Sunday 15 May 2011

One layer home sweet home


Oh my goodness!  What an afternoon.  I have been playing around with one-layer cards because I really like the CAS (clean and simple) style.  I knew that one-layer cards and the CAS style were  challenging, but it challenged me more than I can say this afternoon!  First of all - Clean has a few meanings, and one of them would involve my NOT dropping the inked stamp back onto the card! Or placing my inky fingers on the card.  Ugh!  When I finally managed to do that, I could not seem to line up my images, argh!  So the picture I am putting on here has a smudge, I picked that over uneven rooflines, LOL!

Today's efforts are for three challenges and a blog hop.  This is my first blog hop, and I'm looking forward to it.

The challenges are Stamp Something (theme - Anything Goes) One Layer Wednesday (OLW53 - Home Sweet Home) and I chose to use the CR84FN colours this week

I'm also taking part in the Stamp Something 3 Year Celebration Blog Hop.

So, without any more ado, here is my entry:

I used (all Stampin' Up!):
Whisper White Cardstock
Ink Colours: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, and Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Good Neighbors, Congrats

Before I created the challenge card, I also whipped up another little card.  I was going to add a sentiment, and then I decided that I would just leave it as it is.  I like it, and I know a person who will like it too so it will be winging its way to a new home very soon.

Unfortunately I couldn't photograph the colours true to life.  The three little owls (from Punch Bunch stampset) are Chocolate Chip on each side and Elegant Eggplant in the middle.  The cardstock is Very Vanilla.

Please do leave me a message and let me know what you think of my first attempts at one-layer cards.  I really enjoy hearing from my visitors, new and old. :-)



Gail Is This Mutton? said...

Such a clean and elegant card!

Deborah Frings said...

My goodness, you're so quick with your card. I love this row of houses - beautifully clean and simple and fun. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

PS - Love those cute owls too :)

Jenny said...

Lovely cards, your new home card is so sweet :)
Jenny x

Cassandra said...

Knowing you, you would have agonised over placement, so well done to get 2 of them done (I would have chucked it in after one, and the inky fingers). Love the houses and the owls are cute too.

Meg said...

Ugh-that is the hardest part of one layer cards, not being able to add a layer to cover mistakes and smudges! I have a couple smudges on my card, too. Love the layout of your cards and think you are well on your way to be a CAS queen!

Sue Lelli said...

Michele, BOTH are darling but the house card is just so bright and cheerful! (I felt your pain with dropping the stamp and the inky fingers!) THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

LeAnne said...

Very cute! Great CAS card!

Susan said...

Michele, both cards are fabulous! I totally sympathize with you and ink blobs...I do it ALL the time...usually just as I'm finishing up my card and thinking what a nice job I've done! LOL!!

I've just posted a tutorial on my blog describing how to get a good photograph of your card, it you want to check it out. Maybe it will be of some help to you.

Andrea M said...

Such a cute CAS card Michelle! One layer cards are so fun to finish - they're like a little challenge in and of themselves! I LOVE CAS too! Although I have to admit, I kind of have a hybrid style :) Lovely take on the challenge colors :) Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!! Hope you'll join us again!

G Peplow said...

Hello there Michelle, wonderful cards love the new home one, quirky and a great stamp and Whoooo doesn't love owls, LOL, gorgeous card too:0) xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

Cute card Michelle! Sweet and simple! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)