Squares!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Hello,

Sharing a one-layered card today that I made for this month's One-layer Simplicity challenge-9----Hip to be Square . I really enjoy making one-layered cards. I find it challenging to limit my card design to a single layer of card base folded  into half. There's no scope for hiding a mistake under the layers, if there's a mistake, you have to start it all over. And when the end result is as effective as you want it to be, all that wasted card stock, time, energy seems to be totally worth it? Don't you agree ? :)

Over to my card:-



This month Ardyth has challenged us to create a one-layered card by incorporating some squares in some way.  I decided to keep the shape of my card square. The focal design was inspired from a graphic logo I saw somewhere long, long back, in some magazine or a newspaper. Initially I planned to stamp that design using a stamp from Waffle Flower Bowtiful stamp set-- 4.5 centimeters long strip of hearts. My plan was to stamp it in different colours to show those four almost-square designs, intertwined with each other. But even after trying for quite a number of times, I just coudn't get the stamping right. So I gave up the stamping idea, and chose the method I love the most, masking and inking.

For masking and inking, I made a square stencil using acetate sheet, so that I can see through where I'm placing it. Masked and inked just three sides of a square, one at a time. Stamped the sentiment from Waffle Flower Bowtiful Stamp set and finished the card off with some rhinestones.


I think it would have looked much better with stamping, but maybe this card was just meant to be this way.

Does this happen to you too, had a plan A in mind but have to choose the plan B because plan A wasn't successful?

Also adding, this is about the celebration going on on my friend and fellow crafter Sujana on her blog for completing 100 blogposts. Sujana is a very versatile and talented crafter, I love how creatively she creates such detailed projects like explosion boxes and interactive cards. Click here to join in the celebrations and stand a chance to win some vouchers from The Craft Shop. I'm joining in too :)

Thanks for visiting and have a creative day !! :)

17 comments:

  1. Wonderful single layered card Jasleen ! I loved the inked squares..interesting design..

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  2. beautiful card... very creative idea..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  3. Oh wow! This is super, super-cool! Love the colours and the bling! So glad you joined us at OLS!

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  4. Oh, absolutely it happens. When it does happen, I say that the card made itself with a mind of its own! But in this case, I think you are selling yourself short, Jasleen, because it took a brilliant human mind to design this wonderful creation! And it is very Ardyth to me, too, which makes it even more perfect for this OLS challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Stunning Jasleen! I think you had nailed this one to perfection!

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  6. Bright colors, bling and beautiful. Very clean and perfect as it is. You did a great job with this card. - Jim

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  7. As always so innovative CAS :). Just beautiful!! :)

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  8. Wow! Love your design! So clever how you rotated and intertwined the squares--gives a feeling of movement.

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  9. Wow!! gorgeous squares and card Jasleen... love it..i missed 2 posts of yours unable to see your posts because of my blogger problem.. :(

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  10. Oh wow! I think your plan B worked out superbly! Great take on the challenge, wonderful colours and really
    A-Maze-ing!
    Very clever use of your stencil too!

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  11. Very creative Jasleen :) I wish I could have thought about this idea !! Amazing is the word

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  12. Wow..beautiful design..Jasleen..

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  13. This is very clever. I like the colours you chose and the way you have combined lines and bling so perfectly.
    Heather T

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  14. Very neatly made and super- cool colors used. Great.

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  15. I know what you mean about the challenge of one layer cards. The amount of times I've smudged ink or dropped my stamp on the card front and had to start again, would be in the millions! This is such a clever technique, have never seen it done before and love the way it turned out. Very geometric and colourful, just the way I like it!!

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  16. I came here thru the OLS blog. Absolutely love your card! The design is so simple and still so interesting. Absolutely gorgeous!

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