Sunday, November 1, 2015

Warm Wishes with a2z Scrapbooking

Happy Sunday friends!
Aloha and welcome to the latest
a2z Scrapbooking


One layer cards are a big challenge for me, but I've found that using
a bunch of different colored inks can help create a little more dimension.
What's even better?  Hero Arts Ombre inks!
These are my absolute favorite ink pads to get shading without much effort!!

Here's what I'm talkin' about...

I used only 4 inks pads and got all those different shades!
Pretty right?!

For me one layered cards also involves masking so I did some quick and easy snipping.

Can you see my little masks?  I inked up the hats, right owl, and pot on typing paper and
partially fussy cut them since I only needed certain edges to be masked.

I began with inking up the pot in Hero Arts Lime to Forever Green.
The pot is from the Hero Arts set Merry Cactus to You.

I love the owls from the Hero Arts Friends by Lia and wanted them nestled together in the pot.
I also wanted to create a more Christmas theme so I inked up the Santa hat from the
Merry Cactus to You set, masked it, then stamped the owl using Hero Arts Light to Dark Brown ink.
Then masking the right owl, I inked up the other owl with the darker brown and stamped.
Lastly I stamped the top hat in Hero Arts Gray to Black ink as well as the sentiment.

Aren't they just so cute together in the little pot?!
Now normally I would mount the card panel on to some colored cardstock,
but since this is a one layered card I decided to use the stripes from
Hero Arts Kelly's Outline Letters.  I first drew a pencil mark to create margins on each side
to use as a guide for where I would stamp.  Then took that stripe patter and inked
in each ombre shade of the Hero Arts Light Ruby to Red Royal ink and the Lime to Forever Green.
This took a bit of time, but I thought tied in nicely with my little cozy scene.

Hope you enjoyed my one layer card!
Can't wait to see what you create!!
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  1. Adorable!!!!!!!! LOVING those owls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. awwwwwww...look how cozy those guys are...super cute Niki!

  3. oh my how cute.. I love that little image..

  4. Very cute one layer card! Love all the color!


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