Techniques & Tutorials

Bouncing Brayer

Hello Crafters,

This week, I got out my brayer to have a play with some background colour.

I think they call this the bouncing brayer technique, although I need lots more practice at it!!! lol

I inked up the brayer with the lighter colour first, then each of the other colours from lightest to darkest, boucing the brayer around the card to create this effect. Glue it onto a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock, then onto a Rich Razzleberry card base.


I used my Big Shot machine to die cut a floral framelit in Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhered it to the centre of the card.

I punched 5 circles from the Tangerine Tango card stock. Using the paper snips I cut into the centre of each one, then put a glue dot on one tip where I cut in from and pulled the other side over the top of the glue dot. This formed the shape of each petal. I used glue dots to put it together before adding a Very Vintage Designer button with a piece of twine tied in a knot.

Here is a close up!


Products Used:
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Punch: 1-3/4″ Circle
Other: Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Twine, Very Vintage Designer Button, Tombo Glue

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Happy Crafting,

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Kids Cards, Masculine

Roar, it’s a lion

Hello Crafters,

Continuing with the baby theme of the past couple of days, here is a cute little card for any young child.

What child doesn’t like the zoo and visiting the lions? I know my girls certainly do!

I used the Floral Frames Collection (#127012) dies in the Big Shot with Soft Suede card.

Floral Frames Lion

To soften the edges and give him a bit of softness, I sponged the edges with a sponge dauber in the same colour as the card.

The face is created using the 2-1/2″, 3/4″ & 3/8″ circle punches in Summer Starfruit cardstock. The feet were punched with the Extra Large Oval punch, cut in half and the corners rounded with paper snips. I drew the lines/markings by hand.

When I photographed this card, I noticed the reflection in the glass, just like it is sitting at the waters edge getting a drink! Love it!

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