Technique Thursday – Brayer Emboss Resist

By | April 16, 2015

I saw a beautiful technique the other day on Debbie Henderson’s blog (Debbie’s Designs), and I just had to try it and show you.  (Debbie is one of the demonstrators that designs for Paper Pumpkin Gurus – see more about this group on my Paper Pumpkin tab.)

I changed the colors, stamp set, and design of the card from the one Debbie created, but I used the same basic technique.  The technique involves creating a background with a brayer, then using clear embossing powder to emboss resist.  For my card, I used the Crazy About You stamp set and Hello You Thinlits Dies.  (These two items come in a bundle at 15% off.)

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To create my background, I started out by inking my brayer with So Saffron ink.  Instead of rolling the brayer across the whole paper, I just rolled it a little bit to make small stripes.  I randomly placed these stripes all over my Whisper White card stock.

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Next, I did the same thing with Pear Pizzazz ink.  This time, after adding the stripes, I rolled the brayer (without re-inking) across the whole paper to make sure there was a little color everywhere.

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Finally, I added some Old Olive stripes with my brayer.  I was careful not to add too many of these so the paper stayed relatively light in color.

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Afterwards, I rubbed an embossing buddy over the whole paper.

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Next, I randomly stamped the Crazy About You leaf stamp in Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

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Then, I used a sponge to apply Mossy Meadow ink.  I used a circular rubbing motion over the whole card.  I also sponged some Soft Suede ink around the edges.

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I have to admit that the rest of my card was not that creative.  I made this on April 15th, and I was in a hurry so I could go help my husband on the last day of tax season.  Looking back, I did a very similar card (an Easter card a couple weeks ago.)  I promise to try a little harder to come up with something more original in future posts.

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I used the Crazy About You stamp set to stamp multiple flowers using So Saffron ink on So Saffron paper, and Rose Red ink on Rose Red paper.  Then, I used either the Flower Medallion punch or scissors to cut out the flowers and layer them.  However, before I layered them, I sponged the So Saffron flowers with Crushed Curry ink, and the Rose Red flowers with Rich Razzleberry ink.

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Because I didn’t want to cover up my pretty background paper, I used Vellum paper to stamp the sentiment.

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I love the Crazy About You stamp set!  Between all the sayings in that set and the Hello You Thinlits, there are loads of combinations … something for every occasion.

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Supplies used on my card:

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Check back on Saturday for a new project!

Tami Hewlett

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