Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Another Inspired Card

As we were driving around on Sunday with our friends from PA, Jane and Fred, we noticed a beautiful white picked fence with knock-down roses growing in front of them.   I was once again inspired ...

But actually this started with me demonstrating to Jane how to take an embossing folder, Fancy Fan used here (pg 189 --- LOVE IT!), and a brayer and inking the embossing older before running the whisper white cardstock through the Big Shot.  Here I used the new in-color, Midnight Muse.  I think it sort of looks like a sky full of little clouds.

So then I wanted to show her how to make flowers with her new Blossom Punch (pg 185).  We punched out two flowers using cherry cobbler card stock.  We ran those through a crimper to break down the fibers. Then we continued to break down the fibers by rolling the punched-out flowers into little balls.  Then, we opened the flowers and separated the cardstock each into two pieces.   After we sponged all the edges of the four pieces with Midnight Muse ink -- both front and back edges, we layered the 4 pieces and attached an old brad in the center to hold together.  Then we sprayed the flower with rubbing alcohol to get the cardstock pretty wet.  Starting with the top flower, we scrunched it together to cover the brad.  then we worked the remaining 3 layers.   Once dried, we made our fence from whisper white scrap strips.   The sentiment is from Petite Pairs (pg 134) and the clouds were punched out using the Cupcake Builder Punch (pg 185) and sponged with Bashful Blue Ink.  The leaves were from the Bird Builder Punch (pg 185) punched out of Gumball Green scrap cardstock.

In the process of making this card ... and after I had demo'd the brayered  embossing folder technique and had this beautiful background piece ... we pulled out my handy, dandy Color Coach (pg 151) to see what interesting colors we could put with it.  It suggested Cherry Cobbler and Bashful Blue.   
You tell me ... Did it Work????

Here's another card I made that shows the reverse brayered technique (inking the male side of the embossing folder).  Both work well and give you an excellent background piece.

So go grab your brayers and your favorite embossing folder and start brayering away!  (Is that a word?)

Happy Stamping!

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