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Zoo Babies – Rubber Band Alligator Card

I recently participated in a technique swap with one of my online stamping groups.  I created this fun birthday card using the rubber band brayer technique.  It is such a fun and easy way to make a background!

Zoo Babies-Rubber Band

Here’s how you do it:

  • Find several rubber bands – better results with a variety of widths
  • Wrap the bands around a rubber brayer
  • Ink up the bands over an inkpad  and roll on a piece of card stock
  • Reapply ink and go over it in another direction

I used a neutral (Very Vanilla) card stock, but you can use colored card stock too for a tone-on-tone look.

I colored the gems using Blendabilities markers.

The arrow is from the new What’s Up! punch!

 

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Gently Falling Reverse Soot Stamping Card

Today's post is one of the techniques I taught last month to my stampers.  Our Gently Falling stamp set is perfect to use for this technique! 

Gently Falling-Reverse Soot Stamping

Enjoy!

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A Long Farewell to Autumn Harvest

Today's long farewell is to Autumn Harvest.  This is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets!  The stamp set can be used for both elegant and whimsical cards…leave out the cute little face and you've got a fabulous card like this….

 

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Then, if you wanted a sweet little card to send to your favorite pumpkin, add the face image like this card:

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You could even leave out the pumpkin all together! Here is a rich-looking card using only the leaf from the stamp set!

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Sail Away Moonlighting Technique

Items from the new mini-catalog are now available!!!  One of my favorite stamps from this mini is Sail Away.  As soon as I saw this set, I knew I wanted to use the moonlighting technique.  I also used my brayer for the faux tearing technique too!

Sail Away Masked Brayer Card

I love the blue colors – Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy.  I also used the white baker's twine on this card.

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Halloween Card without Halloween Colors

Usually, when making Halloween cards, I tend towards using oranges, purples, and greens in my creations.  I found a background in my background stash (yes, I actually have this on my stamping table), and I thought of a dark creepy night.   The background was created using Night of Navy refills brayered on glossy card stock.   I stamped the Midnight Raven stamp right on top with Night of Navy ink!  Loved it right away!  Then, I looked at some of my leftover pieces of Nite Owl DSP from a previous stamp camp.  I turned it over, and there was the Edgar Allan Poe byline.  PERFECT!   Here is the end result:

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Brayered Specialty Paper

Last night was Technique Tuesday Stamp Class!  Somethings that can be easily overlooked in the Stampin’ Up! catalog are the many kinds of designer papers.  There are lots to choose from to be sure!  Here is a picture of one example of the Bride Specialty Paper (there are two designs – one is this swirl; the other is a stripe):

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Although very pretty, it may not jump out at you in the catalog.  At last night’s class, I showed my stampers a great WOW technique – Brayered Specialty Paper. It works best with the Bride paper (white) and the Bridesmaid paper (vanilla), but it doesn’t work with the Groom paper as it is BLACK.  Just by using your brayer/inkpad/soft cloth (to remove excess ink from the glossy parts), you can customize the specialty paper to whatever color you want!  That same paper now coordinates with my Rich Razzleberry cardstock!  I even brayered an extra piece for my punches!  

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This was definitely the favorite card last night!  I hope you like it too!

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