When I saw this challenge for a NO LAYERS card over on Splitcoaststampers, my first thought was clean, simple, elegant.  Right?  Well… no.  It didn’t happen that way at all.

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Sometimes I seriously wonder what is wrong with me.  Maybe it was the fact that it was a “dirty” challenge that this card ended up being so messy?  But in any case I think I followed all the rules and restrictions.  At least I didn’t see it stated anywhere in the challenge that the card had to be “clean” (even if that was the intent!).  The card base is the only card stock used.  I did do some embossing across the bottom of it and also on the inside.  I tore off a lot of the front of the card to expose the spiderweb embossing.  And there was some masking done across the bottom and for the moon.  I sponged on all the blues.

Hey I guess the bottom line is I did have fun!  *chuckle*  If you want to see what the other Dirty Girls and Alumni did with this challenge you can check out the DCNL908 SCS gallery here.

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Stamps: SU! House of Haunts
Papers: Whisper White
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black; SU! Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Embossing Folders “Spider Web” and “Frills”, Hemp Twine, Black Gel Pen, Stardust Clear Glitter Pen, Masking Tape

43 Responses to “An SCS Dirty Challenge – No Layers”

  1. Oh my word, SUSAN! This is amazing! Awesome way to work no layers. {whistling!!}

  2. This is a spectacular design. The look is fabulous.

  3. Oh my word girl, I think you deserve a award for this card. I love that it’s dirty, Hee hee wonderful wonderful work.

  4. This is TOTALLY AWESOME!!! and AMAZING!!! Love every little detail on this card … what a wonderful work of art!!!

  5. Wow….Susan, this is totally incredible!! So spooky and perfectly distressed!! No layers…can’t tell! Bravo!!

  6. You’ve met the challenge head on and totally dazzled me with this incredible creation!! I don’t know how you come up with all these innovative ideas, but this one just completely blows me away! FABULOUS!!!

  7. LOL Susan!! I love it! Sure is “dirty”!!! This is awesome! I didn’t have time to play this month…bummer! Your card is fabulous…love the details. This is my fave Halloween card I’ve seen so far this year!! Awesome!

  8. How creative…love it!

  9. Susan, super job on this card. It’s not messey; it gives it a errie feel to it. Love it.

  10. Oh Susan you crack me up. This is so creative for a one layer card though. It gives such depth to it, love the web. So so very cool! And its not messy, it looks great!

  11. *Gasp*!! This is beyond incredible!! What a creative masterpiece!! I love your torn front revealing that fantastic embossed web!! And your scene….Way, way cool!!! This card is so phenomenally awesome!!

  12. WOW! This is awesome! Soo perfect for Halloween and so fun!! I love it!

  13. Dirty or not this card is FABULOUS! I kept looking at it thinking now this is a single layer challenge — surely this is more that one layer! I love the idea of tearing away the front of the card. That was genius! And that bottom row, amazing. You totally scored on all counts with this card.

  14. This card ROCKS!!! I love it, very creative. I so doesn’t look like a single layer and that is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

  15. A really wonderful card!

  16. This card is fabulous. Great job!

  17. This card is just to much for words!!!!! I love it. Your cards are very inspiring. I look at your blog everyday and can not wait to see what you created next. Thank you for sharing.

  18. This is right up my alley and just fabulous. How creative of you Susan, I love the distressed look!

  19. There’s no way this is one layer! Seriously, it looks like it’s got at least two. Wowzers, Susan, for only one I bow to you. I’ll bet this is just awesome IRL.

  20. WOW.. wonderful job on this challenge!!

  21. Wow! This is great! Spoooooooooky. And, hey, it’s one layer so it works. Love it!

  22. This card is fun, fun, fun Susan!

  23. What a totally awesome card!! This is great!

  24. Susan, what a super halloween card. I totally love it!

    Pinky

  25. This is the BEST halloween card I have seen….EVER. I love it.

  26. Dirty is not what I think of when I see this card. I think fabulous!!! Great job TFS.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  27. This is AMAZING, Susan!! I can’t believe it’s a one layer card — awesome work!

  28. GET OUT!!! I *love* this!!! How clever to use the cuttlebug embossing folder of the web on the inside of the card ~ I so have to remember that. I love the blue color too ~ very spooky!!!

    You really out did yourself on this one!!!

  29. Way cool…love the effect of tearing the front.

    Charmaine

  30. Oh my heavens, this is THE BEST Halloween card I have seen in my entire life! This card is even too stunning for words!

  31. Awesome card, just love the spider web and eerie scene!!!

  32. OMG, Susan…this is tooo fabulous for words…I love every spooky little detail!!!

  33. Susan…it’s no wonder you are dirty….what a fabulous card! So glad you got carried away…this is amazing and it just makes me smile! WOW!! Right down to the dirty distressed lace edged border. WOW! Dirty, dirty dirty girl!

  34. You are incredibly creative!!! Love this!

  35. HOLY MOLY! This is fantastic!!! I was going to say which part I like best, but I don’t think I can choose!! LOVE it all!

  36. OMG!!! This is the most AWESOME card!! Holy Halloween, Batman!

  37. Wow this card is just amazing. So spooky and fun!!!

  38. I’m not a Halloween person, but I think you did an awesome job with this card, especially given your restrictions. Is there anything you can’t do well? ;D

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  40. OMG this is the coolest card I have every seen for not having any layers looks like at least 4 to me.
    Great job

  41. This card is awesome. Wow!!

  42. Awesome! Love the white against the blue & the distressed embossing looks so funky! :O)

  43. I know this is from years ago, but I sure would have loved to see the inside of this fabulous card as well.

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