Sunday, 14 August 2011

One Layer Card.

Good afternoon, hope everyone is having a great weekend.
One layer cards are something that I have recently got into. I used to pile up my cards with papers, ribbons and embellishments - I still do sometimes but clean and simple cards are starting to appeal to me more and more. I especially like brayering but this week at Less is More Mandi and Chrissie want a one layer card using ink (can be ink pads) in a way you normally wouldn't. So instead of my brayer I got out some sponges and sponged a sky using a scallop circle (seen this alot but have never tried it myself)
This is a great technique for creating clouds and I will be entering this card in to Stampin' B's challenge which this week is create a card with clouds on it.
I used Stampin' Up ink in Baja Breeze and a Memento ink pad in Tuxedo Black. The stamps are my own designs but I had a little calamity with the birds as around the thin branches I had over inked my stamp and I had a black shadow around them - fixed it though by adding some extra leaves with a black fine liner.
Have a great rest of the weekend - Jacqueline xx

24 comments:

  1. Great one layer card and I like the way you managed to cover up your mini disaster. stamping direct onto the main card is always a bit fraught which is why I prefer the layers!!

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  2. A cunning ploy to cover your minor error - your card is fab

    Kathyk

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  3. Love this stamp Jacqueline.. must buy it lol. this ia a lovely card.. not done my LIM yet..hope I have time :)
    Suzi B xx

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  4. What a great card, love your clouds and what great stamps :)

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  5. Love this card and would never of known about the mistake if you hadn't said.

    Cathx

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  6. Love the scene you've created. A fabulous 'inky' card. xx

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  7. Great card, mistake, what mistake? I think more a happy accident. Caz

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  8. Super card, Im in awe that you used a brayer, Id quite happily throw mine out the window!
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  9. A lovely card, a real beauty!

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  10. Wow this is lovely and can see no mistake well done! x

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  11. Beautiful. Love your stamps and the layout.
    TfS
    carole

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  12. This is fabulous, the clouds look wonderful!
    It's a great card.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  13. Fabulous stamping and masking effects! A really lovely card!

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  14. An absolute stunner Jacqueline, such beautiful inking and stamping.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  15. Gorgeous card Jacqueline, saw it on LIM.
    Susan from NZ here.
    I have been so impressed by the cards that are posted up, I had a difficult time making mine, but I will get better with this genre.
    Smiles:)

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  16. This is an absolute stunner Jacqueline! You certainly are one talented lady! Vx

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  17. Absolutely beautiful!
    Margaret x

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  18. An amazing scene you've created. Love the sky and the double stamped trees too :)
    Jenny x

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  19. What a beautiful scene you've created. Really pretty.

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  20. Superb, love your sky background and the solid images in front. x

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  21. lovely, the background and clouds are fab. thanks for letting us know how you achieved it lol Karen x

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