I like to use the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders. The result is a two toned embossed pattern that adds interest and dimension to the background layer of the card. I love using pale colored ink for this technique and pairing it with flowers but it can work with any color and for any kind of project you want. For my card today I chose an elegant pattern to use with my framed floral arrangement. I used the Rubbernecker Mixed Flower Stack, Nested Scallop with Holes, Nested Rectangle, Leaf Group and Flower Buds. The embossing folder is a retired Lattice folder by Sizzix.
Brayering Ink on the Embossing Folder
- Open the embossing folder and place it face down on your work table.
- Apply ink to the brayer.
- Brayer ink on the inside front of the folder. Note: I’ve included a couple pictures from my Belleek Inspired step by step tutorial.
- Insert white cardstock in the folder, close and run it through your die cutting machine.
- Note: If you apply ink to the inside back of the folder your raised pattern will be colored and the background will be white. Either way is very pretty.
The Frame and Card Base
- Cut the Nested Scallop with Holes die using white cardstock.
- Place the inner rectangle scalloped layer on the cutting platform.
- Line up the the Nested Rectangle die in the center of the scalloped layer and run through the machine to create the frame opening.
- Place the out frame section face down on your work table.
- Insert the inner scalloped frame layer back inside the outer frame and attach the two sections together using double stick tape.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.
- Trim the embossed layer and attach it to the back of the frame.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame and embossed layer and attach it to the A2 sized card base.
Color and Shape the Flowers
- Cut both the large flower and flower buds using white cardstock.
- Apply the soft pink ink to the flowers using a mini applicator.
- Form the large flower sections using a large round stylus and molding pad.
- Attach the flower sections together using mounting tape and glossy accents. Note: The two largest flower sections were attached with glossy accents. The two smaller flower sections were attached using small pieces of mounting tape to create a bit of space between the sections.
- The flower buds were formed using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
Arrange the Foliage and Flowers
- Cut four sections of the leaf group using green cardstock.
- Trim the ends off of three of the branches and attach them to the embossed layer using glossy accents.
- Apply a good amount of glossy accents to the back of the large flower and attach it to the embossed layer.
- Cu the fourth leaf section apart and tuck the smaller branch sections under the flower and attach using glossy accents.
- Finish the arrangement by attaching flower buds to the foliage using glossy accents.
Have you tried the brayering ink on embossing folders technique? You can brayer ink on any embossing folder. You can see lots of examples in my Belleek Inspired category (a name we gave this technique for a Splitcoaststampers challenge several years ago). Thank you for coming by and I hope you have an enjoyable Saturday.
Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.
Here are the tools and supplies.