One Layer Card No. 28: Happy holidays

2013-08-05 One Layer Card Happy holidays


A2 card using masking, repetition, second-generation stamping, layer stamping, distressing, and blending techniques.

Stamps: holly (Hero Arts); sentiment (QuicKutz, Imaginisce); background text (Penny Black)
Inks: jet black, coffee, sienna, emerald green (Ranger Archival inks); old paper, shabby shutters, peeled paint, crushed olive, pine needles, vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress inks)

Here are the steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Mask the upper and lower areas of card base with post-it notes.

2. Randomly stamp holly image in emerald green.

3. Starting with the lightest distress ink (old paper), distress the area with an ink blending tool. Slowly build up the layers of distress inks. (Tip: Don’t rush this step and don’t press the ink blending tool too hard on the card base.)

4. Stamp background text in coffee.

5. Remove masks and stamp sentiment.

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