Make it Flat
Today’s challenge will please all the US Postal Workers — LOL!!!  Today we are making our cards FLAT.  That’s all — no other requirements.  Now, when I say FLAT, I DO NOT mean it has to be a 1-layer card, as it doesn’t.  We CAN use layers of paper, even light weight ribbon, but the end result of our card must be so flat that there is NO QUESTION when we look at it that it’ll go for 1 stamp only.  When inserted in an envelope it should have NO noticeable lumps, bumps or humps.  OK?  That’s it — create away.  Personally, I can’t WAIT to see all your FLAT ideas!!!  Perfect for Christmas cards when we do mass mailings!!! Have fun!!!
This was our challenge this week.  I tend to be a bit of a purist when it comes to challenges most of the time, so I did take the route of one layer and one layer only.  This doesn’t mean the card has to be boring.  When faced with a one-layer card, it all comes down to design.  I got the design down and wanted to add something special.  I think it will all be about shimmer for me and the upcoming holidays.  I took this great kaleidescope embossing powder and used this on the snowflakes.  What a difference the different shimmery colors make.  I did make one mistake though.  I didn’t mean to either.  It all cam down to really bad lighting in my studio, which needs to be rectified.  For the score lines…do NOT do them all the way across the sentiment.  I didn’t plan to.  This is MY trick when scoring around a sentiment.  First score lightly with the image face up on your scoring pad.  Then you can stop at the appropriate places.  Then turn your card around and follow the lines.  WELL…that was SUPPOSED to happen, but when I turned my card around I really couldn’t see where the lines stopped due to the bad lighting in my studio and I scored all the way through by accident.  I can’t even tell you why, but it was too late to fix it.  So learn from my mistake.  It just doesn’t look to good having score lines run through your sentiment.  Sorry about that.

The ribbon treatment is a flat treatment, so it won’t bunch up.  Hope you enjoy it even with the bad scoring, the design of it is solid!  LOL!  Go see what the other girls did!









Stamps: Snowflake Serenade, Snowfall

Paper: Vintage Cream CS

Ink: Versa Mark, Versa Magic Chalk ink (wheat)

Ribbon: Vintage Cream Sheer Stripes

Other: Kaleidescope embossing powder (Michaels)