Monday, September 4, 2017

Shades of Gray

Hi All!

I held a workshop in June to create some masculine cards.  I find that one of the easiest ways to create cards for the opposite sex is through color.  My personal preference is with more of an abstract look.

For this card I used a Brayer. Since I have a larger size brayer, I turned my card horizontally for this technique.  I ran my brayer over the Smoky Slate Pad and inked up the top and bottom 1/3 of the card. I then inked up with the Basic Gray and inked up the middle and top 1/3 of the card.  The Basic Gray over the Smoky Slate created the third shade of Gray.  If you had a smaller brayer, you could just run your brayer vertically.

With these dark colors, stamping the sentiments was pretty much out.  I chose to emboss them in white and black.  If you used other colors, metallics would be a great option too.

Item# 141714 Brayer $8.00

Item# 140932 Basic Gray Pad $7.00

Item# 131179 Smoky Slate Pad $6.50

Give this technique a shot!  The options are endless! If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner of the page. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: My Hero, My Dad (Non SU!)
Paper: Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Ink: Smoky Slate and Basic Gray Pads
Accessories: Brayer, Embossing Powder and Heat Gun