Every year when the Occasions Catalog comes out, I get so excited about everything that’s new, that I often (temporarily) forget about all of the amazing products still available in the Annual Catalog! So this weekend, I focused on making sure to feature Annual Catalog products in everything I created! For this set of cards, the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies is the main product I used from the Annual Catalog.
For both cards, I used Brusho in Brilliant Red, Gamboge, and Yellow with a Stampin’ Spritzer on Watercolor Paper. I cut a sheet of the watercolor paper in half, and watercolored the entire thing with Brusho. For the first card, when the watercolor paper was completely dry, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Detailed Floral Thinlits to make the colorful die cut top layer:
I mounted the die cut layer directly onto a thick Whisper White base, added a strip of white cardstock, and stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday set in Smoky Slate. I finished it by adding a white organza ribbon bow and some pearls!
While making the first card, I got the idea to make a second card, but use a solid Brusho layer underneath a white die cut top layer instead (so kind of the opposite of what I did for the first card!). So I colored another sheet of the watercolor paper with Brusho, then mounted it to the white base. I then used the die to make a plain white die cut layer, and added that over the Brusho piece. I then added the white strip, sentiment, bow, and pearls, just like on the first card:
And that’s it! I’m not sure which one of these I like better, but I know I really love the color variation of the Brusho on both! Which do you prefer?
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