Thursday, June 16, 2011

One Layer Wednesday 58

The One-Layer Wednesday challenge at Simplicity is to make a one layer card using orange, yellow, and aqua. My new Hero Arts designer butterflies were still out from this week's Less is More challenge card, so I decided to keep playing with them.

I stamped a sentiment in aqua and stamped my butterflies in orange and yellow. I can't tell you how many times I stamped those butterflies, choosing which butterfly would go where and what color and position it would be in! :)



I attempted to cut around the wings of the largest butterfly with my exacto knife to give it a little dimension while still keeping it one layer, but it just didn't look clean enough. That PTI paper is so thick - perfect for one layer cards but not so easy to cut through.



Looking at the photo, the sentiment seems a little weak compared to the butterflies. At 1:00 in the morning it didn't bother me, but in the light of day things always look a little different. I will probably remake the card with a stronger blue. Overall, though, I really like this card and I think those butterflies are beautiful in cantaloupe and tangelo!

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts designer butterflies, PTI sentiment
Ink: Memento tangelo and cantaloupe, VersaMagic aquatic splash
Paper: PTI white

14 comments:

Rosemary said...

beautiful card!! i love pti's white cardstock... it is perfect for one layer cards!!

Jenny said...

I love the butterflies scattered across the card, I know what you mean about placing them...trying to make them look natural but pleasing to the eye, these are perfect :)
Jenny x

Susan said...

WOW! This is beautiful! LOVE the colors of the butterflies, and I agree with you, the sentiment could be a little darker, but still its a fabulous card! Did you try tweaking the white balance a bit in Picasa...that might make it show up better.
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Lisa A. said...

What pretty cards!! Your butterflies are perfectly placed with the sentiments...lovely:)!!

Vicky said...

Just beautiful. Love the colours of these butterflies!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Vicky Hayes said...

This is such a pretty, delicate-looking card.

Katina said...

Your butterflies look beautiful! Gorgeous card. xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there, pretty butterflies and well done with the colours, Gay xxx

Pauline said...

What a pretty card. Butterflies are wonderful and so summery. Love the colors this week.
Hugs Pauline.H

Shobana said...

Lovely! Those stamps are super nice! :)

Susan Raihala said...

What a beautiful layout and the colors work so well!!!!! And I know what you mean about the sentiment ink being just a bit too light (though it looks great in the photos!). Don't you wish ink makers would take a page from Copics and put out five different shades/tints of each color? I'd LOVE to have that level of choice, LOL!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

It is gorgeous! The blue might be a little light but it actually pops beautifully from the butterflies and keeps it very gentle. Love it!

Janelle said...

Love your card. The butterflies are placed perfectly and I think the sentiment looks fine. (But I so know what you mean... I kept re-doing my card, having the most trouble with the aqua... ironically, one of my favorite colors!)

Loli said...

Hola KingstonM.Thank you for to visit my blog last week.
Beutiful cards, your card "In the frame" is fantastic, clever idea, good job.
Have a nice week.A hug from Palma de Mallorca