With her Freestyle Fridays post last week, Julie issued a mission for me to create two cards using the same colors, same stamp set, same technique, and only ONE embellishment. This was quite a challenge for me, and I had to give a lot of thought to what I wanted to do. Really, Julie? Only ONE embellishment?!?! The "masking" technique that I used on these two cards is one that I am doing with my Inkerbelles' class next Friday, and it's one that I really, really like! To create my mask, I used a 1-3/8" square punch on a piece of paper the same size as my card front. Paper clips held the mask in place as I used sponge daubers to apply the So Saffron, Baja Breeze, and Soft Suede ink to the card stock exposed through the punched window on the mask. The stamp sets that I used (I hope it's okay that I used two of them) were "Fresh Vintage" and "Perfect Words". The lone embellishment that I chose was Pool Party seam binding and, even though it's a very different shade from the Baja blue ink, it seemed to work just fine. Although the design is very simplistic, I am pleased with these two cards! I love Julie's challenges, and I guess it's okay if they stump me sometimes. I think everyone who reads this blog post should challenge themselves to create two cards using the same colors, same stamp set, same technique, and . . . one (uno, een, eine, un) single solitary lonely embellishment. I'd love to see what you make!