Thursday, November 21, 2013

Inspired By a Quote


Today's Impression Obsession challenge is all about quotes.  IO has a ton of beautiful quotes in various fonts, so it was really hard to chose one.  I decided on the "In All Things" quote (B3670) and paired it with the Fern Stem (G9045).

For the card itself, I challenged myself to keep it simple and only use one layer.  I wanted the focus to be on the quote and the leaf.

To make the card, I first applied a mask to the edges of my card.  Then, I sponged some Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass Distress ink on the card and had it fade as it approached the center of the card.  I made sure to add the ink first to the right hand side of the card so that side would end up darker than the center.  I removed the mask then added the fern in Spanish Moss and Olympia Versafine ink and the quote with black Versafine ink.

Need more quote inspiration? Check out what the other designers have created:

Anna Wight (brand new IO designer)
Daniela Dobson
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher (you are here)
Vicki Garrett

Want to play along? You can find all the information here, and you could even win a $25 IO gift certificate!


6 comments:

Ellen said...

Beautiful card Laura!

Shirley said...

How lovely, as always! I really like what you did with your BG to make the image pop!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

I LOVE this card ... so pretty, CAS!! And thanks for the warm welcome to the team! Thrilled to be joining the group! :)

Paula Huiras said...

This card is really nice! I love the simplicity of it.
PH

Unknown said...

This is stunning, I love the simplicity of the one layer yet the overall beauty is breathtaking!

PJ said...

I may be last responding here but your card gets a 'first' prize from me, it's simplicity...it's stunning!