Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

Hi everyone! I’m excited to bring you another episode from my by-monthly Yippee For Yana video series for Simon Says Stamp Blog!  In today’s video I’m showing you how to create a super quick ombre backgrounds using ink pads and a brayer! I’m linking to products I used below. Affiliate links may be used.

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

Brayers have been around for years and there are many wonderful techniques out there that involve the use of a brayer. I decided to go back to basics and share a very simple and approachable technique of brayered backgrounds for simple cards.

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

I pre cut several panels of white paper, I used 110 lb Neenah Solar White and cut them to 4×5¼“. I decided to use 4 colors for every panel, you can also go with 5 if you don’t want to have any white spaces on the sides or if you want to overlap your ink stripes some more; or you can go with 3 colors if you are making a smaller card, a 4 Bar card for example.

I am looking forward to trying this technique on other kinds of cardstock, maybe on textured watercolor paper and on woodgrain cardstock. I’m curious to see how that would look.

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

For my first color combo I used High Dive, Scuba, Maliblue and Mint. What’s really awesome about this technique and what makes it very quick is the fact that you don’t have to clean the brayer when I change my ink colors; just roll the brayed on a piece of white paper and it’s ready to go for the next color. Stamp used: Hero Arts Something Magical Woodblock stamp.

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

For my second color combination I used Evergreen, Teal, Dusty Sage and Mint Candy. Depending on the type of paper you are using and the look you are going for you might need to add more or less ink. I inked my brayer several times to get a better coverage – and I also always started my inking in the same spot when – I started from the bottom and rolled the brayer up. Stamp set used: Right At Home Script Greetings.

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

I also made backgrounds using Coral Reef, Melon, Sunshine and Duckling. I wanted to point out that the ink color will lighten up a bit once the ink is dry on the paper. So while it might not look nice when you first apply the color I would suggest you wait for the ink to settle and dry – you will have a lighter color and a better transition between colors. Stamp set used: WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello.

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

For my pink color combo I used Hot Lips, Hollyhock, Teeny Bikini and Twirling Tutu. Stamp set used: Simon Says Stamp Big U Words.

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video Simon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. VideoSimon Says Stamp | Quick Ombre Backgrounds using a Brayer. Video

I also decided to do one more combo using gray colors. I went with Smoke, Cobblestone, Stone and Fog. Stamp set used: Honey Bee Hello Gorgeous.

I also made one more panel using purples (I am only showing it on video). I used Deep Purple, Hot Mama, Magnolia and Thistle and I used Hero Arts Celebration Words stencil with texture paste and gold embossing powder, but I didn’t turn that background into a card.

I heat embossed the main part of the sentiment on all of these directly onto the background in Hero Arts Gold embossing powder and also heat embossed the sub sentiment in either white or gold onto black cardstock, cut into strips and foam mounted over the main heat embossing.

My backgrounds were foam mounted onto A2 top folding card bases (I went with white and Fog colors) and lastly I used Nuvo Drops in Black to add finishing touches to these projects.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

Simon Says Stamp Duckling Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Duckling Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Melon Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Melon Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Mint Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Mint Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Dye Ink
Simon Says Stamp Maliblue Dye Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Scuba Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Scuba Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Teal Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Teal Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Dusty Sage Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Dusty Sage Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Mint Candy Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Mint Candy Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Teeny Bikini Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Teeny Bikini Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Stone Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Stone Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says StampThistle Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says StampThistle Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Magnolia Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Deep Purple Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Deep Purple Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama Dye Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Tool
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Spellbinders Tool and Accessories Tool
Spellbinders Tool and Accessories Tool ‘n One Brayer Tip
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Simon Says Stamp Big U Words
Simon Says Stamp Big U Words
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Right at Home Script Greetings Clear Stamp
Right at Home Script Greetings Clear Stamp
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Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello Stamps
Wplus9 Hand Lettered Hello Stamps
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Something Magical
Hero Arts Rubber Stamp Something Magical
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Honey Bee Hello Gorgeous Clear Stamp Set
Honey Bee Hello Gorgeous Clear Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Celebration Words Stencil
Hero Arts Celebration Words Stencil
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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4 Comments

    1. Beautiful cards Yana, and what a simple and terrific technique 🙂

    1. Yana, these cards are wonderful and so creative! I love your work and that Tool n’ One is on my wish list now!!! Thanks so much for all you share!

    1. These are really cute, its been a long time since I used my brayer

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