The mother of pearl earrings were on half price sale in Boots the Chemist - I have plans for those (and a pair of wire cutters) that aren't connected with the pink card though:) The card is for a friends birthday in a few days time - I'm going to try Bev Rochester's way of pleating lace - wish me luck!
But, I'm easily sidetracked and I got to thinking about emails that Sandra (Sarn) and I have been exchanging about Inkylicious Duster Brushes - she's produced some gorgeous cards, one of which has arrived here today. Do go and see here - this is the one she sent to me!
|Even the envelope had the 'treatment'!! It's so classy and delicate.|
Whoop, whoop - I accidentally discovered how to use 'captions' under piccies!!! Anyhow, I began thinking about other uses for a brayer when you don't need the softness of a duster brush and want to roll right over something. Ha, the pink card 'bits' were swiftly pushed aside out of harm's way and out came the brayer, ink pads, non-stick mat, embossing folders and the trusty Cuttlebug. I was shown this technique ages ago on a craft day at Art of Craft - so the brayer does still have a place in my heart after all:
Ink up your brayer with your chosen ink, best to use one that will clean off easily unless you want to stain your embossing folders! Coat the flat side of the opened out folder (ie. the side with the indented pattern on) thoroughly with the ink. Pop a piece of card inside and run through the Cuttlebug or your machine of choice in the usual way and this is the result:
The background picks up the ink but the embossed pattern remains untouched and stands out beautifully. It doesn't show up too well in the photo but the silver one above is my favourite. Here are the other ones I tried out, for a closer snoop click on the photo:
I only tried using white card stock today but the possibilities are endless, given enough ink pads - black card with white ink for example.
Other things on my desk are the usual cup of black coffee (my caffeine fix for the day), that pair of scissors still awaiting attention with Sticky Stuff Remover, and ink pads.
To see what everyone else is up to today - hop over to Julia's for a good old nosy around!
Hey, ho - despite using ink pads which do clean off plastic etc. very easily with baby wipes, my hands and nails are lovely shades of red and blue! Time to go and get the scrubbing brush out I think! I look like I've been blackberrying :)
Happy WOYWW everyone.