06 May 2009

Brayered Manhatten Roses

Yippee! It's Wednesday!  Guess what is happening tomorrow?  I am finally getting these bandages off my feet.  I had bunion surgery on both my feet just over 2 weeks ago.  I am walking better everyday, but am really looking forward to seeing my feet under these bandages.  I am sure I will still have some sort of bandage on, but at least they will be new ones :)  

Now, onto the card for the day.  This has to be one of my fav's! I had so much fun creating it and just loved the end result.  I was truly inspired by Patty Bennett who did a tutorial on these brayered roses on her blog. 

I used the new Manhatten Flowers Impression Die along with Very Vanilla Card Stock and ran it through my Big Shot.  I then placed my embossed image upside down on my work surface (raised portion down) and brayered different colours of ink over the image to attain the desired result.  I started brayering with Pink Pirouette and then added some Summer Sun and then finished off with Riding Hood Red.  When brayering, I was trying not to roll in any particular fashion. Just a little bit of each colour to get a really varigated look.  The Riding Hood Red was quite dark, so I actually rolled off some of the ink before applying to my project.  

I cut out the image and mounted it to my project along with some  Kiwi Kiss Textured Little Leaves that I also cut out using my Big Shot.  I sponged my leaves with Kiwi Kiss Ink to add a bit more depth.  Finally I finished the card off with a bit of sparkle!  I achieved this by lightly sponging versamark all over the flowers and then using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  I hope you like it as much as I do.  Thank you Patty for the great technique! 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set:  Great Friend
Card Stock: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Textured and Kiwi Kiss Textured
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Summer Sun, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Manhatten Flowers Impression Die, Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Designer Label Punch,  Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE it on the dark background and love the greeting in the hodgepodge hardware... GREAT touches!! Glad you enjoyed the technique!