Thursday, March 13, 2014

One Layer Cards - Don't You Love Classes

I'm taking the Online Card Classes, Clean and Simple One Layer Clards with Jennifer, Kristina, & Julie.  .  However, my cards are not clean and simple.  I really have tried.  LOL

I am going to do another scene and use only part of a stamp scene to make more of a white space.  Without further ado.  DAY ONE:  This is indeed a one layer paper card.  I die-cut the three ornaments out of that lovely blue tinted paper pattern and then die cut the blue panel. I lined the back of the cut out blue panel with regular copy paper covered with adhesive.  I then placed each patterned paper ornament into the blue panel where the missing blue ornaments came from.  Adding some metallic twine was perfect with just an addition of 2 clear gems and Stickles Glitter Glue.  I really like the way this turned out, but I don't think it's as Clean and Simple as should be.

I never used this Penny Black San Francisco scene before and really wanted to use it.  I couldn't find anything smaller yesterday and decided to go with it.  I'm happy with it, but indeed, there should be more white space for a true Clean and Simple card.  I really just hit some portions of the stamps with color (Copic markers) and used T0 and T1 on many of the buildings.  I could see my girlfriend and I sitting at a table in San Francisco having tea and chatting about what we want to do in the City.  We haven't been to the City in 8 years to shop.  It's only two hours away.  Yes, we do NEED to GO.

Close-up of the top scene

 Close-up of the two gals.  You can see it was just quick strokes of color
Card One:
Spellbinders 2013 Heirloom Ornament (I used 3 out of 4 sizes)

Card Two:
Penny Black Slapstick/Cling (San Francisco)
De Nami Design (Mimi & Maddie)

Can't wait for time to do more!   Hope you have a great end of the week.  I'm entering this card in Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog.


Anonymous said...

Your scene is fabulous, I must take a peek at this stamp set you have really made it shine!

Dawn T said...

just gorgeous Arlene. ( I'm home now (arrived about 3 hrs ago) Love your scene card. Beautifully done.

Cindy C. said...

First card so beautifully done!
Second card has such a delightful scene, I do want to go!!! ;)

sandie said...

I love this city scene and how you just picked out sections to colour. You need to go and re-create this IRL and shop!!
Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Deborah Frings said...

The city scene is just fab! A wonderful one layer card! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Monika Reeck said...

Love your christmas card the city scene I love much like in a comic Arlene..lovely done...happy Sunday from Munich

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