Saturday, April 28, 2012

Denami Challenge: One Layer Card

This one's just for fun!  I have absolutely no (well, maybe one) DeNami sentiment stamp, so I saw on their blog someone had hand-written a sentiment.  So I decided to have some fun.  What did the first swan say to the other?  "Hey, I used to think you were a duck!" Corny, I know, but fun.  The rest of the inside greeting says,
"I hope you have a happy, fun-filled birthday!".  Who wouldn't want to get this card?  I think sometimes as cardmakers we focus on the pretty outside scene, when people would really like a little smile or grin.  Now, the front of my one-layer card was very pretty before I added my choppy little writing.  I drew some clouds to use as a mask and sponged around them with Broken China Distress Ink.  The actual card is glossy, so the dye ink really pops.  I gold embossed the swans and then masked them to sponge the sky and water.  (Yes, that is water below the swans--their lake is rather greenish!)  I then did get a set of cling DeNami stamps recently with a few little butterflies.  The only thing is, there was a flower amidst the butterflies, so I promptly cut that part of the stamp off so I could make bunches of butterflies.  These are stamped in black and colored with Tombow watercolor markers.  So what else could one swan say to the other?  "W-a-a-a-y down upon the Swanee River....!"


  1. Brilliant! And your handwriting is NOT choppy. You are correct that we sometimes focus on the outside instead of the actual sentiment. This is fun and has a purpose!
    Thanks so much for joining in the Denmai challenge!

  2. How adorable! I love the little scene you created and the handwritten sentiment is great. So glad you played along! :)

  3. Fantastic card! Love the pretty swans and the peaceful scene you've created for them. Fun little riddle too ;)

  4. What a fun card! Love the scene you created and your handwritten sentiment!

    Thanks for joining us in the DeNami challenge!

  5. That's such a fun card! You really put together a fabulous scene using the ultra-classy DeNami swan. I love this one-layer card! Thanks for playing along in the DeNami challenge this month!