Welcome to the Technique Tuesday Blog Hop.
Today I’m hopping with Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world sharing projects featuring brayering techniques.
When I saw the theme I had to join in because there are so many ways you can create fun backgrounds with a brayer. It’s been years since I’ve done any of these so I was excited to see that Stampin’ Up is bringing back a brayer in the new January – April 2024 Mini Catalogue. I was able to order the new brayer a few weeks ago as a Demonstrator, so that I can create some projects with it before the new catalogue is released to the public.
On to my card:
Isn’t the bee cute? I stamped the bee body in Crushed Curry ink on Basic White cardstock, and the stripes in Memento Tuxedo black ink over the top. Then I punched it out with the Bee Builder punch. For the wings I used Lemon Lolly stamped off for the solid image to give a lighter shade, then in full strength for the outline image. This was also punched out with the same punch. The cute antennae was also punched out with the builder punch. The greeting was stamped with Memento black ink on Basic White and punched out with a 2″ circle punch. This was layered onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that was punched out with the Decorative Circle punch. I punched the decorative circle from the mat layer that I used on the card.
For the background technique I cut a piece of bubble wrap to fit my brayer, the roller easily comes off the handle:
I found I didn’t need to tie the bubble wrap on or add any temporary adhesive, it just clung to the rubber roller.
I then lay 2 stamp pads next to each other on the table, they were Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie. I rolled the brayer over the 2 stamp pads to apply ink to the bubble wrap. I rolled it several times on the pads in the same direction to pick up enough ink. Then I rolled it onto the white panel.
To finish off the card I added a short piece of Black & White Gingham Ribbon – this conveniently covered up the join line of the bubble wrap on the brayer (sorry I forgot to take a photo of that). I used Dimensionals to attach the greeting to the card front, the bee pieces are held together with Mini Glue Dots and the whole element is on Dimensionals. I added a few gold sequins for bling.
Here is a list of the other blogs on the hop, so grab a cuppa and see other ideas using the brayer!
I hope you enjoy hopping around the world with us and that these ideas spark your creativity. If you are in Australia and would like to order any of the supplies needed to make this card or any of the other projects shown, please head on over to my online shop.
Here is a link to the supplies. Please note that the Be My Valentine stamp set, Bee Builder punch and the brayer will be available to order from January 4.