Friday, April 12, 2013

I'm Here For You, while your Blue

When I think of Spring and my friends...
I think of the Rain that makes the Grass so Green,
the Trees Bloom and the Sunshine that Follows,
that I look sooo look forward to!
 
HERE is my nod to the Spring Season, the cheering a friend and looking for Brighter, Sunny Days!
Inspired by Ashley's Question on brayering, I create this card and attached Video.  Ashley has taken my classes but needed a refresher on how to use the Brayer. 
 
Here with our Million Dollar Moments stamp set (Spring Mini) and my Clear Embossing Powder, this Vanilla Cardstock (Idea Book & Catalog) gets a new look and life!
Heat Setting the Images you desire with the Heat Gun, this blank canvas can now have a new 'Sunset' look
(Variegating is such a cool look, easy and fun
with the use of my Brayer!). 

Using Three Blue Inks, paired up with the aide of our Color Coach, Bashful Blue*, Marina Mist and Midnight Muse combine to WOW in this technique.
(*Bashful Blue is Going Away!  I'm so sad but this sweet blue is taking leave.... grab YOUR Bashful Blue Inks, ReInkers, Papers, Ribbons and Accessories,
before they are gone!)
Heat Embossing gives you a Shiny/Glossy Raised Surface.
Our Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Spring Mini) and Big Shot (Idea Book & Catalog) raises a mat, texture that is fun and subtle.
Who can YOU Cheer Up with this card, sharing one's burdens with family and friends is the only way to get through life? 
 
I know that Sunsets and Sunrises can inspire hope and give peace, they do for me.  I like taking a Sunset/rise and changing it up with these three blues.  This fashionista is sure to inspire some joy (well, I do love fashion, shoes, boots.. sigh). 
When it seems blue out, just wait, the clouds will pass..
I hope this card inspires you to send some cheer to others!
(It cheers me up to have created it!)
 
Do YOU want to see how to brayer this card?!?! 
See this Quick 2 minute video, just think 2 minutes to WOW!
Thanks for coming by!!
Please let me know what YOU think, what questions you have and what techniques you'd like to learn... I may create a video inspired by YOU!!  Thanks Ashley for this fun inspiration!!
 
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