Last night was our stamp club’s monthly meeting. One of the ladies showed us how to create backgrounds using our brayer. I had played with this technique a little bit before, but she shared some great tips to help get a better look with the brayer. We had a lot of fun trying different things and seeing what others created. Today I took my best image and made it into this card.
I brayered the background using yellow, red, blue on the top and blue and azure on the bottom. I sponged around the edges with black. Then I stamped this beautiful lighthouse scene called New England Lighthouse from Impression Obsession in black. I added a few cattails using a stamp from one of my friends. I layered this on two colors of blue and then a black card base.
For the sentiment I wanted something small that would not take away from the image. I couldn’t find what I wanted and then I remembered my big stash of “G” stamps – you know, all those clear little $1 sets we have all collected because they were so irresistible. Sure enough, I found just what I wanted. I stamped this great little saying on the lighter blue cardstock, cut it out, and used foam tape to pop it to the front.
This was such a fun card to make and I definitely want to work with this some more. It is a bit messy so if you decide to try it you might want to wear gloves. I personally don’t mind a little ink stained on my fingers. It makes me feel like I really created something – or just had fun making a mess!! Michelle Zindorf has some amazing cards and tutorials using your brayer here.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession Challenge – Let’s Hear It For The Boys (Masculine)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Father’s Day/For a Male
Craft Your Passion Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C90 – Inspiration Challenge
Creative Inspirations Challenge 61 – Father’s Day or Card for Dad
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday FTTC121 – Father’s Day
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge – Card for a Man or Boy
Lexis Creations Challenge #41 – Father’s Day or A Man’s Card
Moving Along With The Times Challenge 101 – No Designer Papers
Paper Cutz Challenge #94 – Beach or Travel Theme
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #58 – Inspired By Song (plus a sentiment) – Row, Row, Row Your Boat