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4/23/2015

Brusho background, Spellbinder Oval & Memory Box Too

Hello again and welcome. Today's card has lots of fun stuff on it, and has been done - pretty much - for a while. Just getting around to photo & posting, and that was delayed due to Life!

Here goes:


- Brusho background using just the Black pot. Didn't it yield magnificent color? Tried to do the technique Eileen Godwin did with the Ranger Spritz tool, but haven't mastered that well yet. Plan to keep trying to get the look however. Even though I didn't get the results desired, thought it still looked nice, so stamped a PBlack Flower Sparks transparent set using a Blackberry Colorbox Fluid chalk ink. Had never used this ink pad; looked black in the container, but was a dark purple. Did a 2nd generation stamping after the 1st two blooms, but the MB die cut (?small Chloe stem?) sort of obscures it.

-Die cut the motif using largest of the Oval Regalia S/B set.. Considering adding a few pearls around the lacy part, but need to look at it a bit yet.

- Lavendar/purple card base from Bazzil texture cardstock, and IRL the color looks darker than in this photo. S/B corner dies cut from white snippet. Copic BV markers changed these from white corners. Liked it better with purple tones, then drew a skinny line using a WoS purple pen. That may not have been my best idea, because one of the corners has a pretty shaky line (bottom left). Again, we'll say this is my Amish touch! Decided to go with it as is, and hope the recipient will like it anyway. The sentiment will go inside when the card is ready to mail.

Hope you like this one. Thanks for visiting, it's getting time to sit in the porch swing & enjoy something to drink. Ya'll come back when you can...and Big hugs.

40 comments:

Veerle said...

I love your card Mary. And the brusho is wonderful as is the stamping. I agree with you though that de die cut obscures the stamping a bit. Apart from that perfect card love the colours and the design a lot. Big hug Veerle xx

Gail said...

Very pretty!
I read the previous post too, and am sorry to say that I haven't gotten around to checking out "Misti'!
Isn't it unreal that one of our 'must haves' for scrapbooking, cardmaking needs to come with a warning!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card Momma Mary! I love that brusho background. I can't believe all the beautiful colors in that one pot. I love your stamped image, reminds me of Queen Ann Lace, which I just love! The mat die you used is so lacy itself and just beautiful. Love those photo corners too. Hugs, Brenda

Chrisboldo said...

Mary, Omg, I love this card! It's gorgeous! Love everything about it...

Hugs
Chris B

Sue said...

I love everything about this one.

Hope you have a nice evening. Sue

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is so beautiful Mary, awesome creation.
hugs
lorraine x

crafty creations said...

Beautiful card Mary - love the Brusho technique

Jacee said...

I'm loving this one Mary, how very pretty, I love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pippa said...

Great background Mary and the die cut works so well with it.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful background and a simple stunning card! WOW once again! Love that die cut you used to framed out the focal point of the card. So lovely.
Lynn

Hazel said...

A very pretty beautfiul card Mary. Hazel x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, beautiful card, I love your background and your dies are lovely, hugs Kate x

Redanne said...

I clicked on the photo to make it larger so I could see the fabulous brusho background - I love it - and the whole design of your card is wonderful Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

Kathleen said...

Love this Mary, stunning background and great images and colour choice.

Kath x

Liz said...

Oh, Mary! This is so pretty. I love the colours and the design is really lovely. xx

pam said...

Hi Mary, fabulous background, love your spellbinder oval die.
Hugs Pam

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty. I love the combo of flowers you used. Wish I could come and sit and swing with you! Just wish it was warm, we are under a freeze advisory!

Mrs A. said...

I do like that oval die and the coloura produced by just the black brusho are amazing. must get mine back out for a good play in the garden. (So much to do so little time). Your proch and swing sound so very inviting. Hugs Mrs A.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Loving the black brusho background! Great dies and stamping. Such a fun piece!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- love the technique you did- makes such a great background. Your frame die cut is wonderful! Hope you enjoy the porch and the drink : ) Looking forward to being able to do that here!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! Is this ever beautiful!

Patricia said...

Love it, everything is just beautiful
Have a good day
Patricia x

Margaret said...

I love this card Mary, beautiful oval die. Oh I do need to go craft shopping, maybe soon.
The last few weeks have been trying to get Hubby settled down at the aged care facility.
Think he is at last beginning to settle after being so depressed. Had a fall the other night and has a black eye but think he maybe now starting to realize he does need help that I can no longer give him.
Hugs
Margaret M

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Mary. WOW>Beautiful creation made with gorgeous colours and goodies added to add to the beauty. Just loving your background effect. You asked about mine, they were dylusion sprays on cardstock.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty background and so well centered! Love that lacy frame!

Carol said...

A beautiful card Mary, so pretty...loving your background. Carol x

Pat said...

This is really beautiful Mary and love the ornate SB die and the pretty stamped image and die cut flower image with the Black Brushos behind. A nice touch to put your own line design on the corners and to give them some colour which works a treat. Gorgeous! x

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such a delicate and beautiful card
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! The Chloe stem is one of my favorite dies...I used it with flowers all the time!! Beautiful card!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Wynn Walton said...

Not visited for a while but when. I do you always have something interesting displayed. Love the background you created......I must have a go at this....looks like fun and I hope my results are as good as yours......love it. Hugs Wynn x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
oh what gorgeous creation.
Love the dies used, and that fab Brusho background.
That oval die is amazing, and I've not seen that before.
Very pretty.
Love and bug hugs to you and yours.
I do hope your hubby is feeling better.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pia S said...

The colors of this card look fantastic. I need to google brusho technique, looks very interesting (and messy?).
I wouldn't have noticed the wobbly line on the one corner. We all do little mistakes and I always tell myself that if people prefer perfect cards they should go and by one at the store, but it won't be as personal as a homemade one:)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the colour and dies and love the background
Carol x

Stamping With Bibiana said...

wonderful card. I have never used those Brushos but I hear a lot about them...hope all is well, around here a bit busy. warm hello from california
bibiana

SARN said...

Super work Mary. LOVE LOVE LOVE Brushos. Just try them on EVERYTHING . . . . you'll soon get the hang!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carol L said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love how you created the image panel, with those beautiful florals, and the die you used is just amazing! Nice job on this one, seriously!

Faith A said...

A beautiful beautiful card, there isn't anything I think you could do different, everything just "goes"

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a card, seriously this is fabulous! I love the wonderful shape and that beautiful and lacy background, so stunning!

Shirley said...

Now that is one fantastic Brusho example. The BG is just outstanding and the images you chose to show it off are wonderful too! Beautiful!!