A quick and simple card today, which is good considering how hectic things are! I made this as a response to three challenges. Tuesday Throwdown asked for a one layer card. Mod Squad requested distress ink lifting. And Time Out provided a quote as inspiration.
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine”Anthony J. D’Angelo
Based on the quote I decided I wanted to do a sun. I don’t have any sun stamps or dies though. I knew I wanted to sponge with my Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, so I needed a mask. I created my mask by taking the centre of a paper plate (leftover from making spring wreaths with the girls I was nannying at my old job.) and die cutting it using one of the star framelits. I ran it through three times, rotating slightly each time, until I had a shape I was happy with. I also die cut the centre with a circle.
With my mask ready I laid it in place on a piece of white card. (I know I have a piece somewhere big enough to make a card base but could not find it… So I cheated a little and used a panel the same size as the front of the card will be, and once I find the card base I will put it together. It will still be one layer in appearance.) I positioned the circle in the centre and began sponging on the ink. Once I was happy with the depth of colour I removed the circle and added a light layer of colour to the centre.
To meet the criteria of lifting – and because I wanted to! – I sprayed the card front with water and then lifted the ink by pressing a paper towel to it. I did that twice in total.
Lastly I added the sentiment, making sure the card was completely dry before doing so. I used the “hello” from Altenew’s Super Script and ended up double stamping it to make sure it would take properly – good thing the font is nice and bold so that it is easy to line up!
I do like how this turned out. It is bright and cheerful, and the sun worked quite well considering that I had to cobble it together! My second water spray did lift more ink than I had intended, leaving it a bit too splotchy, but I think I had that quite well by stamping the sentiment over it!