Sunday, December 5, 2010

One layer cards

This past summer we went on a GREAT vacation to South Dakota. We rented a cabin for the 6 of us (my hubby and our 4 daughters and me) out in the middle of no where. There wasn't any cell reception or internet acess. We didn't have a stove, only a gas grill. No tv or radio! It was one of the best vacations that we have ever taken! We did hiking in the hills, bike riding, game playing and of course some stamping! My youngest daughter, Belle just LOVES the stamp set Make a Monster. I purchased this in the clear mount and she can get the eyes right where they are suppose to be. She helped me pick these colors (not that we had much choice as I only brought a few colors with us.) and which monsters to stamp. Then we stacked them!
Here's one set.

Stamps: Make a Monster, Silhouette Sentiments
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz ribbon, aquapainter

These were stamped in black and it seemed too bold so we tried again. She picked different monsters then too! I used the tuft of hair for grass! Thought this was a cool idea but I'm sure I saw it somewhere. I don't usually come up with things like that on my own!

Stamps: Make a Monster, Silhouette Sentiments
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz ribbon, aquapainter

I have really been enjoying making one layer cards. They aren't as easy as you would think they would be! I think this style is one of my favorites to create. I've made this in the past with snowflakes and a Christmas greeting. This card was a make n take at my workshops in August. I was trying to showcase the new In Colors. Although, I did forget to stamp Blushing Bride on this one! Oh well, you get the idea!

Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Crushed Concord
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz ribbon

Go try your hand at some one layer cards! Have fun too!

Happy Stampin'!
Shelley

7 comments:

Yapha said...

Great cards!! Super fun to stamp with your kids, too! I really like that monster set. Hmmmm...

Cindy said...

That sounds like an absolutely dream vacation - what great memories you are making for your family! I just may break down and get that set since most of my recent customers have kids.

WebDeb said...

A one-layer card challenge sounds like the perfect antidote to the excesses of the holidays season! I love the Circle Circus card, especially.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Okay, those monster cards deserve a spew alert--too funny and way too cute!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love these! Those monsters are way too cool!

Jennifer said...

These are wonderful!! I love those guys!! They really are perfect on these one layer cards.

Mickey Roberts said...

Love these cards! The Circle Circus card is awesome!