Saturday, 8 February 2014

You're Lovely for Easter

I do love a one layer card so I enjoyed coming up with one for the One Layer Anything Goes challenge at Less is More today. Come and see:


I decided to use one of Stampin' Up's free Sale-a-bration sets, called You're Lovely, with a bit of masking. The label stamp was stamped first and I used the negative mask to cover the outside area so that I could sponge Soft Sky ink inside - I'm a big fan of this colour too Chrissie! The daffodils were coloured with markers next and the label was then covered with the positive mask enabling me to stamp the row of flowers repeatedly to form a background.


I spent quite a lot of time on the details of this card - giving the label and flowers a little shadow and colouring the background flowers with a blender pen and ink; using a stamp-a-majig to adjust the sentiment (which normally has the words side by side); and adding the gems.


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Here's what you'll need to make this card
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Stamps: You're Lovely (free with Sale-a-bration) wood or cling, Delightful Dozen wood or cling
Ink: Early Espresso, Gumball Green and Soft Sky classic inks, plus markers
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
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I'm a bit early for Easter aren't I - although my local supermarket doesn't think so! - but the daffodils on the stamp reminded me of many a happy easter egg hunt among the spring bulbs. And talking of daffs, for those who are getting a bit fed up with the winter, look:


It won't be long now!

See you soon,


20 comments:

  1. A beautiful card Vicky, it's so soft and gentle.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Hi Vicky

    This is lovely - a very serene card. The clever shading really adds depth - hard to believe it's a one layer card!

    Hugs
    Sharon
    x

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  3. beautiful card, i like how you created the "false layer" with the label

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  4. Gorgeous creation. Love it. Hugs, Ankie

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  5. This is so clever and a brilliant trick to the eye! I really thought you had used a layer of card! Beautiful
    Elaine

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  6. Wonderful Easter card - even if it is a wee bit early. You'll be prepared!

    xxx

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  7. What a lovely bright spring card xx

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  8. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card.... Love that stamp set.
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  9. Lovely card Vicky, so cheerful and your shading is so effective, definitely doesn't look one layer:)
    Val x

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  10. This is simply beautifully done Vicky!
    Great stamping!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  11. Lovely Easter card Vicky great stamp set

    Anne

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  12. Great card Vicky such a lovely Spring like card too. Thanks for the links also, hope it helps sales :) Viv xx

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  13. So pretty and fresh, another gorgeous card, Vicky. Yes, our daffs are coming on, and I bought a bunch from the market too, I love them. The shops have Valentines Day and Easter merchandise vying for shelf space, I don't want any of it, just the daffs will do me! xxx

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  14. Grrrrr to Mr Blogger! I seem to have been excommunicated from your followers list and was wondering if you were OK as I hadn't seen any of your posts - then I saw this on LIM so came to look - have now 'followed' you again.
    Lovely Easter card and have just treated myself to the Watercolour Set below so am looking forward to a play with that too!

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  15. Gorgeous card, beautifully done. (you know I love Daffodils)

    Funny I was going to take a photo of our daffs nearly flowering today, but too much rain, hail and snow :)

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  16. Vicky this is simply stunning - the masking and stamping are amazing! You have manage to make it look like it's got layers even though it hasn't! Fab! Nx

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  17. This is so lovely Vicky. Hope you're well :0)
    Margaret x

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  18. Wow - great job on your masking!

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  19. beautifully colored card Vicky and great placement .

    Marie

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  20. I love how the shaped panel looks raised up!!! Beautiful fresh spring colours...they look great against the natural card :0)
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x