Today, I wanted to make a simple Creative Scene using advanced Brayer techniques and the Holiday Hostess Set Warmth and Wonder. I have to confess, I slept in today. Usually I start Mojo Monday at 5 am, that’s what time the sketch goes up! So as I began to wake up and saw the sketch, I knew this would take me a while. I’ve been dying to make this card, and today’s sketch was perfect for it!
Many of you have wondered how to make amazing scenes like this. They look so simple, but actually aren’t. They involve many different techniques and steps, but every person can make this card – regardless of your stamping ability. In our classroom, we have a few Brayer classes that teach you step by step with precise videos to help bring the inner artist out in each of you. The advanced class is in pre-release, save $10 until 10/24 here. Similar Brayer Cards:
I needed a custom size card and envelope for this card. I didn’t want the creative scene to be too small. So I started out by deciding how big my scene should be and built my card around that. With the Envelope Punch Board I can make any size envelope I need, so I didn’t have to worry about that! What a stress relief! Click here for a quick video on how to make a custom sized envelope. Here’s the Mojo Monday sketch and my project.
Creative Tips –
- Create the scene using Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky and Marina Mist, embossing powders, masks, a brayer and some sponges. You will want to pop it up on dimensionals to help set it apart from the rest of the card.
- Sponging the various pieces of the card tied it together. Sponging the creative scene draws the reader into it.
- The background was sanded using the Stampin’ Sanding System in a random fashion.
- The circle was cut out with the Circle Collections Framelits – it’s the 3rd largest.
- To get the diagonal stripe on the vellum, use the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder.
- The ribbon is Soft Sky 1/2” Seam Binding Ribbon
- The little banner flags are made with paper from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack and the hexagon punch. View a video to see how to make banner flags here
- It was hard to figure out how to incorporate a greeting. You don’t want to take away from the scene too much, so a simple banner with a greeting from this very set brought out to the circle worked well.
- Here is the card height so you can see the height of the various elements.
- If you’d like to learn how to use your brayer along with many other tools to create little works of art like this one, check out all the classes we have. We even have a bundle here at a huge savings!
- Have a creative day!
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