The challenge at the Mod Squad Blog Challenge for this week is to make a one layer birthday. I chose to use images from Inspired by Stamping for this card. And, I should have quit when I had less detail on it. My shaky arthritic hands and my part blind eye did not want to cooperate when I added more to it. I was trying to make it look more layered without actually adding layers.
I took an ivory card base and with black Versafine ink I stamped the cherry blossoms. I colored them in with my Zig markers. I also did a shadow technique around them. Next I die cut a mask with a Cheery Lynn Designs oval die and covered up the flowers before I started to sponge on Gina K. Designs Dusty Pink ink all around the outer edge. When the mask was removed I had an oval of ivory with my blossoms enclosed.
Now there is where I think I should have stopped but no, I had to go and take a black pen and try to make it look like another layered oval was behind it. I wanted it to look like it was scalloped but for some reason I was too shaky and after looking at it so long my eyes got blurry. But the deed was done and therefore this is the way it ended up.
My last step was to take the sentiment from another stamp set and add that to the bottom of the card with black ink.
I used the Inspired by Stamping Cherry Blossoms set and the Inspired by Stamping Wishing You sentiment set.
If I get time this week I will try to do another one layer card. Hopefully, that one will work out better.
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