Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Brayering Club Cards

Last night I taught brayering techniques to my stamp club. It was a fun night of wrist action! Here are the results!

This one is my favourite:

Night Sky

This card uses the brayered sky technique. I really love how the blues look in deepening colora against the crisp white of the snow.

First the house is stamped in Basic Black, and then we tore a mask out of Sticky Notes to create the bottom third of snow beneath the house. Then we brayered Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue and Night of Navy in layers on the sky adding less of the darker colors so the house almost radiates light.

After tearing off the mask then white gel pen was added to the house on the snow areas and in the sky for stars.

A pretty ribbon treatment and sentiment labels....voila! Gorgeous!

Purple Elegance

This was a case of a card I saw by annascreations using brayering and an acetate card. Such a pretty look. We changed it up a little and used purples. We created our own *spectrum* ink pad with reinkers and baby wipes and added rows of reinker color moving from lighter to darker and rolled the brayer in it and brayered it on the Whisper White.

The acetate layer is stamped with White Stazon and the sentiment is inked in the baby wipe pad to give it some variation of color.

Faux Metal Ornament

I saw a cute ornament card by amykennedy that I thought would make a great gift tag or card or even a cute ornament for the tree, and I also saw JanTink do some amazing faux metal brayering, so I combined these two ideas into this card.
The ornament is cut out of Rose Red with the Coluzzle, and the Round Tab punch is the topper. Stamping with Season of Joy.

The faux metal section is done by embossing Silver EP on metallic silver cardstock, let cool and then brayer over top with the sponge attachement in Rose Red. The embossed sections raise up and don't take the ink, the flat sections have this pretty metallic Rose Red look. Cool hey???
Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends! I'm thankful for you!
Night Sky: Stamps; To You and Yours Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy Paper: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White Accessories: Brayer, White Gel Pen, Sticky Notes, Silver Brads, White Grossgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch
Purple Elegance: Stamps: Scandinavian Season, Punches Three Ink: White Stazon Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Acetate, Elegant Eggplant Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Cropadile, Elegant Eggplant Grossgrain Ribbon, Baby Wipes, Reinkers, Brayer

Faux Metal Ornament: Stamps: Season of Joy Ink: White Craft, Rose Red, Silver Encore Pad, VersaMark Paper: Rose Red, Silver Metallic, Whisper White Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Oval Punches, Silver EP, Sponge Brayer, Rectangle Slit Punch


Jerri Kay said...

Oh, I wish I could have taken your class Christine, these are gorgeous cards!I bet you all had a blast!

Yosha said...

I LOVE love love the night sky card!!! Been meaning to buy a brayer forever, this is sufficient inspiration.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

They are all wonderful. I love your bayered sky one, that is fantastic.

Anna said...

Look at that! I thought I'd check out your blog to see where you are in Alberta (didn't find the info) and I see a card that looks very much like mine (annascreations):) Glad you could use it as inspiration, and surpised that you did!

Have a wonderful day!

Rose Ann said...

I love each and every one of these, Christine!! They are so pretty and wonderful!!

LeAnne said...

Love that night sky card also! This ROCKS! I will have to try this!

LeAnne said...

Christine, I CASEd your Night Sky card on my blog and gave you credit, just an FYI! Fun card to make, thanks for the idea!