Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Paper craft project no. 384: Believe and Discover one layer cards


Popping by today to share two one layer cards I made featuring the ink bleeding technique, the same technique I used in this card here. (A little background on the technique: I was playing with my calligraphy pens last week as I sketched new stamp designs on my sketch book. I was prepping one of the drawings for a colorwash and when I ran my waterbrush over the sketched image, the ink bled. The next thing I know, I was testing it out on my stamps and card designs.) 

I used two of the 6 new sets in STAMPlorations' Bold Sentiments line. (If you want the chance to win one of the new sets, check out this post on the STAMPlorations blog.)

Card #1: Believe in your vision
To create this monochromatic card, I stamped the large narcissus in antique linen (Distress marker). Then I traced over the stamped image with a calligraphy pen and ran my waterbrush over the ink to create the inky, artsy look.

I'm linking up card #1 to these fun challenges:

Card #2: Discover possibilities
To create this card, I placed the ARTplorations Tribal Triangles stencil on my card base and loosely watercolored inside the triangles with Sakura Koi watercolors. After it dried, I traced the triangles with a calligraphy pen and then ran a wet brush over to let the ink bleed. I added a bit of faux texture on the card by stamping the grunge newsprint and sketchy borders.

I'm linking up card #2 to these fun challenges:

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


  1. Believe in the your vision ---- I love love love this one
    and the sentiment is such true .... Thanks for showing it
    CU hellerlittle

  2. Love these Shery...the cards and the stamps! Carol x

  3. I love this technique, Shery! The monochromatic card is gorgeous, but I also love how you defined the triangles on the second card.

  4. beautiful monochromatic card. great technique. thank you for joining us over at TTCRD and good luck,
    Theresa DT xx

  5. Such unique cards! That first one is just over-the-top cool!

  6. Both fabulous cards and love the technique--Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  7. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

  8. What a beautiful CAS card, love the monochrome color !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door
    Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

  9. I had to come see your beautiful cards after seeing the one that won at TTCRD. If we don't own a calligraphy pen, is there a substitute you could recommend? khasheck at gmail dot com

  10. Gorgeous cards! The don;t look like a one layer card!! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!


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