Tuesday, April 20, 2010

NAC: Single Layer Card

We were challenged this week by Kristina Werner to create single layer cards. Man... this one was harder than I thought it'd be. Weird thing was, I already knew what I wanted to do. On Sunday night I closed my eyes, ready to drift off to sleep and images of cards were flashing through my mind. Interestingly enough, the next day I woke up and I was able to sketch out a few of the cards. One of the cards that I sketched out had lovely teal & pink color to it but when I actually tried it out on the card, it didn't work.

Last night, I watched a Threadbanger video where this chick made a lamp cover that had a beautiful city skyline outline (I can't link for some reason right now but I'll edit this post to include the video later). Anyway, I thought about how I could incorporate the technique without paper piercing. I didn't want to do paper piercing because I probably wouldn't be able to get the holes big enough to show a white background so I decided to use my white gel pen and dot the outline. I think it turned out pretty good although I had a hard time filling thinking about how to fill in the space between the tall building and the sentiment.

I think my other inspiration was the song I Left My Heart in San Francisco by Tony Bennett.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow! i know the threadbanger video you are talking about. when i saw your card that is EXACTLY what came to my mind. very nice!

-amylucimar

Angee @ ScrapSugarStudios said...

Stunning Simplicity. Love it.
Sweet hugs,
Angee

MsOktober said...

Very simple and it turned out great!

-Susan- said...

My dear Jaded One..you must be on top of the world! Top ten in Kristina Werner's challenge!! Congrats and great card!

Anthonette said...

Congratulations! I also remember the Thread Banger video you are talking about. Great job.

JadedOne said...

I'm totally excited!! I think this is my 3rd time getting picked by Kristina :D Thanks for the congrats everyone!

Rachel D said...

Oh my word, you freehanded this?! I'm in awe.

JadedOne said...

Actually, I drew out a template on computer paper first, then I used temporary adhesive and stuck it to the cardbase, used a pencil to trace the outline of the template and then used a white gel pen and dotted along the line.

The template took forever to make but after that it's a pretty easy card to make :)

Mariana Grigsby said...

Love this card! Congratulations!

Donoho said...

Is this card for $ale?

Karen B. said...

Cool cool card. Love the dark against the white. Great silhouette! Congrats on the top 10 pick!

Traveling Mama said...

This is so great! Congrats on top 10!

Homegrownart said...

Your card is really cool. Congrats on being KWerner's top 10 pick. Cheers!