Friday, July 6, 2007

All About Gratitude - Layered Brayer Technique

The layout of this card changed multiple times before I finally settled on this one. My main purpose in creating it was to try the Layered Brayer Technique.

For the left panel, I stamped the posie from the All Occasions Hostess bundle with Versamark on glossy white paper. I then heat embossed the flowers with white embossing powder. After embossing, I inked up my brayer (which I haven't used in years) with Groovy Guava ink and rolled it all over the strip. While that was drying, I punched out several 1/2 inch circles from Post-It notes (from the sticky end). I covered the flower centers with the circles and then inked my brayer with Purely Pomegranate. I rolled that over the entire piece and let dry for a little bit. Once it was dry, I removed the punched circles and rubbed the excess ink off of the embossed flowers with a towel. I was then left with the Purely Pomegranate background and white flowers with Groovy Guava centers. The piece was layered on Basic Black cardstock.

The center panel was done with the All About Gratitude jumbo wheel (from the bundle). It was wheeled with Groovy Guava ink and layered on Basic Black cardstock.

After these pieces had been added to the card, I decided it needed a little more so I added a posie that had been stamped in Groovy Guava and cut out as well as the brads at the bottom right. I have a thing about not letting brads show on the inside of the card, but I broke my "rule" this time. I just felt like the card needed a little something in that spot and am happy with the end result.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: All About Occasions Hostess Bundle (Posie and All About Gratitude Jumbo Wheel)
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Basic Black, Glossy White, Whisper White
Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Versamark
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, Black Brads
Tools: Brayer, Embossing Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder


TheCrookedStamper said...

This is lovely! In CASEing this, I will probably 'cheat' and just stamp the flowers on PPom paper and emboss with white EP. I think if I asked my customers to brayer, dry, brayer, dry, there would be a mutiny!

chelemom said...

What a great card! love everything about it!