View Full Version : IAP11 Single Layer Challenge****WINNER****

Far North
04-24-2009, 02:55 AM
Loobylou left her challenge with me to post while she is on vacation...but she will be back very soon.

This is a quick challenge for those who are short on time and supplies, or mindful of the looming postage increases.

just a card base (any colour). Do whatever you like to it - stamp, emboss, ink, spray, whatever, but don't add any more layers.

I'd like to see what you can do with a single layer of cardstock, and ink no added embellishments. (although you can see in my ATC sample I did pop up the butterfly)
Please post your card in the gallery (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=634) and begin your title with IAP11, then come back here and post a link.
Have Fun!! Loobylou

Samples from my gallery

ATC (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21559&cat=500&ppuser=638)

Card (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=20160&ppuser=638)

Footnote from Sarah
I have attached a photo of the stamps I am offering as a prize. It's a Heidi Grace sentiment set.

04-24-2009, 09:22 AM
Great challenge, Sarah. One quick question. Is it ok to add an embellishment such as ribbon or is it one layer of cardstock only?

Far North
04-24-2009, 11:16 AM
Sarah I love 1 layer cards! I will definately be making at least one!

04-24-2009, 06:26 PM
I'm not sure that I've ever made a single layer card before. But I did one today, and posted it in the gallery too. I found that inking around the edges of the card with the darker ink, helped to give it a little bit more dimension.
Here is my card.

04-24-2009, 09:58 PM
Here is my card:


04-24-2009, 10:59 PM
Great challenge, Sarah. One quick question. Is it ok to add an embellishment such as ribbon or is it one layer of cardstock only?
Tami, I'd like to see what you can do with a single layer of cardstock, and ink no added embellishments. (although you can see in my ATC sample I did pop up the butterfly)

bubblegum girl
04-25-2009, 06:19 AM
here is mine http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21812

04-25-2009, 01:33 PM
Single layer cards are not easy Sarah. It must be that we all have too much stuff in our stamp rooms.
Ok here is my effort.

Far North
04-25-2009, 02:36 PM
Thanks for a great challenge Sarah!


04-25-2009, 07:11 PM
This was a CHALLENGE and I wasn't so sure I could do it! Seriously, I don't know the last time I made a SINGLE LAYER card! But, I loved it and may start a new trend! :)

Here is my card in the gallery... (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21840)

04-25-2009, 09:02 PM
This was harder than I thought!
I just added my take on this challenge to the Gallery.

04-25-2009, 10:01 PM
here is my single layer card, a first for me, I think.
check it out (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21853)


04-25-2009, 10:53 PM
I love to make single layer cards, Thanks for the challenge! Here's mine!

04-26-2009, 06:04 PM
Wow, I think you girls are all going to be picked up as designers by Hallmark! When you think that 90% of their cards are one layer, yet appeal to the masses. I'm awed by all the different techniques you are trying, and how much depth you're achieving with just ink and paper. Keep them coming!

04-26-2009, 06:26 PM
Here's the link (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21888)to my single-layer card. I really enjoyed working on this and I may make more. Thanks for the challenge, Sarah.

04-26-2009, 11:38 PM
awesome cards!

04-27-2009, 03:16 PM
I love single layer and did a few for xmas cards just gone.....here is my entry using kars stamp set.

04-27-2009, 09:52 PM
I just posted my card in the gallery. Here is the link: http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21956&limit=recent

Hugs, Heather

04-28-2009, 06:34 AM
I have attached a photo of my prize in the original post. It will be awarded from a random name draw of all participants

04-28-2009, 03:04 PM
This was hard! I think my card is too scary, it may frighten someone, but I liked the challenge of not adding any "do dads"!


04-28-2009, 04:36 PM
I did one too! :cute: http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21996&limit=recent

04-30-2009, 02:28 PM
that was a tough one Sarah, you don't know what a mess my cubby is in now..LOL

heres mine http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=634

05-01-2009, 02:05 AM
I finally got some time to play, so here's (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22063&limit=recent) my ATC for this challenge.

05-01-2009, 12:30 PM
Here is my new single layer challenge card Sarah. Unfortunately my last one would not qualify as I put ribbon on it naughty me

05-01-2009, 07:55 PM
Here's my submission for the Single Layer Challenge:


05-01-2009, 10:32 PM
this one was easy for me.

I used a cuttlebug strip to do the embossing on th etop and bottom.

The fish has glitter in the swirls but I am not sure if it shows too well in the photo.


05-03-2009, 09:18 AM
Bumping this up so you don't miss out on the FUN! Today is the last day to participate! :)

05-03-2009, 09:20 AM
Thankyou Pam.

05-03-2009, 01:18 PM
This was quite a challenge, Sarah. I'm so glad you posted it. I really had to get out of my make the cardfront and attach it to a base mode. Thank you! Here is my entry. (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=22146&cat=recent&limit=recent)

05-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Well, I hope I'm not too late for this challenge. My card is in the gallery. Hope you take a look see. Fun challenge.

05-03-2009, 10:01 PM
I'm thrilled to say I have 20 names in the draw so far. I'd love to add a few more.

05-04-2009, 07:02 AM
and the winner is..... Drumroll.............................

KELTIE (Heather)

here's Heather's card (http://stamp-shack.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=21981&ppuser=81&sl=k)

Thankyou to the 20 members who all put in fantastic entries. I gave you all a number, and used random.org to pick a winner. I'm sure we'll all get lots of inspiration from your cards for a long time to come.

Heather, your prize will go in the mail tomorrow

05-04-2009, 08:46 AM
Yeah ! Thanks Sarah . I had a blast with this and excited to receive your prize.

05-04-2009, 09:20 AM
Congratulations Heather!!!

05-04-2009, 09:44 AM
YEAH HEATHER!! The Nova Scotia BC wins!!! YAHOO for YOU!!

Paula Carden
05-04-2009, 12:29 PM
CONGRATS!!!!!Heather-Great job!!

05-04-2009, 12:32 PM
Congrads to heather!

05-05-2009, 03:10 AM
Well done Heather xxx