For One Layer Wednesday #75, Susan has asked us to make a one-layer birthday card for a guy. Guy cards are tough! I don't have a lot of masculine images and so I often turn to my Hero Arts leaf prints set.
For this card I chose the fern image and some Memento bamboo leaves ink. I stamped a PTI frame and then masked it before stamping the fern leaves. I stamped each fern off on another sheet of paper before stamping on the card, so they would be lighter and more textural. I finished by scoring lines above and below the stamped area.
I think it's pretty easy to make cute little boy card with the PTI fly away mini-set, but I wanted to try to make a more grown-up looking card with it. I experimented a little bit with layering a variety stamps and came up with this design. First, I stamped a Close to my Heart background stamp in Memento Desert Sand, stamping it off on another sheet of paper first. Then I added the airplane in Memento rich cocoa and finally a PTI sentiment.
On this card, I stamped the plane much lower and felt it needed something up high. I added an image from PTI Mehndi Medallion that looked somewhat "compass-y" to me, off stamping it first so it wouldn't be as dark. This was fun and challenging, as I rarely layer stamps in this way.
We've been snowed in all week, but the temperatures are warming up and things are starting to melt. We don't see snow very often here in Western Washington, so things come to a bit of a halt when we do get hit hard!
Paper: PTI white
Ink: Memento bamboo leaves, desert sand, rich cocoa
Stamps: Hero Arts, Close to my Heart, PTI