Two Hostess Sets

 


It's always difficult for me not to layer on my cards but this card needed a minimalist approach. I heat embossed my little bird from the Level 1 hostess set "Of the Earth" onto Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive. (The stamp-a-ma-jig was again my best friend for perfectly centering my image on my little squares!)

I spaced the images evenly across the upper portion of my card and then used the "Give Thanks" sentiment from another Level 1 hostess set-Holiday Best. Normally I would use markers to color the stamp to schieve a multi-colored image but wouldn't you know it, I didn't have these colors! I instead did a bit of a convoluted multi-step process. I first stamped my image in Rich Razzleberry and then used normal tape to cover everything other than the "Give" portion of the sentiment. A "huff" of air on the stamp after taping it ensured the ink was still moist beofre stamping. I repeated the process with the Crushed Curry and Old Olive portions, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure I lined the stamp up each time.

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*I have to add, after posting this I mosied on over to PalsPaperArts and realized today's card was a perfect fit for their current Challenge! Do you play at PPA?*

12 comments:

Pat Ertman said...

Very nice. Love the matching colors on the words!

Candy Rattray said...

Single layer cards are, indeed, a challenge. You have met the challenge with simple beauty and perfect colors. A truly lovely card!

Patti MacLeith said...

Nice card! My favorite part is the three colors of ink on your sentiment!

Kim said...

The simplest of cards can be real beauties. Love your colors and your sentiment is great!

Jennifer Jones said...

love it!!

Ann Schach said...

I love how you inked the sentiment! The embossed birds are beautiful! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

....Linda.... said...

Perfect touch matching the words!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous---and another reason I should have gotten the in color markers--you make that sentiment stamp look WONDERFUL!

Margaret Moody said...

I love this, Melissa! I love this stamp set and love the colors you used! Perfect combo for this layout! Great coloring tip, too! Simply beautiful!

Mickey said...

Beautiful. The colors are lovely together.

Tara Bilbao said...

I love how you embossed the birds, they are truly lovely. The sentiment is so pretty and ties everything together. I agree with LeAnne, this is a perfect example of why we need the stampin' write markers. Beautiful.

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

Be sure to join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

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