Bowling babes in a single layer small card, can they roll a strike? The ladies are wearing their league shirts and are ready to have a ball. The satin shirts and sparkly balls are done with Perfect Pearls. the rest is coloured with Distress ink.
The Art Impressions challenge is for a single layer card with the ladies, so I decided to use the stamp set I recently bought on clearance at Michaels and hadn't used yet. These Bowling Babes are so cute.
I planned out my placement by doing a dry fit with the stamps on an A2 of heavy watercolour cardstock I made. I use watercolour cardstock for my single layer cards because I use water medium to colour. I used Distress ink minis with waterbrushes.
I love stamping with the Misti. I almost never stamp any other way. When stamping on a 'bumpy' surface, like watercolour cardstock, the Misti is also nearly foolproof double stamping. Not everything stamped on the first, re-ink and stamp again.
I stamped the image in a light colour to do a "no lines" technique.
I coloured/painted the panel with Distress ink minis (smoosh the mini on to my plastic work surface and pick up the colours with a waterbrush) and Perfect Pearls. I used Perfect Pearls on their league bowling shirts to give them the shininess of satin. I also used Perfect Pearls on their bowling balls, who doesn't like a sparkly ball, and earrings. I decided to trim the card to tighten up the scene (and for a 'small card challenge'). The sentiment is stamped with black archival ink as a stark contrast.
Inside the card, I added 3 of the pin stamp for a fun detail when the card is opened.
Art Impressions: One Layer Ladies
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