Brayered Bouquet

I've been playing around with a new technique and thought I'd share what I came up with.  The key to this card is the Big Shot and the Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I began this card at a workshop where I demonstrated this fun technique.  Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Dusty Durango is the color scheme for this card.  I used a plain piece of Whisper White card stock run through the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet folder.  Then I flipped the card stock over and used a Brayer to apply Dusty Durango Classic Ink all over the paper with very light pressure.  Because the images were "debossed" the ink didn't go down into the flower image.  Next I inked up the En Francais background stamp with Always Artichoke Classic Ink and stamped over the top of the image.  Again, because of the debossed images, the background stamp didn't go into the white areas.  This technique is so quick and easy and the results are gorgeous!  The card didn't need much else to complete it with such an eye-catching background, so I simply stamped a greeting from With All My Heart on So Saffron card stock, punched it out with the Designer Label Punch and adhered it behind a piece from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit using Always Artichokes Brads from the Rich Regals Brad collection.  The border of So Saffron card stock  was decorated using the Eyelet Border Punch.

Item No. 107590 Modern Label Punch $15.95
Item No. 115964 Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95
Item No. 102395 Brayer $12.50
Item No. 111325 Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit $29.95
Item No. 109521 En Francais background stamp $17.95
Item No. 106953 Rich Regals Brads $8.95
Item No. 113692 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95

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Fall is here!


Well, maybe it’s more like winter!  It snowed at my house last night!  The colors are at their peak here in the Finger Lakes, and this card reminds me of all the beauty that surround me.  I just got the Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die and was looking forward to using it, when I had the idea of having the pheasant from Autumn Days stamp set peek out the window.  I used a piece of More Mustard card stock measuring 4-1/4"x11" and ran it through the Big Shot with the die, which cut and scored my card, as well as cut the window, all in one movement.  Pretty slick, huh?!  I used the Sanded Background stamp with More Mustard Classic Ink to create the textured look on the base of the card, then wrapped some Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon around the card and tied on an extra piece of the same ribbon in Always Artichoke.  The leaf paper comes from Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper and is backed with a torn piece of Ruby Red card stock.  On top is a Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware piece with a stamped leaf image from Autumn Days on Always Artichoke card stock.  I used the Vintage Brads to hold the piece in place.  To create the pheasant, I colored direct to the rubber stamp with markers in the colors that matched the designer paper–More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red, and a bit of Soft Suede for the feet.  I’m sure you want to see his whole body, so we’ll take a look inside:

Isn’t he gorgeous!  I loved how he turned out using all the different colors!  The sentiment is from Falling Leaves stamp set and is stamped in Soft Suede.

  • Item No. 114506 Stampin’ Up! Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die   $42.95
  • Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine   $99.95
  • Item No. 112454 Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware   $29.95
  • Item No. 115432 Autumn Days stamp set   $23.95
  • Item No. 115368 Falling Leaves stamp set   $21.95
  • Item No. 115668 Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper   $9.95
  • Item No. 109294 Sanded Background Stamp   $17.95


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