Just For You – One-Layer Double Fun

Yup! I’m addicted to the one-layer stamping that I’ve been sharing lately. It’s just so darn easy, fun, and has that “wow” factor.

Check out the picture below.  I had to use two masks to make this card.  One was a 4″ piece of copy paper that went horizontally over the words.  The second was a 2 1/2″ piece of copy paper that went vertically over the words.  The sponging and stamping were done using the same technique that I highlighted in a previous post.  For detailed instructions, click here.

I hope you have a great time experimenting with this technique.  You’ll be amazed at how easy it is and how much fun you’ll have creating these one-layer cards!

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Birthday Blossoms – One Layer Cards

Do you feel a little challenged some times making one layer cards that have that “wow” factor?  I certainly do.  I hope you agree that the cards pictured below have great depth and interest.  They are one layer cards and are quite a lot of fun to make!

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Recently in a separate post, I shared a card that was made using the same technique and one of the new stamp sets, Layering Love.  If you haven’t already, take a look at that post and the detailed instructions – http://stampedgreetings.com/layering-love-one-layer-card-magic/

The stamp set that I used for the cards pictured above is Birthday Blossoms.  It is a carryover from the last annual catalog and has so many possibilities.  The “happy birthday” is stamped in Memento black ink then masked with a 3/4″ cut piece of copy paper.  In addition to using the directions that I outlined in the initial post (link above), I also used a masking technique to stamp multiple flowers from the Birthday Blossoms set in Memento black ink.  Then, I used the background brushstroke stamps from the Work of Art stamp set to add the colors.  These cards highlight the new in-colors.  On the left pictured card, the colors are Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.  On the right pictured card, the colors are Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, and Emerald Envy.

Here are a few pictures that show more detail in the cards:

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This technique can be used for essentially any word stamp that you want to highlight.  Just vary the width of the copy paper that you use to mask the colors.  It is a great design for mass production and several occasions.  I hope that you give it a try.  I would love to see your one layer cards!

Here are the products that I used to make these cards.  Click on any picture below, and you’ll go to my on-line store.  Birthday Blossoms is a stamp set that I think you would enjoy having in your collection.

 

Layering Love – One Layer Card Magic

Hopefully, you’ve had time to look through the amazing new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.  There are many new products that are on my absolutely-have-to-have list.  Trust me – the list is getting very long!

I decided to combine something old and something new to create the card shown below.  The something old is the very versatile Timeless Textures stamp set.  The something new is the Layering Love stamp set that offers so many options.  These two stamp sets, the five new in-colors, and a great one layer card technique combine to make a stunning card.

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Here are the directions for the card:

  1. Create a white cardstock card base cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  2. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp “Live Laugh Love” from the Layering Love stamp set in the center of the card front.  I chose to stamp the words on a diagonal.  Play around with this design to figure out how you would like to stamp the words.
  3. Cut a strip of copy paper to 2 1/4″ wide.  Center the strip of copy paper over the words to mask them from stamping.  You’ll be able to see the stamped words enough through the copy paper to center the mask.  Fold the copy paper over the edges of the card, and adhere the ends to the back of the card.  I used painter’s tape to tack down the ends.  Painter’s tape will help prevent tearing of the card when the tape is removed.  Leave the copy paper attached to your card until you have finished all your stamping.
  4. Use a dauber and the Peekaboo Peach ink to add color along the edges of the copy paper.  This will give a great definition to the center of the card and help give depth to the one layer design.  Don’t worry about getting ink on the copy paper.  You’re going to!  But, it will act as a barrier to getting ink on your stamped words.
  5. Now, grab all the new in-colors and the Timeless Textures stamp set, and be artistic in creating the background for the card.  No two cards are going to look alike!  Below are a few close-up pictures of the detail and texture of the results of my card.  I absolutely love how all the shapes, colors, and “textures” work together.  Just have some fun with this.
  6. Gently take off the painter’s tape from the back of the card to remove the copy paper mask.  You’re going to be amazed with the result and the one layer card that you’ve created!

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I’m sure you are going to love this technique and find many stamps in your stash that will work to make stunning one layer cards. I have made a few birthday cards with this technique that I’ll share in a separate post.

Below are the supplies that I used to make the card. If you click on any image, you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy Stamping!
Laurie

Supplies for the card: