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!








8 comments:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. 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 back...it's good to be back! ((hugs))

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  7. 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! :)

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

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