Saturday, April 18, 2009

MFT Idol Judges Challenge Week 6

This was my submission for Week 6 of the My Favorite Things Idol Judges Challenge. The theme this week was to make a one layer wonder card - yep that's right! No layers and only MFT stamps.

I decided to case one of my favorite stamping artists, Amy Sheffer. She makes the most beautiful cards with LOTS of layers and details. You can view the awesome original here.

So, to try to create this same layout with NO layers I first cut all of the pieces I would need and saved the "scraps" as well to.

1. Lay the square background piece over the card base and sponge the red border.
2. Place a mask for the "DP" and Scallop circle and sponge the yellow layer.
3. Place a mask of the negative of the scallop circle and the circle center and sponge the red scallop border.
4. Place the scallop mask and a border mask down and stamp the "DP".
5. Stamp image and draw in sidewalk.
6. Color images in, stamp sentiment.
7. Sew around edge of card.
8. Using exacto knife, cut along scalloped edge and insert ribbon.

This was fun, but took lots of "pre-thinking" :0) Thanks for looking!

Stamps: MFT - Let's Go For a Walk
Ink: Staz On Black, SU! Riding Hood Red, Marigold Morning, Bashful Blue, Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol
Accessories: Michaels Ribbon- Go With the Grain, Sewing machine


  1. Wow!!! Your card is AMAZING!!! Looks like lots of layers - you did a fabulous job!

  2. Wow, at Fisrt I thought you had more than one layer. Once I zoomed in on the photo.....holy crap, girl, what a great 1 layer card!

  3. WOW!!! You did an awesome job girlie!!! This card made me take a double, triple take!!! I still am in awe!!!

  4. Um...incredible! I can't even believe that this is only one layer! How fun, and yet again, totally impressive.

  5. I love your blog, I will sure check back to see your great creations!!!!

  6. Love your card! I can't believe it is really just one layer. Thanks for stopping by my blog with nice comment and the heads up on the caardvack challenge. I linked by card!