Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sending you lots of hugs

I'm getting in pretty late to the Simplicity One Layer Wednesday challenge this week. I found this one hard, not because I couldn't think of anything to repeat, but because I was so spoilt for choice! I have dozens and dozens of wee stamps I can use repetitively, so it was hard to just go with one for this card.

In the end I used one of the little leafy things in one of my new Hero Arts sets - Truly Appreciated.

Sending you lots of hugs

I used my simple masking trick to create the two strips above and below the sentiment and coloured them with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the sentiment before colouring the leaves as I didn't want to spend ages colouring something that would end up in the scrap heap due to a crooked sentiment.

I was trolling through some of the blogs I subscribe to when I chanced upon CAStastic challenges. The challenge this week is to use the sentiment as the main focus of the card. It was fate!

Size of card: 4" square

Card/paper - Quill white cardstock, scrap paper (for masking)
Stamps - Hero Arts "Truly Appreciated" (CL380)
Ink - Versafine "Black Onyx"
Extras - Prismacolor pencils in "Limepeel", "Apple Green" and "Pink"
Tools - Fiskars paper trimmer, Marbig poster tack (repositionable)

Challenges: OLW#7 and CWC006

Thanks for looking!

Edited to add: This card got into the top 5 for this week's CAS-tastic challenge!


  1. Beautiful! I Loooove this card Jess. I really like the effect that masking creates.

  2. A great Fate that you decided to play along because this card is beautiful! I love to hear people still use colored pencils (have a box full of Prismas myself-you've inspired me to pull them out) and thanks for the tip on stamping the sentiment first!

  3. This is fabulous ... I love it!

    Thanks for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday "Focus on Sentiments" clean and simple card challenge!

  4. WONDERFUL!!!!! The masking is brilliant, and I love that leaf image and how you colored it pink and green...very fun! Got to look again at that set....

  5. I really like this card and have saved your masking tutorial for future use.
    Am off to look at somemore of your cards.
    Well done you are a deserving top fiver ...

  6. Fantastic one layer. Congrats on your win!


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