Friday, August 19, 2011

Brayered Embossing

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At my stamp club earlier this week, I showed my club girls how to use a brayer  while embossing to get more uses from your folders!  We made this card:

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using the Stripes embossing folder and Kindness Matters stamp set.  You can see the details of how I did the “gingham” in this post.  Just make sure you ink the inside “lid” of the embossing folder, the piece that you lift up; the front piece, so to speak.  If you don’t have a brayer, you can just rub your stamp pad over the folder, but you get a more even effect with a brayer.  This card uses Crumb Cake, Confetti Cream and Calypso Coral.

Some other samples I made:

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This uses the Finial Press embossing folder, Very Vanilla cardstock and Sahara Sank ink.  The embellishments were all cut from Beau Chateau Designer Paper.

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The last one used the brayer directly onto the already-embossed piece.  This uses Finial Press again, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Basic Black and Brushed Gold cardstocks, and Gold Encore ink:

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Thanks for visiting today!  Email me if you have any questions!

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14 comments:

  1. I'm sending this post to a dear friend of mine who has just now discovered the joy of cuttlebugging.

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  2. All three gorgeous cards lady! I just LOVE the gingham/country feel of the first card and the sweet softness of the 2nd...great technique use!

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  3. Wow these are gorgeous! What a beautiful effect! I have had a brayer for about 5 years now - it has never seen ink........maybe it's time :)

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  4. Like Linda C - my brayer has never been inked - that's about to change. Your cards are just incredible - absolutely amazing!!!! And of course there's Ms C to brighten our day with a smile. Hugs to all

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  5. Gorgeousness! I love them! I think my stripes folder needs to meet my brayer now. :)

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  6. fabulous cards my dear!!! We inked my striped EF and did this a few weeks ago ~ wonderful folder, it will get lots of use! Absolutely love what you created here LeAnne TFS and have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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  7. Oh stunning cards Leanne. Just love them all.

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  8. LeAnne...your brayered embossing samples are just gorgeous! Love the colors and design of every one! Thanks for reminding me of this wonderful technique!

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  9. When I first saw your 'gingham' card, I thought where did she get that designer paper - I like it! Then I started reading.....should have known - some more of your cleverness at work!!

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  10. Fantastic cards! I especially love the gingham card. Awesome!

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  11. SO CLEVER with your homemade gingham!!! I'm gonna have to steal that - lol!

    Cassidy is cute as a bug!!!

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  12. Gorgeous gingham card! What a great idea...I will definitely need to try it ;) TFS.

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  13. Darn it, LeAnne, now I have to save more of your pics because your cards are just SO awesome! These two cards are just the tops.

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