Category Archives: Technique

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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Eggceptional Hoppy Easter

2014_04_20Eggstra Special Since today is Easter I thought I would post 2 cards from Cammie.  The first card is a pretty “eggceptional” card.  Cammie brayered the background and made clouds using the Word Bubbles Framelits #132968 and added the grass using the super popular Fringe Scissors #133325 from the Stampin Up occasions catalog. She added eggs using the ovals framelits #129381 and the Gorgeous Grunge #130517 to decorate the eggs.



2014_04_20Hoppy Easter Today’s 2nd Easter card is  a real cutie.  As usual she brayered the sky and carrot field and then added the cute bunny from the Eggstra Spectacular #133071 from the Stampin Up occasions catalog  Cammie used a retired alphabet die set to cut out her sweet sentiment.

Hoppy Easter one and all.


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Looking through the window

2014_03_10DSCI0388 Today’s card just makes you want to kick back and relax.  Cammie used her masterful brayering skills create the beach scene and she uses the must have Stampin Up Wetlands #126697 stampset.  She created the scene on the Deco Labels Framlits #130102.  The card base is the textured with the Modern Mosaic #129984 textured folder.  This card is a true beauty.

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Mirror Mirror

2014_01_19DSCI0443 Today’s post is a card I created in Cammie’s brayered class.  When I saw this card I thought no way will I be able to create this. Well I was wrong and pleasantly surprised with the finished product.  Cammie pulled out all the advanced brayering tricks with this card and it was fun. We masked and brayered the sunset and the water.  Then we sponged the grass.  We embossed the zebra using the Zoo Review stamp set #122199.  To get the mirrored zebra we stamped on the plastic sheet from the stamp a ma jig #101046.  Finally to finish the main panel I added ripples using the uni-ball Signal gel pen #105021.

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Cold and Snow

2014_01_10DSCI0340I always say if it is cold it may as well snow and boy has it ever.  We are experiencing record cold temperatures and snowfall and it is only early in January.  Hopefully this will be the last of the cold weather because I am not alone in saying that I am over it all ready.  Today’s post is appropriate for winter and as usual Cammie created a winter wonderland scene using the Stampin Up Serene Silhouettes #127324 stampset and her masterful brayering skills. This scene is simple, beautiful and very common this winter!

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Oh What Fun

2013_12_29DSCI0557 The picture does not do this card justice.  I must say that I am really lucky to have Cammie as not only my sister but my Stampin Up upline because I was lucky enough to receive all 7 of her brayered Christmas cards this year. This card ranks right up near the top of my favorites.  I loved it so much that went ahead and ordered the Snow Day stamp set so that I can recreate this card for some winter birthdays and keep my brayering skills fresh!!!

Cammie brayered the background and added the snowman from the Snow Day stampset #131895 from the Stampin Up holiday catalog and added the sentiment from the Christmas Messages #131793 stampset also from the holiday catalog. She randomly stamped snowflakes from the snow day set and added rhinestone bling to the centers.  Oh what fun it was for me to get this card!

If you still need to order from the Holiday catalog it’s not too late you can order from it through January 2, 2014 so don’t miss out.

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Zoopendous Polar Bear

2013_12_28DSCI0444 Words cannot describe this beautiful card we made in Cammie’s brayed workshop.  When I saw it I thought there was no way that I could ever make this card and believe it or not we all completed them and were happy with the finished card.  I will not go into the specific how to details of this card but it included brayering, sponging, masking, and embossing.  We used the Zoo Review #122199 stampset for the adorable polar bear and the Everything Eleanor #124164 stampset for the flourishes. After creating the panel we added it to a marina mist textured layer with petals a plenty folder #116824 and then on an Island Indigo Card base layer.  Simply stunning results that has moved the Zoo Review to my wish list.

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