Greetings, Stampers! I'm happy to report that today is Sunday and time for another Paper Players challenge! I have to say, I am truly enjoying my position as a guest designer with them. They are such an awesome and talented group and I'm happy to be in their midst. Hugs to the team!
Jaydee's challenge this week is a Clean and Simple One Layer Card. Now this was a challenge for me. I don't think I've ever made a one layer card before! I tend to be a more-is-more kind of girl and love lots of layers, though depending on my mood I can embrace clean-and-simple, too, as I did today.
So, just how many things can you do to one layer of card stock? LOL! Let's see... I masked, I sponged, I layered, I shadowed and I heat embossed. This was really not the direction I was headed in when I started this project but it took on a life of it's own. I think I like the way it came out, kind of modern but still soft. The images are from the My Friend stamp set, and the greeting is from a retired set called Sincere Salutations, which I chose because I thought the font worked well will the images.
To create the focal image, first I cut an oval out of a piece of scrap paper and used it as a mask. I attached it to my Whisper White card stock using temporary adhesive. I sponged inside the oval using Baja Breeze ink. The floral image was stamped twice, once in Not Quite Navy ink and then again with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. The mask was removed and the cascading image was stamped over the first, also with Not Quite Navy ink.
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: My Friend, Sincere Salutations (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink Pads: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Die, Heat Tool, Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: White Embossing Powder
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