"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, November 19, 2010

Some One Layer Wonders....

Have a couple of card today for the current One Layer Wednesday challenge.  Susan pointed us in the direction of the most hilarious blog I have seen in a looooong time called "Cake Wrecks" for our inspiration.  If you want a good chuckle you need to check the blog out.  During the week "cake wrecks" are featured, but on Sunday beautifully decorated cakes take center stage.   The cakes offered up this last Sunday are so beautiful that I wasn't able to pick just one.... so I picked two!

The first is this little black & cream number.  When I first saw the cake it made me think immediately of this neat stamp I have from DeNami Design called Filigree Centerpiece.  I did several trial runs of the design I wanted to achieve before stamping the actual card.  I love how it turned out (perfect!!).  I was going to stamp a sentiment, but it just didn't look right when I stamped on one of the test runs so I left it off.  Some black bling and a big, fat organdy bow finished things off.  Yummy!


The second card is based on this beautiful cake done in red and white.  When I saw this cake I immediately thought of my Hero Arts chandelier stamp and the new pad of Hero Hues Punch chalk ink sitting on my counter.  I initially stamped the entire chandelier in the center of the card (actually did that multiple times!), but didn't like the look.  Then I got the bright (sorry!!) idea to stamp it ff to one side.   Next it was a hunt to find a sentiment that worked.  Thankfully I found the perfect sentiment in a stamp set from There She Goes.  A bit a black satin ribbon, some bling and I was done. 
Thanks for taking a peek.... I hope you will check out "Cake Wrecks"... you won't be sorry!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI White & Vintage Cream; Stamps:  DeNami Design; Hero Arts; There She Goes; Ink:  Close to My Heart Black; Hero Arts Punch chalk ink; KaiserCraft clear & black rhinestones; Ranger Black Diamond Stickles; Midori Organdy ribbon

11 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are awesome!!!!!

Robyn said...

Fab take on the challenge!

Barb said...

Rosie, it's so fun to see the inspiration for your cards! Beautiful cakes, beautiful cards!

Elise said...

Madame, Elegance! THESE are exquisite! I swear, your gift of design and ultra elegant stamping NEVER ceases to INSPIRE me! These are GORGEOUS and I LOVE Cake WRECKS! {HILARIOUS! Clever, clever folks! Thanks for the smile, darlin'!} xoxox!

Sue said...

I have never been a fan of chandelier stamps, but you have TOtally changed my mind! Stamping it off to the side changes the whole look. And you certainly did find the perfect sentiment. Adding a black ribbon pulled it all together. I love both your cards!

Bahb said...

Ditto what Sue said. I always thought the chandelier stamps a cuckoo concept, until the stamp got into YOUR hands.

Magnificent job, and I was especially glad to hear you didn't just whip them together in five minutes.

Nancy said...

Loving your gorgeous one layer cards! It's not as easy as some might think to make these, I'm suitably impressed!
blessings

Chrissie said...

Both cards are absolutely yummy!
Chrissie

Susan said...

Beautiful...absolutely beautiful! So inspiring!

Sue W said...

Oh I love both your cards .........I so want the stamp you used for the first though!!!

Susan Raihala said...

Ohmygosh. These are both amazing cards and lovely interpretations of the inspiration pieces. The first one definitely doesn't need a sentiment, and the second one uses ribbon to balance the sentiment perfectly. Thanks so much for playing the OLW challenge!