Sunday 28 August 2016

AAA Cards Challenge #72

Morning friends and I'm here again with details of the latest challenge
over at AAA Cards. Our theme for this one is to use a
New To You Technique 

For me I'm kind of hooked on Brushos following my attendance
at the super duper Happy Little Stampers weekend retreat in Swindon.
I can't believe it's a whole month since! Kylie (of HLS) was an excellent 
teacher and a star player with the Brushos so she shared some of her
stunning tips and tricks with them and one I've not tried previously is 
to use laundry starch instead of water to activate the colours!

WOW! The vivid colours and spectacular patterns they create just 
encourages me to make more and more background panels!!!!
So here we go 

To maintain the clean and simple look I've hidden some of my Brusho
'master piece' behind a die from Sizzix but not before I'd die-cut the 
dragonfly by Clearly Besotted from the same piece! The sentiment
is also Clearly Besotted from their Brushed Greetings II set.

I can't wait to see how you play with this challenge and I'm hoping to 
learn lots of new techniques over the next fortnight! As always my
teamies have made some spectacular cards and if you head over to the
main AAA Cards blog there's links to their blogs 

We are also joined by Alexandra of Made by Alexandra who is our
Guest Designer for this challenge and a previous winner of our challenge.
Please head over to her blog and give her a friendly welcome!

Our sponsor for this one is Stampendous so our lucky winner will 
be in line for a prize - hope you feel inspired to play along!

Thanks as always for stopping by and I'll catch up with you again soon.


  1. Beautiful Sarah, love those colours and the die cut top and dragonfly. All comes together perfectly.

  2. What??? Has it already been a whole month? Good grief where did the time go? I'm still getting over the fact that we even had a retreat and I was able to meet you all. You have perfected Brushos, I see :) What amazing colour they produce and your card is simply stunning.

    PS - I received your card - thanks so much. I did send you an email but thought I would mention it in case you haven't seen it xx

  3. Wow this was a super use of Brushos - die cutting the focal image AND the peeping it through the corner of the background was a genius touch Sarah.

  4. The prettiest effect with those brusho's and fabulous colours. Great that you die cut the dragonfly out of the background too. Beautiful card x

  5. Stunning! Love your colours and the corner die is magic.

  6. I haven't tried to the starch yet but love using the brushos, can't believe the colours are so fab. Such a cool idea to just use them at the edge like this and add a white die over the top, looks stunning x

  7. Lovely card, and a great Brusho background. My OH was tidying the cupboard under the sink the other day and asked me why I had spray starch in there. I said I'd bought it to try a crafting technique and never got round to it, and now I couldn't remember what it was! Guess what? I've remembered now!! I'd better try it soon before I forget again!

  8. Gorgeous card! And very clever way to use die cuts to ton a bit the vivid colors in background! Love it!

  9. I love dragonflies, and I love Brushes, and I LOVE this card. Your colors are gorgeous, and you have truly perfected this technique. I need to try it. Has Kylie done an online tutorial?? I need to look into that. Thanks for this inspiring beauty.

  10. Ooooo, yes! Brushos love right here, Sarah! Beautiful.

  11. Gorgeous colors, Sarah! I love how you've used the background behind the cutout and with the dragonfly! Superb layout!

  12. Stunning! I love that die and the colours of your background and butterfly die cut are beautiful. xx

  13. Stunning card, Sarah! You achieved so vibrant colour combo, love it. - Sweet Kobylkin


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