Sunday, March 31, 2013

A new experience...

Hi! A quick post today.

I am posting my entry for the Indian Craft Room's ICRC #27 challenge - One layer stamped card.

I was very excited when I saw this month's challenge. A one layer card is very much up my alley as my style is definitely CAS. The only hitch - stamping. I have never really tried my hand at it. Been too scared; though I love to ogle at all the beautiful creations that other bloggers post. But this time I decided to do it, no matter what. And the result is:

The card base is white, sourced locally. Background was created using Faber Castell watercolor pencils. I used a scrap piece of paper to create a circular mask.

Since I do not have many ink pads, I used the technique demonstrated by Gina K for a CAS Sympathy Card on Stamp TV. I just used some sketch pens that my daughter has and they worked wonderfully! The stamps are from a set by Micia which I had bought from Lulupu ages ago. I stamped the grass stamp four times at various heights to add some interest.

The card stock I used has a subtle vertical line running through it. So I ran the card stock through my Big Shot with a thick strip of mount board placed where I wanted the sentiment to be.

I finished the card by painting a thick outline in Hobby Ideas Metallic Gold acrylic paint around the circle.

Overall a simple card. Yet I am quite pleased with the end result. I also feel a bit more confident about using stamps as well as watercolor pencils.