Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Paper craft project no. 330: So thankful one layer card

At Time Out Challenges, we are celebrating our first birthday! A year ago, I was honored to have been invited by Nonni and Sandie to join the TO design team. Since then it's been a fun ride and I'm excited for the future and to join the talented TO girls into its second year.

For this challenge, we have the inspiration photo below. We'd love you to create a project based on it -- you can take inspiration from the frames, the white wooden panel, the colors, the branch. Because it's a birthday celebration challenge, there are prizes! The winner (as voted by the DT) will win gift certificates from Uniko and STAMPlorations. And one winner (randomly drawn) will win an ARTplorations Celebration/Birthday stencil pack from STAMPlorations. Do check out the projects that my teammates created, as well as the card by our guest designer, Mandi.

Frame Collage Funky Bright Home Decor Upcycled Vintage Frames Hollywood Regency Apartment Decor Quirky Decor
Source: Etsy

For my card, I was inspired by the bright, happy colors and the frames. For the artsy flower imprint, I used the Happy Flowers stencils from ARTplorations. It's actually leftover paint on the stencil when I used it on another card. I used Distress paints then flipped over the stencil, laid it on top of my card base, and brayered over it to transfer the paint. (This is the same technique I used to create the second coffee card found here.) I stamped the sentiment from the new set, Blossom Overture, by STAMPlorations and finished the card by adding the bright orange border with a Japanese watercolor brush marker.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)



  1. That stencil was perfectly named, Shery ... these are such happy flowers ... brilliant vibrant colours and so fun! Anita :)

  2. We are so pleased you joined us for our Birthday-you have been here since day one and been a massive inspiration. You have to be the Queen of one layer cards. I especially love the outline border x

  3. I'm with Anita: Such a happy, fun card! I love the bright look. xxx

  4. Such a bright and happy card......hope your starting to feel that way too by now!! So glad you were able to make a card for the birthday challenge, its really incredible!!

  5. Hi Shery! I love these gorgeous sunny flowers... don't think I've forgotten those lovely stencils you've sent me! Building up courage to give them a try!
    =] Michele


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