Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Sending Smiles

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps.  This week is a Designer's Choice Challenge and Shirley has chosen: One Layer card (you can use embellishments if you want)
And here is the card I created:
Now, I have to confess that one-layer cards are not my thing!  I'm not into really fancy cards, but I do like using layers, so this one was a bit of a challenge.  But, I am really happy how this one turned out.  I started out by stamping the border stamp, colored it, stamped it again on some scrap paper, fussy cut that one out and used it as a mask so I could create the plaid section on the top.  I used the same markers to create the plaid as I did to color the image.  Then I stamped the sentiment and finished everything off with some gray enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Sending Smiles" and "Blueberry Strand"

Double Trouble #27--Thing #1: free for all
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Addicted to CAS #158--contrast (the contrast of patterned top to white bottom)
Cardz TV #88--anything goes
Alphabet Challenge--C is for CAS
CAS(E) This Sketch #319--sketch

Word Art Wednesday #384--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Your Next Stamp #112--CAS


Esther Asbury said...

One-layer cards aren't my thing either, but wow -- you rocked the challenge! I love the plaid background you created - it really makes your card pop!

Glittered Paws said...

I'm glad I choose one layer card as the challenge - and oh what beautiful creations everyone has come up with. Love your plaid background - and the blueberries are perfect. I just ordered this stamp - might just have to case your card.

Darlene said...

This is gorgeous Heather! Love it! Thanks so much for playing in our Alphabet Challenge! Good Luck and please come back next month!

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Kim said...

I'd really struggle with one-layer cards - but you've produced a fabulous one!
Kim x

Laurie Unger said...

You rocked this challenge! Great plaid section on top!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great use of your the stamped plaid and how you masked your border image to create. Your coloring of the border makes it look so dimensional and I was stunned that it was only the one layer...beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and hope you come back for more fun challenges.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love this design and the colors you used. Love that strip of flowers on an angle, and I love the contrast for the flowers with the plaid. Great take on our Code Word at Addicted To CAS. Thanks so much for playing with us.

Janice said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

Donna said...

Fabulous one layer card, like how you used the blueberry strand on a diagonal, great idea!

papercraftingprincess said...

I really love your one layer still appears to have some texture with the plaid against the flowers! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.