We're starting a fun new challenge for you today at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we're asking for you to make One Layer cards! I know this can be a challenge or seem really scary...but it doesn't have to be! Just some simple masking can make a gorgeous one layer card! Give it a shot!
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Kim Sherrod with her A Muse Studio business! Kim is the wonderful leader of our Tuesday Throwdown team and I just adore her! Be sure to check out what's available in her shop!
For my card today, I used some gorgeous Simon Says Stamp products!
Stitched Journaling Card die from Lawn Fawn and embossed that into my Ranger Watercolor Paper. To do this, you need to have a rubber embossing mat. This keeps the blade of the die from cutting your paper and instead absorbs that pressure and indents the paper, leaving an embossed design. It's really fun to play with!
To add some dimension to my card front, since it's one layer, I took my watercolor paints and added a shadow around that journaling frame so that it popped up off the card front. Then I stamped my images from the Roses For You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I received this stamp set from them as a welcome gift, and I absolutely love it! The scribbly roses are just gorgeous, and so much fun to emboss and drop color into!
I wanted the Prayers sentiment to stand out but had been trying to avoid straight black. But in the end, that seemed to be what would work best, so I did sort of an ombre wash on it making the bottom darker and then fading it slightly up to the top. Once it was dry, I added a heavy coat of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to it, and then finished off the sentiment with phrases from the Prayers stamp set.
Be sure to stop by Tuesday Throwdown to see the rest of the DT's creations! Then join in this fun challenge!!
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #160-Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #320-Anything Goes
Work It Wednesday-Wafer Thin Dies or Stencils
Thanks so much for stopping by! <3