EZ with CZ: Simple Brayer + Embossed Background

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Cathy Zielske in our monthly installment of EZ with CZ where we provide inspiration for crafters of all skill sets to try! Be sure to watch the video for more details and enjoy!

Hey friends! It’s Cathy Z. here with another installment of EZ with CZ! Today’s card features a fun way to add a colorful background to your card projects using some Distress Ink, a gel press and a brayer. While that might seem complicated, it’s really quite fast and fun!

I am really new to both brayers and gel presses and so I’m trying to learn more about them as I go. The upshot? It’s a cool way to add color to your card panels. Plus, I added some fun texture with one of the Simon Says Stamp 3D Embossing folders, which are also easy to use and add fun texture to an otherwise simple card design.

Here is my video showing you how I created my card project today.

WATCH THE VIDEO:

Try your hand at this technique today! You really will get a different look every time. Also, don’t be afraid to cut your die cuts apart to get the perfect greeting for your cards.

SUPPLIES:

CZ Design FRIENDS Wafer Dies czd120…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT STRIPS…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder…
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Simon Says Stamp MEGA THICK WHITE…
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Waffle Flower A2 LAYERS Dies 310282
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT LABELS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Speedball 4 INCH Soft Rubber BRAYER 4126
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Gel Press 5 x 7 REUSABLE GEL PRINTING…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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Gemini JUNIOR Die-Cutting And…
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Tim Holtz Tonic RETRACTABLE CRAFT…
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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Elmer’s SPRAY ADHESIVE Glue Clear…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Therm O Web PURPLE TAPE Easy Release…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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C-Thru T SQUARE RULER Westcott JR12
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Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE…
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Altenew Self Healing 24 x 18 CUTTING…
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and to Cathy for the fabulous inspiration!

  1. This is a beautiful card! Love the colors and the design! I love using the gel press to create backgrounds for cards and it is very addictive! Beware! My T-square ruler is a much used tool in my stash as well! lol

  2. Lovely card Cathy–I haven’t gotten a gel plate, I have so many crafty things to do that I haven’t used everything I have already. But it’s on the back burner for when I run out of stuff to do. Today’s task, re-organizing my work area to make it more efficient/functional and put away all the random things they got “auditioned” but never put away correctly.

  3. This was a pretty card. Think based on what you and J.M. showed me about the gel press, that I will purchase one. I like the fun backgrounds they make and adding the texture was the “bomb”. Thank you.

  4. Gorgeous card Cathy, I love the soft background.
    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

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