Tuesday 29 August 2017

One Layer Window | ft. Clearly Besotted's "Miniature Florals Collection"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

I love the look of single layer cards, there is an elegance to them, not to mention that in order to achieve the look of dimension it can get crazy technical. Does it count as a one layer card if you add a border? I think so, the actual panel doesn't have any dimension or die cut pieces or anything like that, so it seems to me that it's all one layer. Who's to say?

To begin, I cut down a piece of low-tack masking paper into 1/4" strips. I then masked all the edges of my 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and created 4 mini windows.

I stamped 3 mini flowers from Clearly Besotted's "Miniature Florals Collection I & II" using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I absolutely adore the floral stamps from Clearly Besotted.

I then masked off each of the flowers using masks created with 2" Post-It tape. Once all the images and edges were masked off, I used Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavender, Antique Linen and Spun Sugar Distress Inks to create mini ombre backgrounds for each window.

I then removed the masks and coloured the three flower images with Copic markers. The greeting is from Clearly Besotted's "Go Wild" set, also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then removed all the masks.

Next, I mounted that panel on a piece of black cardstock to create a thin border and to bring contrast to the white border around the windows. This is where it gets muddy, does it still count as a single layer card? I'm not sure that it technically does. But I'm going to run with it.

I adhered the entire piece to a standard A2 sized card base. And then, of course, I needed a little bit of sparkle. I used my clear Wink of Stella over all of the blossoms in a couple passes to really add some shine.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me over on the right side bar, if you are viewing this via mobile device, scroll to the bottom and click "View web version" first. You can also follow me over on Facebook. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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