Birthday butterflies

Darkroom Door has just released an amazing new collection of stamps so I will be showing off a few of them in the coming weeks. The narrow arrow stamp named ‘this way’ motivated me to pull out the brusho powders. Brusho is wonderful when used with embossed patterned stamps where the paint crystals can get trapped. I used both ultramarine and emerald green brusho on this card.

I embossed the ‘this way’ stamp in white powder on hot presssed watercolour paper then sprinkled brusho on top and spritzed water from above to get the colours activated. I also painted the black embossed butterflies with brusho but was a bit more strategic in my paint blending.

I popped some gold cord behind the butterflies and tucked a tiny DD birthday sentiment in as well. This slim border stamp is very versatile and in future posts I will be sharing how I used it with cars, motorbikes and a lighthouse!

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8 Comments on “Birthday butterflies”

  1. Mary-Jane says:

    Great card, love the colors!

  2. elscoast says:

    I can never get your supplies to come up. The links go to a linkdeli, but nothing ever comes up with supplies. Maybe you have to be a member to see what is on the site. Beautiful card this morning! Thank you, Linda

  3. Pat says:

    The arrow type stamp white embossed looks great with the wonderful bright array of Brushos Heather and love the way the colour has run in between the lines and also formed a solid strip in between each of the arrow stampings, and what fabulous butterflies over the top in delightful coordinating tones. A fantastic card. x

  4. Cathy R says:

    Beautiful butterflies Heather, the colours look so luminous, Cathy x

  5. nancystiz says:

    What a clever way to use that chevron stamp! I’d have never thought to create a background with it. Love the color combination as well as the addition of the brightly colored butterflies!

  6. Lagene says:

    Gorgeous! Great design! I love Brusho powders AZ well as other powdered watercolor pigments!

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