Friday 1 December 2017

Friday Focus

Today I'm sharing a non-Christmas card - how bold is that! It's for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge and uses their sketch.

Here's my card:

I used a technique for using brushos with a stencil that I learnt at the Happy Little Stampers retreat that I went to in November. - I nearly wrote earlier this month and then realised today is the 1st December. Oh my how ridiculously close is Christmas getting!

Anyways back to that technique. First you place the stencil, then scatter on some brusho, then spritz with water and quickly lift the stencil. This is the negative print using up all the left over ink on the stencil. Pretty spectacular effect and I actually was able to take a couple more prints too, so it doesn't waste those inks at all.

The die cut 'HAPPY' is cut several times and the 'Birthday' is heat embossed and really shines.

Stamps: HLS, Bold Birthday Sentiments
Die: MFT Die-namics, Celebrate
Stencil: Creat a Smile, Focal Point
Inks: Brusho, ultra marine, turquoise; Versamark clear + Ranger superfine black embossing powder

Thanks so much for looking today, it's been great having your company.  And keep crafting!

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  1. Gorgeous card, Jane. Great to see using the Brushos in such a fabulous way! x

  2. Oh Jane - what a yummy background! Love the technique. It gives life and interest to your whole card! So glad to see you in the CC&S gallery this week and have a chance to visit your blog! Hugs, Cathy

  3. Wonderful card, I have been wanting to try brushos . Your use of them are great. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

  4. LOVE this! your background is awesome and what a wonderful technique, will definitely give it a go! Awesome use of the sketch and lovely to see you in the CC&S gallery this week. Hugs Bev x

  5. Hey Jane! Great card - love the blues! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!


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