Monday 20 January 2020

An Autumn Birthday Wreath on a Brusho Background

For this card, I decided to use Brushos in the background and stamp and heat emboss one of Barbara Gray's entwined floral wreaths in white embossing powder.  I used the autumn wreath set this time.
Trim a piece of 7” x 7” Clarity stencil card to 5.75” x 5.75”. Stamp Barbara’s entwined ‘Autumn' wreath into the centre and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Mist the card lightly with water. Sprinkle Scarlet, Orange, Yellow Ochre and Terracotta Brushos over the card, add more water and mop up the excess with a paper towel. Dry from the back using a heat gun.
Using colouring pencils, add shading to the acorns, leaves and bird as well as a drop shadow to the wreath.
Add Happy (Mini Word Chains 1 & 2) ‘Autumn’ and Birthday (Mini word Chains 3 & 4) into the centre of the wreath in Versamark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Add a drop shadow to the lettering using a red fine liner. Run a mini Acorn archival ink pad round the outside of the topper.
To finish, add to the front of a 6” x 6” white card blank.


Cobnut Crafter said...

Hi Sarah! As I am a bit of a colour fiend, this card is 'right up my street'. In addition, you have used my favourite colour palette and I love the subtle painted infill of the wreath elements. xx

Kelly said...

I just moved my Brushos to my new work space yesterday. Looking forward to playing with them more. Hugs! ~Kelly

Lilou752 said...

(sorry, I leave my message as a comment because I didn't find contact form on your blog, hoping you'll see it soon.
Please answer directly to my email address elise.amann(at)

Hello !
I'm writting an article for the issue 57 of the french magazine called "Passion cartes créatives".
The subject is Carnival/Mardi Gras (disguises, costumes, masks, confetti...).
I wish to show your card within this article.
(seen here :
Would you agree with that ?
If yes, could you please send me as soon as possible a high resolution photo of your creation without watermark on it ?
Of course, your name or pen name if you want will appear next to the image, and the address of your blog will be in the address book.
Thank you in advance for your quick answer, even if it is negative, so that I can get organized (I have to give my paper for tomorrow !).
Best Regards, Elise AMANN
PS : if you have other creations which could be great for this article, don't hesitate to send images of them to me, I'd be happy to share them with our readers. ;-)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful Sarah, great card. Hugs, Angela xXx