Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just a Tini Note of Thanks

Happy Wednesday, one of the best days of the week for me - the workday week is halfway through AND it's time for a new One Layer Wednesday challenge.  I saw this challenge when it went up last night, so I had time to mull it over while I slept.  The challenge is to use white, grey with a pop of colour and this time I followed the rules to the letter.

Whilst I woke up with the concept, it took several tries to get this one right - I find a sheet of scratch paper folded into four is perfect for getting the layout and colour balance of a card like this right - one layer cards do not come easy to me.

I started by stamping the martini glass in slate, first on the card and then on the sticky part of a post-it.  I cut out the mask - just the triangle at the top, placed it over the glass and then stamped the background over - to get the depth of colour just right I inked it up with slate, stamped on scratch paper and then over the glass - paler than the glass, but dark enough to create an impact.

Next, and it's not really visible in the photo - to be honest it is incredibly subtle in reality - I used pebble for the liquid in the glass - the set comes with a small triangle that just fills the glass.

And now for the pop of colour - I (carefully) inked the cherry in cherry (what else!) and its stem in slate.  A sentiment and the card is complete.  The perfect card for a friend of mine - just have to wait until she invites me to another of her fantastic parties!

That's it for today - as I said yesterday, my copy of the new Amuse Studio catalog is scheduled to arrive today, so I've got to clean, wash, and cook like crazy this morning so that I can sit down and drool when it arrives - I've seen excerpts but I've only heard about the whole thing.  Do contact me if you would like your very own copy and I will send you one for $5 plus $5 shipping.

All the supplies needed to make this card are from Amuse Studio and are available here

stamps: tini time, swanky backgrounds
paper: sugar
ink: slate, cherry, pebble


Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely brilliant!! The cherry red is fab and your sentiment really made me smile!

Susan said...

That bright red cherry is the perfect pop of color! Fab card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous, cheers!

liannallama said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this card! Great color choices and design!

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