Tuesday, April 23, 2013

One Layer Thank You Card


Good afternoon! I have a quick post to share my latest card. This One Layer Thank You Card was made for two challenges. I used the colours from Dynamic Duos (Basic Gray & Basic Black) and the one layer challenge at The Paper Players. Now, let me tell you... this card is my third attempt and I'm still not happy with how it turned out, but it's the best of three. To create this card I masked and sponged a strip of Basic Gray and then stamped with the Distressed Dots stamp by Stampin' Up! and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I stamped the flowers by Stampendous! and Thank You sentiment from the Lacy & Lovely stamp set by Stampin' Up! I don't know why... but sometimes less is hard for me. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

This afternoon the placement of elements on my first card was driving me crazy! So, I attempted it again. I brought down the gray stripe to leave more room at the top of the card. I definitely like this one better, see below.


Afternoon attempt

9 comments:

  1. Andrea, so glad you persevered with this card. I love the monochromatic color scheme and the stamped elements you chose work so well together. The polka dot layer helps to ground the flower and the sentiment and it's such a pretty card and made sophisticated by your color choices. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and thanks for rocking my challenge
    Jaydee

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  2. I think you should be very happy with this! The gray with polkas is perfect with the image - this is a wonderful one layer card!

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  3. Beautiful card Andrea! Those colors are difficult for me but you nailed both challenges perfectly. TFS

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  4. This is lovely! Your layout is fantastic as are your tone-on-tone colors.

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  5. What a great card-and it's nice to know i am not the only one who made several attempts before they were happy :)
    Thank you for stopping by my little Blog-and for taking the time to comment,i appreciate it :)
    Nessa xx

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  6. I think your card is lovely, Andrea! Glad to have you join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

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  7. Gorgeous, Andrea! These are so pretty and I love how you added dimension by sponging. The embossed dots are genius! What a lovely card...so glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

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  8. A one layer beauty, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Dynamic Duos Challenge.

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  9. Andrea, I think you were working on this project so long that you couldn't appreciate it any more (that happens to me). I love it! Love how you masked and then heat embossed your dots, and the flowers are so pretty. Thanks for sharing your creation with The Paper Players!

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