Graces Garden, Handmade Cards, Oh So Ecletic, Storybook Friends

Oh, Hello Friend.

I love a crafting technique with the potential to make a mess and sponge brayers and ink refills is definitely one way to do that. My card today features a brayered background to set the scene for a fur-baby escape. I use my largest clear block size F as a palette to mix a few spots of ink refill with water, before picking up the ink onto my brayer and pouncing it repeatedly onto watercolour paper until I’m happy with the depth of colour. The sky is created from a combination of Night of Navy and Seaside Spray ink, and the grass is a combination of Pear Pizazz and Lucky Limeade. It’s fun to experiment with a mix of colours to create new shades.

I ‘ve used the gates and fence posts from the Graces Garden stamp set and the Garden Gateway dies, stamping them in Saddle Brown Stazon ink and water colouring them with Soft Suede Classic ink.

The “escapee” is stamped from the Storybook Friends (retired) stamp set and water coloured with a combination of Soft Suede, Smokey Slate and Blushing Bride inks. You could create a similar look with any fur-baby stamps you might have in your stash.

My sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with White Emboss Powder. I’ve die cut it using one of my favourite shapes, the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

I embossed a panel of Seaside Spray card stock with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and mounted my water colour panel onto it, before adding to a card base of Whisper White Thick card stock.

You can click on any of the links (in blue) for more information about the products I’ve used. If you shop online and don’t already have a demonstrator, you can nominate me as your demonstrator when you create your account, and let me know if you have any questions around using your products. If you’ve enjoyed this post, I’d love for you to leave me a comment. Thanks for spending time with me today and, hope to see you soon.

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