Brusho on Gold Foil! I bet that got your attention, right? Seriously – you have to be intrigued with our newest colouring medium, the Brusho Crystal Colours. I know that I’ve been using them a lot lately, but this time, it’s on Gold Foil.
I saw this amazing card made by my friend Jackie over at Jack Otter Stamp – go ahead and have a look; I’ll wait here! Isn’t her card gorgeous?! I just had to give this technique a try. So, here’s my take on Jackie’s card.
BRUSHO ON GOLD FOIL
How dramatic is that?!! Talk about eye popping, right? I just can’t help it – I love how it turned out 🙂 A word of warning – this post has A LOT of pictures, because every time you move the paper, the light shifts to show off another angle and the texture on the foil.
First – get ready to amaze yourself! Ok – truth be told, at first you’ll probably think you’re just making a hot mess. Literally! Because this technique includes using your Heat Tool.
Cut a panel of Gold Foil paper, and sprinkle the Brusho Crystal Colour in Prussian Blue randomly. Next, use your Stampin’ Spritzer to liberally wet the crystals. Since the paper has a foil coating, the water will sit on top of the paper, and not absorb. This is where the Heat Tool comes in.
Use your heat tool to move the ink across the paper. This will also dry the ink as well. Feel free to add more water, and more crystals, until you are happy with the effect. I found that I wasn’t using enough water; it was drying before I got the movement that I wanted. So spritz away! 🙂
Note: the Foil Paper will start to curl backwards, away from the heat. That’s because the paper has been wet on the front side, only. To fix this, once you’re happy with the front, turn the paper over, spritz the back with water, and dry it with the Heat Tool. This will flatten your paper. If it’s still not flat enough for you, just put it underneath your Big Shot platform for a few minutes – that works!
ADD MORE TEXTURE
I love the texture and movement from the Brusho, but I really liked how Jackie had added extra texture with some heat embossing. I changed my up a little bit from hers; she used the Sale-A-Bration set Amazing You (which is now unfortunately not available).
Use the Timeless Textures stamp set, and stamp the flourish image in Versamark ink in the bottom left and top right corners. Cover with Gold Embossing Powder. Next, add some of the small dots from the same stamp set, again in Versamark ink. Cover those with Gold Embossing Powder as well.
Now use your Heat Tool to heat set the embossing powder. Keep moving the Heat Tool around, until the embossing powder turns shiny. Again, your foil paper may curl a bit, but you know how to flatten it!
Just look at all that texture!! Doesn’t that just make your creative heart happy 🙂
This panel is so beautiful, I just couldn’t bring myself to cover it up. But I had to add something, right? So, I used my Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (they’re from SAB, but good news – they’ll be in the new Annual Catalogue in June!), and die cut the ‘celebrate’ from Pacific Point cardstock. This colour, I think, is the closest to the Prussian Blue Brusho.
Use Mini Glue Dots to attach the letters to the bottom right corner of the foil panel. Next, attach the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals to a Basic Black cardstock panel. Finally, attach the whole thing to a card base of Pacific Point cardstock.
I told you – move the card, and you get a new, different perspective of the layers and colours, as well as textures. (you’re dreading the upcoming days, when I share more of this technique, aren’t you?! LOL)
Good news – you can do this technique, too! To order the supplies I used, click on the product images below. You can order from my online store 24/7. I can also order for you; just drop me an email.
I’d love to hear what you think of this technique, and this card! I mean, I know I love it….but what do you think? Please leave a comment, and let me know – thanks!