A2 card using direct stamping and masking techniques.
Here are the steps for creating this one layer card:
1. Stamp frame a third of the way up from the bottom of card base.
2. Stamp sentiment.
3. Make a mask for the frame then stamp flower.
4. Draw running stitch on top and bottom of card with a black marker.
Of all the cards I’ve made for my self-imposed challenge, this one was the most challenging to make. Last night it took me a couple of pages on my sketch book to settle on the elements and design (and about an hour going through my stash of stamps). I thought I’d give my color inks a little break and make a card with just one or two colors. In one of my sketches, I had colored the flowers with my Spectrum Noir markers. It looked good, but I ditched the markers and decided I’d go for just black and white on the flowers for visual impact. (Besides, I was afraid once I started coloring, I’d end up with a card with more colors than I originally envisioned.) Nonetheless, I tried to sneak in another color. The first card I made I distressed the white area around the flower and sentiment a little with tattered rose distress ink. I wasn’t too happy with it so I decided to make a second one — but this time just all black ink. My husband walked in just as I was finishing the second version and said, “Wow, I think that’s my favorite of all the cards you’ve made.” I guess simplicity wins. I like how elegant it looks as well :-)
Anyway, I’m entering this in the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #39. Here’s the sketch:
- A challenge (onelayercards.wordpress.com)