One Layer Card No. 17: bliss – life – dream

2013-07-25 One Layer Card Bliss life dream

A2 card using direct and reverse stamping, repetition, edge sponging, and distressing techniques.

Stamps: images and words (Fiskars)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival inks); mustard seed (Tim Holtz Distress ink); surf, mango tango, lemon grass (ColorBox Chalk Cat’s Eye inks)

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. I have a couple of inchie stamp sets by Fiskars that I’ve had for years and haven’t had a chance to use much and I thought they’d be great to use for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #38. (I gotta say, the challenges over there are addictive, so here is yet another one layer card based on a sketch.)

This card is super easy to make — took me about 15 minutes — that is, after I spent about half an hour on my sketch book playing with different stamps and colors. Once I was happy with the design, I was ready to make my one layer card. I simply eyeballed the placements of the inchie stamps (yeah, I’m fearless that way — who needs a ruler, anyway?) and alternated stamping the images. To make the words stand out, I inked the reverse/back side of one of the inchie stamps with chalk inks and stamped before stamping the words. I finished the card off by sponging the edges of the card with mustard seed. I love how this particular distress ink color gives the card a bright, cheerful look and provides a nice contrast to the black and white stamped images.

Anyway, here’s the sketch:

And I’d like to end today’s post with a question that’s totally unrelated to card-making and stamping (although it inspires me to do more art): Did you know that dark chocolate (at least 85% cocoa) slathered with Biscoff (or Speculoos) makes for a sinfully indulgent dessert? ;-)

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2 Comments to “One Layer Card No. 17: bliss – life – dream”

  1. What a fun combo of stamps!

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