Saturday, April 24, 2010

10-minute One Layer Card



I made this card for my nephew who celebrates his first birthday on Wednesday!  I sent his gift last week via Amazon.com.  I realized when I woke up this morning that I needed to mail his card today so that he got it on time.  I already had this card in mind when I received my new stamp set called Fly Away, so I got to work.  I also wanted to keep this one layer so I could play along in Kristina Werner's OLC challenge.  I love one layer cards!

I wanted to have the little airplane flying over the rocks because they remind me of the Granite Dells in AZ (where I used to call home and where my nephew lives).  I stamped the rock ledge from Stampscapes three times across the bottom of the card base.  Then I sponged the clouds on using a little template I created with the SU scallop circle punch. 

Here's my template.
I just taped two scallops together
and sponge over them.


I left some white space for my airplane and banner.  Now, I hope Becky Oehlers doesn't mind, but I stamped the banner upside down because I wanted it flying up over the rock formation in this direction.  I just curved the little birthday sentiment on my block to fit the upside down banner.  I think it works this way too.

I sponged a bit more sky around the airplane and then colored it in using my prismacolor pencils and baby oil.  The sentiment is stamped in Pure Poppy.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.


Stamps:  Fly Away (Papertrey Ink), Ledge (Stampscapes)
Paper:  Stampers Select White (PTI)
Ink:  sepia (memories), tuxedo black (memento: tsukineko), pearlescent sky blue (brilliance: tsukineko), pure poppy (PTI)
Accessories:  sponged, su scallop circle punch, prismacolor pencils (crimson red, true blue), baby oil, blending stump, black sharpie for banner cord

15 comments:

Keva said...

Great card! I do not like creating one layer cards, but love to see when someone creates one that works. This one works! It's just so cute. Love the idea for the clouds..great card.

Noora said...

Such a beautiful card...one layer or not its really creative! love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, this is really awesome, quite hard to believe it's only one layer, there's so much dimension from just your stamping and sponging! I love how you made those rocks and clouds!

Dana said...

Sara this is awesome, and apparently we were on the same wavelength as I just posted a card using FLy Away for MY nephew's BD! Too funny.
I LOVE those rocks....simply incredible. And very western.
And I love the way you used the banner and sentiment..I too curved the sentiment in the opposite direction for my card.
Great minds think alike!

Sue Ann said...

Love it ....... Fantastic ........ amazing ....... just a few words for this card. I cannot believe that is only one layers ...... it is just so amazing!!!!

Kara said...

This is so awesome! I love the way you have created the rocky landscape!! So cool.
Kara

honugurl16 said...

Whoa! Incredible card. The clouds are awesome; the rocks are incredible; everything just works together. Amazing!

megspaulding said...

Sara this card is incredible! I love the rocks and the clouds and sky, wow, you really out did yourself!!!

Karen B. said...

Holy cats, this is amazing. Love the scenery you made here.

Lorraine said...

Love this! Looks awesome! One usually doesn't imagine a single layer card looking so dimensional like this. Great idea!

Jennifer K said...

Sara, this is so cool! Love the clouds and the adorable airplane. Nice work!

resmith said...

This is cute! I lvoe it!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is adorable! Love all the details you did to make it still one layer! Excellent job. And turning the banner around is a great idea!

Barbara said...

Just fabulous!! I love scenes and you've created an awesome one!

Monica K. said...

Wow, this is so awesome! That is so creative how you sponged the clouds for the background. Love your card!