Welcome back to the craft room and today’s Flashback Friday One Step Back post. Today we are flashing back to November 2012. This card is clean, simple and can be created in any number of ways. Unfortunately, the link to the StampTV blog post is no longer available, but we can still have some fun. The original card from the blog post showed 2 recessed images (2 steps back). I chose to only go 1 step back. Let’s get right into it shall we?
Free For All Friday – 2 steps back
This past weeks Free For All Friday challenge, No Steps Forward – 2 Steps Back, was to create a project with a recessed image. I have only made one other card like this, so it was a bit of a challenge. It does produce a very clean and very simple card project.
To create this card I began with a piece of watercolor paper, some distress inks, and water. The watercolor paper is cut slightly smaller than the card base and spritzed with water. While the paper soaked up some of the water, I smooshed distress inks onto my craft sheet. The inks used were Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, and Mustard Seed, . To this palette of colors I added some water with a sprayer. Using my water brush, I painted the colors onto the paper. To use of the rest of the ink, I just turned the paper over and ran it through the puddles of color left on the craft sheet. It was then set aside to air dry. If you are in a hurry just use your heat tool.
One Step Back – The Next Day
The next day I cut a piece of Pure Luxury 80 lb. layering weight card stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″. I used one of the Nestabilities Foliage dies to cut out the leaves. I stamped the greeting with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The watercolor paper is then attached directly to the card base. To add the dimension the top layer is applied with pop dots to give it the recessed look.
This was probably the simplest card I’ve ever created. This tecnique can be used for many different occasions. Simply change the background colors, die, and sentiment and it’s perfect for everything.
Thank you for joining me for today’s Flashback Friday One Step Back post. I don’t know why I haven’t used this technique more often. It really is such a wonderful and quick way to send a greeting to a friend or loved one. I do hope you will give it a try. If you do, I would love to see your creation. Drop a link to your card project in the comments below. Until then have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you in the craft room again real soon!
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