I have very inky fingers today, because I have been practicing making these brayer cards. Not only am I colorful, but I have a cut on my finger from my very sharp little scissors. And, to make matters worse, I couldn't find a band-aid, not even a Hello Kitty one, just an empty box. Lexi has an addiction to band-aids and puts one on for every little ouwie that she gets.
I am teaching a class on how to make these cards next Tuesday. It's been a while since I have made a brayer card and it takes a lot of practice and patience to get the technique down. After many attemps, these are examples of the cards we will be making. Even though you need a lot of practice with the brayer, I find that the more I try to perfect a card the more mistakes I make and frustration sets in. So, I am done for the day. These two cards use the CTMH stamp set Childhood Portrait. I love the silhouette of the children against the sunset. The ink pads that I used are Sunflower, Taffy and Hollyhock. I used Sunflower ink a quarter of the way up on the bottom, Taffy three-fourths of the way down from the top, and Hollyhock, one half the way down from the top. The image is stamped in black. To make the blades of grass, I swiped the bottom of the card using the side of my black ink pad several times. I then added little bits of a white gel pen to the blades of grass and to the sides of the children facing the sun to give the look of the sun shining on them.