I have made todays card with a challenge in mind. It's not something I normally do but when I saw this challenge blog I just fancied having a go, and why not...... I like a challenge now and then.
Hop along to the Less is More blog site and see some lovely cards made by some very cleaver people.
Or enter the challenge your self.
Well I had better show you my entry.......
The rules are to make a clean and simple, one layer card, using a tree or flower stamp.
Here is what I did...
I stamped my image onto my card base, then embossed a circle with one of my Nestabillities die cutters, to high light part of my stamp.
I hadn't cut out a mask of the floral branch, so instead of sponging the background I very carefully used my water colour pencils to colour around the image keeping the nestabllities circle in place so I got a nice crisp edge.
I then coloured in my floral branch with a mixture of my watercolour pencils and distress ink. Then stamped my greeting.
To finish, I embossed a double border around the outer edge of the card.
When I thought of this card, I was going to leave the parts of the image out side of the circle uncoloured. When I did this though it didn't look right so I went ahead and coloured in the whole of it. I was then much happier with the result.
That's all for this post, let me know what you think. I love to hear from you and thank you for visiting. See you again soon.