Tuesday, September 18, 2012

One Layered Gratitude

I’ve been really inspired by Simplicity by Susan Raihala lately…it’s so hard for me to make CAS/one layer cards and she does it with ease.  I made these as an ode to fall and gratitude – and conveniently I learned about OLW#105 (One Layer Wednesday) to enter these in:

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I accidentally stamped the middle one upside down – but another happy accident.  I colored all of these with Distress Markers, and this is what I love, all the individuality of leaves.  They don’t have nothing on God’s creations of course, but I think these look darn good for being stamps!  A la Susan, I added a lovely sentiment, flanked by two spots of Stickles on either side.

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Still in the mood to create a simple but pretty card, this is one stamp inked twice, with varying shades of Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs, Ripe Persimmon, and Seedless Preserves).  In this case I kinda like the splotchy effect – but in general I don’t like to use Distress Ink with Inkadinkado stamps.  I don’t think their stamps are of high quality photo-polymer, and it really shows with dye inks that tend to pool on clear stamps.

Thanks for joining me this evening – stay tuned soon for some posts on home décor misadventures (and more card creations of course!).  Pics to follow on Facebook, like my FB page for some sneak peeks!