Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

My card was made with the Beautiful Day stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This card has a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Calypso Coral, scored at 4 1/4″. The flower and sentiment were stamped in Versamark ink onto a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of cardstock.  I then heat embossed those with black embossing powder.

To color the flower I used Brusho Crystal Colours.  I tapped a little of the Gamboge (orange) on one block, a little bit of Moss Green onto another block and Yellow onto a third block. To add a little water to each color, I used my Aqua Painter.  I mixed each color a little and then colored the flower.  After I was done I picked up a little of the color with the Aqua Painter and flicked a little bit of each color onto the card front for a speckled look.

On the inside of the card I used a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla CS.  I stamped the flower in the corners in Memento Black ink and colored it with the Brusho Crystal Colours. I colored the flowers the same way as above, but used mostly yellow left the flower pretty we and added a tiny bit of orange crystals and dried it with the heat tool.  It’s just amazing to me how many different looks you can get with these Crystals.  They take a little practice, but they are very cool!

I’m actually teaching a local class on Brusho Crystal Colours tomorrow – so expect more Brusho cards to come!  Sign Up for my newsletter for exclusive deals just for my customer. 🙂

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on April 11, 2018 for our Family First Hop. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  8. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  15. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  18. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose


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