Color Explosion with Brusho Watercolor Powder

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How fabulous is this?!  When I first got my Brusho paint powders, I wanted to use as many colors as I could, so on a 9×12 piece of Strathmore watercolor paper, I heat-embossed this gorgeous Dahlia made by Stampendous (no longer available on their website) with clear embossing powder.  I “painted” a wash of water over the images then just sprinkled on the Brusho powders and watched them spread and bloom!  The embossed edges contained some of the color, making the pattern really stand out!  This whole piece reminds me of silk fabric and think it’d make a beautiful scarf, don’t you?  When it was dry, I cut the page down into sections to use on cards.
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Because the color and pattern is so vivid, I kept these cards quite simple in construction.  I stamped the sentiment (name/company unknown) onto a scrap of paper, sponged deep yellow around the edges and adhered it to the panel, and attached it all to a white card base.
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I love that you can see so many details in this stamp!  Stampendous has many current stamps that would look fantastic with this technique!  For this card,  I stamped out Tim Holtz’ Handwritten Sentiments onto a strip of watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black permanent ink and adhered it to the card front.  A couple of pretty jewels accent the sentiment.
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For this final card, I cut out one of the blooms into a square, and attached it to an embossed card base of white.  I bought the sentiment stamp at AC Moore; it’s stamped in Versafine Onyx Black permanent ink onto a little square of scrap paper, and mounted over the colorful print.

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