Stamp-off Friday Brusho Challenge
Today is Stamp-Off Friday with Jackie, Susan, and me. This week’s challenge: Use Brusho.
Every idea I had for this challenge was rejected because I had already done it. I’ve actually done today’s as well, but this one has a little twist.
First, you can see in the photo that these are “real” Brusho containers, not a catalog photo. Instead of opening the lid – which can cause the powders to shoot into the air with abandon – it’s best to poke a few “shaker holes” in the tops. I use my Paper Piercing Tool to make 2-3 holes. Since your containers now have holes in the tops, simply tape them over with Washi Tape to help keep the powder a little more secure.
Second, if you haven’t used them or purchased the set from Stampin’ Up!, “Gamboge” is orange. (Just in case you wondered.) Gamboge is a brownish or orange gum resin from various Asian trees. You can do a search and find more information, but I don’t want my blog to be too pedantic. (Yeah, like that could ever happen!) And I know you want to see my Brusho project. So, without further definitions or ado —
You’re probably saying, “Where is that stamp set?” Well, it’s not a stamp. This is one of the cards from the Sweet Soirée Memories & More Card Pack that you can earn free during Sale-a-bration. It coordinates with the Sweet Soirée suite in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. So where’s the Brusho? Here’s the original card from the card pack.
I trimmed the card a bit so it would fit on a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Calypso Coral card base. I think it’s 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″, but I can’t guarantee those measurements. Basically, I trimmed the border off the top and sides, then trimmed just a bit from the top.
To get the different colors, I mixed Prussian Blue and Yellow to get the green for the leaves. The flowers are Yellow, Brilliant Red, and a mix of Gamboge and Yellow for the peach colored ones. I mixed the colors on little palettes (aka lids from Pringles chips) with an Aqua Painter. I love our Aqua Painters, but I would love to have one with a smaller tip. Actually I do have one, and halfway through one of the thin-stemmed plants turned fat, I was wishing I had used it. Still, I’m happy with the results.
I had a bit of color left on my palettes, so I decided to pick it up with the Aqua Painter and flick it on the top of the card. I used the thank you stamp from the Eclectic Expressions Stamp Set (another free product during Sale-a-bration!) in Calypso Coral for the sentiment.
It needed just a bit more, so I decided to use the Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon (from the Shimmer Ribbon Combo, yet another Sale-a-bration freebie. Seriously, I didn’t intend to make a “free” card! But if you order the Brusho and then add another amazing stamp set from either the Sale-a-bration or Occasions Catalog – like the Petal Palette set, or the beautiful Waterfront set. Of course, the perfect pair for Brusho is the Beautiful Day set. – or any other product that’s at least $20, you can get any one of these or another Level 1 Sale-a-bration set free. All three of my suggested sets are from the Occasions Catalog, by the way.)
I decided to just add a bow to the card front and used Mini Glue Dots to secure the bow and keep the ends where I wanted them. I think it added a perfect frame for the sentiment and flowers.
Now – please head over to Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs to see what they’ve created for the Brusho challenge. I’ve loved what they’ve done with Brusho so far. In fact, I almost borrowed Jackie’s idea to use it on Designer Series Paper. And, really, I guess I kind of did!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
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This is wonderful Buffy. I always forget about using the Brusho a a painting medium, but it’s a great concept. Easy to mix combinations of colors, too. That’s a great green
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Thanks, Jackie! The Moss Green just seemed a little too mossy for this. I love feeling artistic by mixing the colors. (Your idea today is next on my “to try” list!)
Great minds think alike, Buffy. This is a very sweet card. The Brusho is bright and cheery. I like that!
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Thanks, Susan. I LOVE your flower today. I’m definitely the “weak link” this week. You and Jackie outdid yourselves for sure.
Awesome card, Buffy! I love painting with the Brusho; and like you said, it’s easy to feel ‘artsy’ when mixing your own colours 🙂