MIM 154 - Color and Texture Tips for One Layer Cards was a fairly simple straightforward task this past week, or so I initially thought...over at Papertrey Ink .
What a fuss this one became. As the week progressed I found myself floundering deeper and deeper in into the unresolved card development bog...I now realise that I probably have NEVER made a completely one-layer card before. It took me all week. I now have a very high regard for those who just toss these off, the stamping technique has to be PERFECT EVERY TIME, no messing with the layout...I can see I will have to get into planning a lot more. Thinks to Self - Maybe that's why some card makers have those dinky little design books they are so fond of creating...things are starting to fall into place now, planning is IMPORTANT.
Now, I'm probably typing here as the week is up and I will miss the deadline, however, having finally made a card for this challenge, I'm posting it here regardless! Here is mine feeble effort.
I had watched a video by Jana where she did a nice water-coloury background, so I did a similar technique to very nice effect using a Waltzing Mouse zigzag background stamp. I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Signature Greetings 2 set in Ranger fine silver embossing powder. I used the Embroidered Blooms 1 set for the floral stamping as these have deliciously textured stitched images.
I used watercolour paper for the front on a smokey shadow back to form this one layer top-fold sympathy card. I really wasn't sure about placing the panel onto a whole card as this would automatically make it a two layer card, n'est pas?
I used Spring Rain and Smokey Shadow Inks (plus a little ring-in Color Box blue pigment ink called "Blue Nose" that came in a magazine with a little bear stamp ha ha), because it's just a tad brighter than spring rain and lifts the colours a bit...plus a Hero Arts Shadow Ink, silver, for the leaves and flower centres.
Bye now & TFL, Di
PS...It was, all that rushing and I had 5 hours to spare...goodness me, teach me to look first next time instead of panic-blogging :)