Card Background with the DIY Shop Brayer by Sandra Dietrich

Create a floral background with a brayer
How to make a card Background with the 'Diy shop' brayer. This is a photo of the finished card.

Hello and welcome to the American Crafts Blog. It’s me, Sandra, and I’m sharing a super fun way to create a floral card background with the DIY Shop Brayer. All you need is a white card base, some Post-It-Notes, a flower die, an ink pad, a DIY Shop chalk applicator, and a brayer. Let’s have a look at the finished card before we jump right into the step-by-step tutorial.

Finished card by @mojosanti for @american crafts. Nice floral background created with ink and the 'DIY Shop' brayer.

How to: First, die cut flowers from Post-It-Notes and place them onto the white cardstock base.

Die cut flowers from Post-It-Notes. These will work like a stencil on the cardstock base.
Glue the Post-It-Notes onto the white cardstock base.

Second, cover your brayer with ink by rolling it over the ink pad several times. Third, when your brayer is covered by ink, roll the brayer over the flowers on your cardstock base. The flowers work like a stencil. The space underneath the flowers will remain white.

Cover the brayer with ink by rolling it over an ink pad.
The brayer is now used to ink the cardstock base. The die-cut flowers work like a stencil.

Fourth, grab a chalk applicator and pick up some ink from the brayer. Fifth, cover white areas around the flowers with the ink on the chalk applicator.

Get some ink onto the chalk applicator by dipping it onto the brayer.
Ink around the flowers with the chalk applicator.

Last but not least, add a large embellishment and a sentiment sticker. And your card is all done!

The card is finished. The photo shows the card with a large butterfly embellishment.

I hope you like my little tutorial to create a card background with the ‘DIY Shop’ Brayer. And now it’s time for you to get creative yourself. Why not try this technique on your next card?!

Supplies: American Crafts DIY Shop – Brayer (358956), Chalk Applicators (358970) | EK Success Jolee’s Boutique Butterfly Embellishment (8601835), EK Success Large Punch Gardenia (5430182), Amy Tangerine ‘Late Afternoon’ Stickers (3696777)