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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stamp Something Simple

The challenge at Stamp Something was to "stamp something simple" using only one layer of card stock. Sounds simple enough, but it was actually quite difficult for me. Here's what I came up with.
I started with a base of Shimmery White card stock. (I love that stuff! Especially for Christmas cards) Using a piece of scrap paper just a bit larger than my base, I cut out an oval shape using my Coluzzle. I centered the piece with the oval cut out onto my Shimmery White base and used Baha Blue ink to sponge inside of it. Then I took it over to my light table and centered a larger oval (cut out of chipboard) around the sponged oval, and used that as my template to dry emboss a frame. The dry embossing and sponging gives the illusion of having layers, and takes up what otherwise would have been plain white space.

Next I inked the tree from Snow Swirled with my Artichoke and Real Red markers and stamped it inside my oval. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for help with placement. (After doing the above steps, I sure didn't want to end up messing it up!) Same goes with the sentiment...that stamp came from the new Cardinal Christmas set.

I finished it with Baha Blue striped ribbon and some red stick on rhinestones to embellish the tree. I'm glad I did this challenge...now I have other ideas for more one layer cards I want to try.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

11 comments:

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Wow Lynn...this is beauitful...One layer cards are hard to do..But this is great! LOVE,LOVE it...
Your blogger buddy,
Pat

Nancy Riley said...

WOWZERS! You've outdone yourself with this one! I agree ... one layer cards are difficult, but you've made it look so easy! LOVE the dry embossed/sponged oval!

Vicki said...

WOW! This is so very stunning!! You did an amazing job with this!! :) TFS!

melody said...

that is GORGEOUS! wowza! love that added sponged blue...nice touch

Kathy said...

Oh wow, this is simply gorgeous!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I love the embossed frame and the masked sponging. That image is perfect for the holidays. Thanks for playing, awesome job! :)

Wendy said...

This is beautiful, Lynn. Great job with just one layer! I love it.

Erin... said...

gorgeous lynn!! i love shimmery white cs too, perfect for this card!! love the embosing!! thanks for playing!

Cindy said...

Lynn,
This is SO beautiful! I love your embossed and sponged oval. Such an elegant card and a fabulous illustration of the one layer look.

LeAnne said...

This is stunning! Wow, I am going to be coming back to your blog often!
LeAnne

Anonymous said...

Need this set too! I love what you have done here. This is amazing! The whole concept is so pleasing.

CV