The toppings option this round is:
One Layer Card
If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!
The choice is always yours!
Now on to my card : )
I started out with an A2 size card. I began by stamping my sweet little image directly on to my card stock. Then I made a mask and covered her while I made my background. I tore some Post-It paper and masked off the lower portion of the card and inked up some "grass and then some sky and clouds and some soft circles too!! Just about this time I really goofed up the upper left side of my card with a big black finger print! (where did that come from!?!) sigh. Hmmmm ...well as I always say "mistakes are just opportunities" right! LOL so I cut down my paper eliminating the smudge. I colored my little gal, stamped my sentiment and popped the whole thing up with foam tape and attached it to a new A2 size card. Perfect right!?! ummmmm well it might have been if this was not supposed to be a ONE LAYER CARD! ahem!!
Ok so back to the drawing board as they say : )
This time I began by masking off the top and left side of the card to give the same layered look of my first card. Then I recreated my card with just a few changes : ) I am glad I made my mistake because it enabled me to demonstrate (even if only to myself) how a One Layer Card can look every bit as sweet as a card with layers! And it's cheaper to mail too!! : )
Now can we have a collective Awwww! for my all time favorite Penny Black stamp set : ) #30-235 Cake & Wishes. I really love the adorable faces in this set. Bear with me while I pitch another great set by Penny Black with these same sweet faces: #30-242 Way Cool.
Ok friends here are some STB challenge rule reminders for you. I really hope you will consider joining us for this challenge that goes for two weeks giving you lots of time to link up!
Challenge Rules (to keep things fair):
1. You must make a BIRTHDAY PROJECT, however our topping is always optional.
2. You may link up to 3 projects for each challenge.
3. Please add a direct link to your blog or to an online gallery.
4. You may combine this challenge with up to 4 other challenges and we would really love for you to add one of our graphics to your post.
5. As always, please have fun and make the challenge your own! All products are welcome!
#30-235 Cake & Wishes by Penny Black
#30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
#30-353 Words of Kindness by Penny Black
Images colored with Prisma Pencils shaded with Gamsol