Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The hardest challenge EVER?

Well, you be the judge! This week's Double Dog Dare Challenge was from Joan. It was to make a NO LAYERS card. When I read the challenge, I just about passed out. I have never EVER made a card with no layers. I didn't know if that was even possible -LOL! So, during the night when I was supposed to be sleeping, I came up with this card.

I combined today's color challenge over at SCS which was Ruby Red, Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa. I decided to use Verve's newly released Beautiful You set. I stamped the flower in blush and then the sentiment in cocoa over it. I stamped the little butterflies which are from Verve's Petals and Stems set, in ruby red. Using my Fiskars trimmer with the scoring blade, I scored the sides framing the ribbon and pierced the scored areas for interest. The ribbon is polka dotted organdy in Peach from Heidi's store . The butterflies are stamped twice, with one trimmed out and popped up. The butterfly trail is done in cocoa.

Card Deets:
Stamps: Beautiful You and Petals and Stems (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white
Ink: blush blossom, ruby red, close to cocoa
Accessories: dotted organdy, stickles, paper piercer, red bling

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  1. Beautiful! I love all the detail around the ribbon!

  2. Oh Michelle, this is stunning. Layers, what layers? You don't need them!!! I can't wait to get these sets to play with, I love the sentiment stamped over the image.

  3. I love the simplicity of this card. It's very elegant.

  4. I've only done a couple of one layer cards and my favorite is the circle masking/collage kind.

    This is soooo PURDY!! No fuss, no muss.....just gorgeous


  5. Absolutely beautiful, Michelle. One layer cards are such a tough thing to create, but you totally nailed it.

  6. What a treat to stop by your fabulous blog! Such talent! Deb

  7. How beautiful! I think some of the most stunning cards are also quite simple. It lets the details shine.

    And I never thought of using my scoring blade on my trimmer to emboss a straight line. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Wow...a stunner! And so inspiring (since I haven't done a no-layer in forever!).

  9. Love your flight trail and pretty ribbon Michelle! Beautiful color on the butterflies!

  10. Well, I just have to say that you're a natural! If this is your first try, you are well on your way to being a pro one layer cardmaker...it's GORGEOUS!!! love the softness of the pink and the piercing is perfect!