Need to be negativePosted: February 5, 2009 Filed under: Happiness is a Journey, Stamp Simply challenges 10 Comments
That’s right, I needed to be negative when I made this card. Sharon’s Stamp Simply challenge this week is to use negative images or negative spaces left after using a punch. The stamped image is the only negative thing about this card, because I am actually feeling very positive about being the Stamp Simply Guest Designer for February! Thank you Sharon for including me in your team for the month.
This card is truly a “stamp simply” card. One stamp set, three markers and one piece of cardstock! I coloured directly onto the train stamp and then spritzed some water onto the stamp to blur the edges a little between my colours. After I had stamped one image using these colours I realised how much the green strip looked like foliage so Istamped another using the green marker a little more intentionally to create a background of trees for the train going past. I also used markers to highlight the word “Journey” in the sentiment.
I had a few trial images of the train lying around on my craft table so I decided to make a less simple card and use some mattes and embellishments. You can see the result below. I was happy with it but I prefer the simplicity of the one layer in the first card.
Make sure you check out the designs by the talented Stamp Simply design team:
Julie, Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, AJ, and of course Sharon.
Inks: Night of Navy, Bordering Blue and Always Artichoke stampin’write markers
Cardstock: Whisper white (Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Always Artichoke)
Stamps: Happiness is a Journey (Fundamental Phrases)
Also: Navy grosgrain ribbon, hodgepodge hardware buckle
Just beautiful Heather!! Welcome aboard this month!!
Wow, what a perfect stamp to have for this challenge! I love the colors you used, Heather and your clean, simple designs!
Beautiful, Heather! 🙂 Love this!
Heather, honestly, I have never seen such a lovely one layer card! Those are so hard to pull off!! Yours is just gorgeous!
Wow, what an awesome card, your image and the way it’s done is just super. Congrats on being a guest for this team…quite obviously you deserve it. Pat
AWESOME!!! Love BOTH cards … they are amazing! Your coloring on this image is just perfect!! Fantastic job … congrats on being February guest designer … looking forward to seeing your designs!! You’re off to a bang-up start … !
So handsome! Love this fresh and clean look!
I came across your blog today after my daily visit to Sharon’s site. Can you imagine my surprise when I noticed we live in the same city. I can clearly see why you were chosen for February’s guest designer. I quickly added your name to my list of favourites and I look forward to visiting again. TFS! Sheila
These cards are both so outstanding! I love this image. You do the most wonderful work, Heather!
Oh my gosh — both of these cards are absolutely STUNNING!!! I love the colors here and how you’ve used your reverse image stamp to the MAX — both are truly works of art!!! I am inspired!!!! FAB work!!! And I’m so happy you are on board this month!!! Thank YOU!!!