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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

CCM #50 One Layer Card

This fortnight at Crafty Cardmakers we are after your one layer cards. This is so not my style, as whilst I don’t put as much on as some other folks I find that a card with nothing added looks naked, so this was a real challenge for me. Anyhow this is what I came up with.

CCM #50 One Layer 1 WM I masked out a rectangle on a 7x5 scalloped card blank and then ink dusted some Big N Juicy ink into it. I then stamped this lovely Kanban stamp into the inked area, and embossed it. I then bleached out the lady and the flowers.

002 I coloured in the bleached out areas with Cosmic Shimmer paints and used an embossing pen to go around the outside edge of the design to give it the illusion of being matted onto the card.

I was going to leave it like the pic below, but decided that even if I couldn’t embellish it it needed something, so I practised with scrap paper, a lot of scrap paper, until I could get it where I wanted it and printed the sentiment onto it to finish it off. Obviously it would have made more sense to start with the sentiment, but who needs safe! I like crafting without a parachute. I did consider safmat, but even though that blends into the background really well I figured it was slightly cheating as it was not exactly one layer, lolCCM #50 One Layer 2 WMI’m really sorry but I seem to have managed to create TWO blurred pics! LOL

By the way, the mess in the corner was where I forgot to put the inkduster away!!!

Don’t forget to stop by the blog as my fellow teamies have come up with some fabulous designs.

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  1. oh wow really love what you have done here that stamp is brilliant and just love how you have masked the area just love it hugs cherylx

  2. It's lovely Lin, love all your inking and the shimmery paints :o) Lisa x

  3. This is just brilliant Lin! You've used the images to perfection and kept the vintage look beautifully!

  4. So lovely, Lin! I'm impressed with your bleaching technique - it always goes wrong for me. That's a perfect image for a one-layer card too - so much to look at.

  5. What a gorgeous image and wonderful job on the bleaching technique.

  6. Hi Lin, this is gorgeous. Love the bleaching technique and gorgeous image. A very beautiful creation hun.

    Donna x

  7. What a fabulous tecnique and such a beautiful image just superb!!! Loving your blog Lin and all your fab work such an inspiration!! Not forgeeting the name of your blog just love it! Chanelle xxxx

  8. Wow, fab card Lin ... one layer cards are definately the most difficult to make!

  9. I love it, Lin! Such a lot of work for a one-layer card, and it really looks fabulous. I think it's so creative of you to bleach out some areas before colouring, I would never have thought to do that. CoB

  10. Lin these are both amazing. I am afraid I completely bottled out, I just couldn't think of what to do at all. You girls have made some faberoonie cards.

    Love Mandy xxx

  11. Gorgeous card, Lin! I adore CAS cards, in fact I have just entered the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers because I read this post! All your cards are amazing and thank you for sharing your talent with the world. Beth. xxx

  12. Ha ha, without a parachute - so you, LOL. Fab card. xx

  13. I love this card - such a great stamp!


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