Hello, Stampers! This is my entry for the Less Is More #383 Challenge - "Dimension." I thought about doing a simple embossing folder background, but then thought about this easy, colorful technique I played around with when SU! first started carrying Brusho. For this card, I used 4 of the 5 colors of Brusho from Stampin' Up!: Prussian Blue, Brilliant Red, Gamboge (mostly orange with yellow), and Moss Green. I hope this fun background is not too "busy" for the Less Is More team! Here's the technique; it's pretty simple and you can find video tutorials on YouTube: Brusho can be messy, so you should probably lay down scrap paper, wax paper, or a silicone baking sheet. On a piece of the smaller size bubble wrap - bubbles up - (you might be able to see it above), cut larger than your desired background piece (my watercolor paper on this card is 3 x 4-1/2"), lightly sprinkle one or two colors of Brusho or use as many as you like!
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This card uses two techniques - reinkers on glossy card stock and embossing with Thinlits. I've included a close-up so you can see the results of the embossing - double the use of your Thinlits! I love the blues and green for the butterfly, but decided to add a pop of Melon Mambo - kind of retro, don't you think? Let's get started. Measurements Coastal Cabana - 11 x 4-1/4, score at 5-1/2 Melon Mambo - 5-1/4 x 4 Lemon Lime Twist - 5 x 3-3/4 Glossy - 2-3/4 x 4-1/4 - or scrap large enough to die-cut butterfly and small flower Shimmery White (or plain) for greeting - 5/8 x 4 Basic Instructions On a silicone oven mat or other surface that can take the water, add several drops of reinker to Glossy CS - no more than 3 colors to avoid muddiness, and two is fine. I used Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point and Lemon Lime Twist. Spritz with water until colors spread out or run together. Lightly dab off excess water with paper towel or Simply Shammy