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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Magical Day, Children's Birthday Card, Brusho, 2018 Occasions Catalog

For my card today I thought I would play with the Brusho and see what fun effects I can get with it. I did love how I created a fun background the other day using the Mermaid from the "Magical Day" set. I used colors to create an underwater look.  Today I just wanted to create a more sparkly magical look.  I used the same "Falling Snow" embossing folder and before I added the Brusho, I added some drops of "Wink of Stella" to the folder.  Then I sprinkled on the Prussian Blue, Moss Green and a little of the Yellow Brusho.  I sprayed it with a light mist of distilled water. Tap water works fine too, just remember to empty your bottle. Tap water contains "stuff" that if it sits for a few days it starts to stink.  I only use distilled water in my crafting.  Once I sprayed it I set my paper on and closed the folder. I used the thicker Whisper White card stock. I like the way it absorbs better. I think I might have gotten a richer color if I would have sprayed the card stock before I started inking up the folder!  But this is what I got and I do like how it turned out.  You can't see it here but the "Wink of Stella" sparkles all over the card. Some spots are light and others are heavy.  When I added my "Wink of Stella", I flicked the color on.  I squeezed my pen just a bit and when I saw a drop at the end of the brush, I tapped the pen on my finger over the folder and the "Wink of Stella" splattered on the folder.  That was fun too!!  Such a fun mess.  I don't have a mat to work on so I took a blank 12" x 12" photo album sleeve, I inserted a piece of white card stock and that was (is) my work surface.  It wipes clean easily and reusable!!  I also sprayed the piece with some Old Olive inker in a bottle with rubbing alcohol.  I didn't like how bright the white was showing through. Once I was done with my background piece I set it aside to dry.

Next I stamped the dragon and the fire.  I die cut both out.  I LOVE matching die cuts with stamp sets!  It makes card making SO much quicker. And it cuts them so much nicer than I can do.  I colored the dragon using the Blends markers.  I had colored the arms green but was able to lift the color with the color lifter Blender pen that I had from a few years ago.  Then I colored them in using the color I had on the body.  I cut the background piece 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" and the Basic Black layer 3" x 4".  The words are from the "Magical Day" set and I cut the Whisper White piece 3-1/2" x 1-3/4" and the Basic Black layer 3-5/8" x 1-7/8".  The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Pacific Point.  I thought that color went well with the background. I was leaning towards the Dapper Denim color but with the dragon being so pink, I wanted something brighter and cheerier.  Before I taped the background piece down I sprayed it with hair spray to hold the color.  I had noticed that by handling it, there was color on my thumb.  

Next I lined up the words and taped them in place.  I added Dimensionals to the dragon and the fire and set them in place.  I added some rhinestones to the background.  Chick on the photo and you can see them better.  The light had to catch them before you see them.  More magic!!  And that was it.  It really wasn't that hard to make.  The background took the longest, mostly because I was experimenting and having fun playing around with the Brusho. What a fun art medium.  I want to try something with it, maybe tomorrow.  I have an idea and I'm hoping that what is in my head comes out well on paper.  And if it doesn't, lucky you, I will share it with you anyway!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

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