Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The Pink Stamper has changed her blog address to My Pink Stamper.com. She is celebrating having over a million hits to her site! Wow! That's a lot of hits!! All this week she will be giving a challenge and a prize. Go check it out!
Today she is remembering back to the 80's and the one crafting item she just had to have. She's asking us to remember back and post a project with whatever crafting item was on our HOT list that we just HAD to have. Mine was a brayer.
This card is so easy to make, but looks so cool. :)
All you have to do is be SURE you use glossy paper. No, photo paper that is glossy does not work. I know. I tried it. Or then again, maybe it will work for you and I'm just unable to make it happen?
Using my brayer, I inked up the roller with a Stampin' Up yellow ink pad. Then I brayed over the entire front surface of the card.
I punched a large circle and used my Zig 2-way glue pen to put the circle temporarily on the card where you want to "moon" or "sun" to be.
Next, I inked up my brayer again with a different color. In this card I used a soft orange. I wanted the look of sunset or early morning.
After braying the second color, remove the circle to reveal a perfectly round yellow sun. So pretty.
Next I used simple stamps that could be stamped in black for a silhouette affect and added a sentiment that says, "Live Simply".
I just love this card!
There are tons of people out there who also use the brayer to make beautiful fading, colorful backgrounds. I have never been successful in that attempt. My lines always show and never blend to perfection. But it is a lot of fun, if you want to give it a try.
Thank you again for all your comments! You guys rock!