Hi everyone. Second post for today ... that hasn't happened for a while! Just couldn't resist playing along with SCS Ways To Use It Challenge (WT432 - vellum).
Haven't used vellum for such a long time ... or brayered either, but when I saw a card done by Shana Gaff where she brayered the vellum - wow!!! Had to give it a try. Thanks for inspiring Shana!
Used the colours from the Colours & Sketches Challenge #30 - colours: cajun craze, gumball green, primrose petals). Three very bold and saturated colours - but they worked perfectly for this brayered background - love them together!
Stamps: Inspired by Nature (SU!); Thoughts of You (Rubber-Art Stamps)
Paper: White (C.C. Designs); Vellum Paper (SU!)
Ink: Cajun Craze, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Speedball Rubber Brayer, Stamp-a-ma-jig, heat tool, acetate sheet, sticky strips, and dimensionals
I brayered the vellum with the three colours ... green ink on the bottom, primrose petals ink from the top all the way down to just above the green (leaving a small white space) and then cajun craze ink on top of the pink at the top only. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of the grasses and stamped in black ink. I used my heat tool to dry the vellum (being careful not to over-heat). I found that the ink still smudged when I handled it, so decided to place an acetate sheet over the front to protect the ink.
I framed the brayered vellum and acetate sheet between two layers of white cardstock, both with the rectangle die-cut from the center. Then I popped the card front on top of my card base. Love how it turned out!
Here's a close-up of the brayering: