Monday, March 23, 2009

Simply Fun

Today's DRS blog challenge is to create one layer cards. It sounded so simple until I actually started working on it! Isn't it amazing that as a stamper's style evolves, going back to the basics can be one of the biggest challenges of all?

'Easter Blooms' showcases a single large image on a simple white base; the sentiment is masked off from another image since I needed a small font to fit under the main image:

Stamps by DRS Designs: Framed Daffodil , Christ is Risen Cross. Ink: Memento, Copics. Cardstock: Papertrey white. Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Martha Stewart ribbon, yellow satin ribbon, Stardust glitter pen.
Here are the Copic markers used:
Since the card has only one layer, I added texture by using the Cuttlebug 'Just My Type' embossing border placed slightly in from the left edge, and then added embossed margins with the Scor-pal:
The butterfly was accented with a Stardust glitter pen for a little extra sparkle:

For my fellow House Mouse fans, these cards are Clean and Simple, too, using only a pre-embossed card base with a single image colored with pencils and turpenoid; the sentiments are from Papertrey's 'Mixed Messages':

A few accents like Crystal Effects on the ornament and flocking on the Santa hat and cottonball really make these images pop. This is such a fun and simple way to create a personalized gift set of cards!

Simplify your life, or at least your stamping -- you may be pleasantly surprised with a return to the Clean and Simple (CAS) style.

**Be sure to stop by the DRS blog to see what CAS creations the other Design Team members have posted for the challenge. Link your own cards to the Challenge #17 post for a chance to win blog candy!!


  1. WOWZER Jess!! Your card is truly beautiful!! Awesome job with the coloring and the yummy yellow ribbons!! Love it!! :) P.S. Of course your HM is adorable as well!!

  2. Love your no layer card!!!! The way you colored the daffodils really make this image pop! Awesome job!

  3. what a beautiful card Jessica.

    hugs Riet.x

  4. oh Jess! Your one layer cards are Gorgeous!!!

  5. Jessica this is a very pretty card! Did you find it challenging to make only a single layer card? I sure do!

  6. Bright, beautiful colors, and oooh, how I love daffodils. I have mini ones out right now, but these are sure a lot prettier than mine. Hugs, Kel

  7. Fabulous card. I have left a little something for you on my blog.

  8. The Easter card is awesome! Love the clean look and the vibrant colors of the flowers! Your HM cuties are just right for CAS :)


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