Monday, April 7, 2014

Sending You Sunshine, One Layer Simplicity

Hello friends! On Saturday, I had hoped that I would be back with another card to cheer on my Florida Gators, but sadly they couldn't pull off the win against UCONN. Oh, well. They had an awesome season to be extremely proud of.

Today I have a card to share with you for the current One Layer Simplicity Challenge. This month's challenge is to create a travel themed card: a destination or mode of transportation to get there. For my card, I created a square mask using some scratch paper and removeable adhesive. I used a sponge to ink up the perimeter of the card using PTI's Aqua Mist ink. Then I inked up Palm Tree Silhouettes in Rich Cocoa Memento ink, wiped off the leaves with a baby wipe and then inked up the leaves in New Leaf. I used my copic marker to add a bit of shading underneath. I used Small solid circle to represent the sun and then added Sending You Sunshine for my sentiment. I missed the last two challenges, so I am glad that I found some time to play along with this one.

My daughter, Leah, saw my card and was inspired to play along as well. I will be back to share her card in a little bit. Let me just say that I love her imagination and creativity!


  1. Love mom's card, too. That looks like the scene down my block!

  2. Wow! I love the reverse masking and the graphic trees - I feel warmer already! Thanks for joining us at OLS!

  3. I totally love the look of this! I can feel the warmth of the sun on my face already!

  4. Fantastic idea!! I would not have thought to do a reverse mask bu it is brilliant for a one layer card!! Simple sweet and so pleasing to look at!!


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  5. Fabulous card :) I love that sunshine.. We are vacay-ing at Goa-India next month.. and can't wait to get there :)) Thought it's going to be super hot!!

    PSsst: Saw your card on OLS4
    Jaya, India

  6. Perfect for the challenge--what a fun, creative card! Love it, Deb!

  7. So gorgeous, Deb! This one-layer card is a beauty. So relaxing to look at!


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