Feb 162008

Oh I had such fun tonight playing with some of my new stamps from SU! I love the solid image stamps. They just lend themselves to a brayered background. Here is a fabulous tutorial by Michelle Zindorf. She shows in perfect detail how to achieve these beautiful backgrounds.


This card is for the Inspiration Challenge #115 over at Splitcoaststampers. I used the colors for my inspiration and although the winged creatures on the inspiration piece are birds I was inspired to use the butterfly stamp from this set. (Okay okay the butterfly stamp was out and handy so I used it instead of looking for a bird. That’s inspiraiton right? *chuckle*)

I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the flowers with Versamark. I then sprinkled it with Crystal Clear embossing powder and heat set. After that I brayered in So Saffron, More Mustard and Really Rust inks. The butterflies and sentiment were then stamped on with Jet Black Stazon.

This is an SUO (Stampin’ Up! only) card meaning all products used on this card are from Stampin’ Up!.

Stamps: Essence of Love

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard, Really Rust, Jet Black Stazon, Versamark

Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Embossing Powder, Brayer

14 Responses to “The Essence of Love”

  1. Love this, Susan!! I just moments ago discovered Michelle’s new Blog and was feeling inspired to take out my brayer – a very under utilitized tool in my house!!! And now I come here to see this beauty — I guess it was meant to be — going to dig out that brayer!!! Lovely card!!!

  2. Oooh, Susan! Just stumbled onto your brand new blog! It’s wonderful already, and I will add it immediately to my blogroll! Great card, too! HUGS!

  3. Whoop!! Whoop!! CONGRATS!!! The new blog looks awesome! I may have to ask you some advice on how you did things! LOL Love this card, btw.. so classy!

    Welcome to the blogging world, my friend!


  4. Beautiful card, Susan! I love the embossed flowers and your brayered BG is gorgeous!

  5. Susan this is so serene looking and calming to me…TFS

  6. Very beautiful Susan! Way to start this wonderful blog. It is going to be a sensation!
    Michelle Zindorf

  7. I just ran into your new blog! I love it! This card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  8. And all this time I thought a brayer was a donkey! Just shows what an ass I am! Sorry! I’m not sure what this NEW brayer thing is but it sure makes a beautiful card! Way to go Susan – you are such a masterful card maker!!! I think you’ve far surpassed the little card group from years ago…they are eating your brayer dust!

  9. This is sooooo pretty! That background looks really beautiful!

  10. This is just gorgeous! Love the silhouetted butterflies with that fab background.

  11. This is beautiful! The background…WOW!

  12. OMGoodness!! This card is jaw-dropping gorgeous! I am definitely putting your blog into my Google Reader so I can see what other awesome creations you show us! (I can hardly wait for this stamp set to arrive to me!) 😀

  13. I just found you blog and I just had to go back and look at every post!!! You are so very talented and this brayered essence of love card is my very favorite!

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