September 11, 2018

Pleasant Pheasants with Brusho Watercolor Crystals

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Well, today I have a card to share with you that I made with the brand new Pleasant Pheasants stamp set, which happens to be my product pick for this week, and I decided to pull out my Brusho Watercolor Crystals to see what I could come up with, and to put this card over the top, I decided to use alcohol mixed with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint also found in the Holiday Catalog to activate the crystals, and here are the results!

To create this card, I started with a standard card base from Early Espresso, 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25". I also had a layer of Pumpkin Pie that measured 3.25" x 4.25" and a piece of Watercolor Paper that measured 3" x 4". I stamped my images in Stazon ink and then applied the crystals. I did the Yellow along the top, the Gamboge along the middle section and the Moss Green along the bottom. Using a Stampin' Spritzer, I added rubbing alcohol and about 2 large drops of the Champagne Mist Shimmer paint and spritzed the crystals. I did go back and add a few more crystals of each color and spritzed again and used a tissue to help move the color. The results, gorgeous! The photo doesn't do it any justice because I wasn't able to capture the sparkle, but it looked like diamond dust was added to the card front. It was Wink of Stella X 10 kind of sparkle. I then dried the piece using my heat tool and adhered it to the Pumpkin Pie panel with Snail adhesive. I did go a bit heavy on the Snail because the watercolor paper did warp a bit. I then wrapped some Linen Thread around the card base front twice and tied it into a bow. I then popped the image piece up on Stampin' Dimensionals to add it to the card front.  It really was a quick and easy card to make and I hope you give it a try too. Don't be afraid to use your Brusho Watercolor Crystals. They really are a lot of fun to use, every card will come out a little different, as the colors move differently each time, they also react a little different with alcohol compared to with water (with water they are much more reactive)

Well, I hope you enjoyed today's card, if you would like to watch me make this, be sure to stop by my FB business page where I did this card during a FB Live session.

In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

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