Friday, 7 May 2010

May technique challenge at In Love With Stamping take 2

I really enjoy brayering even though I do tend to get rather inky with this technique. For my second take on this challenge over at In Love With Stamping I decided to make my own multi-coloured inkpad and brayer a background for a Christmas card:

Stamp sets: Dasher, Spotlight on Christmas
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Reinkers (Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, Not Quite Navy)
DSP: Bella Bleu
Punches: 1-1/4" Circle, Tag, Small Tag
Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon: Certainly Celery
Other: Black EP, Black Eyelet (Basic), Certainly Celery Brads (Soft Subtles), Not Quite Navy Brads (Earth Elements)
Non-SU: Post-it Notes

I made the "ink pad" by layering 3 (alcohol free) babywipes onto some scrap acetate (to stop the ink soaking through to whatever's underneath). I then dripped rows of reinker along the baby wipes and rolled my brayer across the "inkpad" in one direction only. I punched a 1-1/4" Circle from a Post-It Note and stuck it to my Whisper White card before brayering across, building the layers slowly. After leaving this to dry and removing the Post-it, I stamped Dasher in Versamark and heat embossed with Black EP. (I positioned Dasher's head over the "moon" using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.)

The tag was also stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Black EP. It was then punched out with the Small Tag, layered onto a Night of Navy punched Tag and secured with an eyelet, threaded with ribbon.

A Not Quite Navy card blank was matted with Certainly Celery and then a mat of Bella Bleu DSP was pleated at the corner and adhered to the card front just along the three straight edges leaving the corner open for the Tag to slide in and out.

Brads were added to the brayered image (reversing the colours for contrast) and it was popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

Here you can see how the Tag pulls out for a personal message or to use on a gift or as a topper:

My new products arrived yesterday yippee - I love the new colours, they're gorgeous. Hope to have something to show you using them soon but it may be a couple of days as I have my Vintage Vogue class tomorrow and then a new SWU challenge on Sunday to keep me busy.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx


Linby said...

This is lovely Sara, so crisp and clean looking.

Heather x said...

Ooooh this is so beautiful Sara! Love the papers that you have used and your brayering is wonderful :0)
*hugs* Heather x