Bold Blossoms with Brushos

Hello & thanks for coming by to visit. Today's card has this wonderful Julie Ebersole Bold Blossoms die made with a brusho created background. This came from the snippets box (where I toss backgrounds that I'm not ready to use just at the moment, and I have no clue as to what products/colors were used. Definitely some brusho crystals, but could have had some sprays mixed into the mix. I had thought to use the piece for a July 4th something or other, but the die was on the desk, the background in my hand, and so......)

- leaves from the set were cut from a previously created background using BoBunny Glitter paste and a stencil over a sprayed background, (not sure I quite like this color with the flowers, but it was glued down!). I like the shapes in this die set.

- Poppy happy sash die - 2 layers from some package chipboard. Top layer cut from the same brusho background as the flowers. This die did not cut well on the edges of the h and y, so had to snip with the scissors. Checked the die edges, and perhaps this die is not meant to cut at those areas, but it cut very nicely elsewhere. Easy to do a snip-snip. After it was glued down, added a layer of SU Crystal Effects (works like Glossy Accents). Lots of dimension. Added some of this stuff to the bottom blue flower, the leaves too.

- Darice flower EF on some red cardstock that has a pretty sheen to it. It's not shiny, but looks rather metallic.(from a 12x12 old pack). Debated on adding some gold gilding to some of the embossed flowers, but decided to leave well enough alone! That's hard to know when to stop!!!

This will be another birthday card...Hope you like it!

Have a great afternoon. Hope your Monday started the week out well for  you. Blessings & Hugs.


  1. This is beautiful!
    Valerija xx

  2. Hello Mary, wow what a wonderful vibrant card, beautifully designed and a fabulous embossed background, love it, Kate x

  3. Great card Mary, don't you love when you can grab snippets and make a quick gorgeous card like this one of yours!!

  4. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! The colors are so beautiful!! I love the texture and design!! I have a snippets box but I never remember to use's overflowing!! You've inspired me!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. The die-cut flowers look great and love the vibrant colour of the backgound and the embossing looks just like exploding fireworks
    Carol x

  6. Another gorgeous creation Mary, love the colours and gorgeous EF.

    Kath x

  7. Always a great quick way to use pre-made backgrounds...for sure as the card looks this vibrant in the end! Gerrina

  8. Beautiful card Mary, love the colours on your flowers, beautiful embossed background, .
    Mary the Sash not cut on the edges, they are designed to stop in your card, so you can put colour behind.
    Hugs Pam x

  9. Great use of your brusho's background, these roses and the sentiment feel so interesting!Love the embossed background, too, it gives a lot of texture to your card!
    I haven't had time to create, this week :( Hope to become early free of job!

  10. That flower die is very pretty Mary using that background you made and the pretty red embossed piece behind goes beautifully. Hope you had a good weekend. x

  11. Stunning Mary, I really need to open my brusho's and try and play with them, they have a fabulous result and this is making me feel like getting my hands dirty.xx{aNNie}

  12. This is a great birthday card with the bright red background and love the splatter coloured flowers...just wonderful

  13. The background embossing looks beautiful
    Dr Sonia

  14. Looks wonderful Mary - so very bright and cheerful.

  15. Great card Mary, I love what you have done.
    Thanks for the inspiration, I have lots of Brusho pieces lying around.
    I might just have a play at Die Cutting some of them.
    Patricia X

  16. Hi MaryH,

    What a lovely card. I love the effect.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

  17. One of my fav die sets and it looks great cut from your brusho background. Love the pop of red for the background, it is indeed a happy card.

  18. Certainly do like it Mary, pretty background for the die cut and onto the red makes it pop, love the colour combo and the sentiment is so right for this card.

  19. What was on your desk and in your hand ended up in a beautiful card, Mary!!!! So wonderfully striking with the vibrant colours and the beautiful die cut flowers!!! The dry embossing of the red panel makes a great bg for your flowers!!!! Beautiful and such a happy card - so cheerful!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  20. Your card is beautiful and SO fun! Love all the happy colors, Mary. I too, could never use a wafer die on double chipboard. The dimension on the sentiment looks wonderful!

  21. Love these squiggly flowers and leaves and they are perfect done with the Brusho backgrounds! Love that EF too! A perfect birthday card for a July 4th birthday!

  22. Love how the background pieces you used give such a fabulous sense of dimension to those scribbly blooms, Mary ... this is so pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

  23. Mary this is fantastic!
    xoxo Olga

  24. Wow! This looks great. The flowers really pop! I have never used Brushos.

  25. wow! Love the red/white/blue brusho background you used Momma Mary! It looks so pretty. I love the green of the leaves and think it looks great with the flowers. I also love that background you embossed and the happy die is such a pretty font. You definitely have a winner with this one! Hugs, Brenda

  26. Your use of Brushos is fantastic, Mary! I like the mum EF in the background! So pretty! Hugs, de

  27. Hi Mary, beautiful card, I really admire that cut out technique, but have never tried it. I hope you are doing well. Thanks for stopping in at my blog. I find that I cannot keep up with blogs and posting at my blog like I used to. Especially this time of year where we are outside a lot. Take good care, Shirleyxx

  28. Great snippets card Mary, love the colours.


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