Saturday, October 10, 2009

So Simple Challenge

Hi All! You are tuning in for my 2nd day of pre-posting and today I'm showing you the card I did for this weeks challenge on the Late Night Stampers Yahoo Group. It is called (not) So Simple. Basically it is to create a no layer card. I think the (not) part is because so many people have problems with not layering things but honestly...I love it. It is a refreshing departure from making the more fussy cards.

That said...I did struggle with this challenge as I was trying a different layout than this, my normal no layer layout. My first try (okay first three tries) didn't turn out the way I would have liked but I'm not giving up on them as I think it would look really nice if I could figure it out. Anyways, I used the reverse masking technique for this card. I just cut a piece of paper 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and then cut an oval out of the middle. I then layer this onto the cardstock that I'll be using and stamp, sponge, and create 'til my hearts content. For this card I used Shimmery White cardstock and the stamp set Cheep Talk. My colors are Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, and Ballet Blue. I then added some score lines for structure and tahdah! I must say that I really like this one!

Alright ladies...don't forget about my birthday celebration. You can read about that HERE. See you in a couple of days!

9 comments that make my day!:

Donna said...

Cute card, Lorie! Love the way you framed the card with score lines and created the background with the oval. Well done! Hope you are having a wonderful birthday celebration! Hugs!

pescbrico said...

Love this stunning card!!! I really love this clean and simple look!

Lori Barnett said...

Fantastic card!! It's totally Think Simple. Think A Muse Style :) (of course YOU know what that is)

resmith said...

Beautiful card, Lorie. I love how you framed the picture with an oval and then embossed the sides.

Danni said...

This is really a great card!! I love how you did this...wonderful job!

Sparkle said...

This is so cute. I love your sponged background.

JenR said...

Just lovely, Lorie! I love the score lines!

Kim said...

Such an adorable card! And Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a great day!
Hugs~ Kim

Cristina said...

I really like it! The scoring is a great idea! I gotta go try that!