I'm back sooner that expected. My craft room looked like a cyclone hit the last few days as I was putting together 85+ kits for my classes coming up at Crop Circles. But I've finished most of the work ahead of schedule and had some time last night to create a quick card. Single layer cards are not my 'regular' style, but I enjoy venturing into the world of clean & simple. I admire the simple elegance of what I see out here in blogland and I had fun creating this card which I've combined for two challenges.
The challenge this week at Less is More, where you will find inspiring creations by the DT & friendly participants, is to create a single layer card using foliage.
One of my blogger friends, Darnell, suggested that I use my IO C3541 "If you are grateful" quote that I used in my last blog post for this week's challenge at Simplicity. The current challenge criteria is to create a single layer card expressing gratitude and here you will also find beautiful enteries.
I used Designs by Ryn's beautiful Leaves Set - CM-F5 to create this card. I love the movement in her leaves design (3 in the set).
I drew pencils lines to mark the area that I wanted to ink. Next I embossed the three leaves with Metallic Bronze Embossing Powder. I used cardstock as a mask and blended Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks to create the background for the leaves. I carefully stamped the quote with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (hoping to get it straight) and it's done !
Below is a close up that shows the shine of the metallic embossing.
If you have a chance please visit Eileen's Blog. Eileen is a super talented lady who also designs for Designs by Ryn. She has created the most gorgeous tag using Ryn's popular & unique Water Droplet stamp here at Eileen's Crafty Zone.
Thanks for your visits & kind comments, they are always appreciated. Have a great day !