black, white, and red

The Inchie INKlings blog had it's first new post in months, and featured cards that white black, white, and turquiose.  It then offered a challenge to make an inchie that was black, white, and one other color.  Since I had Valentines on the brain, I decided to go with a heart.

It would have been the easiest thing in the world to stamp black ink on a white inchie base and stick on a diecut heart, but when you are working on such a small scale, the details really matter.  I doodled the background on some glossy paper with the thought that I could glue it around the base and the doodles would show on the sides (they do!), but the glossy paper warps and smears very easily, so I used some laminate scraps my sister brought me from her work (too small for professional use, but plenty big for ATCs and inchies) to adhere the background to the base.  It has a great gloss finish!  I had some hearts ready to go, but I thought a handcut heart would look better on the background.I had some glitter foam that was perfect for the job.

The end result is  deeply dimensional, sparkly, and definitely one of a kind.  Not bad for a tiny one inch square!

Challenges (besides the Inchie Inkling one):
I Did It - fav technique (doodling)
Pile It On - new crafting supplies (laminate)
Stamp Something - glitter
Stampavie - red


Juliet Arrighi

8 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful inchie- the background is wonderful!

Jeanette said...

Your doodling is fantastic. This inchie has real style. Beautifully done. Happy New Year from I Did It Creations.

Melissa S. said...

Thanks for joining us this week at Pile It On. Great job with the inchie and the Laminate.

Shar said...

Fab inchie! Love the pop of the red against the zentangle background.

Ellie said...

Looks fabulous. Love the glittery heart!
Thank you so much for playing along at stamp something. Hope you'll check back tomorrow for a brand new challenge!

Helen said...

Gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

my little scrapping corner said...

very pretty card. love it

thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

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rush said...

i just like this. the detail and the smallness make it so special. i want to make one similar.