Translated: One Layer Wonders for Operation Write Home! Yes, you read correctly…one layer wonders. These are definitely NOT my strong suit but I am preparing for tomorrow’s Operation Write Home Open House and wanted to design some cards that will be easily made by my new stampers attending. The biggest thing I see in one layer cards that I love is dimension without adding bulk. That, my friends, is what I was aiming for today. I found the ColorQ challenge for the week and thought that it was perfect for what I wanted to do:
All those blues together made me think of watercoloring and the blue/brown combination made me think of my hydrangea. Sadly, my real hydrangeas are a little more on the brown side because of the heat/lack of water this summer. That brown, though, gave me an idea. I wanted to add the depth so I inked up my Size E Clear-Mount Block with Soft Suede. I purposely didn’t ink it very thoroughly so that it would have a patchy feel. Then, I inked up the flower from Because I Care (Level 1 hostess) in Soft Suede. Using my blender pen, I added some Marina Mist first, then the Pacific Point and finally the Night of Navy to the flower. I finished with a touch of Soft Suede watercolored on the leaves. I debated the sentiment and finally decided on the words from my Silhouette Sentiments set (also Level 1 hostess).
I was so motivated by this one, that I kept on stamping. This time I kept the stamping easier and simply used my Baja Breeze and River Rock markers to color the stamp and stamped the flower again onto Naturals Ivory paper. The same sentiment, too (hey, it was already out). I wanted to try another way to add texture so I used the ruffled ribbon treatment that has become so popular. I put down a line of Sticky Strip and, after tying on the button, just pushed the ribbon onto the strip in a random way. I tied on the button using some twine and that qualifies for the WT287 challenge over at Splitcoast. I left the ends a little frayed to go with the aged look of the colors. The flower is pale in real life but the picture seems to make it look lighter.
I’m off to straighten my house or at least make room for lots of stamping tomorrow. I hope you have a great day…thanks for stopping by!