The beautiful fall colors of Daffodil Delight, Dijon Mustard, Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craze, and Soft Suede highlight this card that uses an old favorite Stamp Set of mine . . .The Wetlands! The wetlands two years later still is one fo my favorite stampsets. Using the brayer or sponging technique adds such a statement on a card and brings out the richness of the colors used. To begin the process, use the Lovely Labels on Crumb Cake Card Stock and run through the Big Shot to cut out a section of the paper. Run this piece of paper cut to 5″ X 3 3/4″ and emboss in the new Brick embossing folder. Then take an Aqua Painter and place Cajun Craze ink onto the brush and carefully color the bricks. Let them dry and then and add more color where needed. On a piece of Vanilla Card Stock cut at 4″x 3″ and place behind opening of wall and lightly pencil mark boundaries of opening. Now you are ready to begin your stamping, sponging and or brayering.
You can also use the Brayer Method if you choose. See Below!
- Creating the beautiful background is easy if you do it one color at a time.
- Cut circle for the moon and for the ground from Eclipse™ paper and adhere to white cardstock to mask the Marsh area.
- Ink brayer with the lightest color of dye ink by rolling it across the ink pad. Using a back and forth motion, roll inked brayer across the sky area of the masked cardstock until all of the ink is off the roller. You can also use a sponging method for each step.
- Roll some more to blend it further.
- Repeat previous step using the second lightest color of dye ink.
- Repeat previous step with the darkest color dye and covering only part of the previously inked area.
- Sponge along the Post-It™ Note horizon line with the darkest colored dye ink.
- Remove Eclipse™ Paper.
- Stamp images with our new Basic Black ink pad. This new pad is crisp and beautiful when used. Add white highlights to the Igrets with a gel pen and finish the card by wrapping linen or gold thread vertically on the left side and secure with an antique brad
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Making an impresssion one stamp at a time!
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