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Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Hi everyone!! Today I'm sharing my card for the ONE LAYER challenge, Shining the Light at Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD).  You can use just the card base OR the card base and one layer, which is what I did here.  I used the Vintage Flourish Pattern die as an embossing tool to make my overall background and lightly chalked it.  I then used the Decorative Vase in the same way (instead of using the cutting plate I used the rubber and embossing plate on top of the die.  It will not cut all the way through and instead makes an embossed impression of the die).  I Chalked the vase heavily with pink and then I made a reserve mask for the vase and inked the edges.  I masked the top of the vase and stamped the roses in a light gray watercolor proof ink (die ink from Hero Arts). I used a combo of Tombow ink pens and InkTense pencils with a water brush.  (I should have JUST used the InkTense pencils).  After this dried I did a little coloring outside of the flowers then used Liquid Pearls to make some "Babies Breath".
For the "Miss You", I stamped just the "Miss" by inking the stamp with a pen, then added the word "you" below the same way.  The space was so small and I could not add another layer for words so this is the way I chose to do it!
When I was finish coloring I decided to cut away part of the pattern for my Vintage Flourish Pattern die background.  I put the die back on top of my FINISHED panel (I know crazy right?) then I put the panel in cock-eyed with the cutting plat just on top of the part I wanted to cut.  I then ran it just to the end of the cutting plate and took it out.  I DID have to finish cutting in a couple spots.  This technique is normally for an edge, like part of a square etc.
Finally, I added rhinestones and a bow (which is NOT considered another layer).
ODBD stamps used: Rose Bouquet
ODBD dies used: Vintage Flourish Pattern, Decorative Vase
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click HERE.  You have until June 22nd to join us.  For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have the chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
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CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful, Robin! I love how you've embossed and partially die-cut the Vintage Flourish Pattern die, and your flowers and vase are beautiful! Hugs, sweet friend!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Robin!! I love the added sparkle, soft colors in the background, and your partial die cut/embossed background. Beautiful flowers and vase!!

Linda Carson said...

A stunning beauty Robin! Love, love your w/c roses and embossed die! Also all those beautiful finishing touches! Just beautiful!

DJ Rants said...

Good Grief, girl, you explode with creativity!! LOVE all of the techniques you used on this one, I've got to try them all!!

Alshandra said...

Gorgeous card Robin. Love all the detail you squeezed onto a one layer card! Beautiful!