Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Single Layer!

Hello everyone!  Today I'm joining the Challenge Team over at the Shining the Light challenge on the ODBD Blog!  

This week's challenge is:  Create a One Layer card!!  This is one layer as in one piece of card stock or one layer on a base (this includes die cuts).

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for thprize must be submitted by Sunday, September 8 at 8 p.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next challenge. In order to win this prize, you do not need to use ODBD stamps, but if you have them, we would love to see them!!

As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing three or more of our participants  for the  Shining the Light Award . In order to qualify for this award, however, you must  have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Sunday,  September 8 at 8 p.m. EST. If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword  ODBDSLC169.  When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

I thought I would have a very hard time doing a single layer card but this one  was fun!  I used the split image technique from SCS and this is what I came up with.  I used the butterfly image from the ODBD Faith set, and the sentiment from Happy Birthday.

I am trying to restock the card rack at church and it seems I have a big need for certain categories more than others, and this is one of them, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make an easily mailed birthday card.  The technique is a lot of fun.  You draw two lines in which your desired sentiment will fit, using a marker or score line, or something to delineate it.    Then you take a mask and place it over the lower line, and stamp the chosen image so it comes up to that lower line but it won't go beyond it because of the mask.  Then you move the mask to the upper line, masking off the sentiment panel below, and stamp the image again.  You now have a split image, with a sentiment space going through it.  Simply stamp your sentiment and you are done!  Easy as pie!  I will definitely be using this one again soon!

For more inspiration, please be sure to stop by all the other challenge team's posts!  

ChrisJan MarieDJ,   CherylLinda, Diana, and our Guest Designer, Linda

 Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Hugs & Blessings,


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Grace!! i just love the purple and yellow combo and your coloring of the butterflies!! Such elegance and one layer too!! Exquisite my friend. So glad you could join us this challenge!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

It looks so elegant

Carla S. said...

This is stunning, Grace! A gorgeous stamp and very elegant design!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Grace! This is one of my favorite ODBD images, and your colors are beautiful! I love the soft ribbon and that new technique...need to try it! I love it!! Hugs!

Diana Nguyen said...

This is such a gorgeous one layer! Love the colors, image, and ribbon. I will have to try this technique soon!

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful card Grace, love the way you have coloured the image after the split-stamping.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love your color combo and this technique. I have been wanting to give it a try.

Linda Carson said...

Looks like great artistic minds think alike! Love your card Grace w/coloring and design! Thank you for your warm welcome to the team!! PS. what image should we use next week? LOL

Jan Marie said...

Oh Grace, this is a spectacular beauty! The colors are so vibrant and your coloring is superb! Love the design and those gems!! Beautiful one layer card!! Blessings!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Grace. I love this technique. I have never seen it before. Great coloring too. My summer was super busy and I am just now finding time to stamp. Hope all is well and YES to coffee soon.