Summer Fun Beachy Brusho Cards!

Hi friends! Today we are going to make these fun cards!


The coloring is the same process for both but I show the “Beside the Seaside” one in the video because the larger design shows up better. I hope it give you some ideas for using your stash of colors!


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1. Stamp images with Versafine Clair Acorn ink and let dry or heat set.
2. Color with Brusho. Try wetting the paper and sprinkling in the powder and using it like a watercolor.
3. Add mermaid marker for sparkle and watercolor crayon for depth.
4. Add detail with a fine tip paint pen.
5. Select paper and create your card!


Finished card sizes: 5.5″x8.5″ and 5″x7″. I hope you enjoyed this longer card making video and til next time happy crafting!

This is How a Paper Hoarder makes a Card!

Hi friends! I have a serious problem and I think many paper-crafters can relate. Precious paper. You know that stuff that is too pretty to use, and to add insult to injury sometimes there is a gorgeous paper on the back side too! I seriously feel like I need to buy a couple of sheets to use and a couple to keep. Luckily my frugalness keeps me from buying 5 sheets of the same piece of paper but cutting into my one and only sheets pains me. Today I am going to show you how to stretch that lovely paper and make a cute card!


Watch the video for instructions!

Supplies: *Sponsored by Tupelo Designs

1. Stamp several images to build a scene. Work big to small so everything fits and is balanced.

2. Color with markers.

3. Adhere papers and stamped panel ad embellishments to card.

I hope you try some of these techniques and I also hope you use some of the precious paper in your collection because if there is one thing we know for sure, there WILL be more pretty paper to buy in the future.Thanks for stopping by ad til next time happy crafting!

A manly anniversary card!

I hope you are having a great Monday! Last week my husband and I celebrated out 10th anniversary and here is the card I made:

I stamped the game spinner (Stampin’ Up-Take a Spin set) twice, one with black pigment ink and once with red and cut out the anniversary piece and glued it over the same spot on the black stamped image. I first tried using watercolor markers to multi color ink it all at once but it did not stamp as well as i liked, the pigment ink gave much crisper results. I used the beach/seaside themed paper from Graphic 45 (man, it pains me to cut into any of my G45 papers, they are so pretty!) and I made faux brads by punching 3/8″ circles and rubbing them on a mouse pad with a stylus (there is a great tutorial here on splitcoast on making these but I don’t think it is necessary to make the cardstock template, just rub them on the back in a circular motion with a large ball end stylus.)

That’s it for me today, it is so nice out I’m hitting the beach! Til next time happy crafting!

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