Monday, December 27, 2010

Bold and Free

I've seen so many one layer cards at different blogs and also with these little lines "framing" it. That should be very easy for me to do - right? Wrong! First of all I started off trying to do the one layer deal. After about 6 tries (and ALOT of card stock) I finally decided that I'd REALLY like that red frame around it. So I ditched the one layer idea in a hurry. Ok, got a piece of white, stamped the image, then the sentiment...and all is looking good. I then decided to do the black line around to kinda "frame" it like I've seen so many ladies do. Got the ruler out and away I went - no problem! Yikes! A BIG problem! Even using the ruler things started going a little crazy! Let's just say - this very simple looking card used up about a half a ream of paper, a ton of ink, and I think my ruler is crooked now!!!!!

The image is from the Bold and Free set by Marks Finest Papers and the sentiment is from Happy Birthday by CTMH.


Thanks for stopping by..............
Lynn

22 comments:

Lone Pine Designs said...

It looks great in the photo...and I agree with you...the red frame is perfect!

Rach said...

The final product is wonderful, though! :oP I am utterly fascinated by one layer cards but cannot make one to save my life. I'm a layers kinda girl I guess. ;o)

Crafty Creations said...

Great job with the frame! Yes, my first time it took A LOT of work, but then I just ended up making a cardstock frame for the outline for my black pen.
You can always use a rectangle Nestie too if you've got one!!
Maria

Tammy said...

Your funny! I have to agree thought, I think all rulers are crooked to begin with. Love the card, great image.

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lynn, this is splendid - such a rich pop of color with the red and love the classic simple look to it with a bold black image - this card is divine! I hope you enter this somewhere, or everywhere, as it's a winner! SPLENDID!!! I hope your Cmas was a merry one!

Karen said...

oh I LOVE that red frame Lynn - it suits your card perfectly!

Karen
x

Lynn McAuley said...

Sometimes clean and simple is anything BUT!! Your card is beautiful, Lynn!

Sharon Keanly said...

I agree with Lynn's sentiment... sometimes clean and simple is anything but that! After all your hard work though, your card turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing, hugs Sharon

Shazsilverwolf said...

This is a beautiful, simple card, I love it.

Cheryl said...

Great card! Even though it is not one layer, it is still a great, clean design. (I can't make 1 layer cards!)

Elizabeth said...

Love it - I have so much problem making clean cards, I am a 'more is more' kind of crafter - but I SO admire those who can create something as stunning as this card. Lovely.

stampinbygenny said...

The simplest cards are the most difficult. I love the clean design, colors and your image. Your card is simple and stunning. TFS

Paige said...

LOL! At your post, not you! I would have the same problems you encountered for sure! But your end result is fabulous!

Gina said...

your card turned out to be beautiful. I had to laugh at your description of making it though, it sounded like something I have done more than once!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love the clean and simple design.

Becky said...

What a wonderful CAS card. love it!

Andrea said...

LOL All the rulers I've ever used are crooked! :) You did a great job though and I definitely want to try a framed card again-good to know I'm not the only one who has had difficulty with this "simple" look.

E.T said...

wowsers!!! same happens with me.. i start to make a OLC but somewhere in the middle I start adding layers and framing! LOL

Trina said...

Ok, it isn't just me who rolls through a lot of paper to make a card that SHOULD be easy... :D The end result is great! (Over from Feline Playful)

Kristi said...

This is stunning..I have yet to be able to do a one layer card. They are way more difficult to do. have a great night!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

You know I love CAS cards but I have an almost impossible time making one-layer cards too. Everything has to be perfect on them which can sometimes be difficult. I also know what you mean about drawing a straight line. Not as easy as it sounds. BUT... your card looks like it was effortless and like you intended it to be this way to begin with. I don't see any wiggles in your line and I like how it's broken at the bottom to leave room for the sentiment. The red gives a great frame to show off your image.

Marie said...

What a great card! All your cards looks great. So clean and colourful. Thanks for becoming a follower, I'm now joining you!
Love n' hugs,
Marie