Vintage Wallpaper Embossing & Brayer Cards

I was trying to come up with ways to use the brayer. The obvious choice is to use glossy card stock and different colors of ink to create a scenery type background, like a sunset or a sky. To show its versatility and some newer techniques, I opted to use the brayer as a tool for highlighting embossed images.

For this card, I used Early Espresso for the base and Baja Breeze card stock for the embossed layer. The Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and the Big Shot was used to emboss the Baja Breeze layer, then I used the brayer inked up with Early Espresso ink to highlight the raised image.

The scallop circle medallion was made using the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. I found a good video tutorial here. The trick is to punch out 2 scallop circles, cut between one set of scallops to the center of the circle, then fold between each scallop in an accordian fashion. Attach the two scallops together to get a complete circle.

I used the 1/2″ Circle Punch to make a Baja Breeze center and added a Glimmer Brad from the neutrals collection. Attach the medallion to the card with stampin dimensionals.

Victoria Crochet Trim complements the vintage style of the card. The sentiment is from Great Friends stamped in Baja Breeze ink on Very Vanilla, punched out with the Word Window Punch and layered onto Early Espresso Modern Label Punch. Paper piercing highlights the sentiment.


Here is similar card, stepped up version. The base is Naturals Confetti, layered with Early Espresso (embossed with Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder). The top layer is Baja Breeze (embossed and brayered) then cut with the Top Note Die.

Using the Large Oval Punch, I made a window in the Top Note layer, then stamped the sentiment from Thank You Kindly on Very Vanilla scrap in Baja Breeze ink. I layered the card stock behind the window in the Top Note, then added an Early Espresso scallop oval frame around it. To make the frame, punch a large oval out of early espresso card stock, then line up the scallop oval punch around the hole and punch.

I added a Very Vanilla basic brad and Victoria Crochet Trim to finish the card. The medallion is adhered to the base with a stampin dimensional.

Ornate Blossom Cards {Shades of Blue}

I started out with inspiration from this card. Although this pattern from Greenhouse Gala DSP matches the Ornate Blossom stamp set, I could not figure out a way to use them together. It was overkill whenever I tried. By sticking with a small section of the paper however, it balances out and doesn’t make the pattern seem too bold.

Card base is Marina Mist, with a strip of Greenhouse Gala DSP paper pierced. I stamped the Ornate Blossom stamp in Marina Mist ink and the “just for you” in chocolate chip ink, from the Level 1 Hostess set Afterthoughts.

At the top, I used the corner rounder and tied some 1/4″ Chocolate chip twill ribbon (retired) around.

To add some more color, I attached three flower buttons with mini glue dots.

Along the same lines, I made this card using Ornate Blossom and Curly Cute stamp sets. The base is Marina Mist, with a strip of Greenhouse Gala DSP layered with chocolate chip card stock along the bottom.

I stamped the Ornate Blossom with chocolate chip ink on whisper white card stock and paper pierced all around with the paper piercer. Then, I layered it onto pear pizzaz card stock with stampin dimensionals.

The “thinking of you” is from Curly Cute, stamped in chocolate chip ink on whisper white. I added a pierced line below the words to coordinate with the main image.

For this last card, I stamped the Ornate Blossom stamp in Versamark on whisper white card stock and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Then, I used the Brayer to add Pacific Point, Marina Mist, and Baja Breeze ink over the embossed image, darkest to lightest. Wipe the ink off the embossed image with a tissue.

Next, I stamped “for you” from Great Friends in Versamark and again, heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I paper pierced on either side of it with the paper piercer.

The main image was then matted onto whisper white card stock that I punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch and paper pierced each scallop.

The card base is Baja Breeze, stamped with En Francais in Baja Breeze ink. I attached the whisper white layer to the base with stampin dimensionals and then added three pearls from Pearl Basic Jewels.

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