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Inky And Messy One Layer Card

This mornings class really sizzled, everyone worked so hard with their cards plus I remembered the rubber gloves as we all got messy, painty and inky.

The card in yesterdays post here is the fist card the girls made today but because I had already made it I used different DI colours when I demonstrated the techniques to them.  Colours used this time round are Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold and Peacock Feathers.

Finished it off with different stamps after the girls had gone home.  These were Indigo Blu again but from two different sets.  First is called ‘Live Laugh Love’ and the second ‘Blazing Poppies‘.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

The second card was all about the background really.  Started with Gesso, bookprint and chalk paint on plain white cardstock.  We also stamped with the paint before blending over with DI’s.

Whilst doing the first background we made a second so we could punch out the flowers and leaves with everything matching the layer behind.  Stamped the sentiment onto Vellum with black Versafine before adding clear embossing powder and then ripped to fit.


Entering the first card into the Indigo Blu Challenge – Just One Layer
Craft Stamper Take It Make Challenge – Take A Stamp


11 Responses to “Inky And Messy One Layer Card”

  1. Brenda says:

    Inky and messy is good Shirt !!

    Love you choice of colours but the first one in particular really appeals, have both stamps from the NEC but waiting for an inking.

    B x

  2. Irene Chillman says:

    Bet your girls and a brilliant time creating these beauties Shirl, is that a bird I see.
    I XX

  3. Craftyfield says:

    Love the first one too, the combination of the stamps and that crackled background… just gorgeous! But the second one has these gorgeous 40’s ladies so I have to love it too!
    Been stamping flowers all afternoon, I have cramps and only 12 blooms to show for it!

  4. Anne R says:

    Both cards are beautiful Shirl, I love the crackle and the flowers on the first one (beautiful colours too) and those vintage ladies look amazing on the second one. I just love both cards. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Dot says:

    Loving the one-layer technique here Shirley! Your girls look like they have sooo much fun!!!
    Dot x

  6. Meggymay says:

    Fabulous backgrounds, can just imagine the colour of your rubber gloves. Two wonderful cards, your class must have been loads of fun.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Shirley says:

    Both are gorgeous, love the colours and composition. Have a great week, Shirleyxx

  8. Fliss says:

    These are both really gorgeous Shirley. The background for your lovely stamping on the first looks amazing and love all the detail on the second.
    Thanks for your kind comment too and my Victorian Steampunk novels are not always steamy 🙂
    Fliss xx

  9. Ellie Knol says:

    Lovely projects! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  10. butterfly says:

    Love the gorgeous spring colours here, and fabulous images on both cards – lovely.
    Alison xx

  11. coco says:

    What a great playtime you must have had with all the ladies!!! 😀
    Two very beautiful cards as a result here, I love the first one, and the bunch of small cracked flowers on the second one is scrumptious!! Hugs, Coco xxx

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