Thursday, 14 April 2016

Smooshing with friends

I found a bit of time this afternoon to do some crafting so I could enter a couple of challenges before the deadlines. I try to enter the One Layer card challenge at Less is More as I find that one really makes me think outside the box. I combined it with the 'swooshing' challenge at Just Us Girls & the cue card of 'Pink' at CASology. Here's what I came up with ...



I rubbed an ink pad onto a craft sheet then spritzed it with water. I then laid a square card blank front over the top of it to get the 'swooshed' effect across the card. The hexagon pattern was then stamped across the top in the same colour. I stamped the 'Friend' sentiment in a different colour; overstamped with a versamark inkpad & embossed with clear embossing powder to make it stand out.

This wasn't my first attempt, my creative journey went something like this ...


This was my first attempt, but I thought it looked too busy, so I gave up with that one & came up with this ...

I still wasn't happy with that one, the 2 patterns seemed to jar with each other. So eventually it was third time lucky! Does anyone else have these trial & error moments?!

The geometric stamps were a free gift in a magazine ...

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Supplies:
Docrafts Papermania 'Capsule Geometric Mono' stamps - free in a magazine
CB 'Sugar & spice' sentiment stamps
Altenew Crisp inks 'Red Cosmos' set
Versamark ink pad
Clear embossing powder

Challenge inspiration:
Less is More: ONE LAYER CARD 
challenge!  Geometric Shapes or Patterns









9 comments:

  1. Brilliant design, love your smooshing !!

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  2. It looks as though your had fun during the development of your final creation Tamara!
    Cute card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  3. Looks like you had a fun journey! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  4. Such a simple design for such a stunning result. Fabulous finish. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week Tamara.

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  5. Very pretty card Tamara! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  6. So pretty! The pink and the little geometric shapes are really sweet together. Nice card!

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  7. Great card, I think we all have trial and error moments, I certainly do. Got a little pile of 'hmmm, not sure that works' offcuts!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  8. A fun and super pretty one layer card. I've always got a pile of duds hanging around so I wouldn't worry about it. Love your subtle geometric design with the pop of shine on your sentiment. Great work Thanks for playing along at Less is More. Sarah

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  9. This is such a pretty card, and I love how you creatively used so much pink. Yay for free stamps! That has never happend to me, but I can still hope. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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