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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bird on a Branch Anniversary Card

I saw this card on the Yahoo Demo's Only site. It was made by mickeyinpsj1956. There is no link I can set to show you her card but other than the color of ribbon and the words at the bottom it's exactly like her card. I thought it was a cute image and perfect for a needed anniversary card.

The technique used here is Brayering. You do need to do this on glossy card stock to get the full effect of the technique.

After I cut my glossy card stock I punched out a circle for the moon using a piece of sticky note paper. You want the circle to stick to the card stock but not forever. You can also use removable tape but I find it leaves little marks on my card stock when I am removing it. It's probably and ok thing for the moon but I don't care for that on my cards.

Ok, once you get the moon in place take your brayer and ink pad and cover the card stock. Make sure you go in all directions so you get an even color. I actually used two colors here. I first brayered on Pacific Point and then I sponged on Night of Navy. I started at the top with the Night of Navy and worked my way down. As I worked down the ink got less and less on the sponge and created that look of the top being darker than the bottom (because it is). I actually wanted it a bit darker and was going to pick up a little black and sponge it in but decided to leave it as it is. Take a paper towel and wipe the card stock off of any excess ink. Now you can remove the paper to reveal the moon. If you like the moon white you can leave it as it is. If you want to add a bit of color you can do it at any time. What I did was punched out another circle using a larger piece of scrap card stock. I placed it over the moon, lining up the edges and sponged in a bit of color. Simple as that.
I used black StazOn ink for the branch, birds and words.

I tied on the ribbon before I taped the card stock to the base of the card. The base of my card is Night of Navy. Isn't it a very pretty card? See why I just HAD to make one? I've been doing a bit of blog hopping lately and finding some GREAT treasures out there. I will be sharing my favorites as I find them. And of course giving credit where credit is due!
Thank you for visiting today,


Corie said...

Oh WOW this is so beautiful and elegant -- love it!!

Unknown said...

Wanda, what a great background!