The best challenges are the ones that really challenge us – and although one of the simplest, the ‘back to basics’ of our Just Add One Layer challenge this week for Just Add Ink will certainly make you look at your supplies in a totally different way!
My favourite way to add dimension when I am working with only a card base is to using masking. This creates definition and the appearance of layers even though there’s not!
To create this fun card perfect for a sports mad birthday buddy or difficult to craft for teen, I first cut a circle out of copy paper and used repositionable tape to hold it in place on the card front.
Then, using the ball stamps in Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Blueberry Bushel and Memento ink, I stamped the images all over the card base.
Before I removed the copy paper circle, I drew around the edge with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker and then carefully removed the copy paper circle, leaving me with a white space to stamp my sentiment in Garden Green.
And there we have it, a quick & easy card for the sports fan celebrating a birthday.
Love the stamp set and need this in your collection? It’s called For the Win and is in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue. There’s also a golf stamp which will coordinate perfectly with the new golf suite being released in the 2020 Jan – June catalogue.
Think you can avoid the temptation of adding layers and want to try out one layer challenge, we’d love to see your creations in our gallery. Click here to visit the Just Add Ink blog where you can share your card and see the other one layer creations from the design team.
Have a great weekend,
Happy Monday & welcome to the Stamp Review Crew hop featuring the Sunshine Sayings stamp set (and matching framelits!).
Though this awesome hop is full of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators coming from different corners of the world, you’re in a bit of an Aussie patch at the moment!!!
I’m writing to you from the west coast of Australia – the south west corner in a country town called Bunbury.
If you’re not starting here, you’ve come from the gorgeous Nikki Spencer on the east coast of Australia – wasn’t her project lovely!
Don’t stop at this blog though, because after this you can click through to take you back east to visit Bruno’s blog.
I love the Sunshine Sayings bundle.
The font is just wonderful for the stamps & framelits and the ‘happy birthday’ is in high rotation on my cards because it fits so nicely in the Classic Label punch.
Since we’re showcasing the stamp set during these hops, I always try to make the stamps my feature.
With a set so heavy on words, than can be a bit of a challenge!
But there’s also the flower, leaf & stem stamps to use – so I did!
They look just beautiful when they are stamped and then coloured with the same colour ink using an Aquapainter.
I straightened out the stem and used it to create a haphazard border.
And finished it all with the stamped & die cut sentiments mounted on vellum.
You can see the extra flower on the envelope – it’s so nice to make it all coordinate! There’s also one on the inside of the card.
Thanks for hopping with me today. Next up is Bruno who has put his creative spin on this bundle.
If you love the designs that the demonstrators are sharing, please leave us a comment – we love to know who’s visiting!
I’d love to know where you all visit from. Cardmaking is such an international hobby – I’m always so humbled that the internet allows us to share with each other across such great distances!
Until next time,