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Brayer Strips
By:  Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size:  5.5" x 4.25"

Trees and Fence (Serendipity Stamps)
Wish (Stampin' Up!)
White card stock (from my Stash)
Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up!)
Victorian Velvet Distress (Ranger)
Spun Sugar Distress (Ranger)


  1. Cut  two pieces  of cardstock to 4.25" x 11".   Set one aside.  Take one of the pieces and tear it into three pieces.  Make the tears somewhat straight.  If you make them really curvy  your layers will not look correct. Make your tears straighter than in the picture. may stampers quest 001-001
  2. Take your other piece of cardstock that is 4.25 x 11 and lay it on your work area.  Put you top torn piece at the top and your bottom torn piece at the bottom.  Brayer your ink in the open center.  I chose to use the lighter color.  I also love to use distress ink.  I like the distress look.may stampers quest 003-001
  3. Place center torn piece in the center of the brayered cardstock.  Please be sure and leave a little bit of your color showing.  This prevents you from having a white patch at the intersection.  You may use a little tape on the ends to hold layers in place. Brayer additional ink at the top and the bottom.may stampers quest 002-001
  4.  We are now going to cut two pieces for our card.  One will be 5.25 x 4" and the other 4.25 x 3".   I cut my 4.25 x 11 piece in half first.  I then took equal cuts from each side to make the 5.25" by 4" piece.  I did the same with the other half, this time using the measurements for the smaller piece. I stamped my image on the smaller piece and matted it with Cherry Cobbler card stock cut to 4.50 x 3.25".  I stamped my sentiment on the 5.25 x 4 piece and assembled the card.  I saw this technique in the December 2012/ January 2013 issue of Technique Junkies.

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2 Responses »

  1. what an interesting way to create the sky and ground at the same time. I like it. Brayers are not my friend =(...just never could master it. Will have to try this.