A quick tutorial…

I’ve got a quick tutorial for y’all today.  I’m sure many of you know how to do this – but since I had to dig out my brayer, I figured I might as well take photos and share it!  But first – Gina K had a NEW episode of StampTV!  You can find it {HERE}!  Again, she uses the Floral Frenzy Kit – and since she did, I did too!

Now this card was inspired by one I saw on SCS by Makiko Jones.   I decided to use some glossy cardstock because I accidentally picked up two packages last year at Recollections – I thought it was plain white that my Dad has asked for.  Ooops!  Anyway – I figured I’d better use it sometime!  So here’s a bit on how did the mask – I’m not sure that’s what this would actually be called, but that’s what I’m calling it!  Or I suppose it would be Reverse Masking….we’ll go with that!

Reverse Masking:


To start – I took a piece of cardstock (yes, yo yo yellow – cause let’s face it, I’m still using that first pack I bought when I started stamping 5 years ago….) and used a nestability to cut out a rectangle from the middle.


Then I taped the white glossy cardstock (glossy side down) on to the back of the yellow cut out.


Now you see the glossy side up through the yellow cardstock frame.


Then I ran the brayer over the kiwi kiss ink pad and onto to the glossy white cardstock. 


And I am sorry this shot turned out so fuzzy – but here it is – all colored underneath!


And since this was a card we made at class – I brayered them all in advance.  And that’s how they look finished!

This is the finished card:


 supplies: Elegant Flowers from the Floral Frenzy Kit by Gina K Designs; black soot distressed ink by Ranger; glossy white cardstock; Pure Luxury Base Weight White cardstock; SU kiwi kiss patterned paper; May Arts black ruffled ribbon; kiwi kiss ink; brayer;  classic circle nestabilities; classic rectangle nestabilities; basic black cardstock; and dimensionals.

Be sure to check out the new episode at StampTV – if you join (or are already a member) you can find my page {here}!  If you’d like to invite me as a friend, it’s easier to find me if you ever have any questions on there!

13 comments to A quick tutorial…

  • that card is beautiful … thanks for the tutorial, I’ll have to try that!

  • thanks for the tut love your cards going to try this

  • Kim

    Wonderful card! And funny that you demo’d this today…I was about to make a card using this technique a few nights ago..Now you’ve inspired me to get busy using that idea! 😉

  • This is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the tutorial !

  • Kim L.

    Hey! Great use for the YoYoYellow! 🙂
    Thanks for the tutorial too – I’ll have to dive into my own stash of glossy cs that I’ve had for a few years…

  • Emily thanks for sharing this idea…I do a new technique each month at our club and I will be using this for March…thanks so much for being so generous in sharing your ideas…God Bless..


  • Lori A.

    Very pretty! My brayer has never seen ink…sad, I know.

  • absolutely beautiful! now, where’s my brayer?? i am dying to try this!

    on another note, was thinking of you today. i was in tuesday morning and they have lawn gnomes! i was so tempted to get some yarn, have some fun with them and snap a pic.

  • This is beautiful, Emily! I NEVER use my brayer — you’ve inspired me to dust it off! 🙂

  • This card is beautiful, and my favorite color too. I have never used my brayer for coloring. I am tempted to try this. What do you do when your finished? Do you wash it or just let the ink dry on it? I am worried about colors mixing I guess.


  • Great tutorial! Easy and fabulous results! Thanks for sharing.

  • Wow! I totally love your beautiful card, so elegant. I am going to have to try this. Thanks for a great tutorial. I just have one question.

  • These cards are gorgeous – I never use glossy cardstock, but I’ll have to find mine now. Just a quick question about your brayer. Does it have a foam or hard plastic roller? Mine is hard plastic and I don’t think it spreads the ink correctly. Thanks!

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