Saturday, February 27, 2016

Totally Techniques - Bouncing Brayer

Wow! When I blink I lose time. . . does that happen to anyone else? It seems like yesterday that I was blog hopping with my Totally Techniques Team and BOOM! its that time again already!

This month's technique as you may have gathered is Bouncing Brayer.

The step by step "how to" do this technique is available on every YouTube channel so I am not going to bore you with the details. . . jumpin' straight in. . . Here is my card:
This is a great technique but difficult to match with a lot of the stamp sets in our current catalogue and mini catalogues. . . I ended up opting to use Beautiful Ride and That Thing You Did. I kind of channeled tie-dying as my theme for a retro-groovy feel.

It's a 6"x 6" square card - base card is Pool Party. Mounted on that is a square of Bermuda Bay and a minimally smaller square of Tangelo Twist. The stamped cardstock (what I like to call my stamping canvas) is Whisper White although you possibly don't believe me on that lol.

I did the "bouncing brayer" technique on the left hand side of the card  using a brayer and the following inks in named order Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. I followed the YouTube video by Kelly Acheson. Whilst  the technique was easy I was overwhelmed with how bright the colours were because you will have worked out I am not a brights chick.
I then brayered the remaining white area of the stamping canvas (the right hand side) in Pool Party in the standard brayering manner. I masked off the starburst bouncing brayered area with post it notes to avoid mixing the colours too much. You will see that I graduated the colour from intense down to minimal at the bottom.
My goal was to balance all that colour in the background! The little VW beetle is heat embossed in white with the image from Beautiful Ride on Bermuda Bay cardstock and I fussy cut the border.

I needed to bring down the colour of the background a little more so opted for some clouds punched from Vellum Cardstock using the Tree Builder Punch and scattered a few Bermuda Bay Sequins to tie in the colour scheme and pop the beetle.

The sentiment "you're so Vintage" from That Thing You Did is heat embossed in black to overcome the bright background.
Finally to tie in the colours a little more and to complement the theme of groovy, vintage and free love I punched out some hearts using the Confetti Hearts Border Punch in Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Tangelo Twist - these are glued down using the precision tip glue which I adore!

I hope that you find some inspiration and love for my groovy card and enjoy the balance of the blog hop.

Next stop is the incredibly talented Nadine Weiner
I hope you have enjoyed the hop and look forward to seeing you again soon. . .

Peace out dudes
Shanni xx

Order of Bloggers this month


  1. Awesome card Shannean! The vintage sentiment is just perfect with the tie-dye look that you created. Love it!

  2. wow, Love your card SHannean, I'm a bright girl myself, so I LOVE that big ol splash of colour on your card!.....but I also like that you toned it down with the blues, very beautifully put together

  3. Your card is "out of this world baby" - just groovy! Love it so much! Takes me back to the 70's with the colours and the VW beetle!

  4. I am not usually a brights girl either BUT I LOVE your card ;-) very funky.

  5. Fabulous!!! Love all the hearts atop the "Bug"......Great colors and and very happy creation.

  6. You may not call yourself a brights girl Shannean but you've done a fantastic retro job on this card. Awesome

  7. your card turned out very well! Xx Erna

  8. This is Fabulous Shannean! That half circle is awesome!!!!


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