Saturday, 7 April 2012

Shades of Green

Hi Crafter's

Even though we have had snow this week, spring is defiantly on it's way. Evey where I look there are shades of green as new shoots start sprouting.

I went over to the Less Is More web site and the challenge for this week is ...... Three Shades of Green.

Well by chance I had made this card last night that didn't quite fit the bill....

So I remade it.....
 Both cards are made the same way just finished slightly different.

Here is what I did.
Using a Crafters Workshop 6x6  Mini Harlequin template I covered a portion of my card with the template and sponged Vaseline into all the open spaces.
Really rub the Vaseline into the card you don't want any clumps of it any where. If you have, you have applied too much. You need to treat it as if it is an ink.  
I then removed the stencil and then sponged green Memento ( Bamboo Leaves ) over the area again, making sure not to get in on the  portion of the card I wanted to stay white.

Using the Bamboo Leaves I coloured a 1cm strip of card and then made a faux bow and then stamped the greeting in the same ink.
I know I have only used one colour ink but I have managed to get three shades from it.

For the first card  I used Ribbon to trim the card and stamped the greeting in brown.

I like using Vaseline as a resist, you get a nice distressed look.

Well I hope you like my entry. Thank you for dropping by. Hope to see you again soon with another card.


Chrissie said...

I must admit that I haven't tried Vaseline, but you've certainly made it work beautifully here.
Super cards... I particularly like the subtle differences in the second one.
Thank you so much
"Less is More"
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Gillian R said...

Fab card. You have done a great job

Bea said...

what an interesting technique - I do like the 2nd version

Chanray said...

lovely card, very clean and simple and I love it!

Scrapmate said...

A nice CAS card.

Loli said...

Hola Sue,i'm glad to see you in my blog:D
Very, very elegant cards, i like both,great job.
An Easter hug from Palma

Mandi said...

Such a small difference on the second card, but, it works perfectly
Great technique
Thank you very much
"Less is More

Sally H said...

Just fabulous! I love the toned ribbon and I mist try the vaseline idea

Kathyk said...

Simply beautiful and I love your crafters workshop template (it's one I'm still contemplating!). What do you do with the vaseline on the card once your design is complete?

Happy Easter


Gibmiss said...

Great idea with the Vaseline
Hugs Sylvie

Aileen said...

These look great. I like your faux bow and the vaseline resist looks interesting. x

Susan said...

LOVE the idea of using Vaseline as a resist! I really LOVE that second card...sheer perfection!!

Heather T said...

A perfect CAS card, very elegant and striking.