Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Clean and Simple 3: One Layer Cards Day 1

Hello, Hello, Hello! I'm so excited -- this is the first of many posts from another class I am taking, Clean and Simple 3: One Layer Cards.

Thankfully, I organized my scraps before class began, because I am using them, DAILY! It feels so good to know right where to go to get small bits of of paper, now organized by color. What a difference a little organization makes! I used several scraps for my first card.

I lined up the scraps on a piece of paper and glued them down with my ATG gun. Then, I die cut the scraps using Spellbinder's Wonderful Wings Grand Shapabilities die. I die cut the same butterfly from a piece of white cardstock cut about 5-1/4 by 4 and fit the colorful butterfly made of scraps inside. Then, I layered the whole piece onto my Kraft cardstock. Finally, I inked and stamped various circles using VersaMark onto the butterfly and then re-stamped, just slightly offset, with Memories Unicorn (White) Pigment Ink. This was supposed to make the circles appear to be a separate layer, as if they were coming toward you, up off the page.

I added a strip across the bottom of leftover scraps I had glued together and added a sentiment from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life.

The technique is called Faux Letterpress, and the class video was by Shari Carroll, a wonderful artist and teacher. I hope I got the right effect (affect?). Feel free to share your thoughts!

Thanks for stopping by today. I will have two more posts for the next two classes (I'm playing catch-up since my camera wasn't cooperating for a couple of days.) Your visits and comments mean the world to me -- we can always learn from each other! Have a good day!


  1. Wonderful die choice for this technique! I've got to go back to Day One and try this out.

  2. Hello! I am also in the class and I love your card! :)

  3. I think you did a perfect job with your stamping, it looks amazing. Its quite incredible what that slight Versamark shadow does, can imagine this technique will be quite popular. I don't have any Versamark or white ink, so will have to try this one out in the future. Great job!!!

  4. Beautiful!! Love how colorful it is. I really need to try this technique/


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