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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bride Specialty Paper - Brayer Technique - Mini Tutorial

Stampin' Up! has the most beautiful Specialty Paper. It is very elegant in "foiled" Whisper White (Bride), Basic Black (Groom) and Very Vanilla (Bridesmaid). The foil gives the paper shine, pattern, and texture. Each package is 10 sheets (5 sheets each of 2 designs) and paper is 12" x 12". The back of the sheets are solid color that match the front color (Whisper White, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla).

Items Used for this A2 card
Bride Speciality Paper (item 115669) used for top overlays
Whisper White Card Stock (item #100730) used for card base and heart
Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (item #115613)
Melon Mambo Classic Ink (item #115656)
Bone Folder (item #102300)
Stamping Sponges (item #101610)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Brayer (item #102395)
Sticky Strip (item #104294)
Grid Paper (item #102787) comes in a pad of 100 sheets
Lovely Letter Alphabet stamp set (item #115030) - NOTE: double-mounted set
Ever After Stamp Set (item #113401)
Scallop Square Paper Punch (item #112081)
3/4" Circle Paper Punch (item #107217)

My niece, Lauren, is getting married in just a couple of weeks. So lots of focus for our family on the wedding right now. So when I saw this brayer technique for the Bride Specialty Paper, I knew I had to try it. Thank you Patty's Stamping Spot for the heads up on this technique. Above is one of the two cards I made using this technique. Definitely now want to get Melon Mambo polka ribbon too. I do like it with the Rich Razzleberry ribbon, think it gives a nice contrast on the card.

When you purchase the Bride Speciality Paper (also the Groom and Bridesmaid papers) it is a package of 12" x 12" paper, 10 sheets with 2 designs of 5 sheets each. One design is above, I call it Filigree. See how shiny the design is. It really looks very elegant.

This is the other design in the package. It is stripes. The foil gives it shine and texture.

Let's get started. You'll need 1 piece of Bride Speciality Paper (I'm doing a card front, so piece is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", a brayer, and Melon Mambo Classic Ink. I always work with a piece of grid paper under my project. Helps protect the work area from glue, ink, and markers.

Ink your brayer going in one direction. Once it is well inked, start on the grid paper and roll over your Bride Specialty Paper. Cover complete piece of paper, going in many different directions to help eliminate brayer lines. The shine shows thru even after adding in the color.

Brayered filigree piece shown above.

Brayered striped piece shown above.

This photo is to show the comparison of the paper before and after using the brayer and ink. I liked it so much decided to use it on the cards I was making.

Attach the brayers card front to your Whisper White Card Base. Then decorate as follows:

I used approximately 5 1/4" of ribbon to wrap the ribbon around the white piece of paper, attaching the ends on the back with tape. Then I took approximately 3 inches of ribbon and made a knot around the strip of ribbon. You have to manipulate the bow/knot if you want the polka dots to show. This ribbon is solid on one side and polka dots on the other. Using sticky strip, attach the white specialty paper and ribbon to the left side of the card front.

I stamped the heart on Whisper White Card Stock using Melon Mambo Classic Ink. It was attached to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it height and dimension.

Here's the 2nd card I made using the Groom's & Bride's first initials. If you are doing monogram items, the Lovely Letters Alphabet Stamp Set is a perfect choice. I sponged the edges with Melon Mambo Classic Ink before attaching to the Whisper White Bride piece with dimensionals.

Isn't this a great technique !!!! I love the look of the paper and how much more versatile it now is. Imagine all the possibilities with using different colors of ink. I hope you will try it and post photos of what you have done for us to see.

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Enfys said...

Just beautiful, and you always make everything seem so easy...
En xx

KreatesKards said...

Enfys, thank you. This really is easy tho. The paper along with our great ink, makes it so easy to do. Can't wait to try some other colors too.

Janelle said...

Love this tutorial! And the cards you've made with this technique since have been adorable. I love your wagging tail card. It's so true!

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