Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Simple Hello

It's one layer Wednesday time again and I'm actually playing on the day this week - yay!

Susan's challenge this week is for a one layer card inspired by nature. I've combined with this week's challenge in the Crafty Secrets member company forum at Splitcoast and made a "thinking of you" kind of card.

Stamping doesn't get much simpler than this! I pressed my Distress ink pad straight on to the card for the colour block (don't press too hard if you want the colour fairly light). I love the rustic, distressed look this gives. Then the flower stem and sentiment are stamped in black and a few tiny dots of gesso added to pick out the flower heads.

Stamps:
Wild Flowers (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)

Paper:
Smooth white

Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Bundled Sage)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Gesso


Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Ann said...

oooooooooooooooooh love that effect - off to give a try out.
Ann xxx

Karen said...

WOW this looks so classy! I must give this a go XXX

joanne wardle said...

simply perfect!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Wow! That looks great, simple but effective.

Paula said...

I love that technique....a fab card for this weeks challenge.

JeanFB said...

Brilliant - so simple, yet so striking and elegant. Love it!

Kaz said...

I love this Joanne, I'm a big fan of simple stunning cards like this x

Hazel said...

Very stylish - just shows how classy 'less is more' can be - superb card x

bonnie32002 said...

This design really catches my eye; and easy enough for me to do as a 10 minute card. thanks for the inspiration!

Traceyr said...

Joanne this is a very elegant card I love it. :)

Netty said...

Perfection, x

SherylH said...

Great idea for a "shadow stamp" effect.

Susan said...

OMGoodness! What a fabulous idea! I kept thinking I wish I had a shadow stamp and you did it with the ink pad! COOL!! Thanks for the inspiration...and for sharing your beautiful card!!

HappyCrafter said...

I've been looking for some ideas for quick and easy cards and this tops the list, thanks so much for the inspiration, this is lovely.

kasia c. said...

Simply gorgeous card! I love the technique you used. So much easier than creating a mask and I love the distressed effect it makes.

Marcy said...

Lovely card, Joanne! Simple, but striking.

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Sid said...

Nice card !!

Tiya-B said...

Stunning card, i need to try to shadow stamp again. thanks for the card and idea!

mustavcoffee said...

Your card is beautiful, simple and perfect for this challenge :0) xx

Rosemary said...

lovely card! i really like the idea of using the ink pad for the block of color!

Sue W said...

Beautiful card! Love the block of colour behind your stamped image.

My crafty dog and I said...

Simply beautiful, Sam x

Carol said...

What a simple and GREAT technique! It reminds me to get my smallish solid background stamps out...but why?...when I can just smoosh the ink pad! Fab card and thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila H said...

Fantastic technique - thanks so much for sharing!

craftytrog said...

So simple yet so beautiful! x

Chrissie said...

What a brilliant idea, I love it!
Chrissie

Doris said...

Can't wait to try this--WOW!

Bahb said...

Smooshed an inkpad, stamped some Queen Ann's Lace with Onyx VersaFine, and dotted some Icicle Stickles on the buds.

Stickles turned brown because I didn't let the ink dry enough....D'OH! I have a habit of shooting off my own feet.

But now I have this technique all by itself in a bag of tricks I've needed for years.........a really, truly 10-minute card I can do when the birthday is today and I just remembered it.

Thank you, thank you!