The one-layer Wednesday challenge at Simplicity is to use one stamp to make two cards, attempting to get a different look on each card. I used a beautiful Penny Black stamp called day-dreams that I've had and have never used. I rarely color, but I pulled out my Prismacolor pencils that I've had for about seventeen years and gave it a go.
My first card didn't photograph well. I used bright, cheerful colors on white cardstock. Normally I would have placed a strip of patterned paper along the bottom, but since this is a one-layer card I masked and sponged. I felt it needed that color at the bottom to ground the image and balance the color in the flowers. I'm thinking of adding a bit of black and white twine along the top edge of the masked area.
For my second card I tried to achieve a softer look. I stamped the image in brown on kraft, colored the flowers, and sponged a little white ink around the edges. This card is most definitely a simplified CASE of this beautiful card by Sylvia B.
I decided to go for a third look and masked a rectangle in the center before sponging distress ink. I flicked some water on the sponged area, and if I were to remake this card I probably wouldn't do it again. I colored the image with my pencils and added a sentiment below.
I was glad to get some card-making in last night and stayed up much too late, but I sure had fun. I also made several cards in silver for Less is More, which I'll be posting later.
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