Tuesday 5 February 2013

Clean & Simple 2 - Day 7

Hello Friends,

My card today was very challenging!  I watched the great videos and saw some amazing inspiration which lead me straight to make this card.........

The main idea today was to do a one layer card and I've done it!!!! Shame this was my third attempt!

We were also encouraged to use part of a large stamp, which I've managed quite nicely here, even if I do say so myself!

I used an acetate mask, like my card earlier, I stamped the lady in black pigment ink and embossed her in clear embossing powder and used a mask to keep her clean whilst I partly inked the background stamp using a VersaMark pen and embossed the sections of the image in silver embossing powder and finally I used a blending brush to ink the background.

What I learned from making this card:

  1. I learned that black embossing powder really needs to be avoided on a Clean & Simple card!
  2. You cannot use Copics on an image you have embossed in black!
  3. I should have hit my scrap paper with my blending brush EVERY time (can you see where I forgot?)!
  4. Always emboss first, then ink the background, even if you are using an embossing buddy!
  5. Patience is what is needed to make a Clean & Simple card!
  6. And finally you need light!  Sorry for the dark photo again, I put the card under my daylight lamp, but as you can see from the background, the light is fading fast here again.....oh come on spring!
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I hope you have time to make a Clean & Simple card soon.