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4/05/2017

Waffle Flower with Brusho Cling Background

Hello Friends, and welcome. This will be a fast post, as we've been having some thunder rumbling around all morning, and the computer will be powered back down quickly. Finished up a card last night and wanted to do a post. Haven't done much the past few days, other than enjoy a gorgeous sunshine day yesterday- after a rainy gloomy Monday. Had some neighbor visits, and we rehung the porch swing. Always takes a few adjustment to the chains to get the swing 'just right' & comfortable each spring.

On to the card:


Another background made by applying cling wrap, scrunching it over wet brusho background. This is such a fun and easy technique --- after I learned to use more intense shades of colors. The paler colors don't hold up well - at least my efforts didn't!

- Waffle flower Magical Flower die: cut from another stash background. Used a yellow-shaded piece and then part of a green one for the stem & leaf. Each time  cut just the area of the color of the size wanted, and added a piece of white snippet  with that to save the cutting plate from the die blade as much as possible (meaning there were 2 layers in some places, but only the white layer in a place-if that makes sense). For the flower part, glued the white snippet piece behind the colored piece. The center part of the flower cuts separately, and that came from a tiny snippet of a brown/yellow toned background piece. That & the stem is only a single layer. Was able to use the white leaf cut behind the colored cut, so it adds a bit of dimension. When I cut sentiments from a background, I try to save as much of the remainder as possible, as you just never know when it will come in handy for a tiny part of something!

Die cut the background with a pierced die, then just used the cutter to trim a snippet of green from the stash to fit as a mat. It's paper, not card stock, and of course it ripped when I was trying to edge with some DI pumice stone. Decided to go with that torn distressed look, and did a couple more deliberate tears, roughed up the edges, curled 2 corners. Edged all of it with more Pumice Stone.

The top fold card base is a textured cream, and the Misti came in very handy to repeatedly stamp the sentiment using Versamark Sepia several times to get good coverage. We have a lot of family birthdays approaching, so along with Easter cards, I've been trying to use up bits that I'm finding on my cleaning, to make up into cards.

Ya'll have a wonderful afternoon. Will try to post again tomorrow; got another one finished last night too, from bits & pieces, snips and snaps! Hugs & Blessings.

37 comments:

Sue - said...

A pretty card Mary. I do like the background, it's a technique I haven't tried yet. Hope you didn't get too much thunder.

Barb said...

This is beautiful Mary. The flower is so pretty and I love your background. A swing on the porch sounds sounds wonderful. Hope the storm soon passes. Barbxx

Pat said...

Another beautiful background Mary and the die cut Waffle flower is very pretty over the top, and the distressed green mat works really well. The colours are gorgeous together too. x

Kathleen said...

Lovely Spring colours Mary, great background and image.

Kath x

jimlynn said...

Love the Brusho background and of course, that beautiful flower as well! The distressed look is great for this card Mary.
Hope you don't have any bad storms.
Lynn

susiestacey said...

Hi Mary, lovely card and your background looks fab, l don't have Brusho's but used the clingfilm with starburst stains many moons ago - perhaps they need to come out of the cupboard for a play. x Susan x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Mary, a beautiful background and pretty flower.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning, Mary!! The colors are amazing!! The flower looks so beautiful on top!! Gorgeous card, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

scrappymo! said...

Your Brusho background looks wonderful.
Such lovely vivid colours.
The flower and stem look so pretty. Your work is always so creative and it shines through in your finished project!

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Mary. I love your cling wrap background. And the big flower on top of it is just beautiful. Great card. Hugs Veerle x

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is fabulous Mary, the colours are wonderful and love the pattern that the clingfilm makes. Lovely floral image too, Kate x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhh I love the look of the Brusho's! I have mine on a shelf.... I love the surprise of what the color does when you sprinkle and spritz! Your bloom is so cool- wonderful!

Birgit said...

This is a beautiful background! I love the flower also and think this is beautiful

Loll said...

Your cling wrap & brushos background is amazing, Mary! Love the gorgeous coloures and those creases make it so interesting. Great paired with the waffle flower die and the awesome distress backing paper. Great design, my friend! xx

Donna said...

Such a gorgeous background Mary! Love the mixture of colors. Simply beautiful! Hope your storms weren't too severe. We've had rain all week and more coming today. The siren went off once last night but no damage. Just lots of water. It will be tough to get the garden in if it stays this wet. Have a wonderful day!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Lovely card.

Hope the storms passed you by, without causing any problems. Sue

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous background! I love this card! such a fun technique that I need to try!
xoxo olga

Redanne said...

The flower is beautiful Mary and I love the gorgeous brusho/cling background you created! Hugs, Anne xx

Donna said...

Stunning card Mary , gorgeous background and fab flower and design! I hope you get some sunny days to enjoy your swing.

Bonnie said...

LOVE this background, Mary, as well as the gorgeous, diecut flower! Such a pretty card! I hope you made it through the storms without any problems. It pretty much petered out by the time it got here. Just a little rain and it's breezy but not terribly windy yet.

Brenda in IN said...

That is a very cool flower die and your background is lovely. I haven't tried that cling wrap yet but it makes a lot of texture and I do love the look of it on your card. We have had some nasty storms roll through too and it is so cold and very windy today with a chance of flurries. Looks like winter again but up to 70 by the weekend. Isn't that crazy! I'll be inside crafting.

Carol L said...

That's a very pretty background to showcase that flower. I love the distressing along with those great colors! Hopefully you're safe in the south where they've been having those horrific storms. It's our turn for the rain today. Stay safe!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I've never tried the cling wrap technique with the water color crystal products but after looking at yours I think this will be on my "to do" list after Easter. I miss card making but I need to concentrate on "preps" for Easter and a houseful of company. But keep inspiring me. I just love this card design.

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing background, I have to try the cling wrap technique on brushos! That flower pops out so well from it! Thanks for another fab inspiration!! The green mat of paper looks fabulous so torned and distressed!! Well done!

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful background, love the colours, the flower is Super, love how you put it together and how you save from another card. The distressed look has a great look and with the "scrungy" background it all fits in beautifully. A Beautiful card.

Hope you have some good weather to enjoy your swing, wish we had it here this last couple of days, it's been beautiful here. (makes a change saying that LOL)

Have a Great weekend.
hugs
Faith
x

pam said...

Wonderful back ground on this fabulous card Mary, love the die cut flower with the background .
Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card -fabulous background and love the distressing
Carol x

Pam said...

Beautiful card Mary! Nice colors and love the sweet daisy. I have never tried Brushos.
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Mary - love that die cut, and the fact that you made it with 'brusho background' paper too, and the background you used for the image is beautiful
Blessings
Maxine

Marjeta said...

Beautiful background and flower.

Marjeta

Dr Sonia S V said...

So beautiful ...love the way you made such a stunning background
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Susanne Vargas said...

What a spectacular background! You rock this technique! This is such a pretty card!
Have a great weekend, my friend!

MagsB said...

Another very pretty card, Mary, the flower looks like an exotic tropical bloom, and the fab background also looks tropical! Gorgeous!

love Mags B x

Brenda said...

Oh my, you do get good results with the cling wrap Momma Mary! Your background is just stunning!! I love that flower too too. Such beautiful colors on this one and it makes a beautiful birthday card. Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

What a beautiful card....your background is so stunning!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Mary, love the flower and your wonderful background!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Pippa said...

Another great brusho background Mary. Beautiful card.