Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Blushing 1st Timer

This is another escapee from my "gunna" file.

NB: The BLUSH in this post refers to that of awkwardness and slight embarrassment

Now as some of you may (or may not) know, I have had a brayer for nearly a year and alas it has not seen the light of day....that is...until recently. I am a MASSIVE fan of the brayering queens out there, and know to emulate such feats is batting WAAAAYYYY above my average. So, to embark on my first brayering foray, I went to Michelle Zindorf and her brayered Golf Card. My FIL is a massive golf fan, so I thought it may be a good idea to try it. (Insert far away and wistful sigh) this is the card I gave to my FIL.....

Now, as you can see, it's slightly different to Michele's card (perhaps for the better), but the brayed section is the same dimension. Given that US/Canadian cards are different sizes to the ones we have here, so I amended things slightly. I was happy with the layout of the card. The sentiment is form my Amy R set and I mounted it on a black oval to carry the theme through. I also carried the golf "dots" through on the background.

The golf ball is on dimensionals, and the shadow is sponged.

The things I have learnt through brayering this card are: # Make sure your post it notes are of a good quality. # Overlap (ever so slightly) the post it marks so that no white lines happen. (Perhaps most importantly) # Start off with an easier project!!

Thanks for enduring to the end of this post. I will be back soon with some other (very much) co-ordinated cards and gifts. Ta so much for popping by again.

Stuff Used:
CS: (SU) Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: (SU) Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Versa Black (for golf hole)
Stamps: Amy R - Birthday Sentiments
Punches: CM 1 1/4" Circle Punch, SU Large Oval Punch & Word Window Punch
Other Bits: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Brayer, Post-it Notes

Lynda xx


Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

Woohoo! congrats on finally parting the cobwebs on your brayer! LOL You've done a great job for your first card and I'm sure your FIL loves it. Look forward to seeing many more.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Well Lynda ... my girl ... I am so very proud of you for tackling this "gunna" and doing such a fab job! (Loud standing ovation!!!) Thanks for the tips ... I will remember them for next time! :wink: Hugs xxaxx

Jenny Hayward said...

Well Lynda, I think your brayer needs to see the light of day more often. You have done an awesome job!!!! Well done. I love the card. Keep them coming. x

Kim Tonnet said...

Lots of uses for the brayer beyond this application! Lots of practice will make you happier with your results. Good on you for starting & I think it is very cool. Look forward to more. Luv K

meemee48 said...

Cute idea!