Saturday, September 27, 2008

Card Swapin'

Here are a few of the latest cards for swaps. I love using the brayer and here I've used it on both cards with very different results.

Stamp Set: Sock Monkey
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Markers: Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Bordering Blue
Tools: Brayer, Sewing Needle
Misc: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crafting yarn (not Stampin’ Up!)

To achieve background: Run brayer across stamp pad with irregular strokes (so you get hard edges of pad) and roll on paper. (Will take a few passes to cover completely.)

To achieve texture on Monkey: Color with brush end of marker, trying to coat with one pass, quickly. Allow to dry. Use 0.5mm end of same color marker and draw lines back and forth across individual sections of monkey (i.e. head, ears, arm, etc.)

Stamp Set: Halloween Frights and Frightful Fence Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Summer Sun
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant, StazOn White, VersaMark
Tools: Brayer, Heat Gun, 1 1/4” Circle Punch
Misc: Embossing Powder (black and white), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Staples

To achieve background: Run brayer across stamp pad in various directions (so you get irregular/hard edges of pad) and roll on Whisper White paper from lightest to darkest color (i.e Summer Sun, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant.) Go back and forth, up and down to “blend” colors together. As you can see I have some hard edges on this card that didn't get blended thoroughly, but that's what lends hand-made cards their charm =) Clean brayer between colors so you don’t contaminate your ink pads.

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