Friday, August 18, 2017

ColourCraft/ Stencil Girl Blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the Stencil Girl and Colourcraft Blog Hop!

I am sharing two cards today with quick instructions for the backgrounds.

  As this is a blog hop we have a Giveaway for you, of course!!!

One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Colourcraft!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, August 20th at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl's Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook page
on Monday, August 21st.

In case you got lost on your way, here is our line up:
Susanne Rose <-- you are here

This is how you can make the backgrounds for these cards:

I made two gelli prints with black acrylic paint and the lovely Flower stencils. The first print is the one in the middle, the second is the ghost print on the right. The left one is where I've cleaned the stencils. I didn't use this for my cards, but I save it for later.

Now I added water with a spray bottle and Brusho powders. I used purple, gamboge, olive green, sea green and orange. I cut the backgrounds for my cards with a stitched frame die and build the cards together.

I embossed the kraft card base with WOW! Black Glint powder and a stamp from STAMPlorations. I adhered my Brusho background at an angle with foam dots. Finally I added the sentiment.

I cut the sentiment with the Tim Holtz Word Block dies from Sizzix from some Brusho - scrap paper.

Thank you for stopping by today!
Good luck in the draw!
xx Susanne.



  1. Love the texture added to your cards using your process and these materials. So many good ideas.

  2. Wow - lovely cards. I've got to get some Brusho! Cfrailey64 (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Another way to use my Gelli printings. Thanks for this project.
    ej.luyk (at) Yahoo (dot com)

  4. Love the negative image style here. Great layering. Thanks for sharing x

  5. Lovely backgrounds! (Annie)

  6. Lovely project! I must get some Brusho! This will be on my list of to trt projects!

  7. Great use of your prints - so colourful

  8. Love the black and white with the color added.

  9. Wow, I really love thes. So beautiful and textured

  10. Beautiful cards. Really loving those backgrounds!!!!

  11. Beautiful cards! I am really starting to see how much I need these Brusho Powders!

  12. Love how starting from the black/white base gives rise to such different versions.
    Bevtextart (at) btinternet (dot com)

  13. Love how you used those stencils in the background. The color just makes the stenciled image pop! Pretty!

  14. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing...

  15. Lovely, need to try Brusho powders.

  16. Fantastic backgrounds.
    the colors pop.
    Thanks for sharing some
    wonderful cards.


  17. Brush pills are amazing and beautifully worked with them. I like your color combination on the cards. Super!
    veverka.Hela (at) seznam (dot) cz

  18. Stunning - I love the colours!

  19. I like the way you used all of the paint and got three different looks.

  20. Wow, these look amazing, such a simple principle but so effective, and varied results. I love that the ghost print is (in my humble opinion) even more interesting!

  21. Great quick card. Thanks for the inspiration

  22. Love your color combos! Awesome effect!

  23. I really like those flower stencils! Amanda (at) meadowdance (dot) org

  24. Fabulous cards and awesome tutorial.....always love a good background tutorial! Thanks so much!

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