Today’s post is my Brusho Happy Easter Basket card. This fun and whimsical card was intended for my March class. I was excited when I got my Brusho Crystal Colour powders and wanted to try them out. They intimidated me at first. After I jumped in and broke out my watercolor paper and spritzer, and went to town, it was freeing.
No two pieces will be the same and that was hard for me being a Type-A, but it made me relax and “go with the flow”. (no pun intended) [giggle] The colors might not be traditional Easter colors but I think they are cute and kind of pastel-y, and look like colors eggs. I used the Yellow, Orange and Red, and different amounts of spritzed water.
A couple of the eggs where embossed with White using balloon shapes from the Balloon Adventures stamp set. Yes! I that was my “make it work” moment. [smile] All I did was trim away the bottom tie from the balloon.
You know how much I really like the Long and Narrow card shape. The three eggs stacked set in the little basket look too cute. The Crumb Cake basket was embossed with the AMAZING Sale-a-Bration Basket Weave Embossing Folder. I lightly sponged it to add dimension and topped with a Soft Suede band. Also, adding to the whimsy is the Old Olive grass that is from the Picnic Basket Builder Framelits Set.
Oh……I almost forgot to include (it’s hard to see in the pic) that I sponged billowy clouds on the Whisper White card base first. I purchased the Rainbow Builder Framelits sets just specifically for the many clouds shapes it has. Two are cloud edges and two more small cloud shapes……super versatile. Sweet!
Well……after several “that’s interesting” comments from friends and family this ditty became a sample on my display board. Don’t get me wrong I still think it’s adorable and love it, but my class goers tend toward the more traditional. So, my next post will be the design we made in class.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you come back and check out my next design featuring the same stamps and embossing folder to see another take on them. Have a great day!
- STAMP: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Balloon Adventures (vintage)
- PAPER: Whisper White, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Watercolor
- INK: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Memento Black
- ACCESSORIES: Punches–Balloon Bouquet & Modern Label | Framelits–Picnic Basket Builder (grass) & Rainbow Builder (clouds) | Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder–Basket Weave | Brusho Crystal Colour Powders | Emboss Powder–White
Sparkly Hugs, Carol