Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mod Squad Challenge - One Layer Birthday

Dear Ones~
This week Vicki Dutcher and I are hosting the Mod Squad Challenge. Our challenge to you is to make a one layer birthday card. Just one layer, no cheating.

One of our sponsors is the wonderful stamp company

Kitchen Sink Stamps offers us a discount CODE: ModSquad15.
  These stamps are amazing. Most have a multi-stamp feature that lets you get great detail in your images using several colors. There is real dimension with a 3-D effect! And one of the best features of this stamp company is that there are color recipes for most of the multi-step stamps, so you don't have to guess what colors to use. There are even alternative colors if you don't have the inks that are suggested. Maria from Kitchen Sink Stamps is a member of our Mod Squad Challenge Facebook Group so feel free to say Hi or ask any questions.
A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the store. 
You can pick your own goodies and there are lots of choices!

Here is a sample for you:
A trick to making an image look more dimensional is to use a very light color to add shadows. On this card I used the Kitchen Sink Stamp Set 3-Step Butterflies. There are 3 separate stamps used on each butterfly, with each stamp using a progressively darker color. Then I took a gray alcohol marker and outlined the image just in the places where shadows would be. The result is that the image looks dimensional, but is really only one layer.

Here is a close up so you can see the shadowing.
The Ingredients:
GKD White Heavyweight Card Stock
GKD Ocean Mist Card Stock
Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Butterflies Stamp Set
Kitchen Sink Stamps 3-Step Baseball Stamp Set for Greeting 
Tim Holtz Multi Media 2 Die
GKD Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea & Blue Denim Inks
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Blog Challenge and play along. I can't wait to see your wonderful creations!! Oh, and I adore your comments!


  1. Be still my heart. I am so excited to see this and it is so very hard to believe that it is one layer. I had to take a closer look with my bionic eyes. You are so clever to use the gray marker to make the shadows. Love that die cut on the corner. Looks like grandma's crochet. Love this card!

  2. This is so beautiful! I just love the one layer card you made and again you used another of those great corner dies. I just think this is wonderful!

  3. BEAUTIFUL one layer card. How clever of you to add "dimension" with a gray marker. That die cut corner is gorgeous.

  4. Talk about making a one layer card rock. FABULOUS. Love that corner die and I think it is on my wish list. I would swear that the butterflies were another layer and popped up. Just fabulous, my friend.

  5. Wow, you're right about the butterflies! They look 3-D for sure. Love the corner die, too. Wonderful card!

  6. Seriously AWESOME one layer card! I really thought you had cut out the bflies and them. well done!!

  7. Your colors are so YUMMY! Loving those beautiful butterflies! And that die cut is FABULOUS! I must get it and make it mine! OMGee I really didn't see that this was 1 layer (and I read the Challenge and everything--now I know people get confused doh!) FANTASTIC!!!

  8. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous. Love the colours and that die of course. It's on my list. Going to try out the other TH one you found for me. Love how you did this one layer with that die. Will have to try that sometime.

  9. I love the corner that is all lacy and beautiful! Gorgeous card and butterflies! Fantastic one layer card!

  10. Oh my that gray shadow makes such a difference, Judy. I feel like those butterflies are ready to fly off the card. And that gorgeous die cut. Beautiful, beautiful.