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.
- 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