Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One Layer Wednesday #8



Susan's One Layer Wednesday challenge #8 is "masking". Create a one layer card with a masked background. Sounds simple, right?  Well, it took me almost a week to come up with this, and two other ideas got a thumbs down from my hubby.

I chose a Nestabilities circle and die cut a piece of cardstock to use as my mask. Then I grabbed my favorite spongy Nerf ball and sponged the sun.

I love the bird and branch by Savvy Stamps. Originally, I stamped the branch coming in from the right side of the card, and it didn't look right with the bird facing inwards. Then I had an Aha! moment and turned the branch, not the bird. Duh!


Ever wonder where to put a sentiment on a card? Susan shared the "sweet spots" on a card face and what is most pleasing to the eye. On the drawing, the two sun symbols are the spots.

This is just a guideline, not a cardmaking law. Sometimes a sentiment looks great centered. Sometimes I like to leave it off altogether. But on my card, I think the sweet spot worked.


Thanks, always, for visiting. Hope you're all off to a great week!

Stamps: Savvy Stamps, Hero Arts
Cardstock: Gina K
Ink: Memento Cantaloupe, Versafine Onyx Black
Nestabilities circle die

25 comments:

  1. Awesome. I love these one layered cards with masking,... just perfect.

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  2. fabulous!! LOVE the circle sponged background, beautiful balanced card! LOVE IT!! =)

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  3. LOVE your card, Donna! And your new blog design is so pleasing, too!

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  4. It's wonderful, Donna... beautiful layering n masking.

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  5. so clean and simple and wonderful!

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  6. You did find the perfect spot. It is a beautiful card. I'm so glad you mentioned using a Nerf ball. I couldn't find a sponge in my house.

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  7. Your card is beautifully SIMPLE and I love it!!

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  8. Donna, this is awesome! I love CAS style card. :)

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  9. I REALLY LOVE your one-layer Wednesdays...I'm going to look forward to them now...this is so inspiring!

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  10. Perfect - a 'thumbs up' card if ever I saw one! Jo x

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  11. Great card Donna and so simple, these one layer cards you are making are fab!!

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  12. Awesome, awesome Donna! Luv the simplicity of the card and yet it's so bold! Great job!

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  13. very cute card! what a great idea to do. love these simple cards you are making. they are just so lovely! have a good day!

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  14. Your sun looks so nice and warm, wish he came to visit us today. I love the li'l bird, so cute, and he looks great on the branch!
    There really are a lot of design decisions to make even on a CAS card! I think yours in perfection!

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  15. Lovely card, Donna! You did fab on the masking! I almost ALWAYS wonder where to put the sentiment! Nice to see a suggestion...Thanks :)

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  16. Love your one layer designs, Donna! You are a pro at all styles! I just can't get over it!

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  17. LOVE this!!!! Perfect One Layer card!!!

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  18. This is one gorgeous one layer card, Donna!

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  19. Beautiful card, Donna! Luv the clean & simple look! Perfect!
    Tammy

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  20. i don't have the fancy nerf ball "tool" in our house [amazing that we don't with the amount of toys we have!!].....would a cheese head hat from wisconsin work for this technique? that's as spongy as i have!
    love your one-layer card!

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  21. Think this worked brilliantly Donna, great idea. Love that cute bird. Never heard of the Nerf ball, I'm gonna have to look it up

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  22. Simple and beautiful! Love the one layer cards!

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  23. Love your one layer card, Donna!! So sweet and perfect, thank you for the inspiration!

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  24. So sweet! Love the highlight with the dye ink. Thanks for the sweet spot tip. :)

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