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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®

December 11, 2018


Hi, Stampers!
     A bright and bubbly (get it?) background with Brusho, combining it with a fun, horizontal Z-fold.  Let's get started.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~


PAPER – Crushed Curry - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 and 2-1/8 on 8-1/2” side; Granny Apple Green – 4-3/4 x 3‑1/4; Real Red – 4-3/4 x 3-1/4 and 3-1/2 x 4-1/4; Watercolor Paper – 4-1/2 x 3; Red Glimmer Paper scrap; Whisper White 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 for inside

INKS – Brusho Crystals (above, I used Prussian Blue, Yellow and Gamboge); Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry or Mango Melody

OTHER – Small bubble wrap – roughly 5 x 3-1/2 (larger than watercolor piece); Spritzer or spray bottle with water; silicone sheet or paper towels; Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlits; Balloon Bouquet or ¾” Circle Punch; Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi (liquid) or Tear & Tape (or Fast Fuse), Mini Dimensionals

  • Place bubble wrap onto a silicone sheet or paper towels– be sure bubbles side is UP ; tap or sprinkle desired colors of Brusho onto bubble wrap - a little goes a long way
  • Spritz bubble wrap with water until the Brusho colors bead up, but are not running or filling up the spaces between the bubbles, if possible
  • Lay watercolor paper on top of wet bubble wrap and press firmly all over to transfer color, but not heavy enough to smash bubbles – cover with scrap paper if you don’t want your pinkies to get dirty; let dry or lightly heat dry – colors will dry a little lighter
  • When dry, mount Brusho piece to Granny Apple mat and attach Real Red accent piece at an angle, as shown above; die cut and add Happy Birthday using rolled Mini Glue Dots or dots of Tombow Multi
  • Adhere these layers to the bottom 2-1/8” section of the card base and fold up
  • At top left of card front attach a punched balloon or a 3/4” circle of Red Glimmer Paper so that it will hold the card closed, but easily opened
  • Add a colored embellishment over Birthday “I”; decorate WW piece for inside with desired stamp set - here we used Picture Perfect Birthday.


Red Glimmer Paper
Red Glimmer Paper

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