Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Summer Sunrise by Karen Giron

Good morning and happy Wednesday!  The week is half over and I'm ready for the weekend!  Today I'm so excited to show you a card I made using the brayered sky technique - I have never tried this technique until today, I know - crazy!  In fact, I don't think I've ever even inked up my brayer!  To make a brayered sky really pop, you need to use a silhouette stamp and Discover Your Wings is the perfect set for that.  For my sky, I chose Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, and Pumpkin Pie inks, which are similar enough in color, yet have enough difference to see layers on the cardstock.  After I brayered my Choice Snow White cardstock, I stamped the flower image over it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I reached for my favorite summertime color combo - orange, light blue, and red - LOVE IT!  I added a little blue butterfly accented it with Tiny Twinkles - the edges of the wings are inked with Bashful Blue ink and the layout is Mercy's MTSC62.

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Karen

recipe -
Stamps: Discover Your Wings
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!), Choice Snow White cardstock, Pumpkin Pie Patterns (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Nestabilities, Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), dimensionals

14 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Karen!!! The colors are GORGEOUS and I love the pop with the stamps you used!!! Gorgeous my friend!!!

Caryl P said...

Wow Karen, this is AMAZING! I've got thoughts of sitting outside on the porch and watching the sunset. Absolutely fabulous work with the technique and a great job with the sketch. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Pedro said...

What a beautiful card, Karen! I have never tried the Brayered BG technique either, so you're not alone! Well, now I'm alone!

Joan said...

THANK YOU for showing me this. SU doesn't have spectrum ink pads anymore and I loved doing this type of thing. Now I know how to create the same look. My brayer will be happy to come out of the drawer!!! I'm so happy!!!

Sankari W. said...

No Jackie - you are not alone - I haven't tried this either and now I am totally inspired to try this! First I have to buy a brayer though! LOL!!! Beautiful card Karen!!! Lovely colors! Big hugsssssssss!

Shirley N said...

This is just gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration!

Ruthie said...

Great card! LOVE the colors! Makes me think Spring is coming soon!!!

Cheryl said...

Stunning! I love this color combo

Melissa Sauls said...

Ooooh, absolutely gorgeous!!! You know, I RARELY use my brayer. This makes me want to dust that sucka off!

janetwmarks said...

WOW Karen. I love this card and the colors really do pop!

Mary J said...

Really yummy card!

Donna said...

so pretty!

Studio M by Marian said...

Hey Karen, How are you? This is beautiful, kinda like my Colorado sunset card. xo, Marian
(www.StudioMbyMarian.blogspot.com)

Stacey Schafer said...

lovin' my new stamps! my very first Taylored Expressions set...Discover Your Wings:)