Card Making With Color: Bring On The Brusho

Posted by Dana Joy
There is so much color in one little container of Brusho Crystals! Come see how this supply can bring your hand made cards to life.

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Color is universal. It makes you feel an emotion and remember a particular moment. That is why I love working with Brusho. There is so much color in these little containers! So let's bring on the color!

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  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • White cardstock
  • Brusho Crystal Colour Lemon
  • Brusho Crystal Colour
  • Zapdots 3D Adhesive Dots
  • Ranger Basics Embossing Powder - Clear
  • Embossing Heat Tool W/Stand
  • La La Land Double Stitched Circle dies
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Metal Die - Thank You
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accent 2 oz
  • Craft Medley Tweezers

For this card I needed a really cool and funky background stamp that could stand up to all the color I wanted to use. I decided to use the a large background stamp with loads of texture. I stamped it with Memento Black Ink.

Right after I stamped it I quickly rain it through some clear embossing powder and heat set it. This way I will have little “wells” in the design to hold the color in place. And yes, you can use embossing powder with dye inks. You just have to be quick with it.

Now it’s time to add some color. I started with adding in the lemon Brusho different areas on my card panel. Next I added the turquoise and spritz the entire card panel with water to allow the colors to mix. Doesn’t that look gorgeous?

Next I’m going to arrange some circle dies in a overlapping pattern. Doing this will allow me to have some parts of the circle inlaid into the card and some and pop up. This will give me a really funky card.

Time to inlay some of the circle pieces and pop some up on foam dots. You can totally change this up and use different patterns and mix the pieces between two card fronts.

All I needed to finish off my card panel as a sentiment. I die cut the sentiment thank you and glued it to the front. Super funky card and really bright to boot! In my completed photo you will see some buttons on the card. They are just there for the photo and are not part of the card.

So what do you think? Using just few items in your stamp room and be mind blowing. Pull out all those background stamp so that you’ve just been holding on to. Make some colorful backgrounds for your next card panel. You’ll be glad you did.