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Totally Techniques Blog Hop - BRUSHO!

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Welcome to the TOTALLY TECHNIQUES FEBRUARY BLOG HOP! This month we are concentrating on BRUSHO CRYSTAL COLOURS! That's right! You'll be able to hop along when you click on the NEXT button down below to visit 11 different blogs featuring projects using BRUSHO from 11 different countries. WOW! You may have just arrived here from Zoë Tant's blog or maybe you're starting with me - however you got here, please make sure you scroll down and click on the NEXT button to continue on the hop.

I chose the MYTHS & MAGIC SUITE to use with BRUSHO. One of the samples I made when I was playing about with BRUSHO reminded me of a big flame. And what better way to use a big flame than with the dragon from the MAGICAL DAY stamp set. This set came be purchased with the matching framelits - MAGICAL MATES FRAMELITS DIES. And believe me - when I looked at the intricate images in the stamp set I thought to myself "how on earth am I going to cut those out?" Then I examined the Framelits and you could hear a big WHEW coming from my studio! LOL!


Here's a photo of both of my BRUSHO cards. I am over the moon happy with the results! I manipulated the flame a little bit - you'll be able to see how in my video below.



Watch the magic happen - I really do LOVE these CRYSTAL COLOURS! 

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Here's a close up of my mermaid card. The blue BRUSHO reminded me of a swirling sea. And then when I saw those little seahorses I just couldn't resist! I used the die from SWIRLY SCRIBBLES THINLITS to die cut come fun waves out of Pacific Point cardstock.



  • Lemon Lime Twist 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic Black 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Watercolor Paper 3-7/8 x 5-1/8"

Here's a close up of my swirling sea - the picture just doesn't do it justice - it's so MAGICAL!


And here's my dragon card - this one made me giggle with happiness at the way the BRUSHO looked so much like swirling flames! What do you think?


I can't wait to give this card to one of the boys in my life - they are going to be amazing at my creative talent - LOL! Well - they probably won't but their moms will!!!


The little soldier was the perfect little embellishment that I needed to finish off this card. And I love that I didn't have to cut him out - WHEW!


Thanks so much! Please click on the NEXT button to see what Marine Wiplier of France has created with the BRUSHO CRYSTAL COLOURS:

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Magical Day Clear-Mount Bundle
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Brusho Crystal Colour
Stampin' Spritzer
Aqua Painters
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Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Liquid Multipurpose Glue
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Big Shot Magnetic Platform
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Heat Tool
Versamark Pad
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

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Lynsay Mahon

Great cards Kelly! I love how fluid the backgrounds look with brusho!

Satomi Wellard

That's fantastic background. I love the fire coming out of a dragon! Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed your video, too.

Zoe Tant

Love how you've created the sea for the mermaid and a fire breathing dragon is awesome. Fab cards Zoe x

Beth Merkle

Love your cards! They are both great! TFS!

lorraine turner

Hi Kelly,

I can't believe what you have achieved with the Brushos. I love the Mermaid under the sea effect but my utmost favourite has got to be how you got the Brushos to create a puff of flame to come from the dragon's mouth. It is amazing and so very, very effective! Thank you for sharing your skills with Brushos with us crafters. :O)

Sherlie Magaret

These are both such adorable cards! Using the Brusho for the dragon's breathe is fantastic and I love the watery background for the mermaid and seahorses. Great children's cards.

Holly Saveur

LOVE your cards!!


Wow Kelly !! Your cards are amazing !!!


ALL of your projects are ALWAYS so adorable; I love them! Thank you so much for sharing your "how tos" and dimensions; that's key to being "everything great," for me! Cheers!

Nadine Weiner

Oh, the dragon and the flame. That is probably the best way I ever saw the Brushos in action. Love it!

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