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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Brayered Birthday

Hello and good morning!

Got just a quick post for you today.  I'll be working in the craft room later on but am also cooking for a lunch I will be attending tomorrow, plus I'm making my "famous" (among friends and family) homemade lemon curd which is so delicious I rarely eat it ON anything because it's so good I'd rather eat it right off the spoon.  Do you ever do that?  I do it with really good hot fudge sauce, too.  No excuses, I just like my lemon curd (and hot fudge) "neat."  I'm comfortable with my vices.  Ha! 

Today's very simple card is the first card I brayered where I was happy with the results.  



I'm a little neurotic about brayer lines on my cards, so I will keep after it repeatedly until I get the results I like, which I did with this card.  I do pound the daylights out of the inked brayer to get those pesky lines to blend.  I used three colors of ink (listed below), starting with the lightest first, then ran the paper through the Big Shot using the SU Top Note die.  I stamped it with the sentiment then adhered it to the black layer off which I had rounded the corners first.  I added a couple of flourish die cuts, heat embossed the sentiment, then added a seam binding "messy" bow and an antique brad (SU), and the card was finished.  Simple, but effective.



I'm showing you the inside today to show you what you can do with the negative piece left over from cutting out the Top Note die, or any other die.  Rather than throw that "window" piece away, use it to frame your inside greeting!  It's already the same color as the front piece, which ties it to the card nicely and adds continuity.

Now if only the stamper could stamp straight. 

That's all for today, but I'll be back tomorrow!  Thank you so much for joining me today, and have a lovely Saturday!

Happy crafting!

Ingredients:

Stamps: Fiskars Make A Wish Quotes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Versamark
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Brayer, seam binding, SU Antique Brads, Dienamics Fancy Flourish die, black embossing powder, heat tool

4 comments:

Bo said...

I joined your site! This is awesome to be able to share your crafting while so many miles away. You can be sure I'll be reading you daily! (I "followed" you, too.) You make such beautiful things and I just love looking at them!

Mum of 4 said...

Good morning, Friend! I love your color choices and your fabby brayering job! Not sure "brayering" is even a word but I am going with it. haha
Have a terrific day! Mwah!

Michaela said...

Hi Shea
Thank you so much for your lovely comment you left on my blog. Very much appreciated!
Your card is stunning! Your brayering is fantastic! Love the way it blends so effortlessly! Loving your other elements you used as well.
Michaela xx

Michaela said...

Thank you for another super FANTASTIC COMMENT,Shea. Appreciated very much again!
Michaela xx