Sunday, 2 July 2017

Wild Flower Birthday

Hi all.  I am so taken with my new Brushos that here is another card using them.  I am also using a NBUS stamp from Chocolate Baroque called Baroque Meadow.

This card was made for the lovely Darnell to wish her a Happy Birthday today and a speedy recovery from her recent surgery and I hope you are being spoilt  I know she has received it so here it is:

This card like a lot of mine didn't turn out quite as I intended but I adapted it as I went along.  I decided to make a rectangular card for a change and cut a mat out of some white card using my Crealies Rectangle Nesting Dies with Dots (No. 44) and then stamped the wild flowers in the centre using Archival Black ink and heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

I originally intended to colour the background using the Brushos but keeping the colour to a rectangular shape smaller than the flowers, so using one of the smaller Crealies dies I cut an aperture from some copy paper and placed this over the flowers so some of them were outside the shape.  Using four of the colours, i.e. Ultramarine, Turquoise, Leaf Green and Emerald Green I sprinkled them where I wanted them and spritzed with water then blotted with a piece of kitchen towel and lifted the paper.  I did stick some repositionable adhesive around the shape to try to keep a clean edge but unfortunately the colour had bled round the edges quite a bit and looked untidy.  I then decided to cut a frame from a snippet of white card using the same set of Crealies dies and this is how you see it now.

I finished it by adding a sentiment again using the Archival Black ink and heat embossed it with the WOW Clear Gloss EP.

With hindsight it would have been better to cut the shape from acrylic as spritzing made the copy paper quite wet which I'm sure added to the problem, or use some masking tape making sure to remove some of the tack first, but it worked out well in the end.

Thank you for visiting me today, and see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers July Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (the optional twist is 'blue' but I'm not sure there is enough blue to for this).
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Make it Feminine.
CAS on Friday Challenge - No. 111 Flowers.
Stamping Sensations - July - Anything With Flowers.


  1. It has worked well Pat, it's a beautiful card. I haven't had my Brushos for very long but I love them too, they're so addictive. Enjoy the rest of your day. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  2. love, love, this card Pat....wonderful colour blends and plse tell me what stamp that is, I adore the look of the silhouette images.
    xx Karen

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Pat, your colours are amazing, love the vividness of them behind the black floral image and all beautifully framed,Kate x

  4. Beautiful card, Pat. The background is amazing, perfect for the silhouette image. It's been lovely seeing some of the cards Darnell has received for her birthday as I've been blog visiting. xx

  5. A lovely card Pat, I like the silhouette grasses on your Brushoed background, very summery looking.
    Jean x

  6. This is a stunner Pat, love the effect with the brushos and the framed silhouettes look wonderful, Cathy x

  7. Gorgeous card, Pat. LOVE the brushos background ... great job! It's almost impossible to keep them Brushos contained ... at least that's my experience. Creating a frame to pop on top is the easiest way around it. It looks awesome. A framed watercolour painting. xx

  8. hello pat! this is gorgeous, the background and silhouette stamping are awesome! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  9. This is stunning, Pat. I love the Brusho background and the beautiful flowers all perfectly framed.

  10. It looks absolutely gorgeous Pat. I love the brushos background and the silhouette flowers are really striking. A very classy card. Barbxx

  11. Sure did work out well in the end. Great composition and the brusho looks great. Had a little chuckle reading the post as I love Brusho's but they do have a life of their own x

  12. Your Brusho background is beautiful Pat - love the black embossed stems over it - they really pop!

  13. Love your card, Pat! Have a nice July!

  14. Wow, the card is beautiful....great background. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

  15. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  16. You got a great photo of this spectacular card, Pat, because it looks very like how this looks in person! You are a Brusho Master! This looks like a wildflower wonderland we'd all love to visit!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Hi Pat, only me again popping in with a different hat on this time to say thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  18. A really super creation for our July Flowers theme and loving the Brusho background. But be warned they are extremely addictive, I've just invested in some Pixie Powders although yet to play, but they look equally as much fun and with sparkle as well.

    Many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  19. Stunning creation, such beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.


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