Thursday, April 22, 2010

One Layer Madness



You know, there are not many challenges I shy away from regarding cards. The one that I always do, however, is the "one layer" card. There is just something about it that's not natural. Even the novice stamper knows that you MUST add layers to a card to make it work. Well, I finally decided to give it a go when I saw the challenge on Kristina's blog . It called out to me and said, "Try me"....kinda like those samples in Publix. You really don't want to try, but you must. It's a fact of life.

Some people can do this kind of card no problem. They look like a great handmade Hallmark card, you know? The ones that make you go, "Now, why don't mine look like that?!" So, I came home this afternoon still beaming from all of the blog love I received from you guys earlier and decided to give it a go. Let me just say...it was a serious challenge to not add any layers or even a stinkin' button to this card. I did, however, fool myself by putting the little bird in the tree and calling it a separate layer...lol. The things I tell myself to get through the day would astound y'all! So, this is what I came up with....

What do you think? It's plain and boring (or shall I say solemn...heehee), but I kinda dig it. I won't be making anymore anytime soon, but at least I tried it.

22 brownkowments:

Lisa Harrolle said...

I totally agree with you that this was a HUGE challenge! It does seem much harder to make a one layer card doesn't it? You did a wonderful job on this one. I love your multi-color stamping and it really does do a good job tricking the eye into thinking layers. My eyes are drawn straight to that little cardinal. 2cute!!

Shiloh said...

Great card! One layer is super tough for me too. I love your little orange birdie!

Laurie said...

Love teh one layer, CAS! So pretty! And I love the red bird! cute!

Dana said...

One layer IS hard, but I adore this card Keva. The multi-colored sentiment is the best. Really eye-catching.

pattylt said...

One layer cards are sooooo hard for me, too! Yours is great. I just love stampin that tree and it really came out adorable. See what tackling a challenge will do! Keep it up.

Alyssa S said...

I love this tree! It's a beautiful card...one thing that might make you like it better is if you were to emboss a square around the focal image. Just a thought...I think it's a very pretty card!

Keva said...

You guys are sweet...thank you!

Alyssa...you're right. That might make me like it a bit better. Thanks!!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful card! Love this clean and simple look. The little bird just pops right out of the tree at you :) I couldn't pass up Kristina's challenge either.

Joyce Cee said...

I LOVE it :)

Which stamp set/company? It's so pretty!

Carmen O. said...

Absolutely stunning! I too am intimidated by one layer cards, but yours is beautiful. I love how the bird pops and the sentiment is wonderful!

Anthonette said...

Great job. Congrats on Kristina's Top 10! That a big accomplishment.

Keva said...

Thanks, everyone! In answer to Joyce cee..the stamp set is called Throught the Trees by papertreyink. :0)

paperella said...

What a beautiful card! Makes me want to order that set!
Congrats on Kristina's top ten!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wow... this card is beautiful!!!! Congratulations on Kristina's Top 10!

Karen B. said...

Congrats on your feature, and your post is funny, I can completely relate!

Homegrownart said...

Great job on this pretty card, congrats on being KWerner's top 10 pick. Cheers!

Sharli said...

I love this card! It's not "boring" it's just perfect! The sentiment is awesome - and what better focus that a beautiful tree. Nice work!

 

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