Friday, February 27, 2009

I Made a One Layer Card and I Cased Another!!!!

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope your week has been a good one. Mine has been good overall, minus the Izzy sick thing. It was so cute yesterday. She kept asking to take baths! We actually took three of them. I think the warm water loosened up some of the junk in her chest though so that was really helpful. She also loves that Vics Vapo rub. She actually asks me to put it on her. Now why anyone would want to smell like menthol is beyond me but she loves, loves, loves it. I do think she is feeling better though. She got outside for a couple of minutes again yesterday and harassed Tuxy some. So I think she is starting to feel more and more like herself.

We also had a great time at girl's night last night. Tracy came over after work, of course Izzy was glued to the glass storm door' lying in wait for her to come up the walk! LOL! Then we had Qudoba for dinner, remember I don't cook, and had a relaxing evening of chatting and hanging out. It was especially nice for me because Tracy is going to be on vacation next week and I won't be able to see her!!! NOOOO!!! Seriously we talk almost every day so 4 days without her is a lot!

Alright, onto the cards for today! I know that I mentioned earlier in the week that my super talented friend and fellow Pink Cat DT member Vicki was hosting a challenge over at the Pink Cat Studio PCP group. I was super proud of myself because I made sure I cut and pasted the directions. Um, yeah, I didn't paste everything. Namely the rules and the prize!! Doh!! Okay so here we go again. Here is what is up with the Pink Cat Challenge!

Challenge Description: The challenge is to create a ONE Layer Card. One Layer Only!!!!! The only exception to the one layer rule is that you can use some Paper piecing on your stamped image. Other than that, just one piece of cardstock. You can Sponge, Dab and add all the ink and embellishment that suit your fancy as long as you keep it in one layer. To achieve the look on my sample, I sponged various colours of ink using masks to block out the areas that I wanted to leave white.

Date the challenge ends: Wednesday March 11th, 5 pm EST

Requirements: A Pink Cat Studio stamp must be used as the main stamp on the card or project. It is okay to use stamps from other companies as well. To be eligible for the prize you must upload your card before the deadline to your PaperCraftPlanet gallery and include the tag PCSDTC2. You may enter only 1 project for this challenge. If you have questions about this challenge, please post them in this discussion thread.

Prize: On March 11th, a winner will be chosen by a random draw from all of the challenge participants. The winner will receive a grab bag of Pink Cat Studio stamps. The winner will be announced in the PCP challenge discussion thread and on the Pink Cat Studio blog. Some cards from the challenge will be displayed on the PCS blog.

And I finally got my card made!!! Yay!! It is a one layer card that I made with some digital papers and my drawing tool on my computer. I swear it is one layer! I actually took a picture of the inside to prove it! LOL!



Whewww!!! I have really been sweating this one. You know how I am with these one layer cards. They are virtually impossible for me! So I pulled out an old tried and true technique that I have used before of layering on digital papers and creating boxes and ovals using the drawing function in Microsoft Word. Truly the only trick is remembering what colors you picked for your solid boxes! LOL! I started this project by uploading my two patterned papers from the digi paper pack Simply Spring by MFT and then created all of my other rectangles and ovals using the drawing tool in Microsoft word. Next I decided on a layout, arranged all my shapes and patterns and then printed it off on my white card stock I color on. I stamped my Lily on a lily pad from the new Enchanted Lily set by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored her in with my copics. I actually masked off the bottom of the lily pad but didn't mask off enough so I had to cover up my boo boo with some prima flowers and brads. For the ribbons, I simply used a craft knife to cut slits along the outside of my largest oval and threaded it though. To finish the card off, I added a couple of bella baubles to my oval and stamped the sentiment in cocoa brown ink by memento in the corner. I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I am so proud of this card. I am in love with layering so to make me make a card that is only one layer is super difficult for me. I have to say though that I handed this card to both Jason and Tracy last night and the both felt the surface of the card before they would believe that it was only one layer! LOL!

So lately I guess I have been on a casing kick! This is actually my third cased card this week! I am really enjoying it! Well, this card is for The Greeting Farm's challenge this week which is called The Case of the Curious Card! Marie has challenged us to case an amazing card by Kristine. I just loved the simple layout with all the additional little fluers and she added! Of course her coloring is amazing, so this was definitely a challenge!

I can only hope mine is half the card of Kristine's! For my card I decided to change the colors, the stamp and the embellishments. I started the card by first stamping Anya from Rock the Farm by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I then distress the edges with my close to cocoa ink and a sponge. Following the layout from Kristine's card, I layered on green and red card stock along with DP from the new Basic Grey Marrakesh paper pack. I loved the fluers and sentiment so much on her card that I decided to stamp my sentiment in the corner and some heart flowers where she had her sentiment. To finish the card off, I replaced her fluer de lis with a felt button and decided to tie a double bow with my ribbon. I just love the dark saturated colors in this paper pack. Might have to pick up another one!

Well, that is it for me today! Don't forget that it is day three of SUInk's sneak peek schedule! Everything has been completely amazing!!! Here is the line up for today and tomorrow!

Mary Jo


Thanks as always for stopping by!! Have a great day! Smiles!


Tasha said...

DOUBLE WOWZER Janna - both of this are sensational. I love the colours of the first card - beautiful
love tasha xx

Danni said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Love these! The first one is just so adorable! Love your design on it! and the second one is just as cute and I love the fun colors!
Great job!

Paula Still said...

Amazing job on the one layer card! You should be proud of yourself, Ms Sketch Queen LOL!!! It is absolutely beautiful! And here I've always thought MS Word was only good for documents, letters, etc. I will never look at it the same way again.

And Anya is so adorable! I can't get enough of her. Keep them coming!!!

Emily said...

Man, I thought I was totally ROCK!!!! Keep rockin'!!!!

Cathy said...


OMG, these are amazing!! I love your one layer card!! So cute!! Great use of the digi elements!!

Anya always looks good but you really rocked the farm!! Love these bright colors!! Can't wait to get my pack or packs!!! LOL! Great job!

Hugs, Cathy

Michelle said...

You totally amaze me, girlfriend!! WOW both of your cards are AWESOME!!

That enchanted Lily is beautiful! I love how you colored her! That's the best one layer card I've ever seen!!

And your Anya card well PRECIOUS!! I just love it. I keep telling myself to go buy some...I'm going to do it and shock you with a card on my blog one day, LOL!

Glad Izzy is on the mend! Hope you have a great weekend!

Maria said...

A very creative way to make a one layered card! LOL! It's funny how you had to show proof that it was one layered but it does look like several layers on the front. You did a wonderful job with the challenge.

Your Anya card is adorable and as always, wow. . your coloring is beautiful. Anya looks so bright and happy! I love her! I think your case was just as good! Awesome job!

Im sorry Izzy is still sick. . but I'm glad she's feeling better. I actually feel worse today but I still have to do my blogging . . .through sickness and in health! LOL!! I'm married to my crafting and blogging!


Jodi said...

Great job doing that one layer card! I always have a hard time with that, this was a true challenge!!
You have done a great job casing that card too! I just love these greeting farm stamps!! =)
Jodi =)

Maria Matter said...

So glad Izzy is feeling better!
OMGosh, I love your one layer're sooo clever Janna!
And your Anya is rockin' too! I think your coloring is always lovely! Great papers too!
I always enjoy seeing what you create!
Have a lovely weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Suzanne J Dean said...

Great job on the one layer card--you'd never know it didn't have many layers! I SUCK at one layer cards, lol, so I skip those challenges!! And the Anya card is so fun & cheerful---great coloring!


Lise Roy said...

Great job on this challenge!
Look like several layers!! But I do beleive you...Lol!

Maria said...

Wow amazing one-layer card! It so looks like a multi-layer card- again wow . Ultra cute Anya card as well. Love the dps and your colouring is just awesome. Glad to hear Izzy is feeling much better. Thanks for all your wonderful comments - they mean a lot. Hugs, Maria

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

These Greeting Farm images are getting the best of me. Ugh. Super cute one layer card, too! ...Cheater. ;o) LOL! jk.

Jaspere said...

You sure know how to color and your cards are always amazing.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

These are wonderful! One layer cards are my nemesis.....but you are a genious with them! Beautiful!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous cards Janna, loving the single layerd card so pretty and beautifully coloured. The cute Anya is also beautifully coloured as always. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

Jenny said...

Oh My...I love the one layer card!! Color combos are just perfect together. And the go girl!!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hn these are stunnin, I am in awe of the computer skills you have you make it sound so easy, I am a real dunce when using any of these programmes just don't seem to et the hang of it. Your colouring is as syunning as ever dear.
Hugs jacqui x

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, great challenge card! I love it!

Summerthyme Studio said...

I am TOTALLY Impressed with your one layer card Janna!!!! Wow!!!!! TOTALLY impressed. You would never know it was one layer..........that required thought and effort I bet. It's gorgeous!!!!

And your Anya card, well she's as cute as a bug in a rug!!!!


Jacquie said...

I LOVE your creations!!! As always!! I am SO partial to the Lilly card though! Although that Anya Does ROCK THE FARM!!! You are SO talented girl!! Seriously!!! I am glad that Izzy is feeling better!! I hate all that junk they get, when they have a cold!!! Being outside probably did her a world of good!!! Hope you have a GREAT weekend!!! Hey..1 more day!! Haha!!! Take care!!!

Alysabeth said...


Okay so your PCS card is GORGEOUS I must say I'm thrilled that I live 30mins from PCS because I get my orders next day, but I havent had the time use them yet;o( I have however trimmed it so maybe Mon.
You TGF is so vibrant and coloured SUPERBLY I love Love Love both of them, and cant wait to pull them out and play myself

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh these are beautiful Janna!!! Your one layer card is just amazing. It doesn't look like a one layer card!! Both of your cards are colored so magnificently and layed out perfectly!!!

Sorry to hear Izzy is not feeling well yet but glad to hear she is improving!!

Debbie said...

Wowzers both cards are fabulous Janna! I love both of the images and your colouring is stunning. Debbie x

Carolina said...

Both cards are just so adorable - I hope you tried out for either the Anya Club or the Anya DT cause your Splendid Little Farm projects/cards are too stinkin' cute!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

OK, I'm totally floored by your "one layer" card....that is fabulous!!! And you totally Rocked that Anya...girl, you are amazing!

Mariska said...

Wow you did an amazing job on the one layer card Janna. I am still strugling with that one... I am not a one layer girl either... I am actually a whole lot of layers girl :). Great idea to use a digital kit though.. might have to copy that idea... sorry :S. Gorgeous casing project too... I had no idea what casing was but I now understand that it's sort of copying? Love the card!! You have addicted me to the Greeting Farm stamps actually... my third order has been made... now two more have to arrive here. Have a great day sweetie!!


Cassie said...

you never cease to amaze me!!