Since I am sooooo late posting these cards that I actually finished (yay me!) for the Papertrey Posse's January challenges, I am going to get them both posted at once! Also, the 2nd card below is for the CPS #201 challenge - be sure to check it out, what a great sketch!
First, for the January Petite Posse challenge, Sarah challenged us to make a one-layer card. Now I should day, I am terribly intimidated by one-layer cards! I see some on other blogs that I LOVE, but I never seem to know what to do with only one layer to work with! ACK! So here is my attempt:
I used PTI's Fillable Frame #4, and after stamping it I die-cut it from a post-it note to use as a mask, and then stamped my background with Turning a New Leaf. The lower part of the panel is a grid background stamp that I recently got from Market Street Stamps. I finished things off with a bit of ribbon, Creative Charm gems, a button and some twine.
Next, for the main January challenge, Sarah challenged us to use a black base or background for our card. I paired my true black background panel (embossed with the Sunshine Impression Plate) with Simply Chartruese and Harvest Gold. Since I have had the YOF: Gladiolus for quite a while but haven't used them much, I tried to do a tone-on-tone effect for the main image/sentiment panel, just shading the inner parts of the flowers with a Copic marker. The black gemstones are from Creative Charms.
I also used the CPS #201 sketch for this card! What a fun and inspiring sketch, I think I might have ot use it again.
Thanks for looking, and a BIG thanks to Sarah for the great challenges!