Friday, October 23, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #122 - One Layer Card


Hey ya'll - I'm gonna get right to it - today's challenge threatened to derail me creatively!
I have never done a one layer card - ever!
And I was stressing over this one big time!
A One Layer card is something you buy at the local chain store that's overpriced and full of sappy rhyming sentiment - bleeech! I just didn't think I could do no layers - no way!
But.......I have to say that I am SO pleased with the results of what came out of my brain that I may just do another one some day!

So, you can see the first picture is the finished project on the front, and here is a picture of the inside too. See the DIMENSION? It's SO COOL in real life - I wish you could touch it!

So, let me tell you HOW I did the card and then I'll give you the materials list. I know that I'm probably NOT the first person out there to come up with this technique, but I haven't seen it anywhere else and I'm feeling pretty good about how it all came together. :) If I do say so myself! heehee!

I started with a piece of To the Nines Designer Series Paper cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". I folded it to make a standard card size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I chose this paper because first of all, it's gorgeous and secondly it's heavy weight.

I then took a piece of thin cardboard that came with a Decor Element package and cut it to the size of the Snowflake die for the Big Shot.

Then, I ran it through my Big Shot, cutting out the snowflake.


Then, I used a bit of Dotto (repositionable) adhesive to place the cardboard snowflake inside the front of my unfolded card.
I didn't photograph that actual step, but here is a photo of the Big Shot "sandwich" you need to do this technique.


It's the Multi-Purpose Platform open to Tab 1, then one Cutting Pad, then the cardboard piece, then the cardstock, then the Texturz Silicone Rubber then the Texturz Impressions Pad. I ran it through the Big Shot Machine and the cardboard snowflake acted as a texture plate would and left an embossed snowflake on the paper. It was AWESOME!!!

To bring out the image here, I used my Sanding Block to sand away the color from the top of the paper and it left this gorgeous image! Isn't that cool!!!!



I sanded the edges as well after I rounded the corners and then added my ribbon and tag embellishment. Here was where my debate came in about it being a "TRUE" one-layer card since it does have a tag - but I overcame my hesitation because it's so stinkin' cute! Yes, I just LOVE this card - but I guess you got that already, eh?

So, if you liked it, no, LOVED it too, leave me some comment love today! I'd really like to know what you think of this one! And while you are at it, be sure to check out all the other Blogger's Challenge players today - I know I will be - I want to see all their gorgeous ONE LAYER creations! The link is in my sidebar to the right, ok?

Oh, and here's the supply list for this card:
Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas, Snow Swirled
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip
Paper: To The Nines DSP, Kraft Cardstock (tag)
Accessories: Big Shot, Snowflake Die, Dotto, Modern Label Punch, Linen Thread, Elementary Ribbon Originals, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon

Have a fabulous day and be sure to check back tomorrow for another great Sketch from Stamping 411!
~~Robin

31 comments:

  1. This is fantatic Robin! Love how you used the snowflake...very clever! I'm so gonna try this! {sMILES}

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  2. Fabulous! Certainly NOT a store-bought card :)

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  3. And this, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how a one layer card is supposed to be done by a Stamping Professional! I adore this and thank you for the tutorial. I am so casing this card and will be sending these to someone -- love, love, love this! I even have all the supplies and self is getting rather smug now that we have the step-by-step on how to create this fabulous card. I agree with your sentiments about big box cards too. You created an awesome card today!

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  4. Robin, I love this card. I haven't seen that technique before but I'll definately be trying it. Great job!

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  5. Adorable! I love all the texture! This card stock is perfect for a one layer card! Perfect!

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  6. Love the papers you use, the sanding of your Embossed Snowflake is the perfect touch!

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  7. Very pretty and creative. Love that paper also. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  9. This is just outstanding! What a great idea-I cannot wait to try this! TFS

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  10. What a great card! I love your technique! I will certainly be giving this a try! TFS!

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  11. Never a one layer card huh? Well, you rocked this challenge, love the sanded snowflake!

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  12. WOW, Gorgeous card and Genius technique!!!

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  13. Wow Robin! This card is SOOOO beautiful! See what you can do when you put your mind to it? It just goes to show what determination, creativity, and a big shot can do! :)

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  14. So cool! Love the sanded snowflake! Beautiful job, Robin...hard to believe this is your first single layer card!

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  15. Love it, Robin! especially how you used the snowflake to emboss with! oh so many possibilities! Also funny that you made a double layer ribbon to go with your single layer card :)

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  16. Very cute idea using the snowflake. Very nice card.

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  17. Well for never having made a no-layer card before, you sure did an amazing job on this! Love the idea of embossing the snowflake image on the front. Very cool! (Get it?!!)

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  18. Amazing and so beautiful. You rocked this one!

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  19. Wow Robin! What a fantastic idea! Love how the snowflake turned out! You did a fabulous job with this challenge! :D

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  20. Love, Love, LOVE it!!!!

    I found this on SCS and I am so glad I did! I love your blog. Especially with the Stamping and Chocolate, two reasons God loves us!!! Amen!
    Thanks so much! I can see many applications for this technique!

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  21. Gorgeous, Robin! The sanding really makes the embossed snowflake pop.

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  22. Wonderful idea, Robin! So smart to use the snowflake die that way! Gorgeous!

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  23. When I saw this card my jaw hit the table!!!LOL!! I love it and you did a wonderful job telling us how to make one for ourselves!! So going to be CASing this one!!!

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  24. You are a GENIUS! Love this card!!

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  25. Thanks for the pictures tutorial..love it..and awesome way to do this challenge..
    connie paxman

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  26. What a fantastic idea! I've haven't seen this yet, but I sure will use your idea! Very pretty card! Thanks for the directions too!

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  27. I think it looks absolutely wonderful!!

    Cindy

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  28. Absolutely incredible, Robin!! I can't wait to try this out. In fact . . . I am going to try it out right now!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!
    Kay

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  29. very cute--too bad i have none of the supplies! but still cute:)

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