My new Brother

So who is my new Brother – well a printer, of course!! Our old printer had been going astray for a while and it had got onto my last nerve. Also, it would not take any thicker paper, so true one layer cards were not something I could do. So when needing a new printer, the ability for it to take thicker paper was a must. I wanted a laser so I could foil and so that I could print digis and use water based mediums. So yes, I had a laundry list of requirements. But I found one that filled them all. The Brother HL-L3290CDW. After initial setup and testing, the first thicker paper to test was watercolor paper and it printed my digi beautifully through the through pass for thicker paper.

For this project, I used the Bouquet Sketch digi by Alex Syberia Design. After printing out the digi, I colored it with my Arteza real brush markers. I only used 4 colors for this image, namely pink, green, purple and brown. All the shading is done with water. So I put pigment in the shadow areas and then blended it to the lighter areas with water. As you can see, there is no printer ink bleeding.

After I had colored the flowers, I fussy cut them out and ran a black marker along the cut edges. My card is a black cardbase with a black panel that I embossed with a Darice embossing folder. I glued the focal image to the top part of the card.

I added a die cut sentiment in gold glitter cardstock with a black shadow to the card and added some hearts punched out of the same glitter cardstock and arranged them on the card.
I am sure you will see some more projects like this now that my Brother can help get all my beautiful flower digis onto watercolor paper.

Supplies Used

Canson Watercolor
Canson Watercolor
Black Tombow
Black Tombow
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Bitty BuzzWords
Bitty BuzzWords
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8
Nuvo Deluxe
Nuvo Deluxe


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7 thoughts on “My new Brother”

  1. Love the beautifully watercoloured flowersand they stand out perfectly against the embossed background.My printer has the attitude of a teenager-it dithers about deciding whether it will print today and if it does then spits it out halfway across the room and forget anything anywhere near 200gsm it throws a hissy fit and turns off!!!
    Carol x

  2. Congrats on the new printer, Monica. So glad it met all the requirements. 😀 Your card is marvelous! Love your coloring and the background stripes are perfect.

  3. Absolutely LOVE your card Monica, beautiful colour mix. Thanks for the info on the printer also. My HP inkjet used to print thicker card, but decided it didn't want to play a few years ago, I've been looking for a new printer since! good to hear your comment.
    Faith x

  4. Stunning card Monica, congrats on your new printer, I do love my Brother printers more so over other manufactures.
    Stay well my friend, hugs, Lori m

  5. Beautiful card, Monica! I've saved this post because my black n white laserjet is at least 15 years old and I've pretty much decided to replace it when it dies with a color laser. I too have that watercolor paper thickness criteria and it's the hardest thing to find out!!! I just want to be able to print out my digi stamps in black and white to paint them, that's all. Anyway, great good luck, hope it's everything you want. xoxo

  6. Absolutely stunning card, Monica. These flowers look beautiful on a black embossed background, a strong contrast enhances the flowers even more. I admire the craftsmanship in cutting these flowers by hand, excellent work!
    I don't know if your new printer will be the best for gilding. Once I received a message that gilding works best with old models of laser printers. I personally haven't tested it yet, so I can't confirm.
    xx

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