Monday, January 30, 2012

Mojo Monday ~ Bouncing Brayer

Good Morning Friends,

I just love the simple sketch over on Mojo Monday this morning.  I grabbed a quick cup of java and headed to the studio. 

I started to clean up first (something I skipped yesterday) and found this leftover piece of Wisteria wonder designer paper.  It really says Easter to me!  I love this purple!  I walked around to see what other gems I left out for myself (while I was putting stuff away, i swear).  Then picked up that pretty so saffron taffeta ribbon that I left laying out.  I must have crafters ADD because I forget to clean up when I see something pretty I want to play with.  :)

Anyway, now I was really feeling Easter!  I went over to my stamps and found this stamp "Easter Dove" by Stampin' Up!, then I remembered the bouncing brayer technique.  I embossed the focal point using Vanilla scented embossing powder. 

So, this card also used the emboss resist technique.  The clear embossing powder "resists" the ink that's applied over so the image can pop out.  Isn't that fun?  This card smells so yummy.  Then, I pulled my brayer out, and just bounced all the way around.  I should have stopped after the first round, but I got excited and kept going a bit in the top right hand corner.  Next I pulled out some stampin sponges and sponged the ink on the center.  I wanted that focal point to really pop so I added some concord crush. If you want to see another sample with this technique, just click the label bouncing brayer below.  :D

For the "i" in Risen, I used a self adhesive rhinestone.  it really adds some sparkle.

Base: 10 1/2" x 5 1/4", scored and folded in half at 5 1/4"
Layer 2: 5 x 5" (so saffron)
Layer 3: 4 7/8" square whisper white, embossed with the hound sooth embossing folder
Layer 4: Berry Blossoms Designer paper 4 7/8" x 2 1/2"
Layer 5: was cut with the new framlet dies.  (Love those!)

That's it for today!  I hope you have a great week and have time to stamp 4 fun!
Rubbah hugs,

Selene Kempton

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Rose said...

Beautiful card, that bouncing brayer really made the white POP! I haven't tried that technique yet, thanks for sharing.

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Selene! This is a beautiful card and a perfect technique to use with this stamp. I love it!

Ginger said...

Stunning! Great Job!