Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I Challenge You Wednesday: One Layer, No Dimension

My friend picked our first Wednesday challenge of the new schoolyear: Make a card with only one layer, no dimension. Boy, was this a hard challenge! I'm a layers girl, especially since I like using my BIC markers, which will bleed through most papers. I'm not sure that these are my favorite cards of all time, but I was pleased enough to post them! :)

Supplies: stamps (Inkadinkado, PSX sentiment; SU! Script background); ink (black, Versamark with chalk); Nestabilities Labels 8.

I used the embossing-only technique with the Nestabilities on this one. I had never had success with it before, but I discovered that (at least for me), it makes a difference which way you put it into the machine. I had always put it facing up because it was easiest to keep in place, but it always cut through my cardstock. When I put it facing down (didn't change the "sandwich" at all), it worked perfectly. Is that strange or what??

Supplies: stamps (Inkadinkado); ink (Versamark with black and Stardust embossing powders).

I love the damask stamp, the sentiment and the sparkle, but this card doesn't really thrill me that much. It needs something else ... which I expect is layers! ;) I'm keeping it "as is," though, because I'm not going to cheat!!

Now you'll want to go check out what my friend made for this week's challenge. Enjoy!


Shore Girl said...

Great card - C---! I think you did just fine on this challenge! I agree -- it was tough BUT I found it fun too!