Wednesday, May 26, 2010

One-Layer Wednesday #6

I'd like to respond to one of the lovely comments that was left on yesterday's post about how I stay inspired. Hmm. Most of my inspiration comes from reading other people's blogs and getting new supplies every now and again. If I can't come up with designs or ideas on my own, I usually refer to card challenges to get me started. Last week's sister challenges were a fun deviation from the blog card challenges. I like the idea of having someone else pick out the items if I don't feel like doing it myself. And as for the new supplies, it's exciting to me to use new stuff. Sometimes using the same stuff over and over again gets boring.

For tonight's card, I went to Simplicity by Lateblossom for her One-Layer Wednesday card challenge. This week's focus is on overlapping. I am embarrassed as to how many times it took me to get this card right. Let's just say it took more than 5 times, mkay? I struggle with the one-layered cards because I can't really do much to cover up my mistakes. No flowers, no embellishments, no ribbon, no paper. In this case, if it wasn't the teapot stamp not getting full coverage, it was the flourishes and sentiment. Gah! Well, you know the saying...if at first you don't succeed, throw a mental temper tantrum and keep going. (pause) Wait, are you saying that's not how the saying goes?

I felt guilty and mad at myself for using so much white card stock tonight that I decided to use one of the discarded card bases for the first card and make a second card out of it. In retrospect, I should have used the teacup that the stamp set came with, but that would require more white cardstock which would have totally defeated the purpose of making the second card in the first place. Check out that bow! It's pretty. :D
Card Specs (let's get together soon):
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Blue Iris, Lavendar
Stamps: Autumn Leaves- Doodley Frames (flourishes), Basic Grey- Cup of Tea (teapot), Fiskars- Girlfriend (sentiment)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner

Card Specs (you're my cup of tea):
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Chestnut Roan, Lavendar
Stamps: Basic Grey- Cup of Tea (teapot, sentiment)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner
Paper: American Crafts-Metropolitan


donna mikasa said...

great one layer card!

Susan said...

They're both great cards! Love the I "need" that stamp too! LOL!

Susan Raihala said...

Don't feel bad about wasting paper. I do it ALL THE TIME. As long as you salvage what you can, it's not a big's only paper, after all. And given how wonderful your card is, all the effort was definitely worth it!

Ruth M said...

Great cards, love the flourish corners on the first card and that gorgeous paper and bow on the second!

Alanna Harris said...

love your teapot cards...I too used up a lot of cardstock for this seems as though only certain stamps work well for overlapping and it took me awhile to find the right one!!

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