Thursday, 28 May 2015


Are you up for another blue card....more Brushos?

The challenge this a.m. at Splitcoast was to make a card using one of your favourite tools.  I have to say that one of my fav tools is my Mini Mister.  I use it for most cards to spray water onto my stamps or backgrounds to help blend the colours.

I began by stamping my Penny Black stamp called Circular Design with Versamark ink then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I sprinkled on Brushos and sprayed with water.  The embossing acts like a resist and I love the way the paint pools in different areas around the embossing.
I cut the panel and added it on a tilt to my card front for interest.  
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from a new set by Penny Black called Spinkles and Smiles to finish off my card.


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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Mini Mister/ Brusho/ wh eb powder/ heat tool/ Memento bl ink


  1. Gorgeous Karen!! You are a bad influence on me...which I love by the way! lol. I finally broke down and ordered the Brusho 12 pack starter kit yesterday! Thanks so much for the inspiration. hugs :)

  2. Love this beautiful bold colored card Karen!
    Suchi xx

  3. Lovely card, perhaps it's time I got some Brushos! Karen x

  4. This is stunning, Karen. I love the blues and of course the watercolours and indeed the layout. All of it!

  5. Just amazing, Karen, with these wonderful circle designs and your gorgeous BLUE background!!! And, yes, your Mini Mister sure gets a workout and adds such a lovely touch!! Hugs, sweet friend! (Guess you know some of my favorite tools...need to work on a card, I guess!)

  6. This is fabulous. I like how you got the deep blues with this one.

  7. Beautiful background for the card and another great way to use the water color crystals.

  8. Oh my ! This is gorgeous :)

  9. That is sooo pretty the way the resist leaves the patterns with the variations of blue, almost has a kaleidoscope effect!!

  10. The spritzer has helped to make a fab background to go with the embossed panel stamp.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  11. No flowers, Karen? ;) This just shows how well the Brushos work with any stamp. I love the panels tipped, too.

  12. Gorgeous card Karen! What a fabulous panel and wonderful design! Love it!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  13. I really love your design Karen!! The blue background with the off-set angle is so cool!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  14. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at The Crafters Cafe, good luck!!! Amy DT