Monday, March 11, 2013

One Layer Spots and Stripes

It was the easiest of cards...

It was the hardest of cards...

I am SO not comfortable with one-layer cards and it's one layer week at Less is More.  I am definitely a clean and simple stamper but no matter how simple my card is, I feel like I have to have just one extra layer to frame it.  I virtually always have a standard sized color then a 4 x 5 1/4 white piece on top.  That's just a little bit of a frame...and it makes me happy.  I feel like it keeps the images from falling off the card!?

But I had a great stamps for spots and stripes which was the rest of this week's LIM challenge - so I took the challenge...

Hello

(I still want a bottom black layer to frame it!!)

I also used this week's unscripted sketch.


  • Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps Pillow Talk, Words to Live By
  • Paper: Just white!!!
  • Ink: Memento Blakc and copics
  • Accessories: none!


31 comments:

Lisa said...

Such a fun card Kim! I like the interlocking colorful circles!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

LOVE - just saw this when I was linking mine up! Great graphic clean design!

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE this Kim!!! So fun and graphic!

Lesley said...

I know, I love the black paper for framing too! This card looks amazing though, such a bright, fun look!

Sue said...

Brilliant Kim! Love how you've combined the spots with stripes, looks amazing.

shirley-bee said...

Love it, and it definitely looks great as a one layer card!

Bonnie said...

I know what you mean, Kim. I've ended up layering quite a few of the one layer cards before they were sent! But this could easily stand alone! Love the bright colors and that sweet hello!

Rosemary said...

eeekkk!! what a cool card!! love it!

Jenny said...

I love this border Kim and your bright colours are such fun.
I actually like the restriction of one layer week myself :0)
Jenny x

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous...great colours!! Lee-Ann :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow Kim this is gorgeous! You did such a fabulous job on your one layer card. Great graphic design and your Copic choices fantastic!

Adriana Benitez said...

What a fun, colorful card. Definitely says "hello" in a happy way. You rocked the one-layer challenge :)
Thanks for playing along with us at Unscripted Sketches!

Suze Bain said...

What an eye catcher, and it's so clever. Fab OL card. Xx

Kara said...

so cool!! like colored glass.....!

Chrissie said...

You rocked this one Kim!
Love it, it's so eye-catching!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lisa A. said...

Very cool card, Kim...love the design and the colors!! That sentiment is wonderful, too...super one layer card:)!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
Fabulous card....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Ginny said...

You did an awesome job with this one-layer card!!! Love the design and colors!

Michelle said...

So cheery and fun!

Linda Callahan said...

Doesn't need a thing! Perfection!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a fab card and nice and colourful.

You should'nt worry about an extra layer, your one layer cards are super.

Love Sheila x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'd say this challenge had your name all over it and how wonderful that you had that stamp! It's a total fun card, a standout in the thumbnails, and a perfect OLC!! You rocked it, Kims!!

mypapercraftworld said...

I'm in totally love with this card! Anita :)

Being shMe said...

Gorgeous interpretation of the theme. I love it. Well done! :)xxx

Hello From Texas said...

I feel the same way Kim; there must be at least two layers. I usually end up cutting down my OLCs and applying them to a base so I can get that bit of frame. :)

Fabulous card and wonderful coloring. You definitely are a master at CAS.
TFS
Carole

Geri said...

WOW!!! Absolutely love your card. It just pounced right out of the gallery and hit me right smack in the part of my brain that starts to vibrate when it sees something this fetching! Seriously, no other layer needed (although I'm exactly like you and think that without a layer, the card could float away!)

Of course these colors rock, but what REALLY rocks is how you colored each row - so very creative! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at Unscripted Sketches.

Billie A said...

Love the colors and the design. Great card. thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches.

Viv said...

Just fabulous Kim ! :) Viv xx

Aileen said...

Love your interpretation of spots and stripes. Lovely bright and fun card. x

dstandard said...

This is a fabulous card - love the stamping and coloring! Thanks for playing at US!

mypapercraftworld said...

Congratulations on the Top Three Spot at Unscripted Sketches, Kim ... hoorah! Anita :)