Thank You Friend … Brayer Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back today to share another alternative project. from this months Paper Pumpkin kit. This one is so cute and just resonates SPRING! I’m going to start by sharing “HOW” I did the brayering on this card …

First, let’s begin with the Silicone Craft Sheet. Because the Die Cut Greetings already have adhesive, we want to make sure we’re not “sticking to everything” … so our Silicone mat solves that problem!!

I pulled the greeting from the die cut sheet and placed it onto my Silicone Craft Sheet (127853) Don’t forget to add the small pieces from your “a” and “o” to complete your word.

Now we are ready to prepare our sponge brayer. Roll it over the ink pad several times and then do a practice brayer on the side.  You will see that you DO NOT have to have your brayer covered with so much ink that you don’t see any white!  You’d be surprised how much ink is actually on the brayer 🙂

You are now ready to begin brayering your die cut greeting! I began using the brayer at full width to get the words fully covered with ink. I also brought it back & forth from top to bottom to get some color across the majority of the greeting.

Now you can see by the photo that I am brayering on the edge of the brayer. This gives me a more defined area to brayer … I want my center with a deep rich color so my cardstock underneath just POPS!! Then just let it dry before you begin assembly of your card!



My next step was to arrange my flowers onto my greeting … I put dimensionals on the back of the greeting so it did not stick to the card front … I’m just placing it on the front so we can stamp onto the card.

I lifted the lower flower arrangement off and “popped” it up to add dimension to the card. The greeting is also popped up as is the entire card front!! There is a lot of dimension going on here! lol

This picture shows all the different layers of this card … so pretty.  I also wanted to bring in a little something for the “empty” spaces on my card … not that every inch has to be backed full but adding the Glitter Enamel Dots just allows your eye to flow around the card and brings in the touch of pink to tie this card all together.  Besides … I love them ❤ lol

Thank you for stopping back and sharing part of your day with me!

I wish you a beautiful day. It’s a balmy 40 degree’s here in Wisconsin … and we will take that in February 🙂

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Celebrate Your Awesomeness!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am excited to share not one but two really cute cards!! Since I missed you yesterday I thought I should share two cards with you 🙂

I hope you had a chance to view the Paper Pumpkin video that I posted … it’s a good kit! Did you know that if you purchase Paper Pumpkin by March 10th, you’ll get the kit that includes a FREE Gift, and will be invited to a Paper Pumpkin celebration at my home!!

If that’s not all … Once you’re a subscriber, you can purchase any past kits that are available … Like this months kit!  So let’s get to the cards!

I love to share alternative projects …

I used ONLY items found in the kit for this card 🙂 The celebrate comes from the negative that is used for the original card. I sponged it (Ombre style: Darker on top to Lighter on the bottom) to give my card a bolder visual impact.  (They are all ready sticky, so no worries on how to adhere them!)

I added the flowers next (also sticky) and then I stamped my secondary greeting from the Ink Spot and Stamp Set that is included in the kit! The entire greeting was popped up. This picture will show the layering better …

What a cute card to send to a special friend … Celebrate your awesomeness! It could be used simply for a birthday or to celebrate a new job or an achievement in their life ❤

My next card was created using the “Basket Weave” embossing folder that is part of a special Sale-A-Bration bundle that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase. I love this folder and it goes so well with this kit!!

I love to rich color of the Early Espresso teamed with the colors from the Paper Pumpkin kit this month. The “friend” piece is actually the negative (open) and I placed a piece of cardstock behind it.

Once I embossed the card front with the “Basket Weave” embossing folder, I wrapped it in the Linen Thread (that was included in the kit).

Then … I stamped the greeting “hello sweet” above the friend, added the cute “sticky die cut flowers” and then popped it up onto the card front and added a cute little bow. Even the little pearls come with this kit!

This angle shows the basket weave a little better! I love the simplicity of this card, yet the texture and dimension really brings it to the next level.  It’s so cute!!

Thanks for joining me today ~

I hope you keep stopping back as I have so much more to share with you!! Not just the Paper Pumpkin but the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs as well.

Have an awesome day! It’s Friday 🙂

Don’t forget that next months Paper Pumpkin kit includes a FREE Gift as Stampin’ Up! celebrates the 5 year Anniversary with Paper Pumpkin!!

Choose a subscription today …. Earn FREE Sale-a-bration items too for each $50 purchase!!