Kristina’s challenge

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I have a backlog of cards to share on the blog & to publish on the website for sale…. but I’m still working to balance being a SAHM and pursuing this dream.  That said – I have been feeling the pull to get back to my blog lately & a  challenge from one of my favorite blogs was enough to get me going! I made the card several days ago – that’s always the easy part… getting it on the blog seems to take me longer.

Kristina Werner posted a Challenge this week to create a card with one single layer of paper!  FUN, simple & a great idea for some elegant quick cards.  I had so much fun I made all of my Mother’s Day cards with a single layer this year (all had to be different of course too)…. and you’d think 1, maybe 2 cards right – nope…. 2 moms, 1 grandmother & cards from my husband & I plus a second for each from our son…. so 6 cards with the rejects going into the “Dad & Andy can give me these” pile.

This was my first & my favorite.  You definitely need to click the picture to get the full effect – some of the details just don’t translate well into the blog-size picture on this one!

I kept this card simple the whole way… I used a background stamp & ink to match the paper and added the butterflies & sentiment.  I stamped Happy Mother’s Day on the interior.

Supplies used:

  • Papers:  Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo
  • Inks:  Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo; StazOn Jet Black
  • Eyelets: 1/8″ Black eyelets
  • Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! Well-Worn Words, Short & Sweet; Autumn Leaves Spring Swirl by rhonna farrer; Hero Arts Mother’s Day

Again – a very simple card but with a little more effort involved.  I inked up the Well-Worn Words background stamp & “kissed” the Big Blossom stamp on it to achieve the worn word flower blossom.  I then pulled out my Color Spritzer from Stampin’ Up! and using the Crushed Curry marker I added some splatter to the background.  I wanted to further distress the white a little so I covered the entire front in a very light mist of Glimmer Mist.

Supplies used:

  • Papers:  Stampin’ Up! Whisper White
  • Inks:  Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry & Soft Suede
  • Spritzing:  Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry with Color Spritzer Tool; Tatterred Angels Glimmer Mist Wheatfields
  • Stamps:  Stampin’ Up! Well-Worn Words, Big Blossom, Hero Arts Mother’s Day
  • Misc:  Stampin’ Up! Buttons Corduroy Chocolate Chip

Here are some more pictures including close-ups on a few details.

I hope you enjoy!


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