Wednesday, September 22, 2010

OLW21 - Inspired by Nature

It's time again for the One Layer Wednesday challenge. If you haven't tried a one layer card...give it a chance. It's definitely challenging! I am, however, getting a little faster with my creations. This week Susan Raihala, at Simplicity, has challenged us to make a one layer card using nature as an inspiration. Since I live in Florida, I haven't seen snow in a number of years. I think I kinda miss it...or maybe not, now that I think about it! I remember one winter when my girls were small that we were snowed in at home for almost a month! That was one LONG month! But, I digress....Here's my take on the challenge this week.

The stamp I used is an Inkadinkado stamp. I stamped with embossing ink and then coated it with white embossing powder. I must say, each time I try embossing, it gets just a bit easier. Once the embossing was completed, I sponged the sky in with a couple of shades of blue ink...stamped the sentiment...and just that quickly I was finished! Gotta love it! Oh, and I learned something new. If you emboss first, THEN ink the background, the ink just wipes right off the embossing, and you don't have to mask anything...COOL! I'm probably the last to figure that one out! LOL!

Thanks so much for stopping by...and if you leave a comment, please know I appreciate the time it takes for you to do that! Until next time...

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24 comments:

Bahb said...

Oh yeah sure, you are the last one to figure out the ink wipes off the embossing........not! The distinction is MINE, my dear. But I wouldn't have thought of stamping in white on white and then using that fabulous blue mix anyway. Tomorrow I'm going to try that and hope I can make such a beautiful card

The detail you got with white ink and white powder is impressive. What brand did you use?

Debgem said...

I love this card. I know that I'm a sucker for trees - but this is wonderful. It certainly fulfils the brief - clean, simple, elegant.

Rosemary said...

oh what a pretty card!! so crisp and clean! and yes, yes! you must get out your ferns & fiddles set and ink it up!!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

sooooooo gorgeous!! Such a feeling of serenity!

Abounding Treasures said...

What a lovely, elegant yet simple card!

You've inspired me to try white on white embossing for trees to give the effect of being snow-covered and to shade the sky only partially, as you have, in a blend of blues :o)

LaNell said...

Your card is beautiful. I may have to CASE it as one of my Christmas cards this year. Thanks for your inspiration.

Vik said...

Wow! That card is simply beautiful!

Tiya-B said...

What a stunningly beautiful card. I'm going to try this, thanks for the inspiration.

Paula said...

wonderful take on this weeks challenge!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Susan, your card is a stunner, love the whole thing , that particular shade of blue is perfect and you've blended it perfectly :0) xx

Angelnorth said...

Well done, you discovered "emboss resist" by accident - one of my favourite techniques! Your card turned out beautifully, love the frosty look!

Sue W said...

Stunning!!! What a great stamp and it looks fabulous with this technique. I love, love, love the touch of blue background. Perfect.

Carol said...

This is such a beautiful card, Susan! And, so quick and simple! Never in a million years would I have thought to emboss white on white and then sponge in the color! Must try this soon!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So tranquil - love it

joanne wardle said...

gorgeous, really effective frosty feel!

Cynthia Schelzig,,,Cynnie said...

What a nice winter card...gorgeous!!

Michele Gross said...

This looks amazing! What a fab winter card!!

WhiteRacoon said...

Very nice! Simple, but it does show the inspiration and the snow-impression =)
Great job!

Dwita said...

Oh Susan, this is so lovely. I even can feel the warmth... Really. So lovely.

Julie Howard said...

This is beautiful! Oooo... I love it. I did give you my new address, right? :)

Doris said...

What a beautiful card--what is it about trees that I feel so drawn to them? And snow, too. I love snow (free insulation) but hate the cold. This card would also make a great summer birthday card--just add "have a cool birthday" on the inside!

Janelle said...

Truly one of the most beautiful one-layer cards that I've ever seen. Love it!

Trinh said...

This is so elegant & beautiful!

Maja said...

lovely card! Simple, but stunning.

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