Wednesday, October 10, 2007

On a Roll...

Ok, so it wasn't the very next day, but twice in one week, that's a roll for me! I actually did try to post yesterday, but had trouble with Blogger and didn't have the time to devote to figuring out what the problem was, so I just moved on to something else. I wanted to share my first single layer card ever, which I am very proud of, particularly because I had an idea and went with it in minimal time. I dare say that I am getting better at quick cards, but I wouldn't want to jinx myself :-)

So, here is my very first single layer card...

This was the thank you card I made for my birthday gifts, mostly money, but I am certainly not complaining! The idea actually came from the ribbon, which I got at the dollar bin at Michael's. I wish I bought more, because after making all the cards, I actually finished a roll of ribbon, I don't think that has happened since I made the programs for my wedding! LOL! I have sooooooo much ribbon, that is truly my scrap addiction, well that and paper.

Anyway, I loved that the ribbon had so many colors and that it was shiny. So to go along with that I used shiny inks - Versamagic Dew Drops Cosmic Copper and Pearlescent Sky Blue, and then Spanish Olive and Sage for the stem. First I stamped the flower from Fancy Pants Pollen Dust in the Copper and then just the tips of the flowers were inked with the Sky Blue. The stem is from an acrylic Autumn Leaves set call Build A Flower and I made it sort of curvy on the block before stamping it and then did the same with the dotted line from the same set.

The sentiment is from SU! Noteworthy set. I stamped that with Versamark and then embossed it with Copper EP. Wallah, super easy and understated!

As for my birthday - I was able to go on a craft shopping spree, on the Internet of course, with my birthday moolah - I bought stuff from All That Scraps, Linnecards, Joanns, and Scrapbookpal. So I had a very fruitful week spending and getting the things I can't find in our local stores. Now if I could just find the time to use them...hmmmmm...

Well, I hope you enjoyed my latest posts. I have some more to show tomorrow believe it or not :-) Have a wonderful day and evening, and hope to see you then!

1 comment:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Your card is just wonderful, and YES, it counts -- LOL!!! One layer cards are often very hard to successfully pull off, and this one is just wonderful -- what a great job!!! That ribbon is just gorgeous!!! So glad you played -- thanks much!!!