Paper craft project no. 255: Cherish you one layer card

Hello! I’m here to share a one layer card I made. Late last week, I replenished my card stock supply. Because it was a long holiday weekend, I didn’t get my order until Tuesday. The wait was worth it, though, as I was  pretty pleased with what I got: a ream of 100# (270 gsm) premium heavy classic white card stock, my second favorite card base to use (my top favorite is the 140-lb cold press watercolor paper by Canson); a pack of 165# (660 gsm) double thick card stock (wowza, I am in love with this one — it is really, really, REALLY thick — and so perfect for some mixed media projects I’ve got planned); and a pack of 120# (480 gsm) recycled taupe brown fiber card stock (this card stock is super thick as well and super smooth to the touch!).

I took the taupe brown fiber card stock for a test drive last night and oh boy, did I fall in love with this card stock hard! Inks stamped like a dream. For my card, I stamped and masked the sunflower from the Bloom Sketches set in VersaMagic cloud white chalk ink. (It’s my favorite stamp right now, as I’ve used it so many times in the last couple of weeks alone — here, here, here, here, and here.) I stamped the bold sentiment (from the Boxed Blooms & Bold Sentiments set) in jet black archival ink. I debated whether to add some bling on the card, but decided to keep it simple by adding a border around using my Faber-Castell white PITT artist pen. And the card is done — took less than 10 minutes to make!

Anyway, I made the card as a reminder project for our current challenge at Time Out. There is still about a week left to join us! We’re having an “Inspired by Words” challenge: “If music be the food of love, play on.” [Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night] All you gotta do is create something inspired by that line. Doesn’t have to be the entire line. For my card, I took my cue from the word, “love”, and created this card that fits many occasions: anniversary, wedding, friendship.

Linking up my card to these 5 fun challenges: CAS on Sunday #41 – Black & White with One Color of Your Choice (my other color is taupe brown);  CASology #111 – Under (I masked my blooms so some of them are underneath the other blooms; then the blooms are under my bold sentiment and border; then my simple border looks like it’s under the sentiment); Stampavie and More #218 – CAS;  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Stamptember Stamp-It Challenge (use rubber or clear stamps; no digis); and Simon Says Monday Challenge – Boldly Go Into Stamptember (use bright ink; a large stamp, or be bold in your stamping — I used a large flower stamp and bold sentiments).

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

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12 Comments to “Paper craft project no. 255: Cherish you one layer card”

  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely CAS crafting with us at CASology for the ‘under’ challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

  2. Great card, I love the white on taupe! Thanks so much for sharing at Stampavie and More Challenge!

    Hugs, Marja
    Stampavie and More DT

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  4. Beautiful card…

  5. Lovely white on Kraft!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CASoloy Shery, we always love it when you do!!!! Such a great stamp!!!!

  6. Pretty card, Shery! I love white on kraft. Thank you for sharing your project with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  7. Shery very pretty love kraft and white. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology!

  8. This is just fabulous Shery – love the white on kraft combo.
    Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Challenge!
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

  9. Wow great card. Glad you joined us over at CAS on sunday.

  10. Such a beautiful card. Love your interpretation of under–masking is such a wonderful way to add the look of dimension to a flat card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  11. I can’t tell you how much I love this card! Its gorgeous! Really love the white border you did too it really sets everything off wonderfully. :-)

  12. Shery, this is gorgeous, the chalk ink on the taupe is so subtle but also so stunning, the outline white frame works so well x

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