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Brusho Butterfly

Here's another Brusho creation with the Beautiful Day stamp set. This set was designed to perfectly pair with the Brusho dyes.

I posted the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set that I made with the red Brusho powder and today I'll share the butterfly from the same stamp set. I used the blue and yellow Brusho this time around. I paired those colors with the lemon lime twist, night of navy and watercolor paper.

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I first sprinkled the blue and the yellow brusho on dry watercolor paper. I then spritzed it heavily with water from about 8-10 inches away, until the paper was fairly wet all over. I wanted the colors to blend well, so I made sure to spritz it well. Instead of letting it dry on its own, I took a paper towel and layed it flat on the paper and soaked up the excess water. I then dried it with my heat tool for about 20 seconds.

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I then cut a 3'' x 3 3/4" piece from this piece of watercolor paper. I embossed the butterfly over it with white emboss powder, and added a few Glitter Enamel shapes and lemon lime twist ribbon.

Its so bright and sunny. I love how the Brusho technique turned out!

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I can't wait for you to give Brusho a try! Check out the product list below to view or purchase the supplies used on this card.

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Magical Day Birthday Card

Today I'm sharing a quick birthday card with the Magical Day stamp set and coordinating Myths and Magic designer paper. There's also a peek of gold embossing on the greeting banner.

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My favorite part of the card is the raised embossing and the shimmer of the designer series paper. I stamped the lemon lime twist cardstock with bermuda bay ink and added sponging around the greeting banner.

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The Myths and Magic glimmer paper adds some fun sparkle to the fun birthday card.

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The bermuda bay chevron ribbon adds just the right touch to the knight and shining armour- dragon slayer, birthday card.

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Magical Day and a Bit of Brusho

Oh my goodness. I had so much fun creating this mermaid card today. I went a little wild and over the top, but, that's the way I roll.

The Magical Day stamp set and coordinating Magical Mates dies are absolutely fabulous! You may have passed this set by in the Occasions catalog, thinking its just for kids. But, I'm here to tell you, first of all, YES, the kids in your family will absolutely LOVE receiving cards made with this set, and secondly, YOU will love making cards and scrapbook pages with this charming suite. The stamps, dies, designer paper, glimmer paper and washi tape- they all coordinate and look amazing together!

So, here's the card. There is something else super cool about this card, that I will point out, in a minute. Are you seeing it?

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Did you notice the turquoise and the iridescent glimmer paper? Its from the new Myths and Magic glimmer paper pack. So, I thought it would be cool to try the new Brusho on the iridescent glimmer paper! It turned out so cool. I sprinkled 5-6 shakes of the Prussian Blue Brusho onto the dry glimmer paper. I then spritzed it with water a few times from about 8" away. Then, I took a paper towel and sopped up the excess water. Viola! It looks awesome! You saw it HERE FIRST folks. Can't wait to play with the brusho on glimmer paper with more colors as well.

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I cut the waves and the mermaids with the Magical Mates dies. I didn't want the waves lined up perfectly straight, so I offset them a little. The Mermaids were colored with the Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers.

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I used silver emboss powder to emboss the Magical day greeting and cut it out with the dies.

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Can you see the little Clear Glitter Epoxy bubble's?

I added a bunch.. I love these little bubbles. So perfect for under the sea.

I adore these little mermaids. I couldn't decide if I liked the blonde, brunette or redhead better, so I used all three!

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I used a LOT of ribbon on this card. I wanted to tie in all the sparkly colors of the card with the ribbon colors.

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I kept the inside very simple... as the outside was so over the top.

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This card sparkles and glitters from every angle. I wish you could see it in person.

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I used so many dimensionals on this super layered up, magical card. I think I set a record.

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Three little Mermaids wishing you a Magical Day. It doesn't get much better than that.

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I hope you, go back a take a look at the Magical Day stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. *link on sidebar* Its not just for kids (who by the way, think this is the best set ever!) its for us big people too!

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I'll have more Brusho creations for you later this week. So stop back again!

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#1 Stampers Meeting, Make n Takes & Team Swaps

One of my favorite things about my Stampin Up business is getting together and stamping with friends, especially my downline team members. We share business tips, stamping ideas, swaps and also have yummy snacks and fun door prizes during our get togethers.

This month Teresa Fisher shared a make n take project with us using the Magical Mermaid stamp set. Her sample was gorgeous. Unfortunately I messed mine up and ended up coming home and having to re-do my card. However, I did use the same colors and cardstocks of Teresas and I loved the colors she chose. Bermuda bay, berry burst and tempting turquoise. The colors really look magical together.

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 It was Teresas idea to color the ends of the hair in bermuda bay. How cool is that? I love it!

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This is a photo of some of my team from the meeting that night. I remembered to get a photo after most of the girls had already left. Next time, I will have to tie a string around my finger or something, so I remember to get photos early. By the way, that's cute little Teresa to the left of me, in the white sweater.

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I also wanted to take time to share of few of the amazing swaps that the girls created. The theme was fall cards and the girls did a fabulous job as usual.

Card made by: Tonya Beatty

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Card made by: Kayla Cole

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Card made by: Jamie Bartley

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Card made by: Alyssa Trunzo

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Card made by: Mary Ann Hazlett

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Card made by: Lori Wiest

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I hope you enjoyed all the fabulous cards. Here's one more photo from the meeting... Alyssa and I hamming it up.

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Of course I had to bring them all gifts from Thailand too!

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The Little Mermaid?

I almost didn't order this stamp set, even though I liked it and have been wanting a mermaid stamp set.

I wasn't sure how I would make it look as good as it should. But, I came up with an idea and I think it turned out just right!

This one was embossed with copper emboss powder and framed with copper foil paper. The card color is wisteria wonder. I colored it in with an aqua painter and drops of re-inkers.

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The water color paper is perfect for the amount of water I used to water color the background and the mermaid.

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Here I used a different color card- soft sky and pool party. I think I like these colors even better. I also used silver emboss powder and silver foil paper for one of the mermaids.

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This is the silver up close. Got to love those Iridescent Sequin Assortment. They remind me of bubbles!

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All the little mermaids in a row.

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I'm singing Under the Sea in my head as I post these lovely mermaids....

Which color did you like the best?

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Sharing a Card and a Technique Video + Last Chance for Retired Products

I was given a beautiful card at the On Stage event in April. It was from a demonstrator who had watched my video on the Aqua Wash technique. Megan Herst had made her swap cards for the event using the aqua wash technique from my video and wanted to share her card with me. I will post the video below for those of you who may have missed it.

I was so pleasantly surprised by her thoughtfulness and her beautiful card. Here's is Megan's awesome card using the aqua wash technique.

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Megan also used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating dies as I did in my video. I love how Megan added a splash of gold embossing to match her gold foil dragonflies.

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For those of you who may have missed my video on the aqua wash technique, I will post it below. Scroll down past the product list and click to view.

Thanks again to Megan for thinking of me and presenting me with this fabulous, glimmery card.

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