Wednesday, February 10, 2016

One Layer


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One Layer!

For this challenge you may add die cut pieces and embellishments but the front of the card should look like one layer. We know this one can be tricky for some folks, but we also know you guys ROCK OUR SOCKS every week, so we can't WAIT to see what you do with the One Layer challenge! Your designs inspire us! Show us what you can do!
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To make my card first I used the Bundle of Stitched Shapes from Simon Says Stamp to make the size of card I want. I then used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Oval and embossed the centre, I also used the same die to make a mask for the centre.

I then used the Paper Smooches Swirls and Curls stamps and using a Black dye Inkpad stamped round my oval. The Handwritten Greeting from Simon Says Stamp looked a bit lost in the centre so I add the black ribbon.

You may think this isn't one layer since I've stuck it onto a card but in the past I've made so many mistakes I'm not prepared to waste card stock stamping directing to the actual card. So my first card is what it would look like if it was made as a one layer, I suppose you could emboss the bundle of shapes and cut round the three sides and fold along the top.

To be honest although most people would be happy with the above card I'm a mat and layer type of gal. So I lifted the front of the above card and mat and layered with black and white and now in my opinion job done.

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Lorraine A said...

Stunning card Debby :-) I normally die cut a piece and adhere it directly onto a card base too, even for a one layer card as sometimes the inks bleed onto the inside so having a separate piece makes it neater ;-) I love the black/white design, absolutely gorgeous :-)

Lols x x x

Dotty Jo x said...

Stunning, Jo x

Lin said...

The black and white are so striking, and I always love flourishes! So striking!

Lin said...

The black and white are so striking, and I always love flourishes! So striking!

Sarah said...

A beautiful one layered card Debby, so elegant xx

Pat said...

Black and white together are always so elegant and this is no exception Debby. I have to agree about sticking the top layer to the card rather than trying to do it all straight on to the card base. I have been known to do a card and then try to stamp a sentiment straight on to the finished piece with catastrophic results, but I do try to do it somewhere on the card that I can cover with a sentiment plate if all else fails. I think that the second card pops more with the black layer especially as you have used that lovely black ribbon. x

Crafty She said...

A beautiful elegant card Debby. x

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Debby, I love the black and white swirl, it's stunning!!!
(I stamp the sentiment across the page in vellum (use paper tape)- cut away the part you need leaving the vellum showing the part you need then stamp.)
I nope that makes sense!!

Heather xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Oh wow this is a stunning card. I find one layer cards so difficult. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Carol S. said...

Perfect card and suitable for either male or female. Hugs, Carol S.xx

pinky said...

I think it works beautifully Debby.

Whisper said...

Classy and stunning, luv Sam x

José said...

Lovely card Debby, love the black/white design

Cheryl W. said...

I like the layered look, too, Debby! It was nice to see the two cards together, though. Makes you think about which you like better.

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS cards, however I have to admit your layering one is my favourite.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Pretty and elegant sympathy card, Debby! I like the black grosgrain ribbon across the middle.

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Kim P said...

Very classic and it!

Bashful said...

I love your black and white card - so elegant!