I was so excited when I saw that Michelle was the featured stamper for Sunday’s challenge. I had been itching to try her brayered backgrounds. I love her work!

Well…I did try the brayering and I think I still have to practise a lot. LOL

 I cased this gorgeous card of hers. Make sure to browse her SCS gallery. Be ready to ooohhh and aaahhh and put on a jaw guard so you don’t hurt yourself when it keeps falling down on the table. LOL

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I started with a 2 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and first brayered Ballet Blue on the top, the Wild Wasabi on the bottom.

Once it was dry I added the flower from Oh So Lovely all over the cardstock in Black Stazon.

On the Wasabi part, I added another flower to make it look almost like bushes (Plus…Michelle had it on her card, so I NEEDED it).  I also added the background stamp from that set all over the Wild Wasabi portion.

Next I colored in the image with Blender pen and Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate reinker. Once that dried I went over it again to add some darker pieces, and used my white watercolor pencil to highlight other pieces.

I punched out the corners with the ticket corner punch and layered it on a 1/4″ bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock. I added a small black photo corner on the top right and placed silver brads it and the other three corners. Then I wrapped double stitched Purely Pomegranate Ribbon around it, tied it in a knot and slipped my tag underneath.

For the tag, I stamped the thank you from Think Happy Thoughts on whisper white cardstock and punched it out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch. I sponged Wild Wasabi all over with a sponge dauber and layered it on a 1 3/8″ black circle. For the center, I stamped the flower in Black Stazon on Whisper white again, punched it out with the 3/4″ circle punch, added Ballet Blue ink all over with a sponge dauber and then colored it in the same way as the main image.

Beate

Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

18 Responses to “Featured Stamper: Michelle Zindorf”

  1. This is so beautiful, Beate. I like your brayering in two colors and I especially love the colors – ballet blue looks wonderful with pomegranate and wasabi. The tags from Think Happy Thoughts are so cute, I love the way you’ve used it here.

  2. This is beautiful. The brayering looks great and adds a lot of dimension to the card. The colors are amazing as always 🙂 Great job!

  3. Beautiful Beate! Love the brayered background! I need to try that too! Stunning card!

  4. Love the background with this card it is beautiful!

  5. WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!!!

  6. Beate this is soooo pretty! You did an awesome job on the challenge. Michelle has an awesome gallery, I had a hard time choosing which card to case.

  7. This is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job with the brayering, and I love the color combination..and, well, I love it all!

  8. Speaking of Jaw dropping! I LOVE THIS. What a smart idea to put a little image inside that circle piece. I find myself using that “Think Happy Thoughts” daily! Such a great piece.

  9. Love the brayer idea. Thanks for passing it on to al of us!

  10. Beautiful card Beate. I will be getting this set this week and I can not wait. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration. Jennifer 🙂

  11. That is “Oh So Lovely” ~ LOL!!! It is truely gorgeous. I love everything about it!
    HUGS

  12. Wonderful Beate! So rich and elegant!

  13. This is a great card!!!

  14. I know I have already left a comment, but I had to mention again how much I really like this card. Your colors ar phenominal and the layout is perfect. I can not get over how much I love looking at it! I think I might right click and save it so it will come up on my slide show. Then I can look at it every day!
    You Rock!!!!
    HUGS

  15. This is beautiful. I love your brayers colors and how you stamped the image on top of that…great look!!

  16. Beautiful card!!! I love the brayering colors you chose as well as all of the flowers. I can’t wait to see her gallery, TFS.

  17. Wonderful card! I love the colors! Great job on the challenge!

  18. Stunning…love all the little extras on this one:) The brayering and the tag especially!

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