Thursday, March 13, 2014

On the way to a one layer card

I so veered off course!  I was working on a card for my class homework.  The card type was building a scene using a foreground and background image to simulate distance. I cut my watercolor paper; happily applied lots of inks making a beautiful background for my images...I stamped the images and then, I realized I was way way way off of my homework assignment. Oh well!

I had cut my watercolor paper to act as a panel on a card before ever inking it. I mounted said panel, and them placed it on a card base...DEFINITELY NOT A ONE LAYER CARD.  Oh well, I was so pleased with the panel I finished the card with some dry embossing and a layered sentiment.

I am going to link this up to Virginia's View - Watercolor Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I will go back to homework and will have another post later tonight.

Stamps - Wetlands- Stampin Up
Paper - Stampin Up, Shiny Scraps, Strathmore Watercolor
Inks- Distress, Versafine
Embossing Folder - Sizzix


  1. That touch of light blue is absolutely gorgeous! It's so enchanting, Cat! So glad that you have fun with the first Virginia's View Challenge!

  2. I don't think you were way off at fact, I think your card is gorgeous, Cat! I love how you gently inked the sky, and your images are so pretty!

  3. I give you an A anyway--LOL! What a neat looking card, Cat!

  4. DOH! I do that all the time. In fact, I am incapable of working directly on a card base. I work on a 4x5 1/4 or 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock so I only ever destroy that much. THEN I stick it to a card base. In my mind, if all my work is one layer on that piece, then it's a one-layer card. So there.

    Next time, ink the pink (hey, that rhymes) instead of layering it, then it's sooooo close to one layer it should count.

  5. Oh Cat, what a beautiful design! Your inking technique is incredible and the pink matting is perfect! I agree with Greta - this card definitely deserves an A!


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