10 September 2010

My First Brayered Card!

I can't believe how lovely this brayered background turned out! I've had my brayer since march and have only just plucked up the courage to use it for the first time, but now I think I'll ever be putting it down!

To make the background, I've used silkies brayered onto the card. The stamps are flourishes and a clear sentiment stamp. I embossed the main card blank with cuttlebug scripture folder and punched flowers and leaves from vellum using an X cut flower punch and MS leaf frond punch.



I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky - What eva (entering this card for the DT Call!)

26 comments:

Scrappy Scatty said...

This is lovely soooooo preety Love the colours
xx

Susan (aka TomsMom) said...

The colours are gorgeous Gemm, what a lovely card.

Tired Mom said...

What a lovely card. You manage to incorporate so many techniques and mediums without your cards looking cluttered. I've done brayering once and has such fun but was glad I wasn't cleaning up the mess.

X

Rainmac said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!!

flourgirl said...

Fabulous Gemm!! Prety colours too. I love the vellum flower & leaves, so delicate. Well Done for trying something new. Good Luck with the DT call xx

A.J. said...

This is great Gemma - I've had my brayer for months too and haven't been brave enough to try it! You have inspired me - I may have to have a go woth it now.

Amanda

dragonllew said...

Gorgeous card I love the colours.

Karen said...

lovely - cant believe that is your first attempt at brayering!

CT19720 said...

Gorgeous card Gem - everything works really well together x

Fifi Folle said...

This is gorgeous, I love the colours. x

Julie said...

Lovely card Gemma. Good luck with the DT call.

Best wishes

Julie(elysia2003) xxx

Happy Days said...

Wow Gemm this is fantastic. The brayering worked really well with the silkies, I've yet to try them, but this has really tempted me. x

Marianne said...

Wow, you did a great job on brayering the card! The one time i did it, you saw edges a lot. Beautiful colors!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!
Marianne

pink lady said...

Wow what a fab card Gemma, the colours are stunning....I've never tried this technique but you've inspired me to give it a try x

Brenda Brown said...

It's a great technique Gemma and you've done it so well. The colours are gorgeous with the flourish stamp and embossed background and that cute, pink flower just finishes it off.
Luv B xxx

Addams said...

What a great card, love the effect

Dawn said...

Gemma, this is a lovely card, love the flower in vellum & the colours are so fab. I don't have a brayer, but you have inspired me.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. We hope you'll come back again next challenge.

lalkygirl said...

gorgeous card gemma,i love the brayer work and the fab embossing
thanks for jopining us at lexi's and good luck
lalkygirl x

Vee said...

A really lovely design, thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck!
xx Vee

Angie said...

Very pretty, love the colours you have used.

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Gemma! Thanks for playing along with our Birthday Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!

~Courtney~
PPCC DT

Glittermum said...

Gemm - completely loving this card! Must dig out my brayer!

Leah the Orange said...

wonderful job with the brayer, Gemma! that's something i've been meaning to try, too! turned out gorgeous.

thanks so much for playing with the Charisma Gals this week!

Farida Rone said...

Waooo!!! that flower is so cute. Great creation. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations Challenge. Good luck!!!
Hugs,
Farida

Tanya said...

This really is gorgeous! I love the breyered colors with the white embossing!! Thanks for playing with us at Lexi's Creations!!