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Monday 26 September 2011


So glad I decided to buy the brayer, I've been playing again and used my new Brilliance tri-colour twilight pad then cut out a bauble with my new nestie set.

I've used pearlised card stock for the base card to match the sparkle of the ink and embossed the next size bauble direct to the card. I cut another bauble from gold foiled acetate to use as an overlay and added a lilac bow. Card is finished with a sentiment stamped in the same ink.
Unfortunately the acetate doesn't photograph too well and the colours of the brayering are not showing at their best.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - sketch
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - be transparent
Sparkles Forum - something that sparkles
OSAAT - your favourites (currently brayering)
Fussy and Fancy - new technique (brayering)

Carol x


  1. Hi Carol

    I love the finished look of this!!

    The pearlised card makes it super special!

    Well done with your brayer work .. .. . I think I need to get mine out a bit more or I am never going to improve!!!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Carol,this is beautiful. I am hopeless with my brayer, even after getting tuition from BG at the SECC last year. Need to have another try. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Beautiful, I would never have guessed that brayering is your favourite at the minute! lol Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  4. Really lovely, I'm sure it looks even better in real life!

  5. This looks fab Carol... well done you.. I need to practise with my brayer!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Carol this is beautiful:) Sandra H

  7. Lovely card carol, I'm glad you're having fun with your brayer.

  8. Lovely looking card Carol. Its good what you've done with your brayer, really subtle. I've got one and play occasionally but have never used it on anything I've made! I've also got those Nesties and haven't used them but now you have inspired me!! xx

  9. This is lovely Carol, such a great take on the sketch :o) Lisa x

  10. Fabulous, photo's never do cards justice.

  11. This is lovely, those dies produce a lovely crisp image which really complements your card.

  12. Another fabulous card Carol. Love that bauble die.
    Lynne xxx

  13. This is lovely. Great embossed bauble what a fab idea and really like the pearly sparkle :)

  14. That's a lovely idea to nestle the bauble within the embossed one
    Thank you Carol
    Mandi LIM

  15. Lovely bauble card. I like the bauble within a bauble. x

  16. This is gorgeous. Period! ...and an exclamation mark. :)

  17. Your card is gorgeous, Carol! ;)

  18. Carol, Just Gorgeous. Love the way you embossed with the larger nesti. I have to give this a try.

  19. Lovely what a classy creation, thanks so much for joining the challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time

  20. Really pretty card, well done :O) Viv xx

  21. Wow, this is such a sophisticated design and brayering as a fave technique, well done!! Also you have made 93 Christmas cards, you are Superwoman :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Use Your Favourites challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  22. What a elegant card. Thanks for joining "Be Transparent" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.


Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x