This was the sentiment that took me ages to decide on when making my card for the Less is More Challenge 23. The brief: A ONE LAYER CARD including SOMETHING WITH LEGS.
What's more, I decided on it after I had stamped the Penny Black toads. From there ensued a lot of head scratchimg and pondering about how to get the card through the printer with the sentiment in the correct position. My laser printer refused to accept it and spat it out. However, the inkjet was kinder and the result is as shown. I used MS Publisher to place the text. Because the card is landscape, I was able to rotate the text so it had the correct orientation.
I will now keep this file so that I can print two cards with sentiments....before stamping.
As I am sure that you will realise, the stamping was the easy part. I used watercolour pencils to colour the toads then masked them before applying blue ink with Cut and Dry foam to create a watery background. I added a clear glaze to the the frogs but it does not show very well. I think that I'll try Crystal Lacquer as it has a thicker consistency. Never happy!!!!!
It's early yet, I might just go and make a couple more of these.
I had this card set aside, just stamped without colour or sentiment. It fits the LIM criteria for this week so I have completed it. It is too dark outside to take a photo in natural light so it is rather dull.
I'm not sure when I got the stamp but it must be a long time ago. There is no maker's name on it either.
I coloured with watercolour pencils and added Stickles to give little dimension.
Simple, but I have a few thank you notes to send so I can make more quickly.