Thursday, August 28, 2008

One layer card for fall

The Workshop Wow challenge I posted this week was to make a fall card without using Earth Elements. (For demos Down Under, it was make a spring card without using Soft Subtles.) I was called mean and evil! Hey, it's supposed to be a CHALLENGE, not something easy! LOL Someone jokingly said I should make a second card to give them some more inspiration. I took the challenge, and this is actually my second card. (I'll post the first one on Friday.) I don't really consider this a wow, but it was a fun card and only took about 15 minutes to make since I already had the oval shape cut for my mask.
I used reverse masking to create the oval shape. I took a piece of cardstock with an oval already cut out of it and used it like a stencil on the card. I sponged Sahara Sand around the edges of the opening onto the Kraft cardstock. Then I removed the mask and stamped the branch of flowers first in White StazOn and then in Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy. I used the Stampamajig to stamp slightly out of alignment. (This is called faux dry embossing. Even though I used StazOn, I would recommend using white craft ink as it will stand out more. I was just too lazy to heat emboss.) I used the same technique for the sentiment. I tied on the ribbon, tore off the edge of the cardfront and ran my Sahara Sand spot over the torn edge. I paper pierced a border, and the card was done!
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Wonderful Words; Paper: Kraft; Ink: White StazOn, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand; Accessories: Coluzzle, Bravo Burgundy narrow grosgrain, crafters tool kit, Stampamajig


kraftykathy1 said...

just because it was quick does not mean it was not a challenge! I had trouble finding a fall set that was not retired, let alone non-fall colors.
This would be a great card to demo!

JUST JUDY and her STAMPS! said...

it's very nice. and i like your blog too. great work.


Emily said...

This is beautiful Jana! The reverse masking looks great! I love the how you stamped the image! The piercing looks great too! TFS!

Katy said...

This is really beautiful! I need to do some one layer's very hard for me not to layer...and layer...and layer my stuff!!

Julia said...

Really like this one layer card. The colors and the peircing is great.