Tuesday, October 1, 2019

CWS Challenge #43 - Tree

The challenge this month at the Creative With Stamps card challenge blog is:

I am really excited how my one layer card turned out. Let me start by saying, I rarely make one layer cards. They seem like they'd be easier to make, but they aren't! Or at least they aren't to me.

I started this card by spritzing Green Olive Color Splash (spray ink) to a large acrylic block and then adding some water to soften it.

Then I pressed the front side of the card base to the acrylic block and smooshed it around a little. There was left over ink on the block so I dripped some of the leftover to the card to create some drops. (I also added some of this leftover ink to the inside of one of my junk journals - but that's a whole other project!)

I really needed to be careful on this step because I didn't want color on the back of the card. I used my heat gun to help it dry and once it dried, I added some Heidi Swapp Gold Ink Spray to it. Once those drops dried, I let it sit overnight under a stack of acrylic blocks so it would flatten.

I ended up using my Cricut Easy Press to iron it a little because it was still a little more warped than I wanted.

I used the MISTI to stamp the tree to the card front. It took three impressions to get it nice and dark. The stamp is from Bloom Art (now Lila Grey).

I added some washi tapes that I have in my stash and was going to call it done, but I felt like it needed something...

So I added a quote from one of my Tim Holtz small talk booklet. I used a fine point black pen to outline the rectangles.

Now it's your turn. Create a card using a tree or trees and link it up to the Creative With Stamps (CWS) challenge site.  The challenge runs from October 1st through October 31st.  Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. A very pretty card. You are brave, I always end up bleeding through to the other side. xoxo


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