One Layer Love Hearts

by Joanne James22. January 2014 09:43

I'm sticking with the Valentine's theme today as today's card is also this week's entry for The Paper Players weekly challenge, where Sandy has asked us to create a one layer Valentine's card:

I decided to use the heart as per the challenge tile, but today's card is also showing you how to use one of my favourite Stampin' Up! products, the Expressions Thinlits dies, in a different way. You've seen me use the die cut word itself as in yesterday's card, and I've also used the negative space created by the die cut (you can see an example of that here). Today I thought I would show you how you can use them to create a mask, which gives yet another effect and one that is particularly suited to a one-layer card. Here is my card:

I cut out the die cut word 'love', along with two overlapping hearts cut with my Hearts Framelits and created a mask. Then using Melon Mambo and Smoky Slate ink and a couple of sponge daubers, I carefully sponged around the die cuts to give the illusion of two overlapping hearts, with love running through the centre. I created a second mask using the small heart from the Owl Builder Punch; I could have used a stamp, but I wanted to retain the soft sponged effect so created another stencil then simply sponged a few random hearts across some of the remaining white space. I rounded the bottom corners of the card, but otherwise left well alone; as the Paper Players point out this week, less is more!

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out and it shows yet another way you can use the thinlits to achieve an alternative effect. If you too are 'in love' with 'love' and the other words in the Expressions Thinlits set, don't forget these are only available until 1st February when the current seasonal Autumn-winter catalogue ends - click on the link below to my online store if you would like to purchase. I know I wouldn't be without mine - they can be used in so many ways.

Back tomorrow with another one layer card; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
1/23/2014 6:12:09 PM #

Great card for the One Layer Valentine challenge, Joanne! You did such an amazing job masking and sponging, just perfect. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
1/23/2014 9:25:27 PM #

Thanks Sandy - it was fun to use the thinlit in an alternative way, one layer cards are always a challenge!

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jaydee
jaydeeUnited States
1/24/2014 3:54:49 PM #

Great use of the masking technique.  The layering works so well to add interest and dimension.  So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

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Joanne James
Joanne James
1/24/2014 8:12:27 PM #

Thanks for your kind comments Jaydee - it was nice to make a one layer card for a change.

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/24/2014 8:32:02 PM #

Oh my goodness, how sweet is this!  One-layer perfection!  I love the colors you've used and what a clever way to use that expressions thinlit!  Ingenious! I may have to CASE this!   Thanks so much for playing with the Paper Players challenge this week!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
1/25/2014 9:50:08 PM #

Thank you LeAnne - so kind of you! Feel free to CASE - I would be honoured! Looking forward to the next Paper Players challenge - the DT are a great source of inspiration. x

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