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Clean Day


It's a clean day. My computer has been cleaned (I hope!) of the nasty virus that kept re-entering my space. Even the cleaning lady is here to clean the house, so I thought it was appropriate to do a "clean" card today. After that, it's back to the ongoing studio clean-out, purging and organizing.

So I also made a "clean" less is more card. It was an expired challenge I came across. My cards usually include at least 2 layers, and I thought this challenge was a good one for me to try. In my beginning card making days, anything I did directly on the base card turned out rather plain and wasn't appealing to me at all. I decided to try it again.

A2 card -- scored the 8.5" x 5.5" but did not fold so I could position the stamp.

Stamped the sentiment with StazOn on the card front, as well as a scrap piece of paper to make a mask.

Colored the stamp with Local King Rubber Stamps' colored markers. Stamped onto base card with the sentiment mask in place.

Folded the card stock along the scored line to finish the card.

Penny Black Stamp: Noble 4377K

Rubbernecker Stamp: Zippidy Do Dah 724-07

StazOn solvent ink in Claret

Local King Rubber Stamps colored markers

Post it Note (for mask)

Conqueror 118# Cover Card Stock in Diamond White

This was so simple I almost felt like I missed something. Using the 118# cover card stock didn't allow the colors to bleed through to the back. When you need a very "fast" card, this technique is definitely one that should be in your arsenal.

Virginia Lu has used a single flower stamp from Penny Black as a border with beautiful effect. I just had to share it with you. Using her MISTI, she's layered several colors on the petals and the stems.

Click on this link to Virginia's blog for the details:

http://virginialusblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/color-layering.html

On the Magenta blog, Carol Dion has made a beautiful canvas art with Magenta's Nuance.

Click on this link for the posting on the Magenta blog:

http://www.magentastyle.com/2016/04/toile-fleur-de-cornouiller-dogwood.html

Such a coincidence that all of the colors today are in the orange family! Hoping you're having a great Friday and thanks for stopping by!


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