While making the Brusho Basics tutorial, I had a flash of inspiration about how to use the prussian blue and moss green colors together. So I experimented a little, and voila — a fun undersea card!
Can you believe that all these amazing tones came from just those two colors of Brusho?
Undersea Card with Brusho Watercolor Lifting
To make the background for this card, I first used the ‘sprinkle then spritz’ Brusho technique. Once happy with the mix of colors, I dried the cardstock with my heat tool.
Next, I stamped some fish, seaweed, and bubbles from Seaside Shore in Versamark on top of dried Brusho, and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. This stamp set is one of my all-time favorites, so I’m a little sad it’s retiring this year.
Finally, I used the watercolor lifting technique to remove some color from the background, and make the stamped images stand out a bit more.
Watercolor Lifting Technique Video
To see how to do watercolor lifting, check out this easy technique video by Stampin’ Up! trainer Brandi Barnard. The technique works exactly the same with Brusho as it does with other watercolor products.
Mermaid, Sentiment, & Finishing Touches
This sweet little mermaid and “You are one of a kind” sentiment are both from the Magical Day bundle. It’s a great little set if you enjoy mythical creatures.
Originally I bought this as a gift for someone, but since she already had something similar, it made it’s way into my stash. I’d totally forgotten I had it until searching for something to add a fun pop of color to my undersea card! The little mermaid just seemed to fit.
I stamped the mermaid on Whisper White cardstock, then colored her with Stampin’ Blends markers (similar to Copics, but in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors). Then I cut her out with the coordinating die, and attached her with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the scene.
To stamp the sentiment in two different colors, I inked it with markers, then ‘fussy cut’ each part. Then I just sprinkled a little clear embossing powder over each part, and heated it with a heat tool, to add a little random texture.
Finally, I finished this scene with a few yellow and green sequins from the Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-backed Sequins pack.
Papercraft Challenge Shares
I’m sharing my card for these papercraft challenges today:
Want to find the supplies used on my card? They’re all available to order 24/7 through my online Stampin’ Up! shop.