Friday, April 15, 2016

"Darkoom Door Gumtrees" Male Card Tutorial

Hi everyone - Shaz here!
Another mid month post with a tutoria
l + *brayered male card.
ey to brayer work is a light and gentle hand, ie dont attack the paper but caress it. :D
Always build up a light base layer for any good blending of any inks, in any medium - then add the depth of colour once the first layer has dried.
The base colour helps smooth out all other layers. I always brayer on smooth "junk" mail - the soft smooth surface helps in blending.

Used good glossy cardstock, *brayer + dye inks: *Memento Bahama Blue, *Grape seed + Adirondack Peach Bellini, dont have that colour in Memento. Click here for blog post + video with Brayer basics - this is
a good place to begin.
*Bec has or can source these items.
Tore a rough edge with scrap of paper and sponged it lightly with
On a long snippet of cream (cut to size) added *Distress inks as shown (Bec's DI here) with blending tool Antique Linen for base coat then Salty Ocean + Dusty Concord
Embossed a cream piece of card with *Sizzix Dot Matrix folder, added *Salty ocean + *Antique linen mixed randomly rubbing over the embossing.
All side layers together, added bit of twine to overlap them.
(for details on stamps, etc. see my blog post)

*Spellbinders Marvellous Squares die (link here) cut in black snippet. Cut into four, trim down as shown to make great corners.

*Darkroom Door – Gum Trees set, mounted on black card, then added corners underneath.
 Image is stamped in *Versafine Onyx Black, clear embossing powder + heat set.
The "Peaceful" word stamp is part of the *Gum Trees set.*Bec has or can source these items.
 Thanks so much everyone for popping over and saying hi!
...and dont forget to join in Bec's Anything Goes April challenge ..
you might win that prize :D
Shaz in Oz.x 
PS for another great post with male card, check out DT Jackie's brilliant male card with Darkroom door stamps - blog link here!


Carol said...

Great card Shaz, I love the colours as well as the design. Keep on inspiring us. Thanks, Carol x

Unknown said...

Great instructions! I love the elements of your card, Jackie x