Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pocket One Layer

I was suffering so much from stamping withdrawal last night that I pulled out some stamps & ink and sneaked a stamping. What can I say. Besides being addicted to stamping, it relieves stress and I had a tension headache!

This card is for Susan's (Simplicity) One Layer Wednesday challenge, to create a scene, and the SCS Color Challenge. I love one layer cards because you can mail them without worrying about the Post Office tearing them up or charging for extra postage.

I used the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set for the flowers. I used Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke, & Cherry Cobbler SU Markers to ink the stamps. The sentiment is from Herb Expressions and is stamped in Always Artichoke.

I scored around the elements with the scoring blade on my paper cutter. The butterflies are punched from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch from Pretty in Pink DSP. I used the Basic Black SU Marker to draw the body and antennae. I would have used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, but it was packed up tight. You know little boys (or big boys) and anything that moves or has a button is fair game for breakage. I really hid the BIG GUY from the boys and in the process put it where I couldn't get it out easily!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Herb Expressions
Ink: Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke & Cherry Cobbler SU Markers
Paper: Naturals White, Pretty in Pink DSP
Acc.: Scoring blade, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

I probably should check in the butterfly book to see if there are really pink butterflies. Maybe they are moths. Maybe they are mutant butterflies or moths! Anyway, I made a card & got rid of my headache. I'm happy.

Hope you are happy too.
Bonnie

11 comments:

Carol said...

Very pretty!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, so glad it eased your headache, lovely card as well:D xx

Colleen said...

Beautiful card! Scoring adds so much texture to a one-layer card. Now if only I could remember to include that . . .
Hugs,
Colleen

Patti said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the scoring... it's the perfect touch!

cardz said...

What a sweet and beautiful scene you created. I have those stamps so I might just try something similar.

Susie said...

Beautiful card.

PetraB said...

A very nice little scene, love the scoring.

Donelda said...

so colorful!! love all the embossing around the edges too - it really finished off the card!!

Nicole said...

I love the idea of pink butterflies, and you make me regret all over again that I didn't buy 'Pocket Silhouettes' when I had the chance. :)

misstreez said...

Lovely stamp set to make this card with.

Susan said...

Bonnie, you've inspired me to drag out my pocket silhouette stamps! I've never thought to layer them! Thanks!