Hey there! I am doing a guest design over at the Simply Less is More challenge blog. I was so honored to be asked.
The challenge was to bring back something from your stash. I went way, way back as in my very first stamp set. I am kind of amazed I still own it. lol The set is a Stampin' Up set Lovely as a Tree. It is dated 2001. I also dug out my brayer and a Kalidacolor ink pad. I started with a piece of Bristol cardstock cut 4.25 by 11". I stamped the trees in Versamark ink and heat embossed in clear detail powder. Then I cut a circle mask and layed it over the trees.
Leaving the individual ink sections apart I inked the brayer and blended the color by moving the brayer over the cardstock. The embossed trees resisted the color.
After carefully removing the inky mask I used a water brush to soften the edge of the circle. I finally inked the greeting in navy ink and stamped it on the front. Tada, single layer card with some very old supplies.
Thanks so much LIM for asking me to guest design and for all of you for stopping by, Sue.
Isn't it funny how we hang on to our first purchases. I can see why you kept this one, those trees are lovely and so useful to have in your stash. I love the design with the brayered circle of highlight. And the font of the sentiment is lovely too. Great having you with us for this challenge, Sue xxReplyDelete
Well, the stamp may indeed be old but you've brought it right up-to-date on this fab card Sue. That is such a neat trick, softening the edge of the masked circle (I must remember that one). Kalidacolors...yes, those type of inks are another thing we don't seem to use enough now. Thank you so much for being a wonderful guest designer for us. xxReplyDelete
Love the subtle effect you created by leaving the clear embossed image on the card...a great idea and one I'd never have considered. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love this stamp set and I've always wanted to buy it, it's still on my long wish list ! And what a gorgeous scene you've made with it with this stunning design and colours ! Love it. Thanks so much for being our fabulous guest designer at Less is More this fortnight. xxReplyDelete
Lovely, Sue. Lovely as a Tree was one of my first, if not the first, SU! set I purchased, too! Still have it in wood, hand cut! Remember those days? http://stampinsueduffy.stampinup.netReplyDelete
What a beautiful technique. Thanks for being our guest!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful! Your inking and watercoloring has created a serene scene, perfect for the sentiment you chose. Thanks for being an inspiring GD at LIM!ReplyDelete
Wonderful card, Sue! You brought back Lovely as a Tree and the brayer for me. This was one of my earliest set and it’s a versatile set. Thank you for GD at LIM. xxReplyDelete
A fabulous card and great use of both your old stash items and a fun technique too. Beautifully explained and executed. Thanks for being our guest designer at Less is More and hope you receive lots of visits to your blog. xReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Sue, I seek out retired SU stamps on some fb shopping sites here. They ink up beautifully! This is gorgeous, love the fact that you'ReplyDelete
ve left some of the uninked trees on the card, great design, Cathy x