Friday, March 18, 2011

Inkspirations Challenge #62 - One Layer Card!!!

Hello & welcome to my favourite night of the week.  It's Inkspirations night & Keesh has an awesome colour challenge for you to work with:-

Aren't these colours yummy?

Last time we had a colour challenge, I had a go at a CAS card, but it just didn't work, so this week I was determined to try again & this is the result:-

Woohoo, I have made a one layer card!!  I started with a sheet of white Bazzill, so at least I had a little texture.  I have added wavy Espresso stitching lines with a clear cling stamp & then added punched flowers, with pearl centres.  I have also added a little heart which has been covered with a bitty button, tied with embroidery floss.  The sentiment has been stamped directly onto the card.

To raise the flowers & the heart, to give some form of dimension, I punched the corresponding shapes from very thin dimensional dots.  This lifts them up off the backing card & leaves a nice neat finish but gives them a good firm grip.

Here's a neat tip when working with skinny stamps - I find they are prone to "rocking" & giving a poor imprint, so when working with a narrow stamp, I add another uninked stamp to the block (use one from the same set so it is the same height).  This will result in a nice flat stamp surface & a clean stamped image.

Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team's inspiration pieces, & take some time to come & play along:-
 The Challenge Site



Card Components:
Cardstock:  Bazzill Linen White, SU Rose Red & Daffodil Delight
Stamps:  SU Sock Monkey (sentiment), Stitching (Old Clear Cling set - sorry, don't know manufacturer)
Inks:  SU Early Espresso
Other:  SU Bitty Buttons & Punch Pack, Dimensional Dots, Kaiser Pearls, Embroidery Floss