September 07, 2015

Brusho Crystals

Hi Everybody,

You may rememberer me showing you some Brusho Crystals that I bought at the craft show last weekend ... well here is a card that I have made using them

They are very vibrant colors and a little goes a long way so use them very sparingly.

For this card I stamped and embossed in gold the Sketchy Rose from Altenew  onto some watercolor card

Then with a wet paintbrush and some clean water I have dampened the flower staying within the lines

Then with the red, orange and yellow crystals I have sprinkled on tiny amounts.  I evened out the color with my brush and allowed it to dry.

Once dry I have cut it out with scissors staying close to the embossed edge.  I did the leaves in the same way using the green from the pack

For the background I have sprinkled a very tiny amount of crystals and then spritzed it with clean water.  Trimmed it to size and layered it onto black card.  The sentiment is stamped onto the dry background and then all the layers added to my base

The flower has been added with foam pads underneath to give it height and the enamel dots have been randomly added for an extra effect.

I will be playing with these Brusho Crystals some more and I will make a video to show you what I do.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. That looks interesting, have not heard of the crystals, so will look out for them and look forward to your video, cheers from very cold Melbourne

  2. Great card, nice and bright. Perfect for a Monday morning.


  3. Wonderful card! Love the gorgeous rich colour of the flower and the sentiment is just lovely. Debra x

  4. Hi Christina
    Lovely card today. These crystals look interesting.

  5. Morning Christina,
    Lovey the card, very vibrant.

  6. I love brushos but have not 'painted ' with them. Now a must try technique. I enjoy using them as master boards for my ATCS. .....
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Beautiful card, love the vibrant colors!
    The background is lovely, looking forward to the video tutorial ;))

  8. Hi Christina,
    A friend of mine adores her Brusho Crystals and I've got me heart set on getting some in the very near future. I've found a set of 12 online for quite a reasonable price so they've now gone to the top of my wish list...a new pair of specs comes first though, so I can see what I'm doing lol. I love the way the rose has come out, what a fantastic stamp! I'm looking forward to the video when you get a chance in your hectic schedule to make one for us. xx

  9. Hi Christina,
    Those Brusho Crystals sound great, love the vibrancy of the rose, great card.
    Di B. x

  10. Hi Christina

    Such a different card but very interesting.

  11. Good Morning Christina :) A very Beautiful Color Rich card this morning! I love the sentiment as well. It reminds me "if the glass is half empty or is the glass half full" ~ all in one's own perspective. Looking forward to the video on this too! Thank you sooooooo much for sharing and for all you do for us. Enjoy a magnificent day! Big Hugs.

  12. Hi Christina am new to this actually,am glad you shared this idea,thanks really.

  13. Hi Christina. Thanks for showing your cards. The Brusho's are lovely arnt they. Tried mine the other day and was really pleased.

  14. I love my Brushos but have only used them for backgrounds. Now I will have a go at stamping, embossing and using them to colour in. Pat x

  15. Hi Christina, this looks like great fun....lovely colours, lovely card. Janelle x

  16. Love the card today very pretty.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens.

  17. Hi Christina, lovely card, I can honestly say I have never seen the crystals before but they look an sound very interesting I look forward to the video. Take Care Melody xXx

  18. Gorgeous card! Beautiful colors and fun technique!
    Sherrie K

  19. Beautiful card Christina, looking forward to your video. Dianne

  20. Looks like fun technique. I have not heard of these crystals. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. ~blessings


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