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Some Tips on using the brayer on the next 9 cards to create different scenes:

Please note the tips are for the brayering and background only

Yellow sun in Blue Sky:

1 1/2” x 3 6/8” piece of whisper white card stock Punch out a 3/4” circle from a post-it note and stick it on the top left of the Whisper White. Starting at the top, brayer Coastal Cabanna all the way to the bottom. Starting at the top again brayer Island Indigo to just part half an inch from the top. Remove the 3/4” circle post-it note. Use the NEGATIVE of the post-it note, place it over the circle where the original posti-it note circle was and sponge inside the circle with Daffodil Delight.

Sky & Field:

Cut out a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using your Window Frames Framelit (the one measuring 3”from top to bottom). Place a post-it note 1” from the bottom - covering the bottom of the cut-out. Starting at the top, brayer Tempting Turquoise down to the post-it note - don’t go too heavy as we are aiming for a light blue sky. Starting at the top left corner, brayer Island Indigo - sort of diagonally across the top. Remove your post it note and using a CLEAN post-it, line it up with the line created by the brayer and sponge in a downwards motion with Soft Suede -ALWAYS start with your sponge on the post-it note and move down wards - very small motions - Repeat this several times, moving your post-it note down by just under a 1/4” each time. Stamp and color your pheasant.

WOW sunset!

On a piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/4” piece of Whisper White cardstock: Brayer Daffodil Delight starting at the top across the entire piece of cardstock - be sure to cover the whole piece well. Brayer Calypso Coral -starting at the top and working down about and inch and a half. Brayer Elegant Eggplant, starting at the bottom and work about 1” upward. Stamp and color in your moose.

Masking & Brayering

On a piece of computer (or very thin paper) stamp your tent and cut it out - on or just ever so slightly inside the line of the tent. Cut out an Oval using your Oval Framelit - the one that is just slightly bigger than the tent image. Stamp your tent using Early Espresso ink. Using removable glue (I used dotto) stick the cut out tent over your stamped image. Using Tempting Turquoise, brayer from the top down about 1” Using Island Indigo, starting from the top, brayer about half an inch down. Using Crumb Cake, brayer from the Bottom of the oval towards the Tempting Turquoise - be careful not to overlap the two colors. Remove your piece of computer paper and color in your tent - I used a sponge and sponged in the window of the tent to match the tempting turquoise sky in the background.

Night Sky:

Punch out a 1 1/4” circle from a post it note and place it toward the top left of a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 4” x 5”. Starting at the top, brayer Tempting Turquoise all the way down to the bottom, keeping it light towards the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock. Starting at the top, brayer Midnight Muse - repeat until you are satisfied with the coverage - remember it needs to be light enough to stamp your sentiment and image. Using and extremely well inked pad of Basic Black, Stamp your imgage. Tear a piece of scrap (computer) paper and create a skyline - lining up the base of the tree and sponge downward using Basic Black - be very careful not to touch where you are sponging and it will smear. Stamp your sentiment and remove the post-it circle.

"Waves" in the ocean:

On a piece of 3 3/4 x 4 1/4” piece of Whisper White, starting at the top, brayer Soft Sky all the way to the bottom. Using Island Indigo, starting at the top, brayer downward until you are satisfied with the coverage. Tear a piece of scrap paper and create a sand line - starting at the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock brayer upward to create the sand. Remove your scrap paper. Remove the rubber cylinder from the brayer and wrap a few rubber bands around it. Put it back on the brayer and ink up the rubber bands in Island Indigo ink and roll over the area with the water. Stamp and color the fish images - I stamped one directly onto the “water” and I stamped and cut out the other one and adhered with a dimensional.

Blue Anchor background:

On a piece of 4 x 5 1/4” piece of Whisper White, stamp the Anchor image using Versamark ink. - Wait at least 5 mins for the ink to dry (or use your heat gun to spead up the drying time). Using Island Indigo, brayer the entire piece of cardstock, you want to get an even coverage so start from all edges and cover thoroughly. Wait to dry or use your heat gun to spead it up - the anchors will show through the Island Indigo - this is a great way to create a background.

Pink Background Strip:

Stamp Strawberry Slush ink onto a large clear block (you can use wax paper if you don’t have a large block) Spritz the ink with water. Roll your brayer through the ink and onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock - I used a piece cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and covered the entire piece - I then chose the piece I wanted to use as the background for this card - Roller your brayer in various directions will give your different designs on your paper.

Awesome afternoon Sunset - using the Stampin Up Undefined kit to create the stamp!

(see the video for this card - under video's)



I cut out a large oval using a die (non Stampin Up unfortunately - I am hoping SU will get these)!

I then used the negative, i.e. the piece of paper the the oval was cut from (not the oval itself).Stamp the Truck in the center of your piece of Vanilla card stockLay your paper with the oval cut out over your image so that the truck is centered Place a sticky note across the bottom of the oval - lining it up with the grass level of the stamped image.Sponge Tempting Turquoise from the post it note, working upwardsSponge Not Quite Navy from the top of the oval, working downwards, do not cover all the Tempting Turquoise

Remove the Post it note and place another one across the top of the oval lining up with the bottom of the sponged Tempting TurquoiseSponge Craft ink and Soft Suede

Remove your Oval Mask

Color in the truck with your markers - I used Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler for the apples and some deep shading.

For the Leaves in the corners, I used the baby wipe technique with More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Tempting Turquoise re-inkers.

I hope this all makes sense - thank you for viewing.

The Open Sea:

For the ship:

Rub your oval that you cut from the Ovals die, with your embossing buddy.

Black heat emboss

Using a post it note, cover the sky part of your oval - i.e. line up the top (sticky part) of the post-it note with the bottom of the ship.

Starting at the bottom edge of the oval (keeping your post-it note in place), brayer some tempting turquoise (I tend to load my brayer with ink, then roll off once (like stamping off), then go back and forth on my project starting at the edge - brayer up to the wisteria wonder

Starting at the TOP of the oval brayer Tempting Turquoise about and inch and a half down (leaving it a bit blank around the shipssails)

Sponge some Wisteria Wonder over the center part of the ship