SU Spring Party

How fun…a triple challenge at The Friday Mashup #102 using the sketch, butterflies, and a brayer! I have only brayered one other time about five years ago, and I failed miserably so I just stuck to sponging. But, I was determined to learn this brayering technique. After watching some tutorials, I learned to a few things:

  •  Don’t load your brayer going back and forth on the pad- do it in one swoop up and then down again with another swoop avoiding hitting the edge of the pad. This keeps the brayer uniformly inked without lines in it.
  • If using a Kaleidacolor ink pad, keep the pads disconnected from each other and every couple of swoops move your brayer to the left or right to create a seamless blended area between colors.


As I searched my cache for a sentiment- I came across SU Spring Party (retired), and who would’ve guessed that I would get an email alert  from Addicted to CAS # 9 –  code word: SPRING!! My brayered tie dye effect reminded me of a party I had for my daughter about ten years ago, and that is just what the sentiment says.

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Spring Party (retired)
INK: SU Basic Black, Kaliedacolor Spectrum ink pad
PAPER: SU Yo-Yo Yellow, SU Real Red, SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Gorious Green, SU Basic Black
TOOLS: SU Beautiful Wings Embosslit, SU Stamp-a-ma-jig for sentiment placement


  1. This came out great.. I’m so glad you gave it another shot! I really like how colorful the background is with the Butterflies. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  2. Wow, your card is gorgeous! Love those bright and lively colors. You did a great job with the brayer and the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week!

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