Good morning!! I have some fun cards for you today! Why a few? Well, I wanted to play along with the Less is More Challenge–to make a one layer card with just one word. Sounds easy enough! Well, there were several techniques I thought would work well with this challenge, so………….
My first try was a stencil attempt. First, I made my own stencil using a scalloped square and a window sheet. I laid that one down, then put the Polka Dot stencil down over that. It looked really cute, but the scallops weren’t very defined, so I added the ink around the polka dots using a blending brush. I'll try this again, but maybe with just a straight square, and I'll leave the space on the outside white.
My second try was using the Faux Watercolor technique. I pulled out a stem from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. Using my Stamparatus, I first added some Soft Succulent ink to the stamp, spritzed with water and stamped. I cleaned the stamp, then added some Calypso Coral ink, just around the edges of some of the leaves–again, spritzed and stamped.
As you can see, I lost a lot of the definition in the leaves. I really think my biggest mistake was not using watercolor paper. I liked the feel of the card and layout, but wasn't happy with the image.
So, my third and final attempt! I used a larger stem for this one, and used the same process, but this time on watercolor paper. WOW!! I really love it!!
The Hello was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
I really am enjoying trying out new techniques and layouts! I still love my designer paper, but I'm going more and more towards the simple layouts–they're so elegant!
Here are the products I used on all these cards! Click on any to be taken to my online store. I appreciate your support of my small business!!