Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Mask, Sponge and Stamp


Morning.  Looking for a fun challenge that will have you scratching your head?  Well I've got a good one for you.  
Here is the card I made for the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge this month where the challenge Susan gave us is to create a one-layer card using only sentiment stamps called Word, Words, Words.  Well, I did have to scratch my head and think about this one.  I wanted to add interest in some way yet keeping true to the clean and simple look of a OLC card.  Here is what I came up with.

I began by masking my card front and started rubbing on Distress inks in these colours:  Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves.  I splattered the panels with water to add some depth and interest.  When that was dry, I grabbed some birthday sentiment stamps and started stamping away.  I found my Stamp-a-ma-Jig helped me with positioning the stamps into the panels.
That's it....done. 


Adding my card to these challenges too:

Seize the Birthday- FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENT

Shopping Our Stash- I MADE THIS

Use Your Stuff- CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND


Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- The Old Island Stamp Comp., Studio G/ Distress ink/ Mini Mister/ Memento ink

18 comments:

  1. Awesome layout Karen! Really COOL!
    So glad to see you at seize the Birthday!

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  2. Fun background and a great use of sentiments. Thanks for playing along with us at shopping our stash for the I made this challenge.

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  3. I love your blocked card design. And, so full of fun with those bright colors and the wonderful sentiments stamped all over it. You certainly created a lovely birthday card which is sure to bring a smile.

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  4. I like this, reminds me of the shadow stamps that were all the rage--but even better these are nice bright colors and not the pale stuff of shadow stamping. Great job!

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  5. This card is awesome! I love it! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
    Lori - UYSDT

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  6. Oh this is the coolest Karen! Wow.

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  7. I love your wonderful design.......really lovely. thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

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  8. Wonderful use of the theme, love the way you did it in sections ;)

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  9. I love your take on the challenge. Such an engaging card!

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  10. This is fab, Karen! Love the layout, the colours, the fonts on the sentiments - and the water splatters! Thanks for adding it to the Seize The Birthday gallery.

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  11. Love the angles on this! Very Creative! Thanks for joining us this week at Use Your Stuff!

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  12. Beautifully done! Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  13. Love the sponged background and use of sentiments! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  14. Lovely background to emphasize the sentiments!
    Thanks for sharing what you could create for the background, at Use Your Stuff!

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  15. Super cool!!!!!!! Great colors! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday...we sure do appreciate it!

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  16. Oh!! I really like the color blocks! Beautiful card.

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  17. very clever! I really like this

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