Saturday, 18 June 2016

Brusho Birthday Card

As my friends and family know, I am rubbish at making cards and getting them sent off it time. I have all the stuff to make the cards,and I think I have the capabilities of throwing ink on paper to make it look pretty but I never seem to have time! 

I met three very special ladies when I live in Glasgow and I am trying really hard to make sure they each get a handmade card that arrives on time, I think I am succeeding so far! This month it was Linda's turn and here is the card I made for her.

I started by laying a stencil on a sheet of paper and spritzing it with water. Then the fun - sprinkling on the Brushos! I absolutely love Brushos - the colours are so vibrant and I love seeing the different elements that make up each colour - the black is amazing with speaks of greens, blues and yellows.

While this was drying I stamped out 'Linda' with the Clarity alphabet stamps, and cut around the letters. I added a boarder with distress ink.

I thought the shape of the stencil was a bit lost with the Brushos so I laid the stencil back over and drew around it with a light purple colour. It was enough to highlight the stamp but it doesn't stand out a lot. After cutting down the background to size for the card I stuck the sentiment on with foam pads and added a black boarder with a Sharpie.

Finally I layered the topper on blue card. What do you think?

I have entered this card in to the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination
Through the Craft Room Door
Artistic Inspirations
Craft your Passion
613 Avenue Create
Inspirational Challenges
Crafting with Friends
Simply Papercraft for All

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I hope you are all having a lovely crafty weekend,



  1. And I can tell you that this card looks even more fabulous in the flesh. Thank you Katie. X

    1. You're most welcome lovely lady. I am glad you liked it :)

  2. Your card is great! I love the colour and it makes me want to try brushos! Lucky Linda! :)

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love my Brushos!! They would make some great backgrounds for your beautiful face sketches. You can use them as water colours by mixing a little of the powder with water first. So many different ways of using them :D

  3. Lovely card. Super. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

    DT Crafting With Friends

    1. Thanks Claudia,and thank you for stopping by! I am new to challenges and I look forward to taking part some more in the future. :)

  4. Great card!!! I love how you made the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

    1. Thank you for dropping by Patricia, I love playing with Brushos and I was really pleased with how the background came out :)

  5. This is so beautiful.Great technique and the result is just stunning.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Lisa! I'll have to get in the craft room for next weeks challenge :D

  6. Oh I am totally in love with the SPritzing!! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    AngelaTTCRD DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  7. Beautiful card! Love how those brushos look. Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  8. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational!