Eastern influencesPosted: July 27, 2011
I have been inspired by the beautiful layering of sponging and images that Vicky does over at Crafting Clare. I pulled out my Eastern Influences set and used two stamps and two colours for both the cards posted today. I masked first, sponged, then stamped the small branch of blossoms in olive, above and bashful blue below. I then stamped the larger branch of blossoms in black and added the two sentiments.
I have been asked a few questions in the comments section lately that I will try to answer now. Firstly about the brayer I use. I have two speedball brayers but I have been using the soft brayer lately and have had a lot more success than I had with the hard rubber one. One of the key steps is to start rolling it completely off the cardstock and move onto the cardstock gradually. It does take longer this way and use more ink but it makes for an smoother coverage.
Someone also asked me how I tied that teeny little bow on my button on this card. I don’t know-it just worked the first time and I ran with it!!
Stamps: Eastern Influences, All Year Cheer
Inks: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Basic Black
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory