It's that dreaded time again....time for a One Layer challenge at Less is More! We know you love 'em really! So, this week we would like to see...
I did struggle a bit this week as I have a serious lack of French themed stash but I managed to cobble together a couple of samples for you.
There are many French phrases used in the English language so for my first card I chose a 'Bon Voyage' theme...
I started by using a die to create the debossed square frame, created by using a rubber mat with my Big Shot instead of the cutting plate. Next I used a chevron stamp to create the waves, using mini pigment ink cubes to ink up the three stripes. I masked this and then stamped the ship. I liked it left uncoloured so I just added some clear Wink of Stella to the steam/smoke clouds and the portholes. A simple black sentiment was stamped to finish.
- Die: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Square Stax
- Stamps: Stampin' Up - Work of Art; Clearly Besotted - Going Places
- Ink: Versa Color - Turquoise, Lagoon Blue, Lapislazuli, Indigo; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear
Masking is a popular technique for one layer cards which I used on my second card...
I used a heart die to cut an aperture in a masking sheet and placed this over my card base. I then blended three pink shades of Distress Ink. With the mask still in place I stamped over the blending with a French script stamp in a co-ordinating shade to create a subtle background. This was my second attempt at this card, the first one turned out perfectly until I realised I'd stamped the French text upside down....again! Because of the swirly font it's really difficult to tell which way up it is and on my first card it was a little bolder so very noticeable that I'd made a boob! lol After removing the mask I stamped the Eiffel Tower and the sentiment in black before adding some Wink of Stella to the little heart which was then covered with Glossy Accents.
- Die: MFT Die-namics - Double Stitched Hearts
- Ink: Distress Ink - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry; Versa Color - Amethyst; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Stamps: Stampin' Up - En Francais; Clearly Besotted - Je T'aime
- Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear; Glossy Accents
CASology - Week 210 - Dizzy (falling in love makes you dizzy, and I imagine you might feel like that standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower too! lol)
My teamies have created some great cards this week so why not pop over if you need some inspiration. Not an easy challenge this week so I can't wait to see what you create.
Thanks for stopping by :)