This week our Less is More challenge is once again, a one layer card. A one layer card is one piece of card stock folded in half with no additional layers and minimal embellishments, where the image is stamped or printed directly onto the card stock. I'm beginning to think that one layer cards are my favorite cards. A big plus is that they are so easy to mail...no bulk!
This week I've made three very different cards for the challenge. I've posted them all in this one post so that it's easier for others to leave comments without having to come to my blog three or four times during the week. I know I struggle to leave comments for everyone, and now that the challenge has grown so much, sometimes it's just not possible to get around to all the cards and leave a little luv for you. Working for a living seriously cuts into my "free" time! LOL!
Okay...enough babble...here's my cards for this week's challenge:
This first card is actually the last card I made and I think perhaps it's my favorite of the three. I masked off an area just above the center of the card and sponged it with some distress ink. Then I tore a piece of post it paper and sponged the edges of it to give the blue a feeling of clouds. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, and the butterfly (it does have legs...you just can't see them)..is from Flourishes.
This next card is the first card I made this week and I think the frogs are just adorable! The stamps are Penny Black stamps. The sentiment is computer generated using Baby Boston font. I colored the frogs, lily pad and water with Prisma pencils and then blended with OMS.
This is actually the second card I made today. The silhouette stamp is a Close to My Heart stamp. I stamped the image in Memento's black. I punched a large circle and tore a piece of post it for the ground and placed them over the image. I sponged the ground with some green Memento ink and around the circle with some blue distress ink and a touch of purple distress ink. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
Sharing another layout with you today. This is a photo of my hubby when he was about 2 years old.
Photo of my hubby taken sometime around 1938. I used My Mind's Eye Stella Rose "Hattie" papers for this layout. The doily embellies were stamped with the MME stamps that match this paper and his name and the year were handwritten in the center of the doilies. The bicycle is a TH stamp added to a 2 inch circle punch and a 2 inch scalloped punch. I made the tassel hanging from the tag with some navy pearl cotton thread. I did quite a bit of inking and doodling on this layout too. The journaling was added to a tag that I tucked behind the photo and reads:
This is a photo of Butch when he was about two years old. He’s riding his first “bike” at the house that his Grandpa Goetter built for his family sometime around 1938. Butch told me that the house didn’t have running water (and probably didn’t have indoor plumbing!) and that all water was brought in from a well outside that had the big old-fashioned hand pump. Hearing these stories from Butch really makes me appreciate running water and indoor plumbing!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated! Until next time....