One Layer Wednesday is hosted by Cheryl this week at Paperie Journey, and she’s chosen ‘Hearts’ as the theme … hearts, a heart or whatever your heart desires! She also asked about crafty new year resolutions … more of that later … first, my card story …
I have one single stamp that has hearts on it, so I used it … three times! This could’ve been one of those oh-so-simple creations but between start and finish, I managed to complicate it. The first card, with image stamped and coloured, looked too bare, so in my
foolishness wisdom, I experimented with an embossing folder, wondering if I could ‘mask’ the image each side with heavy card to prevent it being embossed. Don’t try this at home because guess what … it doesn’t work! The second offering, again stamped and coloured, was still too bare so I tried sponging the edges to make the image pop out … mmm p’raps a bit more practice with this new skill before doing that again! So, with two down (and in the poubelle!) this is third …
By this time, I could stamp and colour it, especially those stripes, with my eyes half shut (ha ha like that could ever be possible!) … but it still looked bare, so I stamped the sentiment and added a ribbon … which IRL is close to the colours of the hearts … I just can’t get the camera to capture that! Finally, I added liquid pearls to the two flowers and in the middle of the bow. Phew … what a marathon … and now I look at it, I’m not sure if it wouldn’t have been better without the ribbon!
Based on this experience, I have just one crafty new year resolution … if in doubt … stop!
Hope you’re having a good Monday … thanks so much for coming by … Anita 🙂
Supplies: Cardstock: Crafter’s Companion, Stamps: Stampendous (Image), Woodware (Sentiment), Ink/Colours: Memento, Promarkers, Accessories: Ribbon from Stash, Liquid Pearls