Thursday, August 16, 2012

Less is More - One Layer "Feathers" and ATS "Cards for Boys"

In a continual effort to challenge myself with the CAS style of cards,  I wanted to play along with the the challenge at Less is More Week #80 to make a One Layer card with a theme of Fur or Feathers.  By Jove - I think I've finally done it!  I think I've finally created a One-Layer CAS card, and one that I actually like :o)  I tried the masking technique (another technique that I want to get better at) so I stamped the hat first - and then put my mask over it so I could stamp the bird.  My hat mask slipped a little when I stamped the bird (note to self - next time use dotto to hold the mask down) and it covered a teeny bit of the rim of the birthday hat - so I stamped it one more time separately and snipped out just the rim of the birthday hat and glued it on top of the stamped one. I didn't expect it to go perfectly the first time but it was darn close and I was very pleased - whoo hoo :o) 

I am also entering this card in the ATS Theme Challenge #2 - Cards for Boys.   I have a brother-in-law who is having a birthday next week. I know he will appreciate this card as he is a silly kind of guy who is always joking around and using puns.  I think I was in a silly mood when I created this card :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!  I hope you enjoyed today's One Layer CAS card. 

Details and Supplies (all from Stampin Up!):  Cardstock base - Whisper White.  I used my SU Color Coach to come up with this creative combo of Midnight Muse (NEW), More Mustard and Rich Razzleberry.  The sentiment is from Curly Cute - I used SU markers to color the words separately and only colored "day" in the word birthday to put next to the bird.  The bird and his party hat are from the stamp set called Papaya Collage. 


  1. Oh, I get it now...LOL Sometimes it takes me awhile! I kept thinking what is happy day and I totally missed the bird....LOL Super cute card!

  2. Oh boy - I hope other people get it too! Sometimes I'm not nearly as clever or funny as I think I am - LOL!

  3. Smashing card. Masking? Practise makes perfect. I use post it's


  4. Yep, it took me a second or two! But... I liked it even more then! Beautiful CAS style and fab stamping.
    Louise xx

  5. I got it I got it !!! Love your CAS card fantastic job, love the stamping and masking and your so right to like it cos its gorgeous. Thanks for joining us again this week at ATS and good luck.


  6. This looks terrific Danielle, your bird looks really vibrant.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  7. I got it too! Excellent idea, and love that little birthday hat on your bird. Thanks for joining us at ATS again this week.

  8. Me too, me too! Love your card Danielle beautifully crafted and thank you for playing along with us at ATS
    Val x

  9. Whew - so glad that you are getting it and enjoying it!! I'm enjoying all your comments - what fun! Thanks so much.

  10. How clever
    super card
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  11. You have done a wonderful job, Danielle! Your combination of words and the bird are terrific! Perfect for a male. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

  12. Hi Danielle - think I must have a skew whiff kind of brain as I got it before I realised some people didn't.....wondered why everyone was shouting "me too, me too" ... wondered what was going on! lol Great card and thanks for joining us at ATS this week.

    Karen x

  13. Great thinking Danielle and thanks for joining in this week at ATS - it's a lovely masculine card - Jacqueline xx

  14. What absolutely fabulous stamping! Beautifully clean and simple. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps :)


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