Friday, 8 October 2010

Oh dear....


Umm.... yes... ok... I realise this is a RUBBISH card... no need to soften the blow for me, it was an experiment!  I've noticed a few people playing in a challenge called One-Layer Wednesday and I honestly don't think I've ever made a one layer card, unless I've blanked them from my memory lol.  Some people are fantastic at them... I'm not one of them obviously... but some people make them look fabulous.

Anyway, I wanted to try, so I had the idea of embossing with a nestie square onto the cardstock - that bit I actually quite like.  I had these little metal presents (I should mention this week's challenge is to use something metallic) that have been sitting in my stash for a loooong time, I added a slightly smudgily embossed sentiment and some flat back pearls... and done!  I'm wondering if I should even have blogged it, it's a bit embarrassing really.  Oh well, as I said - let's call it an experiment!

29 comments:

  1. it's a cas card, exactly as it should be! :)

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  2. This is a lovely card! You underrate yourself! I very much like how things are not exactly centered --- the square is off-kilter and also not exactly in the middle of the card. I love the pearls going in two different directions. I LOVE the metal present --- it's perfect! The sentiment is just the right size. And the CS is RED. So everything is perfect, and I love your card.

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  3. Don't be so harsh on yourself, its a one layer card and these are how they should be. I think you've thought this one out well and I actually like it! Hugs, Claire x

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  4. I felt the same way about my cards for the OLW challenge when I first started making them. I always felt I didn't have "enough" on them. I love that you used a red base, and the embossed square is awesome. I just tried that last night and I LOVE the look! And look...you even got to use up some older stash when you used that adorable metal present! All around fabulous card!

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  5. hey don't put yourself down i love it i like the clean and simple look and the centerpiece really stands out and i love how you have framed it with the embossed frame it looks great so stop it right now do you here me lol
    It looks fine in fact its gorgeous xx

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  6. Perfectly OL, Perfectly metal and Perfectly CAS...what's not to love?

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  7. Hi Lisa, this is a very nice simple card! Love the colour.
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  8. Don't be so hard on yourself... this is amazing! It's a perfect one-layer card!

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  9. Well, when I saw this my jaw dropped because I think it is stunning! I love the layout and the simplicity. I actually think CAS is the hardest type of card (especially the one layer ones) there is to do, you can hide a mulititude of mistakes under a bush of shrubbery and fussyness, but you can't hide a thing with CAS. I think you've nailed this, it is gorgeous! Wish I'd thought it up!
    Linds x

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  10. I actually really like it Lisa! What are we crafters like? One step out of our usual comfort zone and we criticise our work unnecessarily!

    I think it is really quite elegantly stylish! If you made a set of these and did them in different colours I reckon they would fly! Especially in a nice little box!

    Keryn x

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  11. it's a fabulous one layer card and very striking with the splash of silver on the red - the embossing is a perfect touch.
    hugs, annie x

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  12. This is wonderful! So simply but it is stunning. I know when you are use to making cards with so much it feels funny.

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  13. This is beautiful - simple and elegant! I love the silver and red, and the embossed sentiment is perfect. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  14. Simply stunning Lisa!, simple but elegant and love the colour with a splash of silver.
    Hugs Vicky xx

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  15. My philosophy is 'less is more' so your card fits right into that criteria. Its beautiful! Love the red with the silver, hugs Heidi xx

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  16. The only reason you don't like it is because it's simple and you aint used to doing them. Simple is classy in a way that busy cards never can be and this is excellent :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. Well I think its fabulous.
    luv
    Debby

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  18. Your soooo wrong...sorry, but you are, this is a gorgeous card....don't knock it.xx

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  19. Hi Lisa, this is NOT a rubbish...it's very elegant....I love the way you done the embossing and the style of the wording...less is definitely more on this card :) Donna x

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  20. STAND PROUD with this lovely CAS card! Welcome to the OLW challenge, and I'm so glad you posted this! What a lovely inspiration to us all!

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  21. I think it's great Lisa. One layer means just that! You have done a brill job xx Jenny xx

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  22. This is such a hard style to pull off, but boy, you pulled it off. What a fatastic little number. xxx

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  23. This is such a hard style to pull off, but boy, you pulled it off. What a fatastic little number. xxx

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  24. I love this card... it is a stunner... clean and simple. I like the KISS formula - keep it simple and stylish (I chose to get rid of stupid and replace it with stylish)!

    xxx Monica

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  25. Love that tilted square! Your card is fabulous!

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  26. This is such a clever design, it looks fab

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  27. Oh well, too bad here we have a genuine artist (not a "crafter") who doesn't know she's The Real Deal. I came here for the first time, saw your card, and before reading anything thought, "Oh my, now here we have a REAL artist!" When you are so gifted, you need to practice appreciating that MOST people cannot turn out a one-layer card this perfect no matter how hard they try, but YOU can. Not only that, you made a male card which everyone says is soooo hard to do.

    Or not! :-) At least now I know where to go when I want to gaze at some real art.

    I don't have a blog you can look at because I am a "crafter" having fun, not an artist by any stretch, grateful that you share your talent so I can enjoy looking.

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  28. After staring at your card for a very long time and searching for the "rubbish" part of it I give it up: this card is a dream! I visited a few blogs today and I am so happy that I just clicked the "Older Posts" -Button at your blog so that I could have a look at this card. I think, it's my favourite card of the day. Super clean, only a few element but in a perfect layout.

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