One layer cards aren't always clean and simple. And clean and simple - in appearance- cards aren't always quick to make. But this card was very quick - I selected the stamps and ink, made the card, cleaned up and put everything away again in the time it took my husband to have his shower. And he's not a man who spends ages primping!
The border stamp an old one that I think came from Graphicus. I believe they've been taken over by another company and the designs reissued, but I'm not sure which company it is. I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with clear powder. Then I masked off the rest of the card just leaving the stamped area clear, and used a blending tool to apply Adirondack Lettuce ink over the whole unmasked area. The more ink you apply, the more the embossing stands out! Once the ink was applied, I polished the surface with a tissue to remove any ink clinging to the embossing. Finally I removed the masks and stamped the sentiment with the same ink.
I'm sharing this card with
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Inkspirational - One Layer