Roses in bloom

The first card I made using this lovely rose stamp from My Favorite Things featured bister powder; this one was done with a couple of brusho colours. I used the same technique for both and have been asked several times about the amount of powder and the amount of water. I hope to do a video soon showing my method with paint powders.

I used two colours on this panel, a red and a yellow. You can see there are some specs of blue also, I think they were on the surrounding scrap paper and just transferred to my panel. I embossed the roses all over stamp with clear powder on hot pressed watercolour paper then sprinkled red brusho in the centre and yellow brusho on the edge of the panel. I spritzed with water then tilted the panel to activate the powder. Where there was too much water or colour I used either a paper towel or a ‘thirsty brush’ to sop it up. (A thirsty brush is a paintbrush dipped in water then squeezed or dabbed dry so that it can absorb water or paint from the painting.)

I cut three layers of the rusty red cardstock with the ‘bloom magical’ die and stacked them. The sentiment from the PB ‘friendship flowers’ set works perfectly with the die so I stamped in black and slipped it under the stacked die cut.

Have a wonderful day.


Stamps: roses all over (MFT) friendship flowers 30-223 (PB)

Dies: bloom magical 51-420(PB)

Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, neenah natural white, red cardstock

Ink: versamark, versafine onyx black

Paint: brusho

8 Comments on “Roses in bloom”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    How beautiful! Last time I tried creating with powders, I wasn’t so successful, but now I’m inspired to try again.

  2. Joan Bardee says:

    wow this is gorgeous

  3. Cathie says:

    Love love what you did with the rose stamp and Brusho! Please have a video available! Thanks!

  4. Pat says:

    Wonderful work using the Brushos Heather, and adore the variation of tone with just the two colours. x

  5. memalagene says:

    WOW! Gorgeous, I would love to watch a video of you making one of these!

  6. Clelie says:

    So very beautiful…can’t wait to see your work in action! What beautiful colors!♥♥♥

  7. Daria says:

    Gorgeous card!

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