Category Archives: Technique

Beautiful Transformation

2014_10_04DSCI0757 This card is truly an example of how Cammie can take the ugly goose from the Stampin Up Wetlands #126697 stamp set and transform it into a beautiful swan and a gorgeous all purpose card with her master braying skills.  The details that Cammie can achieve through brayering is amazing. Her brayering cards really take your breath away and I look forward to receiving them in the mail.

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Look Ma No Stamping!

2014_08_08No Stampin' needed 001 It’s true today’s card involves no stamping.  I know it looks like the background was stamped but instead, Cammie inked the new Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing folder from the Stampin Up annual catalog in white ink and then ran it through the Big Shot.  Just like magic, the ink transfers to the cardstock along with the embossing.  She added bright flowers using the new Flower Frenzy#133726 die and the Little pieces #133733 embosslit.

As much as we love stamping it is always nice to take a stamp free break and create a beautiful card.

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Wheatfield card

2014_06_20Wetlands + Grunge=wheatfield under full moon 001 Today’s card is another one of Cammie’s beautiful brayered cards and brings me back (way back) to our youth when we lived in North Dakota, where wheatfields are plentiful.  After brayering, she stamped the Gorgeous Grunge #130517 in the moon. She stamped the wheat using Wetlands #126697 and then sponged around it to create the shadow.  She double mounted the main panel and then used the chevron border punch to create the lattice style border.

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Wonderful Wetlands

2014_06_04DSCI0532 Today’s post is a beautifully brayered masterpiece that Cammie made at her recent brayering workshop. For the razzleberry background Cammie used the now retired Daydream wheel to add a monochromatic strip down the left hand side.  She then created  panel by brayering the background and the she used the Wetlands #126697 stamp for her grass.  To finish the card, Cammie used the Mosaic Madness #130249 stampset and the coordinating punch to make the center focal piece amidst her button accent pieces.

If you like all the brayering pieces that Cammie does then be sure to include the Wetlands stampset on your wishlist because it makes the perfect grass in her beachy scenes.

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Thoughts and Prayers

2014_06_05My handmade Bday card plus 001 The Thoughts and Prayers#127805 stamp set  is one of our favorite go to stamp sets when making a sympathy card.  Today’s card is a beautiful spongedcard using a “cloud” mask for the sky and a brayered ground before stamping the tree. Once the main panel was completed, Cammie matted it on early espresso and then placed on top of  a piece of 1 1/4 inch burlap ribbon.  The background cardstock is a piece of now retired DSP but any coordinating piece will do.

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Better Place

2014_05_20IMG_0824 For todays card I combined 2 stamps and the direct to paper technique to create this fabulous masculine or general purpose card.  First I chose about 4 color of inks (marina mist, midnight muse, old olive and so saffron) and randomly “swooshed” them across a piece of whisper white cardstock. I started with the lightest colors first. Once I covered the whole card front, I embossed the World Map#130345 in black powder. I then stamped the sentiment from the People Like You #133215 single stamp from the Stampin Up occasions catalog and then hand cut it out and then mounted it on a decorative label #120907 punch.  I added a piece of the super soft and sweet Marina Mist Chevron ribbon #130016.

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Out of Africa

2014_05_18PBS-Out of Africa inspiration (1) Cammie was inspired by the movie Out of Africa for creating this card.  Cammie masterfully created the African Sunset and then added the   tree from the Thoughts and Prayers #127805 stamp set.  She added the giraffe silhouette using the Zoo Review #122199 stamp set.  She finished the card by adding a trio of flourishes from the Lovely Romance #130267 stamp set.

The Zoo Review stampset is currently on the going going gone list and will not be available after 1 June.

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