Its week two at the Less is More challenge blog. The challenge this week is to make a one layer card on the theme of trees or flowers.
I first saw this technique on Craft Stamping Quartet Blogspot and was really impressed by how effective it was.
The outer shape was made using a mask cut with a nestability and tack taped to the card before inking.
The shading is done using Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain and an Adirondack Dye pad in Oregano.
The tree stamp is from the Elusive Images Tall Trees themeplate and is one of my favourites. The sentiment is also Elusive Images from the Sympathy themeplate.
This is a great technique for a one layer card as the distress inks blend well and are very forgiving.
Bye for now and take care,