Sunday, February 28, 2010

Single Layer Card Challenge

It's time for this week's

For this week's challenge, participants are asked to create SINGLE LAYER cards. Yes, that's right... only ONE layer of cardstock, nothing more. But that's not all. Participants are supposed to use buttons and ribbon, too.

Challenging, for sure!

I started with a piece of Papertrey white cardstock, scoring it for the card fold. I stamped the deer image from The Greeting Farm's Forest Friends stamp set in the center of the card front. I then colored the deer with my Copic markers and carefully cut away half of the card front.
Using my stamp-a-ma-jig for exact placement, I stamped a forest of trees around the the little deer, both on what was left of the front of the card and on the inside of the card, which is now visible, due to having removed half of the front of the card. The tree image is from the Lovely as a Tree Stampin' UP! set. I used Stampin' UP! Always Artichoke ink and stamped, in first, second, and third generation to get different amounts of boldness to the tree color.
Using a stipple brush and Stampin' UP! Close to Cocoa ink, I created the ground color. The sky/background was lightly sponged with Stampin' UP! Ballet Blue ink.

To fulfill the button/ribbon requirement, I attached a large yellow button with ribbon. The sun is shining our our sweet little deer in the forest.
One last touch... I added the sentiment Deer Friend.
Now it's your turn! Create a single layer card with ribbon and button(s). Go to the Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog and share your creation. We're anxious to see what you come up with.
Hugs, Deer Friends!

Images: TGF Forest Friends and Stampin' UP! Lovely as a Tree
Sentiment: TGF Forest Friends
Ink: Stampin' UP! Classic Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Always Artichoke
Embellishments: button and ribbon


Stef H said...

this is fabulous!

sgc said...

Wonderful card, Forest! I love it. I found this so challenging.

Rae Anne said...

This is such a great card - the button as the sun, the gate-fold (or whatever it's called. . .;) and the beautiful trees as a background!!! MWAH!

dweatter said...

Stunning card. I love the way you cut around the deer, how creative. Love that Forest Friends set...and the forest friends...

Jackie said...

This is just so darn cute girl! I just love it, great job with this weeks challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jeanette this is fabulous those trees and that cute deer along with the techniques you have used all make a perfect card I love it.

Lorraine x

karen said...

tee hee so cute!!!!

kadie said...

Oh I just Love this TGF deer and am so excited to see him on this card! Beautifully done...I love the masked trees!