Saturday, November 12, 2016

One Layer Stamped Card with Clearly Besotted's Fruitilicious

Hey, folks!

Here today to share this one layer card that features stamping only!

I rarely make one layer cards because I really love adding dimension to stuff, and one layer cards are challenging to me because I find it trickier to add interest with only one layer.

I also make tons of mistakes while stamping, so a card with this much stamping...NOT EASY FOR ME.  I just used good ol' acrylic blocks to do all of the stamping -- no stamp positioning tool, so no "safety net".  Basically I was REALLY NERVOUS the entire time.  Ha! :D  With each part that I stamped, I held my breath and prayed.  Usually things might go well at first, but a giant mistake will happen when I'm 75%-85% done [you know how it goes], so I was really relieved when this card was finished!  Some of my stamping didn't go well, but I touched up missing spots with markers.  SNEAKY.

I started off by stamping the striped background using a Cover-A-Card background stamp from Impression Obsession called Thick Stripes.  The fruits and sentiment are from Clearly Besotted's Fruitilicious stamp set.  I wanted to 'frame' the sentiment a little bit to draw more attention to it, so I stamped the watermelon seeds on either side of it. :o)

Since my card has stripes on it, I'm entering it in the current challenge at Virginia's View!

To be up front, these are affiliate links, folks!
For some products, the exact version I have is no longer on Amazon, so I've linked to the version that is available.

Hope you're having a nice weekend! :o)