Saturday, September 20, 2008

Where Did all the Layers Go Dirty Girls?

That sounds like such a funny title when I read it! Each month on the 20th the Dirty Dozen and Dirty Dozen Alumni girls at SCS are invited to participate in a challenge. This month's theme is Where Did All the Layers Go? We were to create a no layer card of any size - but the card base is the only cardstock you can use. Required Element: There has to be some element of masking on your card. Restricted Element: No Pink.

So here is my submission for our challenge today. I find no layer cards to be extremely challenging. I'm just not a Clean and Simple kind of girl....I like the look of CAS, and I so appreciate those designers that can create a stunning look without layers....but I'm not one of them!

But I had an idea pop into my head, and when Jami issues a challenge you just have to play, that's what a challenge is for right? To stretch you!

On this base of Whisper White Cardstock (it really is white...not pink - honest!) I masked an open large rectangle with large Post-It notes. (I cut a rectangle out of the center of the Post-It note and stuck it to the card). I also cut out a Word Window Punch piece of Post-It note and placed that in the lower right as a 2nd mask. Then I took my new Winter Post snowflake and with VersaMark stamped all over the open masked area and over top of the masked Word Window punch area. Then I carefully took off the masks and embossed with Irridescent Ice EP for some really pretty sparkle (but it's really difficult to photograph, especially because it's white on white). Imagine really sparkly and shimmery. And the card isn't bent as it might's just the shadow of the ribbon behind the card.

This left me with a *window* mask to stamp the sentiment in from Warm Words in Riding Hood Red. I added the gorgeous new Riding Hood Red striped ribbon from the Winter Mini (it has really nice texture and softness), added scoring lines on the opposite set to mimic the striped feel and some piercing to frame it. Here you can see the white and detail a little more closely. Hmm, now that I think about it, I really seem to be on a Red kick lately.

Here's some other RED we've been enjoying this weekend.

This rose is from one of my graduated girls, she wanted to give it to me to encourage me. She is the most thoughtful and rare young woman. And she's getting married to one of our graduated guys in less that a month...our first youth kids to get married. This rose is one of the most perfect ones I've ever seen and it opened so beautifully!

And here are are Strawberries from our backyard. I picked them last night and honestly the kids and I ate the whole bowl within a few minutes! The are SO sweet. They are everbearing so they don't ever get really large....but oh the yummy taste!

Be sure to check out all the other Dirty Girls/Alumni submissions HERE or by searching the Keyword: DCNL908 at SCS. Thanks for stopping by!

Recipe: Stamps: Winter Post Ink: VersaMark, Riding Hood Red Paper: Whisper White Accessories: Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain, Piercer, Scoring Blade, Irridescent Ice EP


Shirley said...

Your card is absolutely stunning. I think at times, less really is more.

Monica said...

Very elegant! I think less is more sometimes! Perfect!!

Jerri Kay said...

One word Christine, Stunning! Okay two words, perfectly stunning! The depth of color in your rose is incredibly beautiful and you're right, I've never seen a rose so perfect in symmetry. Wow, and to top all of it off with a delicious bowl of strawberries, yummy!!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is gorgeous, Christine....sooo elegant and I'll be over to get some of those mouth watering strawberries!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, Christine, I looooove your one-layer card. Gorgeous!!