Sunday, January 12, 2014

Make a Wish

Good Sunday morning to all.  Today I have a one-layer birthday card.  I found this new challenge called One-Layer Simplicity Challenge and their first challenge is to replenish your card stash with cards you are low on.  I need some guy birthday cards over next two months so this is the first one I came up with.  I also used the Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge #285.  A little license was taken with the direction of the sketch.

My card base is Pool Party card stock.  The first thing I did was use the Pennants Framelits Dies and the Big Shot to cut one pennant out of scrap paper to use as a mask.  The sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set was stamped on the card with Basic Gray ink.  The sentiment was then masked with the scrap pennant using temporary adhesive.  The stripes from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set were stamped using Bermuda Bay ink.  I then masked the stripes with some scrap paper.  The spots and splotches from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set were stamped using Smoky Slate ink.  I removed the masks and used the same die used for the mask to draw the pennant around the sentiment with the Bermuda Bay marker.  As the finishing touch, I added retired Pool Party baker's twine to the retired Silver Designer button and attached it to the card with Glue Dots.  One-layer cards are the biggest challenge for me but I think that's what draws me to them.  Designer paper and embellishments always call out to me so there's a lot of self-control going on.  I appreciate you stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Pennants (w-#133227/c-#133230); Gorgeous Grunge (w-#130514/c-#130517)
Ink:  Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad (#109120); Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad (#131171); Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad (#131179); Brights Stampin' Write Markers (#131259)
Card Stock:  Pool Party (#122924)
Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049); big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Banners Framelits Dies (#132173)
The Finishing Touches:  Glue Dots (#103683); Silver Basics Designer Buttons (retired); Pool Party Baker's Twine (retired)


Lisa Martz said...

Great one layer card with a masculine feel! Perfect card for a guy's birthday. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a great idea to use the grunge as the cascading portion of the card Patti! So glad you joined us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Lisa Young said...

I am so impressed by your card! Not only did you follow the sketch but did it with only one layer - no easy task. And. It looks terrific! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Deb said...

Great job making a one layer card! Love the splatters! and the way you made the banner is very clever! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Susan Raihala said...

What a great guy card! I love how you used masking here to create a nicely balanced--yet one-layer!--card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge!

Mary Brown said...

What a fabulous 1 layer card! Love how you used the masking to achieve your 'layers'! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh sweet...a one layer card! That is not easy to do, especially with this sketch! Love how it turned out! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, your just about fooled me! What a great one-layer card and interpretation of this sketch! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Ann Schach said...

Awesome, Patti! I love how you used Gorgeous Grunge!