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One Layer Birthday Card


Hello Friends,  It’s time for our next challenge over at Seize the Birthday!  Our topping this time around is to make a one layer card.  One layer cards are a HUGE challenge for me…I don’t know about you! However, it’s good to push ourselves to try things we struggle with now and again.  So I forged ahead and muddled through.  The card IRL is a lot prettier than how it photographed.  I have been wanting to try white colored pencil on Kraft card stock and I must say I love the look of it.  I decided when I was finished, that the leaves needed a bit more contrast, (and a voice inside me said, “Don’t try it Leppek you’re going to ruin it?”) I didn’t listen…. and I pulled out a light green colored pencil followed by some cover up tan.  So pay NOOOOO attention to the prominently darker leaf on the far side of the card…LOL  The flower is from Verve and the the leaves are from MFT.  The sentiment is one I have become rather fond (redundant) of by Stampin Up. I added the black lines with a sharpie for the heck of it. NOT PICTURED; The Wink of Stella I added to the flowers. LOL Boy I’m in a snarky mood today!  This card is already in the hands of a good friend of mine…I hope she liked it! Please come by and join us at STB.  My design team KILLED IT! WOWZA!  Nanc’

12 thoughts on “One Layer Birthday Card

  1. So beautiful and I love to see one layer cards. Your work is wonderful with the colored pencils.

  2. Beautiful one layer card. Love those flowers colored in white on kraft. The drawn black lines make it look likes it is layered. Great job. I am sure the recipient loved it.

  3. One layers aren’t my favorite either, Nancy, but this is fantastic. Not only the way you laid out the flowers but the white coloring on kraft.

  4. Love this Nancy. Beautiful one layer card.

  5. Fantastic job on a one layer challenge, Nancy! I think I belong well in your group, since one layers are a big difficulty for me too! And forget about that leaf, I couldn’t make out much of a difference even after you pointed it out!! 😀

  6. I love your commentary as much as I loved your card. I was laughing, but not at your card. One layers are not my usual either.

  7. Gorgeous card, Nancy! I love the shaded white flowers. And your leaves are fine!

  8. I love those flowers and would NOT have noticed your slightly darker leaf! I love your one layer card…kind of scary, but fun to push ourselves sometimes…OMG we are getting a downpour right now and we have the Rose Festival Parade going on…maybe they are done with it…hope so, a lot of people and horses are getting very wet! Have a fun day friend!

  9. I love the look of white pencil coloring on kraft!!! And I like that you added some green on the leaves, Nancy! Awesome job to mix up different stamps!

  10. SHE LIKES IT!! SHE LIKES IT!! : ) Oh Nancy I was twice blessed to see this card here today : ) Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sending this delightful card to me!! I really do love it and I am so blessed by our friendship!!

    BIG (((Hugs)))

  11. This is really pretty Nancy! Love the white on kraft.

  12. Love the look of these coloured flowers on the kraft background. Wouldn’t have noticed the leaf if you hadn’t mentioned it lol! Cathy x

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