Saturday, 1 December 2012

Fun with Brayers

As we haven't had a technique post for ages ~ and it's been an age since I got the brayer out ~ I thought I would post up this bright, sunset inspired card.  
 
I actually made this card not long after Convention, back at the beginning of Novemver, but somehow it was missed! It is made using the emboss resist technique. 

Using Versamark and some black "Stampin' Emboss" powder (£3.95 - available through me from Stampin' Up! ) I embossed a gorgeous flower and the wonderful sentiment "The earth laughs in flowers" (by E.E Cummings) from the Fabulous Florets set. The embossing powder comes in a 14g pot and will last you for hundreds of cards.

I then got my brayer and rolled some Tangerine Tango (a colour I've been trying to get more use out of) over the top of the embossed image. I then went over a second time with some Daffodil Delight, to really add to those warm, sunshiney tones. A brayer is an ink roller that creates some really wonderful effects - Stampin' Up! sell these as well and cost £10.95, I'd definitely recommend you invest in one if you don't have one already.



You can see from the picture below that the embossed part of the image is still lovely and shiny after the application of the ink,  and really pops.



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