Created this simple birthday card using one stamp and a mix of different shades of green pigment ink for CASology - Monochrome Challenge this week..
I have this maple leaf wood mounted stamp since early 2000, but honestly, I have never used it until now. It is from River City Rubber Works and the quality of the wood and rubber has definitely been tested through time!
I love nature and this is something that I was inspired to do while tending to my small herb garden today, a dragonfly just wouldn’t leave me alone while I was watering the plants. LOL!!!
So, here goes…the card for Monday, lovely nature to enjoy to start off the week.
I have used Versacolor (161 Green Tea, 42 Lime and 69 Bamboo) for this.
I stamped the leaf using the lightest shade, Bamboo, all over the bottom and left of the card. Next color I used was the Lime, followed by Green Tea, the dargest and strongest shade of the three.
The dragonfly is a die cut using Quickutz die (QCK305 and QCK306) using white card stock.
In order to blend in the colors, I used Hero Arts Silky Stamping sponge, lightly dab and blend the body of the dragon fly with Versacolor (Brown). For the wings, it was a mix of the three green color that I used for stamping the leaf.
For the sentiment, I have used Penny Black 3170F wood mounted stamp and I stamped it using Versafine Olympia Green as I wanted to be sure that the fine words are clearly stamped on the textured paper and only Versafine is really quite capable of doing that.
I adhered the dragon fly using foam tape to add a little texture to the one layer card.
By the way, this is how I normally do my border stamping with a re-useable scrap paper. Check it out here.
I find this design really refreshing and I hope you like it.
Supplies and Tools
- Penny Black 3170F …every day
- 1365F Maple Leaf from River City Rubber Works
- Versacolor 161 Green Tea, 42 Lime and 69 Bamboo
- Versacolor 54 Brown
- Versafine Olympia Green
- Quickutz Dragonfly die QCK305 and QCK306
- Foam tape
Submitted to the following challenge(s)
If you enjoy making your own background, this is also one of my favorite piece using one stamp and a selection of inks for a great background.