Sunday, August 18, 2013

One Layer Silhouettes for The Paper Players

Woo, hoo! It's Sunday and time for another Paper Players challenge! This week the amazing Ann Schach has a One Layer card challenge for us. She rocked the last one! Though I love one layer cards, I tend to be a 'lots of layers' girl. So I fully anticipated having to make a few cards before I created one I was happy with. Much to my surprise I was pretty happy with the first one, which was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.

This is card making in its purest form: just stamps, paper and ink. Don't look too closely as it is not a perfect creation, but I think I did pretty well considering I left the Stamp-a-ma-jig in its holster. Plus, if it was too perfect it would look like it was made in a factory. At least that's what I tell myself! There I go justifying again!

I've always wanted to do a card with a hand drawn outline. First I stamped my images and my greetings, with a little mask at the bottom so the stems all ended in sort of the same position. Then I measured in from each corner and made a little dot with a pencil. I connected the dots with a Stampin' Write Marker, then made a squiggly dot at each corner. Such fun!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Really Good Greetings
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink Pad: Black Stazon, Marina Mist, Rose Red, Summer Starfruit
Markers: Basic Black
Tools: A Ruler
Accessories: None :)

I hope you play along with this challenge at The Paper Players I'm very excited to see what you all create! Come visit the rest of the Design Team for inspiration!


Brian King said...

Looks factory made to me! Love the bold look of this card from stamping the stems a sentiment in black. A gorgeous, modern card, Sandy.

Anonymous said...

WOW! No Stamp-a-ma-jig?!?! I'm definitely not that brave! I love the card, the bold colors are great! :-)

Rach said...

I'm REALLY impressed you did this sans Stamp-a-ma-jing!! I've been using the heck out of this stamp set (and thought to use it for this week's PP challenge, actually), but I MUST use the SAMJ! :o)

I love the frame you created and frequently think to myself, "I really should make a card like this". Then, forget to do so... ;oP

LeAnne said...

Yes, I am impressed you did this without a SAMJ too! You're a brave woman, and it turned it SO WELL!!! Love your hand-drawn border too....another brave feat! I particularly like your color choice...really makes the card pop!

Darnell said...

This is a brilliant CASlicious OLC, Sandy! I love your frame which really makes those gorgeously colored flowers just pop!!

Nance Leedy said...

Sandy this is fabulous! Like everyone else, I can't believe you did it without a SAMJ--it's perfect! I am in awe of your hand-drawn border too. Great colors, great design add up to one fabulous card! Thanks for the warm welcome's good to be back! ((hugs))

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wowza, you stamped this beauty without the stamp-a-ma-jig?? I'm totally impressed! Such a crisp and clean creation and I love how a couple of the flowers pop outside of the frame. Very, very pretty! :)

Mary Hogenmiller said...

So pretty!!! Love the clean simple lines. The border is a perfect touch to the images. Nice card.