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
Awesome. I love these one layered cards with masking,... just perfect.ReplyDelete
fabulous!! LOVE the circle sponged background, beautiful balanced card! LOVE IT!! =)ReplyDelete
LOVE your card, Donna! And your new blog design is so pleasing, too!ReplyDelete
It's wonderful, Donna... beautiful layering n masking.ReplyDelete
so clean and simple and wonderful!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Your card is beautifully SIMPLE and I love it!!ReplyDelete
Donna, this is awesome! I love CAS style card. :)ReplyDelete
I REALLY LOVE your one-layer Wednesdays...I'm going to look forward to them now...this is so inspiring!ReplyDelete
Perfect - a 'thumbs up' card if ever I saw one! Jo xReplyDelete
Great card Donna and so simple, these one layer cards you are making are fab!!ReplyDelete
Awesome, awesome Donna! Luv the simplicity of the card and yet it's so bold! Great job!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Love this Donna, fantastic CAS card!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
There really are a lot of design decisions to make even on a CAS card! I think yours in perfection!
Lovely card, Donna! You did fab on the masking! I almost ALWAYS wonder where to put the sentiment! Nice to see a suggestion...Thanks :)ReplyDelete
Love your one layer designs, Donna! You are a pro at all styles! I just can't get over it!ReplyDelete
LOVE this!!!! Perfect One Layer card!!!ReplyDelete
This is one gorgeous one layer card, Donna!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card, Donna! Luv the clean & simple look! Perfect!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
love your one-layer card!
Think this worked brilliantly Donna, great idea. Love that cute bird. Never heard of the Nerf ball, I'm gonna have to look it upReplyDelete
Simple and beautiful! Love the one layer cards!ReplyDelete
Love your one layer card, Donna!! So sweet and perfect, thank you for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
So sweet! Love the highlight with the dye ink. Thanks for the sweet spot tip. :)ReplyDelete