Monday, 24 January 2011

More than words...

Susan is hosting this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge and she's asked us to use more than one sentiment and NO image stamps on our single layer creations - details are here.

I had fun finding lots of examples of the word love in my stamp sets (some were the single word, some needed selective inking from a longer phrase), then used alpha stamps to spell out LOVE in bigger letters and used selective inking on the word your to stamp YOU in red. It really could have done with being just a fraction further to the right so I added a red dot to extend the visual impact of the word - I think I succeeded in rescuing it!

Embossing the card front with a Nestability provides some definition for the stamped area without creating clutter or breaking the rules for a one layer card!

I think this would make a good masculine Valentine or anniversary card.

Stamps:
My Type alpha stamps (Ma Vinci's Reliquary)
Various CHF and Crafty Secrets sentiments

Paper:
Smooth white

Ink:
Versfine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black, Satin Red)

Other:
Nestabilities by Spellbinder (Large Square)


Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments:

Susan said...

Oooooo!!! LOVE this! The embossed square really makes the sentiments pop!! Adding the "you" in red is perfect!!

Artyjen said...

'Tis simply gorgeous
xoxo Sioux

Kaz said...

What a gorgeous card and such a difficult challenge too!! xx

Chrissie said...

Simply beautiful!
We have a new challenge blog for C&S cards starting on Feb 5th. It's called ”Less is More” We'd love to see you there!
Chrissie

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love this Joanne! You have such a knack with one layer cards!

Debgem said...

Brilliant!! Looks really classy!

Effie said...

That's a real elegant card.

Janice said...

Very effective, bet you really enjoyed making that card, it being all words lol!

hazel said...

What an elegant card, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Tineke said...

Simple card.... but SO BEAUTIFUL!
Greeting from Holland,
Tineke

sam21ski said...

WOW I 'love' it xxxx

Traceyr said...

wow! Joanne another fantastic creation and s*d it being a male card I'd love to receive it.

x x :)

Cookie said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! PERFECT CAS!

Jennifer Styles said...

You totally rocked the challenge.

Great layout and that embossed square is just perfect!

Carol said...

The black, white and red...just over the top classy. And the embossed border really makes it sensational!

Gez said...

Fabulous card Joanne. Perfect.xx

Karen said...

Thisis just beautiful Joanne, its so classy & perfect for the man in your life! xxx

Caroline said...

Love this Joanne, such a great idea for the challenge...x

Kathy said...

Oh, now I really LOVE (hehe) this one. Brilliant use of you stamps and the end result is just stunning