It's time for the challenge that gives many of us sweaty palms! That's right, it's One Layer week over at Less is More and this time our theme is leaves.
I managed three cards for you this week and had fun making all of them! The leaves theme/one layer week combo actually works really well.
Ok, here's my first, although I was having a nightmare with the lighting. I had to use my daylight lamp but this one looks completely washed out. Photography isn't my strong point!
I used my Mini MISTI for the stamping on this card as I knew I was going to need to re-stamp. The top and bottom images were done one at a time as I had to leave the stamp in position. So I stamped once in white pigment ink. Once dry I coloured in some details with a blue coloured pencil and then restamped in the white ink to re-establish the detail of the image. The sentiment was stamped in a co-ordinating blue shade and that was it.
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Magnolia Blooms; Altenew - Thinking of You
- Ink: Hero Arts - Unicorn; Versa Color - Atlantic
CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #169 - Off the Edge
I used one of my favourite layouts for my next card, masking is a great way to add a sentiment strip to a one layer card...
I adhered some masking tape across my card and then blended up and down from it with some Distress Ink, gently fading it out. With the tape still in place I stamped the leaves and flourishes. The mask was then removed and the sentiment stamped in black.
- Stamps: Marion Emberson Designs - Just Because; Altenew - Thinking of You
- Ink: Distress Ink - Dried Marigold; Versa Color - Evergreen, Green Tea, Split Pea, Lauren Leaf, Cement; Versafine - Onyx Black
Stamping Sensations - March Challenge - Close to Nature
For my final card I added some interest by embossing my card base with a die...
I embossed my card base with an oval die using a rubber mat with my Big Shot. I then cut the same oval from a scrap of cardstock and used this as a mask so I could blend the background. I used my heat gun to ensure the ink was dry, and used some anti static powder before stamping the sprig of leaves in VersaMark and heat embossing in gold. I then added a little water to the berries with a paint brush and blotted away the colour to make the berries appear lighter in colour. Finally, the sentiment was stamped below in black.
- Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Ovals
- Ink: Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany; VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Stamps: Stampin' Up - Simply Sketched; Altenew - Beautiful Day
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #232 - Make Your Mark (sponged ink blending)
Thanks so much for stopping by today. And if you have the time, why not take a little hop around my teamies' blogs for more inspiration, I'm sure they would love a visit from you.
Have a great weekend!