Wednesday 17 February 2016

W&W - Brushos on pearlescent cardstock

The two cards I'm showing today, started with the same cardstock and the same technique.
Some time ago, I read about using Brushos on glossy cardstock, which made me wonder if I could also use it on the Centura Pearl ivory cardstock that I had hoarded but never used until now.

I first tried with some brown Brushos, because I thought it would look nice with the ivory cardstock and it did. It looks sooo pretty, but I haven't turned my panels into cards as yet. On today's cards, I used red Brushos, but it turned a very pretty pink because of my cardstock.

For my first card, I simply heat embossed the sentiment stamp and the bird using my new WOW gold embossing powder. When I shook the powder unto my stamped panel I was afraid I would totally mess up, because this embossing powder is so chunky, but it turned out beautifully. I mounted my panel onto a card base made from the same Centura Pearl cardstock using foam tape and added a few sequins from one of Lucy's shaker mixes as a finishing touch.

I'm entering this card into the following Winnie&Walter birthday bash challenge:

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps - Anything goes
ATSM - 181 Anything goes
Jingle Belles - Text me

For my second card, I went a slightly different route. This time I combined my brusho panel with white heat embossing (SSS). The poinsettia image is from W&W In bloom: Elsa's florals and the sentiment is from the W&W Happy Christmas set. I mounted my panel directly onto a card made from white pearlescent cardstock and added some extra interest using a few sequins and glosssy accents in the flower heart.

On the picture below you can see the lovely sheen of the pearlescent cardstock.

This card fits the themes of the following Winnie&Walter challenges:
Shay's Two challenge
(2 layers, 2 stamps from 2 different sets, a 2 word sentiment)

I'm also entering this card into the following challenge:
Sweet Stampin' - Clean and simple
ATCAS - 81 Bloom

ABC Christmas challenge - D for Don't overdo it.


  1. Beautiful design, I love the gold embossing against the pink background. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at

  2. What beautiful Brusho cards, Marianne! I've never tried them on glossy cardstock. Need to give that a try!

  3. Cool cards! Thank you for sharing at ATCAS!

  4. Great Brusho effects Marianne and have never thought of trying it on gloss card, I always used the reverse of centura pearls for my inkiness.

    B x

  5. These are both so pretty. I love your backgrounds so much! Thank you for playing with us at ATSM! Jules DT Member

  6. Gorgeous CAS card, I like the first one too, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin'. Hope you can join our next challenge too :)

    Love and hugs

  7. Great card - and yet another technique I've never heard of! I like the second one most. Well, how could it be different, it's a Christmas card after all!

  8. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge this week with your fab clean and simple card design.
    Lorraine DT

  9. These two cards look so pretty. Love how the red has come out looking pink and great card stock to use it with. Both perfect.
    I have just had my first play with brushos and still have a loooong way to go, I am too heavy handed. Very much a learning curve.

  10. Gorgeous cards Marianne, I love the background designs made with the Brushos, I haven't got any yet but I definitely need to get some! these are absolutely fabulous! LOVE them :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  11. Wow, Marianne, your smooshed backgrounds are stunning ... love how the pearlised card gives them that gorgeous touch of shimmer! Enjoyed my meander through your blog ... lots of lovely inspiration ... your colouring skills are awesome! Anita :)

  12. Beautiful backgrounds with your Brushos! Stunning cards, Marianne! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  13. they are adorable cards
    but the one with embossing in gold wooooww
    the gold is so tidy and great embossed
    I loveee it much
    many thanks for joining us at ATSM this week
    Monika (ATSM DT Member)

  14. Wowza ... what an amazing technique and gorgeous backgrounds ... so very glad you got TEXT-y with us at Jingle Belles.

  15. Marianne, Both cards are lovely, but I'm drawn to that gorgeous gold against your pretty pink background. :)

  16. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh these are GLORIOUS! what a brilliant use of the brusho's and the pearlescent cardstock is PERFECT... wow... totally impressed! thanks for joining our texting fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

  17. Wonderful cards, Marianne! Love your experimenting, and with such success too. The white embossing on your pink background is such a great departure from the typical red & green colors. Thanks so much for joining the Winnie & Walter Off The Edge challenge!

  18. lovely card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  19. So very soft and lovely!!! Thanks so much for playing along with my Gold and Watercolor Challenge at Winnie and Walter!!!

  20. I love Your soft collors and this beautiful card, dear sister! Ien