This month the technique was Brayer Background. There are many ways you can use the brayer to create a background on the card (maybe I should just have a brayer workshop someday) and they are all pretty simple. The technique I taught uses 2 ink colors and you ink up your brayer with both colors at the same time by putting the stamp pads end to end.
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue
Ink: Stazon Black, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue
Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree
Ribbon: 1/8 inch taffeta in Early Espresso
The end result is always unique and I have to admit when I was experimenting with the shades of blue for this card I threw a couple attempts in the trash. I also would put my horizon a little lower when I make another card like this one.
Card Stock - Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink - Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Stamp Set - Sail Away
Embellishment - 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon in Night of Navy
This is my favorite of the ones I made. The horizon hits just about perfect for the stamp set. The verital streaks just add to the 'mood' of the card I think but if you want a smoother look you can use the Glossy White paper.
Card Stock- Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue
Ribbon - 1/8 inch taffeta in Early Espresso
Let me know if you try this technique - and post your results :-)