Posts tagged ‘one layer cards’

May 7, 2014

STAMPlorations Stamp Release Blog Hop

So glad you can join us in the STAMPlorations Stamp Release Blog Hop! The other STAMPlorations girls and I are sharing projects we’ve created that feature the 5 sets released this month. Visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win 1 of the new stamp sets!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers’ blogs will each win a stamp set and TWO (2) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a stamp set of their choice. You have until Sunday, May 11, 11:55 p.m. PDT to comment here and on my fellow designers’ posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Monday, May 12.

So I ended up making 3 projects — all one layer cards. I planned on shooting videos while making my projects but my camera had other plans. Just as I was ready to start shooting, the memory card went corrupt. I had a couple of videos and photos in there that I hadn’t transferred to my computer, so DH tried to recover them before doing anything to the memory card. Long story short, he was able to salvage 2 gigs of photos and videos. I had to say goodbye to the rest. By the time I could use my camera again, I’d already made my cards and I was too tired to even try to recreate them. Anyway…

Here’s card #1: Thanks. I used stamps from the SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Thank You and SUBWAY ART BUILDERS: Dare + an older set, the Distressed Floral Swirls. The Subway Art Builders stamps are great for creating backgrounds and that’s what I did in this card. I finally got to try the inlay (inlaid?) die-cut technique with the Li’l Inker flower die. After sponging Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink all over the flower, I went over the edges and faux stitches with my white Faber-Castell Pitt marker. Stamped the swirls and then embossed the sentiment. I added some Star Dust stickles to the flower to give the card some shimmer.

2014-05-06 Thanks - Blog Hop Card 1

Here’s card #2: You are my happy. I used stamps from the SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy and VIGNETTE: Grunge Floral Strips + the Distressed Floral Swirls. Again, I used the same die-cut technique to keep my card one layer. I masked the left side of the card and sponged some light blue ink on the right side before stamping 2 of the floral strip stamps to create a collage-y, grungy background. I stamped my sentiment and sponged the die-cut flower with Memento Dandelion and Tangelo inks.

2014-05-06 Thanks - Blog Hop Card 2

And here’s card #3: The world is your canvas. And I saved the best for last. I like grungy, I like messy, I like stencils, and I like one layers, so I’d have to say this is my favorite card among the bunch. I used the SUBWAY ART BUILDERS: Create + the older sets Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds and Holiday Artsy. To create the background, I stenciled the sketch grid (The Crafter’s Workshop) and splatters (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous) by sponging Memento Gray Flannel and Dandelion inks. Then I stamped the mixed media backgrounds. I also cut apart the Create Subway Art stamps and then stamped them one by one on the upper half of my card. I finished the card by stamping the sentiment.

2014-05-06 Thanks - Blog Hop Card 3

Thanks for visiting and for hopping along with us! If you’d like to win one of the new stamps I’ve used in my projects, all you have to do is leave a comment. Visit and comment on the other stops in the hop to increase your chances of winning! You’ll find links to my fellow STAMPlorations designers’ blog hop post below. Also, the new stamps are available in the shop now. Each set is just $6.50. Buy the bundle (all 5) for $25 (28% off) — and it ships free anywhere in the US.

*** The stops in the hop ***

Nonni | Sandie | Shery | Shirley | Vicki
Have a super day!
January 29, 2014

Paper craft project nos. 122, 123, and 124: Stenciled!

I finally was able to find time earlier tonight to work on cards for the Stenciled online class. So I’m sharing the first 3 cards I made for Days 1 and 2.

2014-01-29 CAS Hello
First up is card #1 using the technique shared by Debby Hughes. I used a stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop and sponged Walnut Stain distress ink. In Debby’s sample card, she used white vellum. I didn’t have any but I did find vellum DSP with a vintage postcard design so I figured it might work. (And which is why I went with the distress ink color.) I die-cut a tag out of the vellum DSP, stamped the butterfly and sentiment in white ink and embossing them with clear embossing powder. I made a bow out of jute twine (I know, it’s rather lopsided — I am not a ribbon girl!), adhered it to my tag, and covered the center with brown paper brad by Candi. I don’t have any transparent foam dots (or whatever you call those things) so I just dabbed little bits of Glossy Accents on the back of the tag and adhered it to my card. I added some gems (K&Company) that I found in my stash. (Again, I am not a bling girl so I don’t even know if the gems look right where I stuck them.)

I’m entering this card to the following fun challenges: Make It Monday #176 – Always Anything Goes and Challenges 4 Everybody #37 – Anything Goes.

2014-01-29 OLC Live Love Laugh
Okay, here’s card #2 and I’m not really happy with it because it looks more like a card for Halloween and when I showed it to DH, he said it looked a little freaky because of the splats. Anyway, for this card, I used the technique that Kristina Werner shared. First, I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it. Then I used another stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop to sponge 3 different Memento dye inks (Dandelion, Tangelo, and Elderberry) and stamped some chevrons and arrows inside. I stamped a few ink blots and spatters and created shadows on the sentiment with my Black Soot distress marker.

I loosely based the layout of this card on the current sketch at STAMPlorations.

2014-01-29 OLC Thinking of you
And here is card #3. I actually combined 2 techniques to create this card. Laura Bassen’s technique involves watercoloring inside the stencils, while Kristina Werner’s technique involves coloring inside the stencil with color pencils in an up and down motion to create a sketched look. I thought I could combine the two and combine I did. For this one, I busted out a new Hero Arts stencil I bought a couple of weeks ago but haven’t had the chance to use. I placed the stencil over my card base and then “sketched” inside the stencil. Instead of colored pencils, I went with Memento markers (here I used Sweet Plum and Lulu Lavender). Then I smooshed some Memento dye ink on wax paper, spritzed it with water, and then brushed it over the stencil. You can see some color seeped under the stencil — I rather like how it bled because it just gave it a watercolor look. I stamped the sentiment (Inkadinkado) in black and stuck a few gems.

I’m entering this card to the following fun challenges: CASology Week 80 – Purple and Tuesday Throwdown #180 – One Layer.

I’m going to try to find time again this week to create cards for Days 3 and 4. Thanks so much for stopping by!


January 26, 2014

Paper craft project no. 121: I love you One-Layer Cards

2014-01-26 OLC I love you - in color  2014-01-26 OLC I love you - bw

Here’s a first for me — 2 one layer cards cards in one post! (Click on the cards to see their actual, larger versions.) I created these two cards for the sneak peek #3 at Time Out Challenges. Nonni is sharing two cards over there with the Love/Friendship theme + a twist. Can you guess what the twist is? It’s why I made 2 cards ;-) This Thursday is sneak peek #4 plus a DT call so check back there again.

I used STAMPlorations stamps from the VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals and PATCHWORK FRENZY: Graphic Squares sets, Memento inks and embossing powders to create these cards.

My cards fit a few fun challenges: Keep It Simple #32 – Squares; CAS-ual Fridays #126 – Color Blocks; and Addicted to Stamps and More #79 – CAS.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week!


October 18, 2013

Paper craft project no. 68: Three cards, one sketch

In today’s post, I’ve got 3 cards to share – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas cards. They are all one layer cards. To create the cards, I used masking, blending, and tone-on-tone stamping techniques.

Here’s card #1: Trick or Treat One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Trick or Treat

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Boo! clear stamp set (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); spiced marmalade, dusty concord (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); tangelo, cantaloupe (Memento markers); blender pen (Dove)

Here’s card #2: Thankful One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Thankful and blessed

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Thankful, Grateful clear stamp set (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); scattered straw, barn door, spiced marmalade, vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); paper brads (Candi); glue dots

Here’s card #3: Celebrate the Season One Layer Card

2013-10-16 OLC Celebrate the season

I’m linking up this card to the following:

Stamps: Distressed Floral Swirls clear stamp set; Oh, Christmas Tree! clear stamp set, and Merry clear stamp set  (STAMPlorations)
Inks: jet black, emerald green,sienna (Ranger Archival inks); scattered straw, broken china (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: white cardstock (Hammermill); sequins (Crafters Square); glue dots

The stamps I used on all cards are ones I designed for my line of stamps. (They’re available in my shop here.) Thanks so much for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and link to your blog — I would love to come visit and see your creations!


September 14, 2013

Paper craft project no. 55: Oh, Christmas tree!

2013-09-13 CAS Oh Christmas tree
Here’s an A2 card I made for the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge #74. The challenge calls for using white and green + woodgrain. The Christmas trees also look like silhouettes, so I’m linking this up also to the CASology Week 61: Silhouette challenge.


To create this card, I first stamped the woodgrain background in vintage photo (a neutral color). Then I repeatedly stamped two different Christmas tree images in emerald green. I stamped another Christmas tree on cardstock, cut around it, and then used foam dots to adhere it onto the base so it pops up. Next, I stamped the sentiment in emerald green ink. Finally, I used my black soot distress marker to hand-draw the running stitch and create a border around. This is one of the quickest cards I made — took under 10 minutes to create.

Stamps: Christmas trees, sentiment (STAMPlorations); woodgrain background (Stampabilities)
Inks: emerald green (Ranger Archival ink); vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress ink)
Other: black soot (Tim Holtz Distress marker)

Welps, unlike yesterday’s blog post, this one’s a shorty ;-) Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I’m off to create more cards!


PS: Interested in a holiday papercrafting challenge? Click here! :-)

August 24, 2013

One Layer Card No. 43: You are my happy

2013-08-24 One Layer Card You are my happy
Friday I received the samples for the holiday clear stamps that I designed for my STAMPlorations line of stamps. So what better way to spend the weekend than to take these stamps for a test drive? For this A2 card, I used the stamps in the Holiday Artsy set (available on the STAMPlorations website and my Etsy shop beginning September). They’re the perfect stamps to use the Hero Arts neon ink pads I bought last week. I also based the layout of this one layer card on the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #42, with some modification (sketch below).

Stamps: brush stroke, stains, text box, sentiment (STAMPlorations)
Inks: tuxedo black (Tsukineko); neon yellow, neon blue, neon purple, neon orange, neon pink, butter bar (Hero Arts)

Here’s the sketch:

July 19, 2013

One Layer Card No. 10: Sending smiles

2013-07-18 One Layer Card Sending Smiles

A2 card using blending, layer stamping, and spritzing techniques.

Stamps: leaves (Autumn Leaves), sentiment (Hero Arts)
Inks: peeled paint, faded jeans, antique linen (Tim Holtz Distress inks); emerald green, jet black (Ranger Archival inks)
Other media: pistachio, green tea, spearmint (Faber-Castell Design Memory Crafts Gelatos); Sakura Micron pen for border stitching

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