You never realize how much you rely on something until it's gone. I always feel a little insecure about my cards, as I'm sure we all do. Are there enough embellishments? Are there enough DPs? Do they go well together? Is it the right sketch?
Well, this week's Tiddly Inks challenge is harder than normal for me. The challenge? Simplify! Create a one-layered card. Yeah, yeah, easy for them to say! How can I create a card with out any of the many pretty papers I've spent TONS of money on? I decided to give it a shot. Not only did I not use any DPs...I only used 8 gems. That's it. No other embellies. I had to keep stopping myself from adding more embellishments, but I did it. =)
Starting in Word, I placed my Tiddly Inks image (Party Time), and then I typed "birthday" under the banner to match the size. I took an image from Digistamps 4 Joy called Flower Corner, sized it, then copied and pasted it four times (once in each corner). When I had the layout right, I printed the entire thing. After printing, I cut the unused edge off the cardstock and scored the card. I colored the images using Copics (except for the leaves, which were colored with a light green Spica marker). I edged the card using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, and added the gems.
Well, that's it! There's still a LOT of white on that card that, to be honest, is driving me a little nuts. However, I think if I add anything more I will probably ruin the card. I'm actually kind of happy how this turned out.
Thanks to the Tiddly Inkers for making me push my boundaries once again. =D
And thanks to all of you for your always sweet comments and encouragement. I don't know where I'd be without you! =D Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you soon!
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