimmery White card stock making sure to leave about 1/4” border all around
  2. Tape all four sides of the embossed pieces onto a sturdy surface (like an old bread board or piece of acrylic pad)
  3. Sprinkle a combination of Brusho colours onto the dry card stock
  4. Spritz generously with Stampin’ Spritzer
  5. Add more powder and spritz again as desired
  6. Let dry fully then cut down to size and mount onto a piece of gold foil, then Calypso Coral and onto a folded Real Red card

(You many need to wipe off the gold embossing as the water may not have dried completely on top of it since it’s plastic.  Wipe lightly with a soft rag.)

brusho watercolour emboss resist card

Karen also noted that you will never get two pieces of paper exactly the same since the Brusho colours will interact differently based on the amount of water and powder.  And it will look quite different when it’s dry too!

Want to get in on the Brusho action too?  Get yours, and the surprisingly few other supplies Karen used by clicking on the images below.

brusho watercolour emboss resist card

If you like this card, I think you’re going to love this other fabulous card made by Karen.

You know, I get asked this question a lot, but it’s hard to narrow it down to say what the number ONE best thing is about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. 

There’s really SO many.

  • the discount
  • the company
  • always being first to see the NEW stuff
  • the conferences…

But right at the TOP of the list has to be the sharing and new friendships.  Getting together with friends who share a passion for paper crafting and handmade items just makes me grin like a puppy on Percocet!  

I’d love to have you come see for yourself!  Email me and I’ll let you know when the next stamping party is!

In the meantime, how about getting busy and creating a Stampin Up Brusho watercolour emboss resist card – or six 😁?



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