Need to be negativePosted: February 5, 2009
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:
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