Last week, I shared a sample from convention and my first attempt at recreating it. I’ve finally gotten to play some more, so today I have more to share and a new technique!
We’ll start with the finished card I made for my Aunt’s 60th birthday. I decided not to add ribbon or a sentiment to the outside because it seemed complete the way it was.
Brayered Window Sheet Birthday card
I did add a sentiment to the inside.
Inside of card.
This is an easy technique and I think it really gives a nice WOW factor to the card.
To create the background:
1. Add 2 drops of reinker about an inch apart from each other on a piece of wax paper. Then stagger 2 more drops of a different color about a 1/2 inch below the first two.
2. Spritz the reinker/wax paper with rubbing alcohol. Roll the Brayer in the inch and apply to glossy card stock.
3. Sprtiz the brayed card stock with rubbing alcohol. And place the paper, glossy side down on the inked portion of the wax paper. Brayer the back of the cardstock.
4. Allow to dry.
You’ll end up with something similar to this. A heavier spritz on the brayered side at step 3 will give more interest and variability to the finished sheet. I used the retired Baha Breeze and Pacific Point reinkers for this one.
5. Using a dry aqua painter (that’s right, no water in it), touch the brush to your craft ink pad (for this one I used Tempting Turquoise, on the tree below, I used Whisper White). Apply the craft ink to the window sheet to add accent (for the flowers, I just did the center. For the tree, I was creating snow on the leaves and branches) .
6. Add Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and set with heat tool. When you are using the heat tool, keep the tool moving. Don’t hover over 1 place or you’ll burn the window sheet.
7. Attach the window sheet to your background using glue dots and finish your card.
I tried this with Dazzling Diamonds glitter earlier in the week. The main difference is the glitter is flat on the surface and the embossing powder is puffy and raised. So especially on the tree, it adds dimension and feels more like snow.
Here’s a picture of the tree done with the embossing powder.
Embossed Tree Window Sheet
I really love how this makes such wonderful snow! And it doesn’t come off the card like glitter does! I hope you enjoyed seeing how to do this! I’d love to see what someone else comes up with !