Monday, June 20, 2011

One Card... Three Ways!!

I've been itching to make a card that is one layer, but I couldn't stop there :-)  I decided to make a one layer invitation for the Wee Memories party challenge, but make it three ways - improving it each time.  Here are my three cards:

First, I created the one layer card I've been wanting to create:

I used the sketch at CPS this week for the layout of the card.  I grabbed a piece of kraft colored card stock and masked all but the border.  I inked the border with Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Ink.  Then I masked pieces of the card to achieve the look I was going for.  All of it being stamped in the Early Espresso.  After all was stamped, I thought it was missing a little definition, so I added the white dash lines which added just a dash of color.  

After seeing the white color pop on the kraft card stock, I decided to try coloring in the images.  So I repeated the process and instead of adding the white dash lines, I pulled out the Copics and went to town coloring in the images:

This was also for the challenge over at iCopic this week - color on non-white.  I love how the colors look on the kraft background. I opted to outline it in black this time to not draw too much away from the coloring.  Seeing the lovely colors on this version of the one layer, I decided to go one step farther... 

I re-masked everything and re-stamped it all, as well as stamping on scraps of colored papers so I could paper piece some of the images.  And since it technically was no longer a one layer card, I went ahead and popped up the main image and let some of the paper piecing hang off of the edge.  I also decided to Stickle the dragonfly for just a little bit of shimmer.

In the end it was fun to challenge myself with the one layer card, but seeing the third card makes me remember why I rarely do it - It's much more fun with the different layers!

Hero Arts Stamps - Clouds, Blooming Heart
Stampin' Up! - Woodgrain Background Stamp, Early Espresso Ink
Lavender Stickles and Liquid Pearls in Pewter (for the Dragonfly in version 3)
Copics (for version 2) - R32, R37, R59, B02, V06, V12, YR68, E29, E35, E37, 100


  1. Wow, what fun cards and love the variety! Great job on the sketch and thanks for playing along with CPS this week :)

  2. Great job!! Thanks for joining us at CPS!

  3. I like them all! How cool that the same image can be so very different, depending.

  4. I like them all but I think the second is my favorite! Great job!

  5. I love them all~ What a great way to do the same images but still get an even more wow factor just by changing it up~ Thank you so much for sharing! I am a new follower and can't wait to see what else you have to share!

  6. Very cool how different they look from each other, even though you used the same exact images!! Great job! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!!

  7. Isn't it fun to experiment?? I love it and I love how you showed all three. Thanks so much for joining us this week in our challenge at icopic :)

  8. These are awesome!!! Great job!

  9. All three are super cute cards!!!

  10. How cute! Love your steps :) Thank you for joining the Wee Memories challenge!

  11. Adorable! Thank you for playing with us at Wee Memories! :)