A Brusho Stamp Off Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today is Friday which means we have another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  Today’s challenge was a hard one for me.  As you know I am more of a clean and simple (CAS) stamper.  Brusho Crystal Colour doesn’t always go with that so I had a difficult time trying to figure out what to do.

Then I remembered you can paint with Brusho.  You don’t always have to blob it all over the background!  Here is my card:

To make this card I first stamped the flower and sentiment from Remarkable You using Jet Black Stazon ink onto Shimmery White cardstock.  I love the subtle sparkle to this cardstock and it works well with using a bit of water on it.  Then I sprinkled a little of the Yellow Brusho onto the largest Clear Block (F).  I squeezed some water out of my Aqua Painter and mixed it with the Brusho crystals and painted the flower.  The great thing about Brusho is the color is very intense.  I did the same thing with the Gamboge (orange) and Moss Green Brusho.

By the way, the sentiment I used really starts with the word “and”.  I didn’t want that so I covered that word with a bit of Micropore tape, inked up the stamp and then pulled the tape off.  It is an easy way to mask a sentiment.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy did with their Brusho.  I am sure it is amazing!

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Beautiful Day

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It uses the stamp set in the 2018 Occasions Catalog called Beautiful Day.  This stamp set is perfect to use with the new Brusho Crystal Colour.  Yes, even though I am from the United States I spelled that correctly.  It is kind of an ongoing joke with my fellow Canadian demonstrators.  We claim they don’t know how to spell color or neighbor and they claim we always forget the u.  Brusho actually spells it with a u which made my Canadian friends happy.

First I stamped the butterfly with Versamark and then embossed it with White Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock.  Then I used my Aqua Painter to lay water down and sprinkled Yellow and Gamboge (orange) Brusho on top.  The water makes the crystals melt and spread.  After the yellow and gamboge covered the entire butterfly I sprinkled the Gamboge (orange) on top and spritzed it lightly with my Stampin’ Spritzer.  I wanted it to look spotted so I didn’t use a lot of water.  Then we cut out the butterfly by hand.

Lastly, we sprinkled some blue Brusho onto white cardstock and again, lightly spritzed it, stamped the sentiment and added the Tutti-fruitti Adhesive Backed Sequins.

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Brusho & Beautiful Day

Brusho Crystal Colour is a new product that is in the 2018 Occasion Catalog.  So before we go any further, yes, it is called Brusho Crystal Colour.  It seems like the United States is the only country to spell color, color.  Canada and England both spell it colour.  Honestly, I am not sure if it was invented there or what but Stampin’ Up! does use the “u” in the name.

In any case, Brusho is a brilliantly intense paint powder that comes in little pots. It is water-based and completely non-toxic.  It’s fun to use, beginner-friendly.

To make this card I first stamped the flower from Beautiful Day with Basic Black Archival Ink.  I them stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  How did I do this?  With my Stamparatus!  If you have never heard of the Stamparatus click HERE.  After this, I sprinkled some Brusho Crystal Colors on a Clear Block, added water using my Aqua Painters and then painted the flower.  I used the color(u)r Gamboge in the center and Yellow around the outside.

Here is a video by Stampin’ Up! explaining more about Brusho Crystal Colour:

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