OK, here is my first solo attempt at brayering on a card! I kept it pretty simple this first time but still feel good about using my new skills so soon after attending Michelle Zindorf's Beginner Brayer Workshop last weekend. Thank goodness I have photoshop so you don't get to see my small OOPS that according to Michelle becomes a bird, fish, or horizon depending on the location. Mine would be a horizon or bird but to share my card with all of you I took advantage of photoshop. So, goodbye oops, LOL!!!
My card base is Basic Black layered with a slightly smaller piece of Blue Bayou cardstock. The strip is a 2 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Whisper White cardstock finished on one side using the Fiskars Diamond Edge Punch. To create the image I brayered Soft Sky, Baja Breeze and Blue Bayou on Whisper White cardstock then stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black using the Nature Silhouettes stamp set. I sponged Memento Tuxedo Black ink around the edges then added highlights to the tree using the white Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen. To embellish the card I added two Zig Zag Brads below the image.
Hope you like this style of card because I love brayering and want to make many more like it! The card is also a favorite of my husband's so I think I finally figured out the secret to making great masculine cards! Speaking of masculine cards, I entered this card in the OWH Stars and Stamps Midweek Challenge which is shippers choice. The shippers requested more masculine cards so this card will soon be on it's way to Operation Write Home!
Thanks for coming by and hope you have a great week!
- Stamps: Nature Silhouette (Stampin' Up)
- Paper: Basic Black, Blue Bayou and Whisper White
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze and Blue Bayou
- Other: Diamond Edge Punch (Fiskars), Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, Zig Zag Brads (Karen Foster Design), brayer, mounting tape