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Sue Duffy
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Showing posts with label technique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label technique. Show all posts

October 27, 2018


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!  I sprinkled mine in vertical sections:  blue, green, gamboge and red - left to right.
  • Spritz with water and lay your watercolor paper on top and lightly press your paper down to pick up the color.  Let dry and that's it for this fun background.
  • NOTE:  If  you can't wait for your paper to dry you can use heat, but it might fade your colors a little, so in the meantime, just proceed with the rest of your design.
  • The mat is one of my favorite new colors, Mango Melody - so nice and bright.  The Happy Birthday is die cut with Poppy Parade - a nice, bright tomato red.

June 25, 2018



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.  

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 and let air dry or use low setting on Heat Tool. 
  • Die cut butterfly and small flower using Precision Plate - run through Big Shot at least twice; remove pieces with Die Brush and set both aside.
  • Using Embossing Mats, emboss Lemon Lime Twist with Springtime Impressions Thinlits.  Layer your sandwich as follows from the bottom up:  Platform, Clear Cutting Plate, Thinlit (cutting side up), card stock (you might want to secure your Thinlits to the card stock with a scrap of Washi Tape), Blue silicone Mat, and White plate on top.  Run through Big Shot at least twice.
  • Adhere card stock layers as shown with Multi "green" glue or Snail.  Position butterfly and adhere with Mini Glue Dots under body section.  Add whatever greeting* you like stamped on Shimmery White in Pacific Point and accent with die-cut flower.
    *I used sentiments from Dragonfly Dreams
  • Add Glitter Enamel Dots on body and flower center and scatter a few more on card front, if desired.
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