Friday, April 23, 2010

50?

Good morning!! Kristina Werner has a new challenge this week. You may be familiar with her colour challenges, but this week is a One Layer Card challenge!! EEK!!! Define one layer!! LOL I get the one layer of paper, but what about adding ribbon? or a flower? or bling? I figured that if the bling was no thicker than the embossing, I could add it!! When you are dealing with only one layer, the challenge is to somehow use texture to get some interest going.  This could be done with colour, shine, punches, etc.  I chose to emboss the polkadots.  They are stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear powder!!! Yes, that's how dark they go!! I find this on most dark cardstock...isn't that neat?  I had to turn off two lights on my light box as the polkadots had a lot of glare on them.  I put one back on for the next photo so you could see the embossing.  With such a dark card, the only occasion I could think of for this card was a 50th birthday card.  The 50? is embossed in white.
I like to buy sympathy cards for 50th birthdays...as in "so sorry for the loss of your youth."  I also like to wear black to the parties.  I rounded the bottom corners for the last little bit of interest and there you have it!  I kind of like it :)  I think it will be for my brother in August...he turns the big 5-0 this year :)  The challenge is on until Sunday, so if you want to join in, head over to Kristina's blog :)  Have a wonderful Friday, I know I will!! LOL



What's in it?
Stamps: PTI polka dot basics 2, fresh alphabet, blooming button bits
Ink: versamark, SU white craft and basic black
Paper: SU basic grey
Accessories: gemstones, PTI clear embossing powder, corner chomper

10 comments:

Sandy said...

lol maureen this is awesome!!!

Marisa said...

Those dots are fabulous! Love the statement they make and the bling is a great touch. I'm going to be celebrating 50 when I get there in the not to distant future. Age is simply a number to me as I just love living each day to the fullest :D Enjoy the Verve party for me - I think this is the first one I have ever missed (what does that tell you about my typical Friday night activities LOL!)

Laural-Lee said...

Ha That's funny! Fantastic embossed dots and I think bling is totally acceptable....it's not layered on anything ;) Must keep this in mind for hubby's 50th...although 8 years is long enough for me to forget.

Ayana Posadas said...

Haha! What a clever card!
Love the dots. So cute! :)

Aimes said...

ROFL! I love it! Totally rocking the one layer with those bold polka-dots!
TGI Friday, eh?! BTW, you gotta check out my post today on my blog - I think you'll be smiling when you see it ;D
x

TannyP said...

You're so funny! I'm right there with you on the sympathy stuff - I love being the smarty pants of the group! =)

Awesome job of one layer!

Karen B. said...

Too funny.

And great card.

Rae said...

Nice card. Funny sentiment!

MsOktober said...

Made me laugh! And I love the dots :)

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Great and funny Maureen! LOVE it!! :)

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