You just never know when you will be inspired. This past weekend I had the honor of getting to teach my brayer workshops in the amazing, amazing, amazing, did I say AMAZING, studio of Brian Haggard in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brian Haggard is a fabulous artist. You should see what he does with fabric! When I was in his studio I just didn’t know what to look at first because everything was so very beautiful. Brian is the author of Crazy Quilt Memories. You can CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT along with his blog. Brian thank you so much for opening up your studio to me and my students. Also a big thank you goes out to Sandy Elliot for hosting us.
Okay, so these unsuspecting students, Kate Bell and Cathy Yamashita caught me when I was quite slap happy after teaching all day for this photo op. That will teach them, lol. Thanks ladies for being such good sports. Brayer On!
Although my project is not made from fabric, I was inspired by Brian Haggard’s work to do a piece with a fabric feel. I hope you like it. I had fun creating this tutorial for you. Enjoy and happy Monday!
Reminders before I start on the tutorial:
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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . . . .
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Best Friends Forever (item number 122807)
Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and River Rock
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Soft Suede and Early Espresso
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, Butterfly and 1 3/4″ circle Punches, Mat Pack and Piercing Tool, Gold Brads, Versamark Pad, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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Started with a scrap piece of River Rock card stock. Stamped the vine image from the Stampin’ Up! set Best Friends Forever using Versamark. Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Punched a butterfly out of the embossed card stock, lining the vine image up in the punch so it is best highlight. (Sorry for the shaky photo, too much caffeine this morning, lol)
Sponged Cherry Cobbler ink all over the butterfly punch.
Sponged Early Espresso ink in the center of the butterfly.
Stamped the vine image 3 times using Versamark on a 4″ square piece of River Rock card stock. Heat embossed the images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Sponged More Mustard ink all over the card stock.
Sponged Soft Suede ink on the card stock.
Sponged Early Espresso ink on the card stock.
Stamped the vine twice on a scrap piece of River rock card stock and heat embossed the two images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Punched the images out using a 1 3/4″ circle punch.
Held the two circles together and cut one side off of them.
Sponged Early Espresso ink all over them.
Assembled the card adding a 5.25″ Early Espresso panel, 5 1/8″ River Rock panel and a 4 1/8″ Cherry Cobbler panel. Popped the butterfly up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Added Gold Brads to the circles and the butterfly center.
Here is the finished card measuring 5.25″ square.
May your day be filled with love and laughter.
Until my next post. . . . . . . .
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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Staley, North Carolina
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