Posts Tagged ‘One-Layer Card’

One Layer Wonder Card!

Saturday, July 11th, 2020

Hello friends and welcome! Today’s cue word for the monthly challenge in “One Layer”. And I did just that!  This is difficult for me. I always love to add dimension to my cards whether that be with layers of cardstock or using foam adhesive. But honestly, I think I nailed it with this card!


I started by making a card base out of watercolour paper. I’ve never done this before as I think it’s a waste of valuable paper, haha. But in the end, I think it’s awesome and the only way to achieve an actual one layer card. I used the You Make Me Smile stamp set from Gina K Designs as my focal image. I used Versafine Smokey Grey Ink as I wanted to go for a more vintage look rather than stark black.

For the colouring, I used a set of Derwent water-colour pencils. I also had some help from my cat, Francis!!  After the colouring was done, I used some masking tape to mask around the image.

You can see I’ve chosen Tattered Rose and Antique Linen Distress Inks. I used these to add colour around the image. After removing the tape, it leaves a gorgeous frame/border.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set in the same Smokey Grey ink. And that’s when I called it done! No other embellishments added…which is also difficult for me!

I love how this turned out and hope you do too!!

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Hay There! Creating a One-Layer Card

Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Hay There! Lawn Fawn

Hay There! I am back to share how I created a one-layer card by channeling my inner Kelly Latevola!

This stamp set has been around for awhile but I don’t think it is one that goes out of style. The little farm critters are so adorable and as a farm girl at heart I couldn’t pass an opportunity up to use them again.

The process of masking a one layer card is not one that is easily described in written word. I encourage you to click on the video below to see how the process unfolded.

The key thing you need to remember is whatever you want to appear “in front” needs to be stamped first.

As you create your masks remember to save them for future projects!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

~ Chala