Less is More week 297 - one layer 'Dreams' cards
Hi LIMettes and welcome to another challenge with Less is More! This week we'd like to see you make one layer cards about dreams.
I decided to use a shaped front for this card so that some dreamy inking on the inside would show through. What could be more appropriate for dreams than this soft, fluffy cloud?
I cut the cloud edge using an Avery Elle Pierced Cloud Die. I then blended Distress Inks in Victorian Velvet, Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass inside the card, and splattered them with water to create a mottled effect. The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Magical Unicorns stamp set, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.
I liked this effect so much I repeated it, but this time using a solid cloud shape from the Avery Elle Pierced Cloud Dies to create an aperture. Inside the card I masked a slightly larger cloud shape using Post-It notes and inked the shape, this time switching out the Victorian Velvet Distress Ink for Spun Sugar. I often use a dried-out baby wipe for inking small shapes as it gives a lot of precision and control over where the ink goes and how much!
For my final card I wanted to do something different. I used black card stock and vivid colours to create a surreal dreamscape.
I stamped a favourite stamp, Woodware Grasses, and heat embossed it with WOW! White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder. When this had cooled, I used Sharpies to colour over the embossing powder. Sharpies don't really like embossing that much, so go lightly and quickly. I then added the sentiment from Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental and drew the line with a ruler to ground the image, embossing both with the same powder.
Do check out the other DT blogs for inspiration:
Anita - Neet and Crafty
Chrissie - Simply One of a Kind
Sarah G - Funky Fossil Designs
Sarah P - Sazzle Dazzle Crafts
Sharon - From my Craft Desk
Susan - BlueFogStudio
I'm looking forward to seeing what you create! Thanks for stopping by.