Saturday, 4 August 2018

Simple One Layer and Tutorial- The Flower Challenge


Welcome
Time for another fun theme at 
This month our theme is One layer cards.
Please check out the wonderful cards the DT's have created.  
Hope you will feel inspired to join us.


So onto my card.
I added a tutorial for those of you that are visual learners and for those of you that have never tried this super simple technique.

Step #1
I gathered my supplies. Two colours of DOX, white cardstock folded into a  4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card and my acrylic block. Forgot to add my water Mister from TH to the picture.


Step #2
Ink up your acrylic block with the Bundled Sage at the bottom and the Peacock Feathers DOX at the bottom.


Step #3
Spray the block with water then press onto you cardstock trying not to wiggle it around.  Lift and remove.  You are left with a lovely, inky space to stamp over.


Step #4
When the ink is dry, mask the inked area.  I used some Post-It tape on mine.
Then, I placed it inside my Misti, inked with Memento black and stamped the flowers.



Step #5
I removed the tape then stamped the sentiment.
A simple one-layer card is born.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come and play along with us.

Adding my card to theses challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- MAKE YOUR OWN BKG
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING GOES
Inkspirational- MAKE A CARD IN 10 MINS
STAMPlorations- SUMMER CAS


Supplies
Stamps- Meadow (Inkadinkadoo)= Noteworthy (STAMPlorations)
Inks- DOX-Bundled Sage, Peacock Feathers (TH)= Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia)= Post-It Tape= Mister (TH)= acrylic block


34 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

STUNNING Karen, I actually thought you had framed this until I realized it's one layer only. Great little tut..thanks.xx
Brilliant card.[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Karen, and thanks for the tutorial. I think I must get some of that post it tape as I have tried lots of things but I always find the ink seeps underneath a bit so you don't get a tidy edge but this seems to work much better. I love the sentiment you have used too. x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous acrylic block inked background for your stamped wild flowers, Karen. LOVE your sentiment too. TFS your photos of your technique. I have not done this technique for awhile. Thanks for the reminder. Hugs...

Loll said...

LOVE this card Karen!! The colours from the acrylic block blended so perfectly to give you an amazing background for stamping. Thanks for the tutorial! xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very gorgeous. I have not used an ink block in a long time so this was a great reminder as to how awesome a background used for them can look.

Bonnie said...

Simply beautiful, my friend! Thanks for the tutorial!

Glennis said...

A beautiful result Karen

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Karen, love the mix of colours from the DOX inks so perfect for your silhouette flowers.

Susan said...

Wonderful one layer card, Karen - something I always struggle with. Beautiful colours and a perfect meadow of flowers.

Ellibelle said...

What a great CAS card! It's been a while since I've done this technique,thanks for the reminder and the wonderful inspiration!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful Karen

Renee said...

I love your use of color and the technique is awesome!

Bobby said...

With the way the ink settled, it looks like you created a lake, Karen. It's the perfect setting for the wildflower silhouettes.

Shawna Standish said...
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Shawna Standish said...

I've been a voyeur on your blog for many months and I must say this is one of your best cards i have ever seen. I just had to chime in and comment that I am in love with this card. Thank you so much for sharing

sandie said...

Gorgeous card Karen. The colours blend so well together and provide a serene background for the image. And a great way to make a one layer card. Thanks for joining Ink

Daffodil Cards said...

So VERY Beautiful and thanks for showing how you did it.
Faith
x

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful technique, so very effective and unique. The black silhouette stamping looks great on that fabulous background. Thank you for the step by step x.

SueB said...

love. Love. LOVE your card; thanx for the tutorial and inspiration!

Aileen said...

Karen thank you so much for the tutorial, I am very much a visual learner so I love the way you did it, I am going to try this. Fantastic card, the colours used and that beautiful stamp. xx

Linda said...

Beautiful one layer card Karen, I love this technique of laying down colour, you never get two backgrounds the same. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Karen, this is gorgeous, and THANK YOU so much for the tutorial! I loved seeing the step-out photos. I think this is something I really could do. I love the colors and the beautiful silhouette stamps. Truly inspiring me, my friend! Thank you and sending hugs and love! xoxo

Mindy Baxter said...

Well, that is surely a WOW! I love the tutorial and it looks so much more complicated -- I can't believe how easy it is to get this look. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- Good Luck!

♥ Mindy

Annick said...

simple, yet very elegant card !

Viv said...

Super tutorial Karen and I love how you did the background again. The silhouette flowers sets it of a treat also.Just heavenly ;)hugs Viv xx

Maria Levine said...

What a beautiful background! Lovely colors. Great job and thank so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Ros Crawford said...

What a gorgeous take on the JUGS challenge!! Thanks so much for playing along!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ohh!! I adore this background you created, thank you for the detailed tutorial, I'm going to give this a try.
Your silhouette flowers look amazing against that gorgeous sky.
Awesome card.
Hugs.

I Card Everyone said...

Okay... this seems to beautiful to be this simple!
Thanks for sharing!
=]

Daria said...

Every time I see this technique used on a card, I think that I must give it a try. Thank you for giving me another push in that direction. You make it look so easy. I don't know why I'm so afraid of it. I imagine a big messy blob instead of the beautiful background you've made. lol.

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful one layer card, Karen! The background is fabulous. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card and I love how you created the background. So pretty!

Crafty Humphreys said...

Beautiful card and clever technique. Thanks so much for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge! Suz x

Cathy said...

This is a beauty Karen! Such a detailed one layer card, thankyou for the tutorial too, Cathy x