Sunday, April 21, 2013

One Layer Birthday for The Paper Players


Greetings, Stampers! I'm happy to report that today is Sunday and time for another Paper Players challenge! I have to say, I am truly enjoying my position as a guest designer with them. They are such an awesome and talented group and I'm happy to be in their midst. Hugs to the team! 

Jaydee's challenge this week is a Clean and Simple One Layer Card. Now this was a challenge for me. I don't think I've ever made a one layer card before! I tend to be a more-is-more kind of girl and love lots of layers, though depending on my mood I can embrace clean-and-simple, too, as I did today.


So, just how many things can you do to one layer of card stock? LOL! Let's see... I masked, I sponged, I layered, I shadowed and I heat embossed. This was really not the direction I was headed in when I started this project but it took on a life of it's own. I think I like the way it came out, kind of modern but still soft. The images are from the My Friend stamp set, and the greeting is from a retired set called Sincere Salutations, which I chose because I thought the font worked well will the images.


To create the focal image, first I cut an oval out of a piece of scrap paper and used it as a mask. I attached it to my Whisper White card stock using temporary adhesive. I sponged inside the oval using Baja Breeze ink. The floral image was stamped twice, once in Not Quite Navy ink and then again with Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. The mask was removed and the cascading image was stamped over the first, also with Not Quite Navy ink.


Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: My Friend, Sincere Salutations (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White 
Ink Pads: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Die, Heat Tool, Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: White Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by and I would be ever so happy if you left a comment!




18 comments:

  1. Love the card! And yes, that is an impressive amount of stuff to do to a one layer card! :-)

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous card, love all the details you were able to do and still have it one layer!!!

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  3. THis is amazing...I couldn't wait to see how you did the blue shadows on the floral images. I will have to try out that technique!

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  4. Wow! I think I will have to read your directions a couple times to absorb them then try it myself. The card is just beautiful!

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  5. Whoa, Sandy, you should embrace your OLC side more often! Although it's hard to tell it's OLC because you've managed to achieve so much depth with it. Genius!!

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  6. This card is GORGEOUS! I Love it to pieces and imagine, *YOU* made only a one-layer card (you go girl)!!! The card is awesome and beautiful; you did a great job! TFS! :)

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  7. Wow! This is so-o stunning! I LOVE IT! TFS!

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  8. Wow, Sandy! At first I thought you must have made this in MDS. I am so impressed with how you made this. What a cool look!

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    1. MDS? You clearly don't know how technically challenged I am! Thanks, Amy! Hugs :)

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  9. Very cool technique - a must try!

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  10. Sandy, you ROCKED this challenge. You captured the whole concept of a one layer card.... adding so much interest with techniques and color. In your case you used a monochromatic color scheme, but in so many interesting ways. I love it! Thanks for making such a fabulous card for my challenge.
    Hugs for being such a great member of our little team!
    Jaydee

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    1. Gosh, Jaydee, you're making me blush! Thanks for providing an awesome challenge, and for liking my card. And I love our little team!

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  11. Sandy, this is GORGEOUS! I love that you showcased how pretty a one-layer card can be with just a few techniques and clever stamping. Love the effect of white embossing over the NQN ink--it's almost a reverse shadow and it's lovely! Way to rock the challenge. Thank you for your sweet comments on the team--you're a special part of this team and I am delighted to be stamping with you! ((hugs))

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    1. Thank you for your sweet, generous comments, Nance. Hugs back at 'ya!

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  12. I had to think and think as I read your technique...how clever!! Such a beautiful card with literally one layer. It has so much depth to it. TFS!

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  13. Gorgeous and smart choice of stamp set with technique favorite one layer card I've seen!

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  14. Sandy, all I can say is you absolutely blew me away with the awesomeness of this one-layer beauty! Wow! SO much detail while keeping the design clean. I am in awe of the shadow detail on the image. It adds so much depth to the image. Absolutely fantastic work, as always! :)

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  15. A BIG Wow!!! I knew when I saw this card that I wanted to make it. When I read the instructions, I again said, WOW!!! I am blown away on the many techniques on a ONE layer card! I can hardly wait to get home from work to try it out. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful work with us.

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