Sunday, February 7, 2010

VSD 2 Challenge #1

My fellow Crafty Critter challenged us to make a card with only one layer of paper. The trick, it had to have the illusion of layers.

This was a big challenge for me... I don't like cards that don't have a "face"... but being a good sport, I played along.

I used white as my base and created a faux edge around the card by making a frame using some strips of paper from my recycling bag! Layed the frame on the card and inked over top. I did it messy on purpose to match the "sketchy" feel of the dragonfly.

What you can't see on the card is I also embossed over the ink. I also used my Stampamajig from Stampin' Up to stamp the Happy Birthday in the Orchid Opulence ink and then restamped my versamark over it so I could emboss it as well. Sorry it doesn't show up - but provides a definite layer in person. I added some Prima Flowers and called it done.

Not my most favourite card, but I think it works for a one layer card!


AnnMarie said...

Great one layer card! You made it look so easy! Nice job!

Lesley said...

I just love the color you used!

Tracey said...

Very nice job, this was a challenge. Good job for giving it the old college try.

Jennifer said...

So sweet with the purple border! Hugs!

Colleen said...

great challenge card! I love all the purple:)

April said...

What a great idea...that was a super hard challenge!