Brayered Sky Sympathy

Have you tried this technique? Click HERE to see the tutorial. and click HERE to see the gallery. Michelle Zindorf- WOW her cards are beyond AMAZING!!! Nothing original on my card- I cased one from the gallery to try this technique. This was my 1st somewhat presentable one…. Its a little harder than it looks. It works great with these black Lovely as a Tree set– but don’t look too close my trees are in the sky, LOL. The trick I found to make this work: roll the brayer FAST to get the sky to blend. This is wintery as we are entering summer! would make a fab Christmas card though. Hmmm may have to crank out a few of these! I have a few more of these as works in progress, mostly cased. If they ever get finished they probably will appear here soon.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Non SU sympathy sentiment
ink: blue bayou, soft sky, pretty in pink, basic black (heat set so it did not smear)
paper: glossy white card stock, black and blue bayou
accessories: PATIENCE- I threw out about 8 pieces of cardstock before this one. Practice. post-it notes and of course a brayer!


  1. Claire
    May 14, 2008 / 11:53 am

    Saw your post and thought – wow, Jill was thinking just like me this morning! My post was along the very same lines – brayering shame:0)I first wrote "my first 'feeble' attempts at brayered sky," and then deleted feeble. Take heart! Your card looks great!!

  2. Bev (twofrogs84)
    May 14, 2008 / 12:17 pm

    I love it! Did you emboss the trees? I did one at a card class – love your colors way better! TFS!Bev

  3. Wendy
    May 14, 2008 / 2:51 pm

    I was looking at Michelle's site and tutorials last week but haven't tried it yet. You've inspired me–I'm going to try it. You did a great job on the card!

  4. Rita
    May 14, 2008 / 4:28 pm

    I love this card! And you're right, wouldn't it perfect for Christmas? So I better start practicing now! As always, Jill, you do such a fabulous job!

  5. Nancy Riley
    May 15, 2008 / 4:54 am

    You're right, Jill! It is beyond amazing! Your card is fabulous! I'm going to have to re-visit that technique real real soon!

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