Monday, April 4, 2011

Brayer on the Sunshine

100_2708     This was such a bright and cheery card to create!  My hostess wanted to see something ‘springy’.  I wanted to show the brayer technique.  This card fit the bill perfectly! 

     The Daffodil Delight card base was run through the Big Shot using the Framed Tulips – Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Are you getting tired of seeing it yet?  I sure hope not because I’m far from done using it! :)  The image panel is Whisper White, brayered on an angle, layered onto Whisper White.  I don’t normally layer onto Whisper White but, in this case, it really allows the image to ‘pop’.  I brayered on the angle using Daffodil Delight, then Peach Parfait halfway on top of that and finished with Cajun Craze just in the corner.  Tip:  Always start your brayer off of your cardstock first.  This helps to blend your ink and not place stark lines onto your cs.  I sponged on Old Olive along the bottom, not quite touching the Daffodil Delight, and then sponged on Basic Black about halfway into the Old Olive.  The image was stamped using Old Olive and the flowers were colored over using Melon Mambo marker.  I added highlights with a White Gel Pen and lowlights with an Always Artichoke marker.  Highlights, lowlights…sounding more like my hair stylist…lol.  I, also, sponged on some Basic Black along the outer edge of the image panel.  I left any sentiment off of this card.  I’m not sure what to put on it just yet.  I like having ‘generic’ cards available that I can quickly add an appropriate sentiment as I need one.  This card would be suitable for so many different occasions.

     The hostess and her guests enjoyed seeing the technique.  It is so simple to show and provides such a ‘WOW’ to your workshop demonstration!   Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ve been inspired to create a bright and cheery card today!



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  1. Oh My!!!!! This is to die for!! Any wonder your Hostess was thrilled. I must get that folder too!!

  2. Just beautiful, Leslee! Paula would be proud ... seeing she is the brayer/sponge queen! My tulip border is on the way. Can't wait to get it! Hugs xxaxx