Sparkle Embossing and Brusho Watercoloring

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Sparkle Embossing and Brusho We have been Heatin’ It Up all summer long here on my blog and over at StampNation.  We’ve been exploring tons of different ways to use Heat Embossing techniques on your projects, I can’t believe there are so many ways!  The Heat It Up event officially “ended” last week, but I just can’t stop!

Let’s take Heat Embossing – in gold glitter YUM!!!- and pair it with watercoloring with Brusho. Brusho powder is a bit like magic and you get something different every time.

Sparkle Embossing and Brusho Watercoloring


How you use Brusho is completely up to you!  I could have let it dry right after sprinkling the powder, or I could have left the background darker, or I could have added more color.  I had fun and I really like the resulting look.

I cut the technique piece down about 1/2 – 3/4 of an inch, mounted it on black cardstock and added mounting tape so the layer would pop up.

To the card base, I added a strip of glitter paper for some extra sparkly awesomeness!

The sentiment finished it off and I’m ready to make someone’s day!

Sparkle Embossing and Brusho 3 In the video, I mentioned another video where I swatched the colors, here is the link:

Brusho color swatches and KISS Cards with Brusho Background.

You can tell in the video that I am not a “trained fine artist” since I didn’t know how to pronounce some of the color names, lol! Sparkle Embossing and Brusho 2

Just look at that sparkle!

That Facetime call that so rudely interrupted my stamping?  Yeah, it was my dear, sweet friend, Laurel Beard.

She DID have something important to tell me!  Kristie Goulet was visiting her!

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 9.04.12 PM I don’t have a ton of crafty friends that I see on a regular basis…so I know how amazing it is to get together in person and I’m so glad they included me from afar.    Look at those sweet faces! MWAH!  Love you girls!!!!!

Hope you’re inspired today!  Have a fabulous one.



  • Suna Stirk August 23, 2016, 1:49 am

    I LOVE this card!! I think it is a combination of the colours and the sparkle that got me going. I need those powders in my life!

  • Lisa K August 23, 2016, 9:09 am

    I enjoyed watching your video today. Loved your interruption with Laurel. Glad she had a friend come visit. I do not use Brusho, but will possibly try the layout you used with another watercolor medium. Have a great day!

  • Leanne in CA August 23, 2016, 10:25 am

    Wow! Gorgeous!! I’ll have to try something like that. Thanks for sharing the video.

  • ShirleyD August 23, 2016, 1:37 pm

    Great card…love not only the colors, but also the card design,

  • Linda Lipchak August 23, 2016, 3:12 pm

    The video was entertaining and informative. Just love the possibilities and the splatter!!!!! Especially like the light colors as backgrounds. Hope to be Lucky!

  • Daria August 23, 2016, 3:36 pm

    Thank you for the fun video. I always enjoy your tutorials. The card is lovely–love the design and all the sparkle.

  • Sharon Mesdag August 23, 2016, 6:23 pm

    Christine thank you so much for helping me find the cards to vote for. Unfortunately it was too late to vote but thankfully I got to see everyone’s beautiful work. My problem was my browser. Explorer would not let me see many things, now I know why blog hops have been so hard to follow.
    Thank you

  • Penny August 23, 2016, 10:55 pm

    WOW! What a beautiful card. Love the colors and the sparkles. need some Brusho Powders . Thanks

  • Ingrid Blackburn August 23, 2016, 11:00 pm

    I just LOVE this card – And that flower is one of my favorites too – the thanks as well – well you see me use it all the time. Your brusho turned out fabulous!!! :)

  • Maggie B August 24, 2016, 11:42 pm

    Hey CP ~ So glad you got back to Laurel and Kristie!! LOL Your card is stunning and the color combinations are gorgeous. I do believe I’m going to be CASEing this card!! LOVE THIS!! ~HUGS~

  • Christine Smith August 26, 2016, 12:38 am

    Fabulous happy card! I love my Brushos, I don’t use them enough! Your video is inspiring! xxx

  • Laurel Beard August 26, 2016, 6:58 am

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH! What great timing I had! Awesome card AND video!

  • Terry September 3, 2016, 3:38 am

    What a great card !! I’m so inspired by the card that I bought the botanical love stamp tonight .Now all I need to get is BRUSHO CRYSTAL COLOUR WATERCOLORS. But they may have to wait abit . Or if anyone that is from Canada can tell me where I can get them . That would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank u Terry

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