Happy Birthday to my brother!! I made this Happy Birthday card for him using a brayer. I don’t create many brayered projects; but when I do, I love the process!
The Happy Birthday card features some of Stampin’ Up!’s new and upcoming Annual Catalog products. The card base was made with the new 2013-2015 In Color, Pistachio Pudding Card Stock (131294). The second layer is the new card stock in the Subtles Collection, Soft Sky (131203). The sky was brayered with Soft Sky Classic Ink (131181) and Marina Mist Classic Ink (126962). The field was brayered with the new 2013-2015 In Color, Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink (131177), Old Olive Classic Ink (126953), Always Artichoke Classic Ink (126972), and another new 2013-2015 In Color, Baked Brown Sugar (131174).
The stamp image of the mare and her foal is not a Stampin’ Up! product. However, I love the stamp, and my brother loves horses. They have always been of big part of his life. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from an upcoming Hostess set, Morning Meadow (129678).
It has been a while since I’ve used my Stampin’ Up! brayer, so I decided to use it to create this card, featuring the Stampin Up Out West stamp set, for my special brother who has a birthday Saturday. He is a horse lover and has had many beautiful, special horses in his lifetime. Therefore, I wanted a horse stamp for the card. I chose to use a retiring Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Out West, that met my need for a horse stamp. The brayering on this card was inspired by Michelle Zindorf, who taught me how to use a brayer. If you are interested in taking one of her classes (she travels all over the US), click here.
As you can see, the card is an easel card.
Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Stamp Set: Stampin Up Out West
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, and Basic Black ink. Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Basic Black Card Stock
Accessories: Antique Brads and Decorative Label Punch
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I refer to this card as “a piece of art” as it is truly my own piece of art. The majority of the card is a creation made by hand through using just a brayer and ink. I really enjoy this process; however, it’s more difficult for me than “traditional stamping” per se. I used the Plant Hope stamp set, as it is one of my favorites.
The stamp set is so perfect for making a card for either a male or female (have you ever heard of a unisex stamp set – LOL). Last month I used the stamp set to create similar cards. The differences in the cards are an additional ink color, cardstock, and scene that I added.
I am sure someone out there has already learned that you can use two of Stampin’ Up! punches to create one unique “photo corner”. However, I’ve not seen it and just discovered it while developing this card. I punched a corner of paper using the Scallop Trim Corner punch, and then punched the same piece of paper with the Photo Corners punch. I like the result! But, I mostly like the art work! Thanks for stopping by to enjoy it also.
Stamp Set: Plant Hope
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy
Classic Ink: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy
Punches: 1″ Circle Medium, Scallop Trim Corner, and Photo Corners-Extra Large
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Brayer, Stampin’ Up Sponge (cut into wedges), Post-It®
Notes Sheets, Stampin’ Up! Adhesive, and uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (white)
Let me share with you these three beautiful cards that I made today at a Brayer Workshop. It was great to meet new people at the workshop, and to be taught how to use a brayer by a super, skilled instructor. The cards were made using the Plant Hope Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set (page 119 of the new Idea Book & Catalog (IBC). All items used were from the new IBC. Project recipes follows:
Ink: Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Tempting Turquoise, and Not Quite Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, and Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Silver Brads, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, White Gel Pen, and Snail Adhesive
Ink: Marina Mist , Pacific Point, Basic Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist , Pacific Point, and Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon, Snail Adhesive
Ink: Melon Mambo Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Basic Black;
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Photo Corners Punch, Silver Brads, White Gel Pen, and Snail Adhesive