April 3, 2009

One Layered Card

In celebration of Hero Arts Birthday Blog, there is major celebration going on over there. One of the challenges was to do a one layered card. Tough thing, I must admit. So, since this is truly a challenge for me I thought I would give it a try.
Soooo.. I wanted a kind of springy elegant card, I guess I have spring fever. I bought this stamp a few months ago and have yet to use it. I guess this is kind of it's unveiling for me. LOL.. It is an ArtCard Stamp called Decorative Birds. I inked my stamp with four different inks. The flowers are a mix of Colorbox Orchid Pastal and Dew Drop Perfect Plum. The branches are ColorBox Lime Pastal and the birds Color Box Chestnut Roan. I actually stamped the image twice, the side on the left was the second stamping and I just did not ink the birds or the sentiment and then just added some more flowers and branches (plus I also flipped the image). After stamping I then outlined the stamped design with a 05 Millennium Zig pen. I then added a sparkly blue chalk for the background/sky. Inked my edges with the lighter pink and brown. Used a threading punch from Fiskars and wove my ribbon through that and added the bow and pearls to finish this off. I would not normally even think to do a one layered card, a little more challenging for me then a layered card, but, I do like how this turned out. I think I will do a fun one layered card now. umm..... off to look at stamps! (also, thanks for making me think outside the box!)


Nilla said...

This card is stunning! Love the ribbon! from Nilla

Curt in Carmel said...

Again, another stellar job! One layered cards are particularly difficult for me and you did an amazing job with this one. I've always wondered what those punches would look like with ribbon laced through and they look fabulous! Best, Curt