Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall Season Brayered Card...

Ohhhhh Errrrinnnnn....Here's my card, well card front, using the brayer like you wanted. What do you think?


Erin G. and I have been chatting up a storm on Google Talk and last night she had the nerve to challenged me to use my brayer! She wanted to try using it herself, too. I remembered this tutorial that I wanted to try when I had the time. I recently picked up the same stamp set, but didn't know what to do with it. I liked the swirls in the leaf and pumpkin. The tree is neat,too. Anyway, Erin's "nudge" prompted me to try the technique this morning. It was really cool. Jessica wanted to make cards at her desk, while I was working on this card, or rather card front...I haven't attached it to a base yet. My inky fingers are still wet as I type this. LOL

Michelle Zindorf, of the Freedom in Creating blog, must the queen of brayering! (is that a word?) The tutorial she shared making this card was easy to follow. I've not ever really worked at using the brayer...I get too frustrated too easily, but I tried my best.

True confession...this is my second attempt for this card. On the first try I tried to use markers like she did on the leaves in the tree and the trunk, but after I finished the card, all I could see what how yucky they looked! I also goofed and got blue in the green part. So I started over and took the easy way out and just stamped the tree in one color and masked off the green.

Stuff I used: Fall Season by Inkadinkado, white cardstock, Autumn Terracotta, Garden Green, New England Ivy, Crystal Blue, Moonstruck ink (CTMH), Versamark ink, clear embossing powder, heat gun, brayer, Curvy Cutter, sponges


Thanks for stopping by...I may go back to my little corner after I take Jessica to check back later and see if I did!



Felicia Fernandez said...

So very cooooool!

stampmonkey said...

Stunning!!! What an amazing job you did with this, Jeanne! My mom has that stamp set, so I made sure to pass along this sample. ;) tfs

Kathi Carlson said...

Beautiful and SO ambitious! I just look at cards like this.Seriously, I don't like the brayer much. Might like it better were the roller disposable. LOL.