Scariest Card Ever!

Happy Sunday everyone!!
Ok this card isn't really all that scary...not visually.  But making it!  Yikes!  I was scared :)  Let me explain.

One of my all time favorite companies-Newton's Nook Designs has a new challenge running right now to make a one layer card.  One Layer!  Usually for me this means making my card on a separate card panel and then just attaching it to the card base so it resembles one layer...a little bit of a cheat but it helps give me some wiggle room in case I mess up. layer is a challenge right?  So I decided to take it for it's true meaning and go for a serious one layer card.  This meant I couldn't mess up or I'd have to start over...I couldn't goof because there was no way to cover it up...scary!!!

But I did it!  And I love it so much!  I went for a bit of a wild card...I was trying to keep the rainbowish colors a little softer, but you know...that didn't happen and they got a little bright :)  Enjoy!
This sweet kitty (from Newton's Antics) is just so darn cute!  I love it so much because we have 3 cats, and ever single one of them loves to play in boxes.  Storm isn't the biggest fan, but he'll mess around a little.  But Ezio and Cloud will fight over every box that comes into the house.  It's hilarious!  So I colored this cutie up like Cloud, using my Spectrum Noir pencils for easy blending that wouldn't bleed through the paper.

To get the colors around Cloud, I masked her off with a post it note.  I had originally just done orange around her, but decided after I got her all colored up that she needed just a touch of some red to add some depth behind her.  So I reapplied the mask to get the red applied.

The arrows...I wasn't sure if the arrows were going to work.  It was more of a trial/play card to see what I thought, and I ended up loving it so much that I finished it all off.  I kept my colors in rainbow order still.  I didn't want a ton of purple on there but just enough to complete the rainbow.  And I love the combo of the large arrows with the little ones :)  That stencil is from Winnie & Walter and I love it!

I stamped a simple sentiment and covered it with some clear sparkly embossing powder.  Then went back over all the large arrows with some shimmer brush so that they sparkle.  You can just see the shimmer on the arrows towards the top of the card...always hard to catch those in photos :)

Such a fun card, and definitely a nail-bitter challenge, but I love how it turned out so much!  I might have to keep pushing myself on this one layer style to see what I can really do with it :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    AAA Cards #33-Orange You Glad UR CAS

    Inky Paws Challenge #18-Just One Layer
    Lawnscaping Challenge #100-Birthday
Thanks for stopping by today!! <3


  1. Fabulous card!!! I had the same challenge for this one layered challenge, I usually cover my goofs up with some sort of layer, but you did a fantastic job and your card looks great!! I really love the colors!:)

  2. Loving the rainbow chevrons and how they draw the eye into the main image. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. I LOVE this card! The colors and the layout are stunning, you did an amazing job! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  4. Super adorable!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Lawnscaping!

  5. I can't even tell you were scared to do one layer - you did such a great job! I love all the bright colors pointing in the the kitty in the box! He's the star of the show! Thanks so much for trying out something new and linking up with our challenge at Newton's Nook Designs!

  6. Wow! You've done such an amazing job with this one layer Emily!! I adore the image and your colors and design really ROCK girl! ;)

  7. That was a fun read! Oh yeah, those one layers with boco colors are scarey. I've recently started just "going for it". Knowing full well I may mess it it up, throwing lots of practice pages away. After a bit, it's not painful spoiling an image. And after a while the good stuff starts to overcome the earlier rough practices. You did SO well. Thanks for sharing yourself with us and playing along with AAA Cards "Aren't U Glad UR CAS" game. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

  8. One layer cards are super hard for me too. You did awesome. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping for our 100th Challenge!