Wednesday, August 17, 2011

one layer card

This is the first time I'm doing a one-layer card. 
I guess you need to be a neater person than I to do it well.   
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CAS-ual Fridays is having a combo challenge with Clean & Simple Stamping. Less Is More is having a one-layer challenge using ink, and Cute Card Thursday is also having a "clean and simple" challenge. I'm combining these challenges with this card:

The strip of colour is done using a Tim Holtz technique from A Compendium of Curiosities, page 53. I do not have a white dabber, so I used this unique paint thingy which has plastic bristles instead of a sponge top.

I suppose it must have done its job, as the alcohol ink was actually blendable over the masked strip. It created a ribbed finish, so it was fortunate that the stamps came out ok, instead of in stripes. 

The copper finish is not obvious in these photos, though. The background is speckled with leftover ink from the applicator.

supplies: Tim Holtz stamp (sentiment), Viva Decor stamp (grass), acrylic paint, alcohol inks, stazon ink, versafine ink.


Yvonne said...

Lovely card!

Anne said...

Great card and I'm sure the copper effect makes it even better. I love copper colours.
Anne x

Faye said...

Wow, Hilda, your clean and simple one layer card is awesome. That technique you used with the strange tool is so beautiful. I know I need to buy that book by Tim H. So many artists use the techniques in it. I love that beautiful flourish stamp, too.

Chrissie said...

This is simply beautiful Hilda, you have done a fabulous job!
Thanks so much for joining us and we hope to see you again next time.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the stamping is great, gay xx

Maribel said...

It's really beautiful, the color is wonderful.

Sally H said...

A stunning card! I love it

Sasha said...

Beautiful colour and super stamping.

Michele Gross said...

Lovely colored ink strip! Really striking! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Mandi said...

Lovly card Hilda
Love the rich colours and the ink effect loks great

Thanks so much
Diva LIm
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

An interesting technique - resulting in a super card


Craftilicious said...

Now where did I put that book..... Fabulous card - the colours are stunning!

Karen Aicken said...

Oh WOW - this is just beautiful! Love the detail on the strip. TFS
Cheers, Karen

Anonymous said...

Great technique and beautiful result. Gill x

Anonymous said...

i like the design and background color.

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