Monday, June 14, 2010

It's Hippity Hop Time!!

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!!

Did you have a good weekend?  Mine was great!!  I was on call Friday and Sunday but did NOT get called in and I had Saturday off... so it was (kind of) like a THREE day weekend for me!!  Yippity!!

I got a ton of landscaping done around the pool deck with the help of my wonderful son Ricky!!  Tomorrow I promise to do a post showing you all the things I have been doing in and around the house these past few weeks.  It will better explain why I haven't been blogging as much as usual!

But for now, let's talk Ippity!!

Lisa Arana is our Hippity Hop Hostess today and she has given us a great challenge for this week to create a one-layered card.  This isn't something that I do very often, but it is something I SHOULD be doing much more often!!  They are quick and easy and are perfect for guys cards, or cards for people that don't like all the frills.  And if you have seen Lisa's work, like I know you have, then you can see how she has mastered this technique.  She loves graphic and clean and simple cards and pulls them off wonderfully!

So hopefully you will play along with us!  One lucky participant will win 10 randome Ippity stamps just for submitting your card into the SCS Gallery with the keywords Ippity and IHHC28.

To start at the beginning of today's HOP,

go to the Ippity Blog 

and follow down the list of links for today's participants!!


Here is my single layered birthday card!


To create this card I used one of the flowers from the Now and Always set and the sentiment stamps from the  Fall for You sets by Ippity.  To keep it true to the CAS style that this single layer card was created for, I used minimal coloring and only added some ribbon and one brad.  




The coloring was done with Copics in colors to coordinate with the ribbons I used.  To add some extra punch and to make the center floral medallions pop, I dry embossed around it with a scalloped circle Nestability.

Single layer cards are great to make when you need a quick card.  They also are wonderful to make into gift sets or to send off to the Operation Write Home organization!!  Which by the way, we were asking that today was the last day to send in your cards for the OWH challenge.  So if you haven't done so already, Please do it today!!  THANKS!!

Enjoy today's Hippity Hop and be sure to create your own single layered card
 for a chance to WIN this week!!


19 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is beautiful and so inspiring. Can't wait to see all the pics.

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful!!!

Carisa said...

so cute! i love that dry embossed look.

Karen said...

What a fabulous way to use the embossing around the ippity flower on this single layered card! So creative and beautiful Kelly!!

Kathy Martin said...

CUTE card! Did you use the Spellbinders to embosse the floral circle?

Heather said...

Such a beautiful card Kelly! LOVE the dry emboss! Genius!

secret scrapbooker said...

Lovely card Kelly, great embossing :0)
Kate x

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is beautiful love how you embossed sround the flower!!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great card, Kelly!!

Eva said...

Ohhhh..this is just fantastic...love your embossing and your color, and well, just the whole design!

Ruby said...

Such a pretty one layered card, VERY challenging for me. I love my layers!! :o)

Lacey said...

Very nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

Rona said...

fabulous 1 layer card!!

Jen said...

That Nestie looks awesome with this flower Kelly! Fabulous CAS card!

Angie Blom said...

beautiful card Kelly. love the embossing.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi kelly! :P hope all is goin' alright with ya. Pretty card!

Sweetieshop said...

Great card :)

Tanya said...

What a pretty card!

Lisa H. said...

just lovely, Kelly. love the embossed front-great way to add detail to single layer card.