Monday 22 January 2018

Love themed cards by Terri Koszler

As valentines day is fast approaching I thought it would be fun to make a few cards using brusho and some stamps and dies in my crafty stash.  If you scour the shelves in card shops everything is bright red and very soppy, I like to be a little different and create something you don't see in the shops.

Here are my 3 cards with a brief description on how I made them.


First up is a really simple card that can be created in no time at all. I started by sprinkling brusho onto some water colour card and spritzing with water. I then dried the card with my heat tool.  Then I coloured a piece of white card to coordinate with the background, from which to die cut my sentiment.

 I also die cut the sentiment in white and layered them together (slightly offset). I matted this and layered with grey and placed onto a white card blank.

My second card was another simple one, this time I applied a light wash of Crimson brusho on a piece of water colour card. I dried it before die cutting my sentiment from it.

I also cut the sentiment from a grey cardstock which I then inlaid. I again matted onto grey card before applying to a white card.

My final card was a little more involved. I used an emboss resist before adding my colour. I started by stamping and heat embossing some floral images using a clear dull embossing powder which I set with a heat tool. I chose a dull effect as I wanted something a little more vintage than a standard clear or white embossing powder would have allowed. I mixed two separate colours of brusho with water; crimson and Alazarin Crimson.

 I used a wide brush to satureate both the front and back of my embossed panel with clean water, I then started to add drops of the mixed brusho to the card, the wet in wet technique allows the colour to travel and creates a softer feel. Once the whole card was covered I then sprinkled some Crimson brusho onto the surface. I added my sentiment onto a embossed vellum heart.

The three cards took around half an hour to make in total and were really fun to make.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed today's post.

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