Sunday, March 8, 2009

Brayered Background

I had been seeing these brayered backgrounds everywhere and thought I would give them a try. We did this card at club a couple of months back ~ I have to admit, it takes a little bit of working with the ink and brayer to get the effect you're looking for. Overall though, I didn't think it was too hard! We used Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip for the ground, then used So Saffron, More Mustard, and Really Rust for the sky. You just roll your brayer over the ink pad, then using a torn piece of paper for a mask, you roll it onto your cardstock, starting with the light shade at the top next to your torn paper (the torn paper acts as a mask to protect the opposite side of your cardstock), then working your way to the darker shade at the bottom, blending as you go. I then used Sponge Daubers in the ink to blend even more. Then you turn the carstock around and do the same thing with the 2nd set of colors. The row of trees from Lovely as a Tree were stamped twice, each running off my sheet of cardstock on each end to give the look that they're ongoing instead of just a line of trees. Wouldn't this effect be pretty in pinks and blues with grays and black across the ground for more of a wintry look. Let me know if you have any questions about this card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, More Mustard, Really Rust
Accessories: Brayer, Sponge Daubers

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