Beautiful Blues with Brusho

Is it just me, or do these cards remind you of the ocean?

Looking at these cards makes me feel relaxed & calm. I start thinking about diving into the clear blue sea & swimming in the salt water. They remind me of how the water feels on my skin, the smell of the salt, the gentle support, & freedom of movement, that being in the ocean brings…..


So how did I create these beautiful blues with Brusho?

Let me start by saying this….

The hardest thing about Brusho’s is learning to restrain yourself from trying to control them too much. Once you start to embrace “letting go”, all kinds of magic will start to take place.

Ink Paper Girl Brusho Backgrounds Classes March 7th 2018, with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator ,Sydney, Australia


So for the card above I went back to basics & simply sprinkled some brusho’s onto watercolour paper & then spritzed them with water, before letting it dry…easy right?

While it was drying I cut out my sentiment using the Celebrate You Thinlits dies…. Do you know that you can get your hands on them for FREE, RIGHT NOW! All you need to do is simply place a qualifying  Sale-A-Bration order & you can choose to add these to your order for free.

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Once it was dry, I adhered my sentiment to the background,  before layering it onto some Night of Navy cardstock. The Night of Navy looks great with the darker flecks, of the Brusho colour crystals.

As for the next two cards….

Well let me start by saying that there’s nothing particularly difficult with making these cards….it’s more a matter of time & patience along with a little touch of creativity.

Here’s how I got the brighter blues…

I started by putting down a watercolour wash of Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise over the entire background, followed about a minute later, with a wash of Stampin’ Up!’s Bermuda Bay.

As the majority of Stampin’ Up! inks are water based, you can use them & blend them in with Brusho’s colour crystals.

Top Tip: To avoid a big murky mess, I’d suggest sticking to the one colour…so use blue based inks with the Prussian Blue Brusho, yellow based inks with the yellow Brusho, etc etc…at least to start with anyway.

To get the super dark inky blue colour that you can see on this card, I just kept on adding layers of the Brusho’s Prussian Blue to a particular area using an Aqua Painter…..

Warning: This card took a serious amount of water to create & it did experience some buckling due to the amount of water used.  I like to let the buckling help dictate where my colours go & how much or how little they end up blending together.

This card definitely took some time & patience, so I’d suggest that you cue up something on Netflix, especially if you’re planning on making a few of these. As a back up measure, I’d recommend setting up your heat gun somewhere nearby…..just in case you run out of patience.


Want to try out the fun of Brusho’s for yourself? Then make sure you book into one of my Brusho’s card classes. Bookings are now open, the classes will be held in March. 

Simply click on the images below to go straight to the information & booking page.

Much Love, K xo

2018 February Host Code with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sydney Australia
February 2018 Host Code with Katrina Duffell Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Sydney Australia.


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