Thursday, May 5, 2011

Circle the Globe

I have yet another post today.  This one is for the One Layer Wednesday challenge at Simplicity.  It's been a year since Susan started this challenge and it's one of my favorites.  One layer cards are not easy, but the satisfaction of completing one and knowing that it can be mailed easily is a sure winner. 

For me anyway.

OLW52 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of cardstock folded in half...no other layers allowed.

2. Use a circle or circles on your card. Get as creative as you like! And remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

3. Post your card somewhere online and link back to it using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.

4. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!!!!

And Susan even gave some good suggestions of things that could be considered circles.  For those of us who were  wondering what in the world we were going to do!

You can get really creative with this. For instance, the centers of some flowers are circles, brads are circles, pierced holes are circles. All those would count. Or you can make a round card, punch a round window into a card, or accent your card with bit of polka-dot ribbon. I'll bet y'all can think of LOTS more creative ways to incorporate circles into a ONE-LAYER card.

And I just happened to have a brand new set that had a circle in it!  Whoo hoo!

It's a pretty simple card, but this was the 4th try!   I really messed up the first one with a circle nestie frame.  It was too many circles!  The second one had an unwanted line near the sentiment.  The third was way off center.  I told you that one layer cards aren't easy!

I scored all four sides.  The camera would only pick up the three.

After stamping the globe in Chocolate Chip, I rubbed some Bashful Blue Stampin' Pastel with a sponge dauber.  Somehow it looks more like a globe with the blue.

I've made another card for Susan.  She was chosen at SCS as the Featured Stamper this week.  I love a chance to CASE a great stamper!  I'll show you that one tomorrow.

I'm really glad you stopped by.  I hope you'll come back soon.

Enjoy!

Bonnie

10 comments:

Susan said...

Bonnie this is a perfect fathers day card! Love the scoring you've added!

Lisa A. said...

I totally get the "do overs", Bonnie...you're right, one layer cards are NOT that easy...but this looks beautiful!! Love the blue...it looks "global" and what a handsome card...great scoring, too...wonderful:)!!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Bonnie, this sis just lovely, I agree about one layer being a trifle challenging but that's why we like them LOL!
Your card is wonderful, and yes the blue makes all the difference, great job:0) xxx

Debgem said...

Great card - love the image and the sparkle too!

Cynthia said...

I saw the scoring on only three sides and I thought...what a great idea! Heh heh. Then I read it was all the camera's fault, but still. ;-) I think it's rather interesting from a design perspective and I think I might try that on my next card. Thanks for the (inadvertent) inspiration!!

Jenny said...

Fabulous idea and a great card for a chap.
Jenny x

Wishcraft said...

Such a great male card, love the colours and scoring :o) Lisa x

Sharon D from Canada said...

A wonderful masculine card and a great CAS design! I love the scored border!

Benzi said...

A super image for a masculine card. Great CAS work and I love your scored borders...even if only three showed. LOL

Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!

Julie Hoffman said...

I LOVE this CAS card! Totally agree CAS cards are not easy but I do love it when one comes together as nicely as this one!

I just ordered the Digital Download for this set today and can't wait to play around with it!