Brayered Christmas Birds

This is a card we made at my last Technique Class: All about the brayer!  It is a simple card but still look sophisticated!  And it has all to do with the brayer!!!

The card base is Cherry Cobbler and I scored 2 lines on each sides to make a frame around the card.  With the use of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, it is very easy! The designer Series Paper is from the Floral District Series.  Not close to a Christmas paper, but I thought this motif really looks like snowflakes!  It really proves that this Designer Series Paper is so versatile! (and gorgeous!!!)

For the brayering, I started with a Bashful Blue card stock and used two “sticky notes” to mask the areas that I didn’t want “Not Quite Navy” blue on.  (See picture below.)  The moon is a 1 inch Circle punch.  For the ground, I tore the sticky note sheet to make a “rough” edge.  Here’s a tip: When you brayer, you want to start from the top and gradually make your way down to the bottom.  That way, the top part will be darker and you’ll see a gradient in the colors. I then stamped the birds (from Serene Silhouette set) in Midnight Muse.  With the White Uni-Ball Signo Gel pen, I added some “snow” on the branches. Do you see the white spots? I think it makes all the difference!

Stamp set: Serene Silhouette (#127322 W or 127324 C), Petite Pairs (#122495W or 122497 C)

CS and paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Floral District DSP

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, White Uni-Ball Signo Gel pen

Tools: Brayer, Large Oval punch, 1″ Circle punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

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