One layer card

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Hi there. Despite going out this morning to a craft show in Doncaster – no, I didn’t really buy much! – I have had some time to craft.

I was inspired by the one layer card theme from Simply Less Is More, and the colours from Pinspirational.

I struggle with one layer cards. I like layers I can play around with, and I don’t really like masking – probably because I don’t always succeed with the masking. I still persevere, though, and watch numerous hints and tips on YouTube.

I either cut the mask too big, so there is white space between the flower and leaves, or I cut it too small, and the inks overlap – yep, despite having the matching dies as well. Who knew?

This flower is a recent purchase from Seven Hills Crafts, and I couldn’t wait to start stamping with it. I actually didn’t realise until I started, that there is actually seven layers to this flower. Seven – I repeat – seven!! The main flower image is four layers, and the layers I have stamped in blue are another three layers. Thank goodness for my Altenew inks…..!

There isn’t an outline layer for this flower, but I think it isn’t always necessary anyway, and gives a more muted look to the flower.

The green inks are – obviously – Altenew also, but the sentiment is from a Stamps By Me stamps set. I really like the sentiments that Toni puts on her stamp sets, as they are very versatile. The fonts are great, and stamp very well.

I’ll be opening up my purchases from today, and having a go with them later, so I am sure you will get to see what I purchased this morning.

The challenges I will be entering with this card:

Less Is Moreone layer card, thinking of you

Pinspirationalphoto inspiration

12 thoughts on “One layer card

  1. For someone who struggles with OLC, your card is CAS-tactic ! So delicate and feminine! Beautiful design and colours. Perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

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  2. Simply beautiful one layer card! Pretty, elegant and just perfect for our challenge at Less is More. Thanks for joining us.

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  3. I think your making turned out really well, I don’t spot any flaws! Super work with leaving this much white space -wonderfully CAS! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

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  4. So pretty…. I have a hard time with one-layer cards, but you’ve got it!. Thank you for linking up at {PIN}spriational Challenge — best of luck in the draw. Sandy/DT

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