Good morning! Today marks the beginning of another challenge for A Blog Named Hero. This month, we are teaming up with CAS-ual Fridays to present our challenge:
One layer. Eeek. Don’t panic though. The A Blog Named Hero design team is here with plenty of inspiration for you.
For my card, I worked with the Tin Roof background set from CAS-ual Fridays. It’s such a pretty, dainty set. I chose to do some masking to create a one layer card…. but I used a few layers of ink. I started by cutting an A2 sized piece of masking paper, then die cutting an oval from the center. I adhered it to my top-folding A2 card base, then stamped the pretty Tin Roof background over the top using some pale blue ink.
Next, I used the Hero Arts Hello by Lia Griffith stamp set with some Versafine ink to stamp my bold sentiment over the pale stamped background. To make it pop even more, I covered the sentiment with clear embossing powder and heated it up. It always amazes me how much more crisp lines are when you add a little clear embossing powder to it. I also used one of the tiny flowers in the mini Hero Arts set to stamp the centers of the background pattern in a bit darker shade of blue, just to add a little more interest.
The final step was to use my fine tipped black pen to add tiny little black dots to the centers of the flowers.
Not gonna lie, this month’s theme challenged me. But sometimes, that’s a good thing! It’s good to think outside your comfort zone and stretch your creative wings. Now, it’s your turn! Create a one layer card using at least one Hero Arts project, then link it up to our blog post to be eligible to win a fabulous prize from our sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays! (Be sure to read all of the rules to ensure that your project is eligible to win!)
Have a fantastic Labor Day, friends! While you’re celebrating with barbecues and parades, I hope you’ll take a moment to thank your union members, because without them, the working world would look entirely different! Enjoy your time with your family!
Mary W says
I really love that background stamp and your card is a great example of how pretty one layer cards can be!
Anne Lyons says
love this card.