Monday, January 17, 2011


Good Monday Morning and welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.  Today's idea is to emboss a background with an embossing folder and then brayer over it with ink.  You have to use a light touch with the brayer to color just the embossed image.  I have used the Cuttlebug "bees" embossing folder on white card stock.  I then brayered over it with Vivid dye ink, Lemon Ice and then Vivid, Straw.  You can brayer in both directions, just remember to use a light touch so you skim over only the embossed images.  Keep brayering until you get the desired color coverage.

The image is a Gruffie Bear from House Mouse Designs.  I have colored with Copic markers.  I used a nesties die to cut it out and black glitter paper mat behind it.  The sentiment is by Stampendous K085.
I stamped it with Versamark and embossed with bright yellow embossing powder, matted with yellow glitter paper.  Added a red polka-dot ribbon by making a slit at the top of the card to feed the ribbon through.

Close up of embossed image.  I used decorative scissors to cut the end edges.

This is a fun technique.  You can use more than one color ink.  Hope you have time to try it, adds some interest to a plan colored embossed background.

Have a great Monday,  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.............


Sue from Oregon said...

oh so very this image, a perfect pair with this cuttlebug folder. Have never seen this one!

Renkata said...

Sue, your card just give me such a smile!
Very cute. Love the embossing.

Kristie Maynard said...

Adorable card! I will have to try this technique again. I had seen it done with a direct from pad technique and I tried that and got a mess, will have to try with the brayer. Thanks!

Lisa Kind said...

Loved this challenge, Sue, and I was so inspired by that bee folder (that I totally forgot I had)! Love how cute your card is! Thanks for the inspiration!