Monday, September 26, 2016

Perfect Powder Masculine card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about using powders like embossing or pigment powders.

It's been a while since I used my Brusho powders, and this challenge is perfect for this. I don't like that from the four colors I have but one has the true pigment powder of the color it should be. My black and gray, consisting of countless other colors and only if I mix it with water before I apply it, it's gray or black. Same goes for the olive color. I don't like the effect I get because of the color explosion I get, while I just want black and grey pigments. But fortunately the Prussian Blue consists 99,5% of the color that it should be. That's why I only use the Prussian Blue Brusho.


This time I've used it a bit differently than the last time (that's almost a year ago ... time flies!) I wanted the stamp to scrisp so you can see what it is. For the background I stamped the gears with Faded Jeans. The edge of the top left gear bothered me, so I wanted to blend that out. But I got a cool watercolor effect instead. That gave me the idea to do that in several places and eventually all the way around.


Despite the watercolor cardstock, the pigments of the Brusho are so strong that I didn't get much color off... I've done the edges with Black Soot Distress Crayon. Yes, I know, it's my new way to darken up the edges lately.



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Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous creation! Sandra. Love the beautiful effect of the powders on the background! :)

Catherine said...

I love this masculine card, Sandra! Love how you used the powders on your background for an amazing effect. Amazing!

Cathie ♥

Anna-Karin said...

Stunning card Sandra!! I love all that blue and the great stamping.

Maura said...

Great card Sandra! Love the mix of browns and blues, gives it a vintage feel with your images. I love Prussian Blue, I think it is one of my favorite colors to use - haven't tried it with Brusho yet, so good tips. Great idea for the card edges with distress crayon - have to try that, thanks! xxMaura

Macarena said...

Hurraaa! Video! :-) This project is absolutely stunning, I would never never never imagine it could be made like this. You are so creative and inspiring, Sandra! Hugs, Marzena

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Great video and music. You are very brave to stamp and spritz with the powders...and it turned out fabulous! Gorgeous blues too!

Stephanie said...

Cool idea and process, Sandra!!

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Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful, Sandra! Love your colors and this fabulous card.

Barbara said...

Love this stamp, love the colors, love this card! Wonderful as always! Barbara

Paula J Atkinson said...

Lovely creation. The video wouldn't play for me on YouTube, but it plays perfectly here. So glad because I love how you built the layers of colour.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a totally creative piece! It was such an interesting composition and I love how brilliantly bright the blue is!

Anita in France said...

Fabulous, Sandra ... such rich, saturated colour ... the blue hues are gorgeous! Anita :)

Emma Williams said...

Such a beautiful card using one of my favourite stamps ~ the colours are just glorious and it's such a clever idea to stamp and spritz with the powders! Hugs :)

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous use of the powders to create the background and image Sandra and the blue and gold are perfect partners...hugs kath xxx