Thursday, August 5, 2010

My One Layer "Wonder"

This week's Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime151)is brought to us by Barbara Anders: Make a ONE layer card! Me oh my...I'm in trouble! I typically do not use a LOT of layers, but always SOME!

This design also fits Splitcoaststampers "Free for All" challenge: to take inspiration from our gardens, floral or vegetable!

Well, I made my project, then reread the challenge to blog it, and of course, found a mistake on my part...this isn't exactly a card!!! It's meant to be a gift tag! Sorry, Barb! It is one layer only though!

I wanted to use this pretty brand new May Art's Pink Striped Twill from the Stamp Simply Ribbon pretty in pink, and all sorts of other colors as well!

And, may have noticed that lovely bow at the top? Well, bow tying is another challenge for me--my daughter in law, Jennifer, is an expert at bows--but let's just say that I totally depend on my "Bow Easy" to help me out when Jennifer isn't around!

This image is from one of Stampin' Up's Level One Hostess stamp sets: "Because I Care." I stamped the hydrangea with Memento Tuxedo Ink, then colored it with numerous Copic Sketch Markers. 

A Spellbinder Petite Oval die was used to die cut the image, and a Krylon 18kt. Gold Leafing Pen (both from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store) was used to rim the edge. Stampin' Up's Itty Bitty Background was also used with Creamy Caramel ink.

A brad from Michaels finishes this gift tag.

Be certain to visit the rest of the Stamp Simply Challenge team's blogs:

Sharon Johnson
AJ Otto
Janine Orchard
Deb Neerman
Jenny Gropp
Barb Anders
Barb Schram

and August's Guest Designer:

Charlene Driggs!

Psst...don't forget about Every Wednesday in August Blog Candy, offered here! Read more about it HERE.


Charlene said...

Sure it's a card! It's a gift card!! Ahem..always some way to get around it. At any rate, this is just stunning! I love, love the gold leafing around the edges and that ribbon...yummy!!

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Deb! That flower is stunning and I love the gold leaf ... so rich and elegant!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb this is one gorgeous gift tag -- and it fits pefectly!!! LOVE the new striped twill you used -- it's so fresh and fun!!

marilynprestonn said...

It's gorgeous DeborahLynne. I had to come and see the close ups here. The papers are beautiful inded and what a bow...bow easy,hum, just might get one after all.

Beautiful work! :)

jan said...

Just found your site and am now a follower! Beautiful projects!

Janine said...


Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Deb! Tags are just fine--lovin' some variety!

Cassie_lu said...

yet it is an amazing tag and the coloring is perfect as is the gold around the frame

Welcome to Explore.Dream.Discover. said...

That new twill is fabulous, and your tag could be an ornament! LOVE every detail, Deb!

Jenny Gropp said...

I'm thinking I need some of that YUMMY ribbon!!! Great tag, the gold edging gives it such a rich touch! --- Very clever of you for this challenge!!!!!