After a lazy morning followed by cooking the Sunday roast I decided to spend some time crafting this afternoon.
There are three current challenges I've spotted today, all requesting One Layer Cards:
Less is More - One Layer Card: Thank you
CAS on Sunday - One Layer Wonder
My Time to Craft - One Layer or Less
*Update - thanks to Nancy I'm also entering this card into the technique challenge at Just Us Girls which is to create a background of words :)
I decided to have a go at creating a word background. Only yesterday I watched a video tutorial by the awesome Jennifer McGuire and had this technique in mind when I created my card. Jennifer is a-ma-zing, its well worth a visit to her blog if you haven't yet discovered her talents.
I raided my clear stamp stash and grabbed any 'thank you' stamps I could find and then used a square die as my guide and organised the stamps upside down within the square. This is a lot more difficult than it looks! Once sorted I transferred them onto my stamp press to keep the stamps in position.
I then used my square die with my embossing mat to create an embossed square on my card base, without cutting through. I then stamped the various thank you images in four different ink colours.
I'm not entirely happy with the layout but not bad for a first attempt! With so many different fonts, some having scroll details, it was quite a task to find a layout that worked so what looks like a simple card actually took a while to create.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Butterfly Wishes, Butterfly Wishes Additions, Honecomb; Woodware - Salutations; BoBunny - Sentiments Stamp; Marion Emberson Designs - It's all in the Words; Penny Black - Salutations; Wild Rose Studio - Everyday Greetings; Hot Off The Press (name of set unknown)
- Ink: Versa Color - Magenta, Turquoise, Violet and Split Pea
- Die: Xcut - Nested Squares
I think I need a few more attempts at this technique but I'm really happy with the embossed square frame, great for adding interest to one layer cards.
Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you again very soon.