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3/11/2015

Brusho Memory Box Peony - Thinking of You

Good evening and thanks for popping in for a little visit. First, a big welcome to Shelly S .of My Creative Rumblings. Thanks so much for choosing to spend a little time here with me, and do please pay a visit to Shelly to enjoy some of her fabulous work.

I expect you may be getting a little tired of the Brusho backgrounds, but I am having such fun playing with this stuff. Made quite a few pieces as it's not worth the bother to just make one background, and then waste all the excess color. Our SIL lost his Dad last week, and we needed a card. Looked through the dies - decided to use a Memory Box Peony die and here's the resulting card:




Sorry for the glare on the photo. Started with a card base of World Win white paper. This is a good weight for a card base, and has a fine texture...a bit finer than the Bazzill cardstock I use frequently.
Cut the MB peony die out of the card base where the flower was to be. Saved the outline and all the little bits. Then cut the same die out of a pink Brusho piece, that had a final pearlized spritz before drying; which is why the colors look less intense than what you've been seeing here. You'll see the other die cuts used at later date. Used the blue outline from a blue & green brusho piece.

Inlaid  outline & all the little bits in the appropriate places. Used Sookwang tape (double side tape) behind the opening.Must say, this has been the easiest effort yet doing this technique.

- Sizzix border folder to emboss.

- Elizabeth Craft sentiment on a snippet of Dylusions background. Used 2 layers to build this up, and probably won't do that again, using water color paper. Oops, see that I forgot the little pearl that needs to dot the i. Will add that prior to mailing. Thought about using some copics to darken the green in the sentiment, decided to leave well enough alone. I have a problem with that!!!

Thanks again for visiting this evening. Hope you had a lovely Wednesday, and are getting ready for a wonderful end of the week. Hugs.

35 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Mary, for a sad occasion - love your pieces of brusho card!!
Blessings
Maxine

Hazel said...

Mary, your card is just right for the sad occasion. I feel a cheerful card is so much better, their enough sadness without adding somber to it in a card. Hazel x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Mary. The lovely embossing and gorgeous colours are so appealing.xxx

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Pippa said...

Love how you have made this, Mary. The brushos look fabulous.

Sarah said...

This is a perfect card for such an occasion Mary, such wistful colours and the die cut border is a perfect balance. Surprise is bay but her predecessor was a "very nearly" black one called Sherbet!! Must look out some pics to share!! xx

Sue said...

Pretty card.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

crafty creations said...

Such a beautiful card Mary

Donna said...

This is beautiful, Mary! I do love how the inlaid images look. And your multi-colors really give the card some pop. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Hanley said...

Very nice card. The colors are just lovely.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great idea to use the Brusho background in this way! Nice to see it used as a focal point instead of just a background. Because the colors are muted it works really well.The embossed base is a nice touch too. Very pretty sympathy card Mary.

Petra Swart said...

You are really doing a great job with the brushos, Mary!!!! Your flower and sentiment look stunning and I love the embossing at the bottom!! Such a beautiful card for your SIL on this sad occasion, Mary. Lovely!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! The flower looks so stunning!! The color is amazing!! I'm sorry for your SIL's loss. I know he will appreciate this beautiful card. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bonnie said...

Love the pink and yellow colors! So perfect for this die cut! Love that embossing folder! Very elegant! Sorry for your SIL's loss. We know how hard it is to lose a parent, no matter how old we are.

Irish Cherokee said...

The embossing folder is beautiful Mary. Love the flower and the sentiment are perfect together. Bravo. - Jim

Brenda said...

Oh Momma Mary, this card is stunning! I love the flower inlaid, so beautiful with that left over brusho background on it! I love that embossed bottom too. I think this is a beautiful card for such a sad event. I think SIL will find great comfort in it. Hugs, Brenda

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Mary, love the embossing and colour. Take good care, Shirleyxx

Sheila H said...

Your sympathy card is wonderful, Mary. The flower has a nice subtle texture in addition to the lovely colors. The inlaid technique is beautiful. I love the embossing at the bottom. Your watercolor sentiment is just perfect.

Pat said...

A perfect card for this sad occasion Mary and I love what you did with the Peony die and Brusho painted paper which looks so pretty with the shine, and finished beautifully with the embossed border and die cut sentiment. x

Jacee said...

Lovely design Mary for a difficult subject matter.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Faith A said...

This is beautiful Mary and will be much appreciated I'm sure. Love what you have done with the flower.

Barbara (C) said...

A simple subject for a sympathy card. The Brushos have worked very well....

Redanne said...

It is so sad to make a card for an occasion such as this but you really have made such a beautiful card Mary. I never tire of seeing your Brusho backgrounds and this one is stunning! I love the embossing at the bottom. Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

Love this Mary, gorgeous colours and a fabulous die.
Hey if you are having fun, why stop.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful card design Mary for such a sad occasion..
Hugs Pam

mamapez5 said...

I think this is really pretty, and very appropriate for the sad occasion. I like the border embossing folder, and the mixed colours of the flower. It´s all lovely. Kate xx

Jean said...

Your Brusho colours are so pretty with the pearlised spray and make a beautiful flower. I love the inlaid technique as well and the lovely embossing. A beautiful card for such a sad occasion.
Jean x

Carol said...

A beautiful serene card for the occasion Mary. Carol x

Loll said...

Really beautiful and thoughtful card Mary. I'm sure your SIL and his family will appreciate it.

Great idea to use the two different pieces of brushos ... one for the out line and one for the inside. Really gorgeous with all those colours. I can imagine how pretty and pearly it is in real life. So happy you're having fun playing with this w/c medium! :) Loll xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This one is a favorite, Mary! Those colors are stunning and the layout is so refined and lovely for the sad occasion. I'm sure it will bring comfort to your SIL. You make me wish I were there playing Brushos with you!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

So pretty...love your beautiful rose.

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! I'm sure it brought comfort to your SIL!

Benzi said...

Mary, I'm so sorry to hear your SIL lost his father. You've made a beautiful card and I'm sure it will be appreciated. I love that inlaid flower....gorgeous.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Never get tired of Brushos - have to pull mine out again! So pretty!

scrappymo! said...

So pretty, MAry.

I may just have to copy this idea. I don't have brusho's, but I do have some pretty inked background scraps that would be perfect for this style!

Sarah Mabery said...

Such an elegant card. the peony came out beautiful. My belated condolences to your SIL.