Thursday, February 28, 2019

A Single Layer of Love - Single Layer Card - Focus on Sentiment

Hello, Crafter Makers!
Last night I made two quick cards for my gallery at Splitcoast Stampers.
The real payoff for me is that both help me further my 
2019 Personal Crafting Goals
This happy puppy was great fun to create. 
I created an envelope for this card.
I used my very, very favorite Distress colors and my Mermaid Brushes.
Personal Challenges Met:
1. CAS Design
2. New Technique - Sponged background and Sponging w/stencils and dies, splattering
3. Antique Stuff - Heidi Swapp Mini Word Stencils, Honeycomb Corner Die
White CS
Distress or other ink
Die (with medium to large openings)
Blending Tool
Masking Tape or Post It™Notes
Paint or Splattering Brush
Easy Tutorial
1.  Cut a piece of white cs to A2 size (4.5"x11.0") and score at 5.5"
2.  Use Post It™notes or masking tape to cover approximately 1/4" on the top bottom and both sides on the front of your cs base.
3.  Using your blending tool, apply your first background color (I used Twisted Citron).  Start blending on the masking paper and gently work your way onto the face of your card.  Continue adding color until you achieve your desired pattern.  Leave a small spot near the center of your card slightly lighter in color than the surrounding areas.  My additional colors were Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides.
4.  Position your die to the desired area (mine is in the upper lefthand corner) and use your sponge to apply the ink.  I used a light dabbing motion.  If you want a darker impression, 
5.  Center your stencil on the colored area and use your sponge to apply ink.
6.  Remove masking tape.
7.  Choose one of your ink colors to use as splatter on your project. Vary the size of your splatter for a more artistic impression.  Size is determined by the distance and force.

Distress Inks used: Twisted Citron, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Fired Brick, Wilted Violet
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