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Jun 22, 2022

Paper Players CAS One Layer Challenge #596 and NBUS#39

Before I get to today's card I wanted to share that I made the "Cut Above" for my card featured HERE for challenge #594.  It's always a fun surprise when you receive good news like that.Badge of Honor

Now on to this weeks, Clean and Simple challenge.  Something that is totally out of my comfort zone. - Clean and Simple is hard for me to start out with but combine it with a, One Layer card and yep, I'm a little intimidated. 

I decided to give it a try though. I'll also be posting this as an NBUS#39 card since the stamp set I used is brand new and this was it's first use along with the Distress inks that I used.

Here is my card:

Card base: White Card Stock - This was a thicker card stock that I believe I purchased from Papertrey Ink many years ago.

I used a stencil from Tim Holtz Halloween set and sponged on,Spiced Marigold, Mustard Seed and Crushed Olive Inks.  Next I stamped the drink stamp (Unity - Itty Bitty - Chillin) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with colored pencils blended with gamsol.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and embossed with Basic Black embossing powder to complete the card.  

So how did I do?  I'm still not sure that this is a style I'll grow to love but at least I gave it a try.

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  1. You nailed it. This is a great looking card.

  2. A beautiful card and love the colours you used through the TH stencil Ida, and the drink with the bits of fruit looks great..a super sentiment too. Thank you for joining in with the NBUS Challenge this month. x

  3. You did great, Ida! You should be proud considering this isn't your normal go-to style and I hope you will add CAS OLC to your style rotation in the future. I love the whole design, colors, and sediment! It's perfect for the current heatwave that's descended over most of the nation. Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS and congrats on the recognition! Hugs, Darnell

  4. you did it and did it well. It is great and I know how much you like Layers on your cards

  5. Ida, you did great! Really cute and colorful one layer card! That stencil is cute and so is the drink stamp! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week!

  6. I think this is VERY cool. I am so impressed with that stencil; when I first saw the card, I scratched my head and wondered how you did it! Now I know! Love the glass of lemonade (now I want some), and the black sentiment looks perfect and ties everything together. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

  7. Ida, I love this stenciled background and the refreshing lemonade. I think you made CAS look easy! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

  8. Very pretty, Ida! Love how the colors pop on that stenciled "splatter". Your sentiment is so sweet with the image, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  9. Congrats! You conquered your fears and came out with a terrific card, Ida. I almost thought the stenciling was ink smooshing, the stencil is very intriguing.

  10. I love those colors, Ida. and the vertical panel is perfect with your sparkling beverage! So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  11. I think it looks absolutely fantastic, Ida! CAS can be hard enough let alone as a one layer card. The heavier cardstock is perfect for it. Love the stamp and stencil combo. You did an amazing job on this. Congrats on your Cut Above honor, too!