Have you tried using a brayer to add color to backgrounds? I had a blast recently using a variety of Distress Oxide Inks. The Oxide Inks work really well for this technique! It’s Teri with Teris Mailbox sharing a two-fer card set for CutCardStock!
Create the Brayer Background
As you can see, I had too much fun doing the backgrounds with a brayer and Distress Oxide Inks using Cougar 80 lb White Cardstock. The technique is simple, just ink your brayer and roll onto the cardstock in a random pattern. Use Seedless Preserves, Cracklin Campfire, Carded Pumpkin and Olive inks to create the top panel. (I will be posting cards with the other panels on my Instagram Account in the future.)
Trim into 4 panels 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Create the Shaker
Start with the card base, by cutting a full sheet of Cougar 100 lb Cardstock in half and score in the middle. Line one of the brayer panels up with the front of the card. Choose an oval die to cut the opening through both the brayer piece, the card base front as well as a piece of Pop Tone Orange Fizz Cardstock. The orange oval goes inside the card.
You will need to pop up the brayer piece. I used a piece of orange fun foam, lined up with the brayer panel. Cut using your die cut machine. You could use foam strips as well.
Assemble the shaker in the following order: the brayer panel, a piece of clear acetate, followed by the foam piece.
Lay the brayer panel face down and add a variety of sequins and beads over the acetate window. add adhesive and carefully line up the brayer panel with the card base.
Finish the Card
Heat emboss a large leaf image onto Orange Fizz cardstock oval using gold embossing powder. I used a very old Stampendous Stamp from my stash.
Heat emboss a sentiment onto Glama Translucent 105 lb Cardstock. I used Fancy Daily Sentiments from Picket Fence. Trim to 3/4 inches.
Attach the orange oval inside the card. The easiest way to line it up is to add adhesive to the back of the oval. Live the oval face down over the window and close the card!
Add glue to the front in position for the vellum strip. Use your finger to smooth out so the glue doesn’t show. Add some additional bling and you are good to go.
Extra Pieces? Make a Two-fer Card
I had the brayer oval and the fun foam oval laying on my desk so I decided to make a second card!
Gold heat emboss the same leaf stamp on the oval. Use an embossing pen to run a line around the edge and add gold embossing powder. Heat to melt the powder.
Use an A2 card base and attach an A2 size panel of Pop Tone Orange Fizz to the front. Heat emboss the same sentiment and attach the oval to the card front. Add some additional sequins for interest.
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