Simple Birthday Card - One Stamp Three Inks

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.

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