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Papertrey Princesses Challenge #3

This challenge, hosted by Leah, consists of making a one-layer card.  As if that would be easy or something...I don't know why it's so hard to do that sometimes--I suppose that little 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 canvas seems too blank.  Here are two of mine:
The first one is just a simple wedding card--Everyday Classics flourish used twice, then heat embossed in silver.  Sentiment is from Piece of Cake, done in black after the ampersand was embossed.  Corners rounded.

This next card was a little more time-consuming.  All the white is heat embossed, but I used a mask to make it look like the flowers and leaf are layered.  (If you aren't familiar with masking, it's when you stamp your image onto a post-it note and cut it out.  After stamping the image on your card, you place the post-it mask over it, then stamp the other image, so it overlaps without ruining your first image.  Remove the post-it, and voila!  Depth!  Dimension!  Make sense?)  Okay, after all that, I colored the flowers with SU markers and used one of my all-time faves for the sentiment.

Card #1
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx
Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics, Piece of Cake
Other: Filigree Silver embossing powder

Card #2
Paper: SU Kraft
Ink: Versamark, SU markers-Real Red, Garden Green, Cameo Coral
Stamps: Friends 'Til the End, SU Wonderful Words
Other: Filigree White embossing powder


  1. Cheryl, Your cards came out awesome. You did a great job with the challenge.

  2. I love the heat embossed silver, very elegant! I need to work on this challenge still...I'm very intimidated by one layer cards!

  3. Love the elegant bridal one and the flower one must have taken forever! Turned out well though! Love them both!

  4. Hi Cheryl! Your first card is simly elegant and your second card is simply Stunning! I love the embossed masked flowers and the colors are So rich looking! :>

  5. These are so beautiful! I love the flower one, the white makes it stand out and look so stunning! great work!

  6. Both fun and very classy looking! Great job!

  7. BEAUTIFUL Cheryl... You have inspired me! I didnt like my card I did for the challenge.. gonna break out my Friends set and whip up something.. I have a VISION! THANKS! :)
    Have a GREAT weekend!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the embossing on your wedding card. And that second card, stunning!!

  9. both of these are gorgeous!!! Love those flowers, makes me think I should have bought that set!

  10. These came out just beautiful! Great job on the challenge:)

  11. Oh you embossed, how nice! I like both cards, I almost thought of using Kraft, great idea. That space does look so blank when you are faced with doing a single layer card.


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