Friday, September 16, 2011

Are you ready for some . . .


The challenge over at Wee Memories this week is to create a one layer card.

Just before I started this post I saw sweet Jenny from Wee Memories had posted on facebook that this week's challenge wasn't that popular. WHAT?! I could not disagree more! Is creating a one layer card a little more work? Maybe it is but is creating a dimension card that is completely flat totally freaking awesome? Yes, Yes it is :)

So here is my card

I started my card with a standard sized white card base. I then cut another piece to the "cover" size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) and centered my die (Spellbinders, Large Labels) before I ran it through my cuttlebug. This way I had two pieces. I laid down the negative on top of my card base then used a black sharpie to trace the outline. Once I had the outline I put the positive in with some repositionable adhesive. This step might have been unnecessary, I probably could of just stuck the positive down and traced around it. However this particular die doesn't keep those nice edges if you trace around them, they get too round.

Once my positive was in place I removed the negative. I stamped my flower (Hero Arts, Large Flower) on scrap paper, fussy cut them out, and applied repositionable adhesive. These are my second masks. I stamped the flower around the card base, masking and stamping to cover the entire thing. For the coloring I wanted bright bold colors so I used markers.

Once colored I removed the mask and stamped my sentiment (Hero Arts, Live & Laugh). Lastly I added good old reliable, stardust stickles.

Thanks for coming over and visiting. Don't let a little more work scare you out of trying a one layer card. Just because its lat doesn't mean it can't be beautiful :)