Thursday, March 12, 2015

Paper craft project no. 334: Happy birthday one layer card

We continue to celebrate Time Out Challenges' first birthday! To celebrate the occasion, we're sponsored by Uniko and STAMPlorations, who are offering gift certificates to their shops. 

We'd love you to play along and create a project that's inspired by this photo:

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Joining the TO girls this week is guest designer Mandi of Faith, Hope and Crafts. I hope you'll come check out the TO blog, take a look at some more projects, and play along with us!

I continue my love affair with my Gelli plate with my one layer card. I made this card for someone -- it winged its way to the east coast early last week, when the recipient was still in the US. I'm not sure she received it before she left yesterday! I blame the snow for the mail delivery delay :o( In any case, I took my inspiration from the colors in the photo -- blue, yellow, brown...and then some green (as I imagined those twigs in the vase used to have verdant leaves). I made a negative print using the ARTplorations Happy Flowers stencil. This is the same monoprinting technique I used to make this card here -- I simply brayered different colors of acrylic paints instead of just one. Here's the 90-second video tutorial I made earlier in the week to demo this technique:

Once the print was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Blossom Overture, added a bit of faux texture by partially stamping on the background with Live Love Laugh, and then finished the card by adding the blue border with my Japanese watercolor brush marker.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges:

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



  1. you really are the queen of one layer cards. This is so full if depth. I must watch this video to see how you do this xx

  2. Awesome card & video, very inspiring, Hugs Bev x

  3. Beautiful card and so unique. Will have to watch your video.

  4. I am loving your gelli print cards, Shery! This is so vibrant - love the blue border too :)

  5. A real lovely grungy card! (And a fun idea to use that stencil with the Gelliplate) I still have so many BG from my last sessie with the GP, that I put myself on hold; have to use them first.... Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Gerrina

  6. Love these colors! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  7. What a fantastic sense of texture and dimension, Shery ... so brilliant that you achieved it on a one layer card! Anita :)

  8. Lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  9. Wow, I had to make a card last week with orange and greens and was really stuck, I should have asked you for advice as this is amazing!! That blue around the outside is perfection and love that you know its a flower but its not perfect. Incredible!! And hope your feeling better too!

  10. What a cool card brill image, thanks for joining us at
    Inspiration Destination

    Tracey CT

  11. Finally feeling better here and checking out your Gelli work. I know this beautiful card! It adorns my sideboard at the moment ☺️ Think I may break down and get one. Yours is 5x7?


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