Sunday, 23 August 2020

Brayer Inked Anniversary

Hi everybody.  Another anniverary card made with a slightly different technique.  A came across a lady called Joan at Dear Paperlicious who did a couple of cards with hearts made with a piece of inked card on which she had swiped lots of different colours of ink randomly to fill the piece and then cut the hearts.   At the moment she is have a blog break but you will find these cards on her instagram @dearpaperlicious.   I loved the look and decided to CASE her card but with some changes obviously.

I started with a leftover piece of cream pearlescent card used for the golden wedding card I made recently.  I decided instead of swiping the colours on I would use my brayer inked just at the left hand end to keep the strips of colour regular and quite small.  I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and also Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.  I decided to cut five hearts and then for more interest and texture I dry embossed them using a freebie floral embossing folder from way back, and also cut a white square stitched mat to mount them on to which I inked round the edge with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.  I die cut the sentiment and couldn't decide which colour to use of the four already mentioned so added one over the top of the other until I came up with this combination which I thought looked the best, and cut three of the sentiments to mount on top of one another to add more dimension.  I then heat embossed using my WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and did this a couple of time to build up the shine.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope to see you again soon. 

I am entering the following challenges:

As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Colour to Pair With Pink and Why (I love purple with pink as they complement one another)
My Time To Craft Challenge - No. 439 Clean and Simple.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 385 Where we use up our snippets of card, paper etc.  (I have used snippets of white card for the hearts, three layer sentiment and the background mat).


  1. Lovely card Pat...the colours of your hearts are very pretty and such a great design..


  2. This is such a pretty card Pat - lovely colours too! x

  3. A beautiful card Pat and the colours are gorgeous, super design too, Kate x

  4. LOVE those colours, and such a pretty layout :)

  5. This could also be a great idee for inked paper leftovers! Lovely card with a very nice design. Love the sculpted frame too!

  6. Your card is gorgeous. I love, love, love the colors.

  7. A lovely card and the pearly hearts look amazing.
    Kath x

  8. so the look.
    xx Karen

  9. Pat: Thank you so much for participating at the current MTTC blog CAS style challenge! Your card is a beauty and features my two favorite colors! Love some purple and pink!!!--Becca/DT

  10. Gorgeous card with a lovely design. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.


  11. I sure love the effect too Pat. The technique looks fabulous and the colours and the texture looked amazing x......Such a fabulous anniversary card x.

  12. Really lovely idea and I like the layout.

    Hugs, Sarn
    Stamping For Pleasure

  13. I love this Pat - so pretty as well. It works a treat.
    Would you believe it, our neighbours have bought a wood burning pizza oven for their garden. The stink of burning wood is thankfully short lived and not every night of the week - but it sure infiltrates our house and lingers too. We're grateful that the oven is sited a good way away from us but it still wafts.Thoughtless and entitled really. Plus. they never even offer us a slice :)


    Di xx

  14. Your card is so pretty Pat, I love the design and the beautiful colours. xx

  15. Ooh those hearts are beautiful!! What a stunner Pat!


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