Saturday, 20 October 2012
OLW110 - Hip to be Square
This week's One Layer Wednesday challenge is being hosted by Heather. The challenge is to make a one layer card using squares. There are a lot of really cool and creative entries - go check them out, if you haven't already!
To make this card, I pencilled a straight line across my card, and then stamped a small outline square repeatedly, on the diagonal, corner to corner. Then I went back and stamped more squares half way between the original squares. This technique generated all the really little squares (ok, they're not all perfectly square, but this is a handmade card and such flaws just add to the natural beauty of it! lol!). I erased the pencil line and coloured each square with a copic marker and then added a shade darker on the bottom two sides, which makes it look a little more dimensional.
OK. That was really confusing. Feel free to ignore it if you like!
I finished the card with a Hampton Arts Ditto stamp, with the end running off the page, to echo the squares also running off the page.
I really like versatile designs like this - quite easy to produce, and could be used in almost any occasion - all you have to do is change the colour scheme!