This simple card with CAS design was surprisingly complicated to make because it's a single layer card. Cheers! Aged to perfection!
Less is More: Single Layer with Outlines and, of course, CAS
Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch
Can You Case It: Colours - Silver, Eggplant, Neutrals
I actually made the card twice because I flubbed a couple things on the first attempt. But, I liked the look so much I kept with it and made a second, which I almost flubbed, too!
To start the project, I created a top opening A2 card from watercolour 140lb cardstock.
I did a dry fit of my layout idea. A masked sentiment from a die and an outline stamping.
For the layout, I used a challenge sketch.
I used a Simon Says Stamp die to create the mask for the sentiment. I cut the sentiment from a large edge-to-edge Post-It for the mask. I backed it with a bit of release paper left over from another project.
I used the negative space to create a stencil which I applied directly to the card base. On my first flubbed card I got a bit of the ink from stenciling off the edges of the mask, so for this one I added more masking to cover the rest of the card side to side.
Using a blending tool, I pounced on Distress Ink: Weathered Wood.
Keeping the mask in place, I brushed on Perfect Pearls: Pearl over the Weathered Wood. The ink was still damp enough for the powder to adhere. To make sure it fixed to the card base, I wafted the card through a mist of water after I was done brushing it.
The combination of the pale grey of the Weathered Wood and the shine of the Pearl yields a lovely silver.
I masked the sentiment with the positive from the Post-It and off-set the negative to have a double masking to make a shadow.
I put the side masking in place and pounced the stencil with Black Soot. Tip for the future, make sure your fingers have no ink on them when you handle your card especially if you're doing a single layer card.
I masked the shadow with a second cut mask before stamping the bottle and glass so I could have the base appear to be behind the sentiment and its shadow. I stamped the bottle and glass with Dusty Concord both because of the similarity to eggplant (a dark purple) and for the amusement the wine is stamped with concord. I used the Misti to line the stamping up.
Aged to Perfect seemed such a perfect sentiment as well. I stamped the inside sentiment with Dusty Concord.