Saturday, July 26, 2014

Meet Flat Edna!

Hooray for Saturdays! And this particular Saturday starts a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers

Is our mascot, Edna, not looking fabulous once again? Our challenge this week is to make a one layer card. In a way too convoluted to explain, somehow the Sisters got from one-layer cards to a one layer, or FLAT, Edna! (Think of Flat Stanley, with added snark.) Our graphics maven Lee took her Edna to Rothenburg for the afternoon and this challenge badge is one result. Our flat Ednas have been everywhere! Flat Edna and I spent a recent weekend in our nation's capital, Ottawa:

Edna and I spending some quality time with the Famous Five on Parliament Hill
Why hello, soldier! :Þ 
A peaceful moment with the Peace Tower in the background
On to my card... for some reason, I find the one layer format very suited to making sympathy cards. And since it never hurts to have a few sympathy cards at the ready, that is the route I went: 

One layer cards are hard! If you mess up, there's no way to hide it. Well, other than starting to add layers to the messed-up card, then trying again to make a new one layer. So I am pretty pleased that this card only took one try! That may be a one layer first for me. I also used a stamp set I won ages ago that had yet to make it to a card. The bottom edge is sponged in the same green as the foliage, while the top is sponged with blue. I stamped the sentiment in grey rather than black to keep everything soft and muted. 
CAS on Sunday happens to be looking for sympathy cards for their current challenge, so I'm linking there. 
Be sure to visit all the Sisters' blogs to see not only their one layer card inspiration, but also where Flat Edna has been! We also have a terrific guest designer, Pink Unicorn. You have until August 8th to show us your own one layer creation. You may just be our next Queen of Snark! 

Supplies: Neenah solar white 110 lb cardstock, Gina K. tropical flowers & Unity bevy of butterflies stamps, Memento new sprout, lulu lavender & Luxe grey flannel inks
(One layer card making bonus: short supply list!)

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Donna said...

Gorgeous card Lindsey!
I love that Flat Edna is cozying up to a soldier, like me, she must have a thing for men in uniform...hubba hubba!

Heather G said...

I have a hard time with 1 layer cards, but in my effort to keep my cards simple this week, I might have to join you. Nice sympathy card...if sympathy cards can be nice? :-)

Kary said...

Beautiful sympathy card, Lindsey!! Love the soft colours, such a wonderful one-layer card!!

DonnaMundinger said...

You're right about the sympathy cards, and when you need one you sure don't feel like crafting, eh? Yours is lovely and I'm having a ball seeing flat Edna enjoy the sights. xxD

Jessi Fogan said...

Geez, Edna really gets around! I had to look really closely to realize she wasn't perched in the statue's hand! And you already know I love your card :)

Pink Unicorn said...

I can see flat Edna has been really busy this week, lol! The card is really pretty and the delicate stamp is so great for a sympathy card. And doesn't it feel nice to finally use something you have had lying around for a long time.

Violent Kittie said...

I love Edna with the guard. I like the soft colors that you used. I hope this card sits on your shelf for a long time.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear that Flat Edna had a good time in Ottawa, looks like the weather was kind to her; she might go a bit limp in the rain!

The soft colours and pretty border of flowers is perfect for a sympathy card. Well done on the first attempt record too. I made a simple but not one layer card the other day and it took five attempts, unbelievable as there is hardly anything to the design!


Joyce said...

Very pretty sympathy card. And, your Flat Edna really cracks me up.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Linds! Beautiful stamping and colour choices!

Emily Leiphart said...

Oops, I forgot to mention that your Flat Edna photos are hilarious. I did that with Flat Stanley in Montreal!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love seeing Flat Edna in her travels. You are right that one layer cards do make great sympathy cards. I like yours, very nice!

Janneke de Jong said...

What a pretty card ..
Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday.