Saturday, June 20, 2015

My Favorite Things Lesson #4


Lesson #4 – Balance: Line

Summer school is almost over and this lesson was a bit hard for me.  We needed to show how line is so important when drawing the eye to the card that you are making. 
I took inspiration from the Seize the Birthday challenge, and used just neutral colors, so that the line would be very important.  
I will be entering this card in the My Favortie Things, summer School Lesson #4 and Seize the Birthday  

Lesson #4 Balance: Line can be seen Here
Seize the Birthday, make a Birthday card - Toppings today are "Nothing but Neutrals"
Check it out Here

Here is my Homework

Believe it or not, this is a one layer card.  I saw this technique and had to try it.  I started with a stencil that I made on my Cameo.  I inked it with Kraft ink From GKD and then moved the stencil slightly, and inked again with a lighter hybrid ink called New Canvas.  The banner is a Simon Says die and I used the Happy Birthday from MFT stamp set The Whole Heard, and the sentiment and dog are from MFT I Woof You.  I love how this has so much texture and yet, will be easy to mail. 
Thanks so much for dropping in to see what I have been up to.  Today is a beautiful day to be outside.  That is where you will find me.
Your comments make me so happy, I do appreciate them.  Have a great weekend.  


  1. That is such a darling card you created. Looks like you had fun too!

  2. Love the stencil you created and you are right I can't believe this is a one layer card. It has to be at least two...but I will take your word for it. Fabulous card. I am glad you found time to join all the challenges. Keeping my fingers crossed for a fifty dollar prize for you.

  3. Oh, I am in LOVE with that stencil. I was hoping it was something that was for sale. It must have been a cut file on your Cameo. DANG!!! I really need to get one of those. Your card is so awesome - love the colors you chose, and the banner and little puppy dog are so stinkin' CUTE!!!! Great take on the lesson!! Oh, and I hope you are having a fun weekend!

  4. Very pretty card! I can't believe that it is one layer. It has so much dimension. Beautifully done. That little dog is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. I don't the companies you've used but I really liked the card anyway. You are very good to do all that one layer. I thought it was more.

  6. Love the depth you doesn't appear to be a one layer card at a first glance! That puppy is so cute too and love the banner die! Thanks for taking the time to join us at Seize the Birthday I sure do appreciate it!

  7. Holy Smokes! I had to re read and then go back and look at your card again! NEVER would have know that was a one layer.....egads girl....GO TO THE HEAD OF THE CLASS! This is so cool! Now I can see how you did it, love the little shadows you created when moving your home made stencil. CLEVER! And your sweet little doggie he's adorable!

  8. Wow, great job with that stencil and the colors. Love the background and the rest of your card also. Great elements. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.