This week's One-Layer Wednesday Challenge is to get inspired by these fabulous Sunday Sweets on the Cake Wrecks blog to make a baby card. I chose the last cake for my inspiration:
Some of you have told me you are intimidated by inspiration challenges, but a way to make it easier is to look at the "pieces parts" of the inspiration cakes, not the whole cake. Is there a single design element that appeals to you? Perhaps it's the color scheme, or an image, or a border element that stands out for you. Take just one or two of the elements you like and see what you can do.
Don't be afraid to mess up, either. I dorked up my first attempt, and the mistakes in it resulted in a much better card the second time around.
But please don't snip your pinky finger with scissors when cutting ribbon like I did. Ouch.
For my card, I used the harlequin debossing on the bottom and added pearls all over the design, not just a row at the top. I moved the ribbon up from the bottom, too. The bow was made with a Bow Easy, and the blue ribbon is taped down on the inside neatly using scor-tape. I didn't put tape under the ribbon on the front so I could tie a piece of string to gather it under the white bow. I originally made a card with the pink and green of the cake, but I didn't like the way the bow turned out, so I changed the colors to blue (because I had plenty of blue pearls!) and white.
Rules for OLW54
1. Make a one-layer baby card using this post of Sunday Sweets as your inspiration.
2. Remember that a one-layer card is a single piece of cardstock folded in half...no other layers are allowed. Keep embellishments to a minimum (...says she who used 13 pearls and a big bow on her card!).
3. Post your creation somewhere online and link to it using the InLinkz box on the sidebar of Simplicity.
4. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!!!!
stamps: Papertrey Mega Mixed Messages
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Hero Arts pearls, Mark's Finest Papers satin ribbons, Scor-Tape, Scor-Pal