Over the weekend I played with my own take on a single-layer card. I wanted it to be different so I created a window where you could catch a peek at the scene behind the focal image.
As the summer fades into memory, I wanted one last seaside scene to send it off. I started with the little boy from RRD's Beach Babes in the foreground (front of the card) and used one of my circle cutting templates to draw a circle around him. After coloring him in with copics, I cut out all the "white space" in the circle revealing the inside panel of the card.
Using the grid on my cutting mat, I was able to figure out where to place the inside scene which consisted of the sailboat and the birds from the same plate. I decided to make it a sunset sky to really set it off. When you stand the card up, you really get a feeling of depth as the boy stands looking out over the sea.
I left the edges of my "scene" very irregular as if the sky and ocean just fade into the card itself.
I've entered this card into the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges - Must Use Markers (all copics)
A Gem of a Challenge - A Boy Thing
Crafty Creations - Summer Scene
You can see the other cards I made with this same idea on the Rogue Redhead Designs blog.