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Saturday, August 13, 2011

LIM- one layer get inky... take one

This week over at Less is More Mandi and Chrissie have us making a one layer card, using ink. Now, everyone uses ink to make cards, you say... but there are lots of ways to make cards without ink- embossing, ribbons, embellishments, stickers, etc. I usually use ink on mine, and have no problems getting inky... in fact, my fingers are green and black at the moment, thanks to a wayward ink pad.

I had lots of time to mull over my creations today- the dogs had me up at 6:30, and when they were out, I checked the blog, went back to bed for a while, did some errands, and when I went to my stamping space nearly 12 hours later, I had some pretty good ideas about what I wanted to do.

The additional bit to the challenge is to do something you don't usually do, or use a technique you haven't tried. One of these cards fits into that.

I really admire Chrissy's cards, especially when she uses bands of colour, such as this one. I decided to give it a try. This one incorporates four distress inks- honey, marigold, rusty hinge and marmalade. I sponged them onto the card and then washed over it with a baby wipe. I find that the paper curls much less doing it that way. Then I stamped the Inkadinkado image over it in Momento black.


Seems as though I am on an orange and black kick tonight. I stamped the butterfly and sentiment in black, then coloured with distress inks. I put some colour onto a stamp block and painted it on with an aqua pen. For a little more dimension and sparkle, I ran a bead of glossy accent over the body and let it dry. 
I think I'll be taking full advantage of my weekend and playing with the one layer challenge more tomorrow. I usually do a card front and add it to the base, but Less is More is becoming easier for me, and the one layer challenges are helping to save paper.

27 comments:

  1. These are great Andrea, for some reason I find vertical bands of colour more difficult to deal with but yours looks great.
    Thanks for doing two different techniques, I love them both!
    See you next time!
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  2. Love the panel on your first card and the colours are fab, great stamp and like the baby wipe idea. Lovely butterfly as well :)

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  3. Two fab cards, I love the colours you have used.

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  4. Super cards and I LOVE your first one best

    Kathyk

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  5. Both lovely but I think the first one is my favourite :-)

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  6. Thanks for the tip on the baby wipe! Love the colour of your inked panel. A super card. xx

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  7. Those colours have melded well together and look great as a background for that image.

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  8. Fabulous cards Andrea, Chrissie is certainly an inspiration!
    Thanks so much
    Mandi
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

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  9. Beautiful cards and thanks for the tip about the baby wipes !x

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  10. Both cards are super! Such gorgeous colours and images!

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  11. Beautiful cards, also like you sentiment with your beautiful butterfly

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  12. Two gorgeous cards! LOVE the inking on the first card!

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  13. The colours you chose are beautiful and I like the tall panel and image.

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  14. Love the mottled colours on your ink panel, looks great. x

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  15. Gorgeous panel in my fave colour and the black image is fab.
    Lynne xxx

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  16. A stunning pair of cards! Gorgeous autumnal colours

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  17. Wow, what gorgeous use of colour. Never thought of doing a band of colour that way so thank you lol Karen x

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  18. Love the mix of colours in your colour band!

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  19. Beautiful one layer cards! The tall flower against your golden summery colors looks warm and lovely!

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