Saturday, 12 July 2014

Fingerprinted Four Leaf Clover

Happy Saturday!

When I saw the new challenge set by Less is More this morning I had all sorts of ideas flowing through my mind.  We have been challenged to make a one layer card and to 'Adapt a Fingerprint'.  What a fun challenge :)

This was actually my second idea but the first one will take longer so I created this one first!



I knew that the leaves of clovers were roughly heart shaped so I started by using the negative of a die cut heart as a mask.  I tried this out on some scrap paper first but all the heart dies I had weren't quite right, either the notch at the top was too pronounced or the heart was too wide for my finger or thumb!  So I created my own by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting a one-sided heart.  Then came the fun part!  I used my inked up thumb to stamp through the mask, working around a central point.  I then inked up just the stem of a leaf stamp, lightly touched the stamp with my thumb to remove some of the ink, then stamped.  After stamping the sentiment I felt my card needed 'a little something' extra as it was looking a little incomplete.  So I used a post-it note to roughly mask the clover and worked my way around the image with some grunge dots.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Autumn Flowers (stem) and Flower Arrangement (sentiment); Stampin' Up - Gorgeous Grunge; My thumb!
  • Ink: Versa Color - Green Tea and Sage; Versafine - Onyx Black

I would also like to link this card up to the following challenge:

CAS on Sunday - Challenge #37 - One Layer Wonder



That's all for now, I hope to be back again very soon to share more craftiness with you.  Have a lovely weekend whatever you're up to.

Bye for now

16 comments:

  1. oh wow - this is so effective.
    even my wipes won't budge the ink LOL!
    Linbyx

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  2. Love this and the whorls from your fingers give added texture too .....

    To Linby ... I made my card BEFORE I hit the shower so my fingers are now clean again

    Kathyk

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  3. Stunning! Such a clever idea and thanks for the explanation of how it was achieved.

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  4. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Anita
    Love it ... so 'neet' and perfect.
    I knew I could rely on the limettes for some fabulous inspiration
    Thanks for taking part
    Sarah
    Less is More
    xx

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  5. What a fab idea to use a stencil...I love your card :) Hug Sylvie xx

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  6. Anita you are really good at this. I love this card too. You make me want to go back to the drawing board. Wonderfully done.

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  7. neets this is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

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  8. What a brilliant idea, perfectly executed!
    Fabulous card Neets!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  9. Neets how clever to mask the fingerprint, doh, never thought of that!
    What a stunning and effective creation
    Thanks for getting inky with LIM this week
    Anne
    'Less is More'

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  10. clever to think of using a mask. There's so many different ways using just our fingers

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  11. Great idea and a lovely card. Hugs, Ankie

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  12. So clever, and I love your CAS design, too! Another gorgeous card, Anita!

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  13. Fantastically neet (sorry neat!) clover !!

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  14. This is such a great idea. Beautifully done.

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  15. Another fabulous card here too :) Viv xx

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  16. So simple, but so clever. Love this.

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