One Layer Simplicity #4

Across the miles Heather Telford

The challenge hosted by Ardyth at One Layer Simplicity this month is ‘Road Trip’ and can be about the travel method or the destination. I decided to feature a city far away on a Thinking of You card. Most of my family live in cities on the other side of the world, sadly not cities I can take a road trip to.

I have created city-scapes with this stamp before using more of a watercolour effect. I simplified the process for this one layer version. I masked a square with painter’s tape and inked the top of the stamp with tumbled glass distress stain. I stamped once, reinked the top of the stamp again and stamped below the first impression. I stamped a third time with blue then added a little memento potter’s clay ink for the last two impressions. I sponged the perimeter in blue and potter’s clay before removing the masks and adding a sentiment.

The challenge is open until April 24th so it is not too late to add your travel inspired card. My card also fits in nicely with the current Addicted to CAS challenge “Far Away“.


Stamps:  Skyline, Eloquence (PB)
Inks: Memento Potter’s Clay &  Versamagic Aspen Mist (Tsukineko)
Distress Stains: Tumbled Glass (Ranger)
Cardstock: Classic Crest Solar White 110lb smooth ( Neenah)

9 Comments on “One Layer Simplicity #4”

  1. Ardyth says:

    There’s a dreamy quality to this stamping! I love how you can get so much dimension on a one layer card! Thanks for playing along!

  2. ar0se4u2 says:

    Gasp…so beautiful. My challenge would be, not to fill in all the white spaces.

  3. Lindsey says:

    The masked framing and sponging give this card the perfect dimension. Great colours, too.

  4. So lovely, Heather … those ‘drifts’ of buildings in this fabulous cityscape are stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with ATCAS! Anita 🙂

  5. Deepti says:

    This is so dreamy, I like the way cityscapes fade into the sky 🙂 absolutely awesome work

  6. lesliekmiller says:

    I wonder who but you would think to make such a fabulous design with this stamp? Perfect for the challenge and just the ideal card to send to your family in cities so far away. Amazing!

  7. Michelle Lupton says:

    Great layered images – love it! Thanks so much for playing along with our Far Away challenge at ATCAS 😉

  8. kimjolley says:

    Another winner with the skyline stamp! Love you work.

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