Another Brusho Background

Welcome to this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge – in which I share another Brusho Background! I simply can’t stop using this newest addition to our mediums. There’s so many different ways to use the Brusho Crystal Colours. If you don’t believe me, just type ‘Brusho’ into my search bar (left hand side), and watch what comes up!


This is another fun sketch challenge; you may even say it’s a bit of a challenge! 🙂 Until your creative mojo starts working, that is.

Another Brusho Background

How’s that for an interesting sketch? Truth time – I had something totally different in mind to make, until I started playing with my Brusho Crystal Colours. Then I just HAD to use this awesome background I created.


Another Brusho Background

Okay – truth time (again). I love our Brusho Crystals so much, that I couldn’t wait to see if more colours would be added in the June 2018-2019 catalogue. I went online, and ordered a 12 Pack of Brusho Crystals direct from Sheffield, England! What can I say? I’m a girl who loves her colours! And when I want to make multiples, I prefer not to have to mix my own colours, due to lack of consistency (user consistency, that is). So, here you see some colours that are not included in our 5 pack.


Cut a 3 3/4″ x 5″ panel of Shimmery White cardstock. Sprinkle on your Brusho Crystal Colours. I used Emerald Green, Purple and Ultramarine.  In case you’re curious, the other colours included in my non-SU! pack are Lemon, Leaf Green, Black, Dark Brown, Yellow, Scarlet, Turquoise, Brilliant Red and Orange.

After sprinkling on the crystals, spritz with water from a Stampin’ Spritzer. Watch the colours ‘burst’ and move! Continue to spritz with water until you’re happy with the results. Allow your panel to dry, or if you’re impatient, speed up the process with the Heat Tool.

For the focal area, use the Big Shot with the Birds & Blooms Thinlits to die cut 2 birds; one in Basic Black and one in Pacific Point cardstock. Then use the Petals & More Thinlits to die cut the small flower, again once in Basic Black and second in Pacific Point. Next, die cut the large leafy branch from the Petals & More thinlits from Emerald Envy cardstock.

From Basic Black and Emerald Envy cardstock, die cut 2 circles with the Big Shot and the Layering Circles Framelits. On the Emerald Envy circle, stamp the cross hatch design from the Best Birds stamp set in Emerald Envy ink.


Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to layer the 2 coloured birds together, slightly offsetting them to create a drop shadow effect. Do the same with the flowers. Layer the 2 circles with Stampin’ Dimensionals, with the Emerald Envy circle on top. Now attach the circles to the middle of your Brusho background, with more Dimensionals. Cut a length of 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon in Basic Black, and drape it across the circle, as shown. Hold it in place with Tear & Tape.

Attach the bird and flower with Liquid Glue. Cut apart the leafy branch, and tuck the leaves in behind the bird and flowers, as shown.

Another Brusho Background

You can’t see it in the picture, but the Shimmery White cardstock does let a subtle shimmer show through the Brusho. And the shimmery ribbon looks amazing!

Attach your Brusho panel to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Basic Black cardstock, then attach it to a Pacific Point cardstock base.

Another Brusho Background

I love the jewel-toned colours, and how the black sets them off perfectly.


I do  hope you’ll join us for this fun sketch challenge! Joining is easy. First, go to the Paper Craft Crew blog page, and see what the rest of the amazing Design Team have created. That’s where you’ll find the link, as well, so when your creation is ready, you can add it to the page. Everyone will see it, and love it!! You just may be our next Top Pick! 🙂


You can purchase your supplies in my online store, 24/7. Click on the product images below, or my signature, to get there. It’s that easy! I’d love to hear what you think about my card submission for the team – please leave me a comment on this post, if you have time! Thanks for spending some time with me today. Now – go get creative! 🙂


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Another Brusho Background

  1. Funny, I was looking at your card and wondering how you got such vibrant greens and blues! Now I know. I like that green much better than our green for sure! Cute card!

    1. Pretty, aren’t they Susan? I love the Brusho; wish we would carry more colours soon! 🙂

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