I am having a blast with a new technique I learned about on the Bister, Brusho and Color Burst Facebook group I belong to. Linda L. DesGroseilliers had posted a picture of a similar background, but does not have a blog to link to. She shared how to take tissue paper and get this look back in September, but I didn't have time to play with it until now. It is not hard- except waiting for the water and Brusho pieces to dry- that takes at least two hours- sometimes more. I will do a tutorial on it, but basically I sprinkled on several colors of Brusho Crystal Colors on a piece of white tissue paper, then wet it with water. I had to do this on a craft sheet or something like that as it cannot be moved off it while it is drying. When completely dry, I crumbled it up several times as we want many wrinkles and attached it to an A2 piece of cardstock covered with Sookang two sided tape. I lightly applied Versamark trying to hit only the wrinkles and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I learned from my first few attempts not to put the Versamark all over and also to apply the embossing powder lightly as well so the beautiful Brusho color comes through. Other water color powders can be used as well, but I liked the brighter ones like Brusho over the lighter ones like Magenta or Lindy's Magicals. Here is a closeup of the beautiful gold and color and another angle of the lovely texture on the card:
The "good wishes" die is by Impression Obsession. I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Dies R Us and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I am also entering in the Start Afresh challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday. The technique is brand new to me and the "sending good wishes" die came right out the it's packaging never used before.