This week the 2nd challenge over at Less is More is "one Layer". This new website certainly makes you look at card making in a totally different light. They have got a super tutorial on their website for this challenge on using your computer for the sentiments and it's brilliant.
I have actually made two cards for the challenge; one using the computer generated sentiment and the other using an aperture to stamp into.
For the first one I have used the same sentiment that was in the tutorial - If friends were flowers I'd pick you - and I omitted the L in the word flowers so I could use a stem of the flower for the L. In this instance I have used a Stampin Up stamp "Love" as the stem of the flower and the head of a sunflower from a Papermania set. The word "flowers" was printed as an outline image and I then used a Quickie glue pen and Art Glitter Monochromatic Brown to fill in.
On the second card I placed a nesties die on my card and passed it through my die cutting machine using the embossing plates so it just embossed but didn't cut the square. I then used the same nestie to cut a square out of a piece of card which was then placed over the embossed square and taped down. I used Distress Inks to colour inside the square and then I stamped a flower spray from a set I bought from Local King Rubber Stamps in Canada. This was clear embossed. The sentiment was also stamped in the same colour Distress Ink as the floral spray and clear embossed. This was from a set called Birthday Words from Elusive Images - it comes as a one line stamp so I masked off the "come true" and stamped the first part above the main image and then masked the first part which allowed me to stamp the last two words under the image. I think by embossing the square first it makes the image stand out more.
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