Sunday, 21 August 2016

One layer cards - when I didn't need to!

This afternoon I've been playing around making one layer cards - something I tend to avoid unless I'm making them for a one layer challenge. Here are the two I made today.

The first uses the Paradise clear stamp set from Uniko. I stamped the words first, and then masked them while using Kaleidacolour pads in Birthstone and Fresh Greens plus a yellow pad to stamp the flowers and leaves. It's funny, I really bought this set for the gorgeous toucan..... guess which is the only stamp in the set that still hasn't seen ink?

I am sharing this with
Less is More - Something Exotic
Allsorts - Fabulous Florals 


For the second card, I used scrap paper to mask off all but a column of the card front and then sponged Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Mandarin and Mustard Seed into the space, following a roughly diagonal line. Then I removed the masking and used a Stazon pad to stamp the grass silhouette, which was part of a very old Artylicious set, and the sentiment

I am sharing this one with

Addicted to CAS - Silhouette
AAA Cards - Blending

Right, I'm not used to putting two cards into one post, but because they were both one layer ones it sort of made sense..... now cross your fingers for me that I link the right thumbnails to the right challenges!


Liz said...

Choosing to make one layer card??? I'm most impressed! Two fabulous cards, Jane. xx

Esther said...

This is very dedicated of you, making OLCs voluntarily! Well done you. They both look fantastic, so your effort has paid off. I love the bright florals of the first card (you did make me laugh about the toucan!) and the second one is so vivid and dramatic with that gorgeous sunset strip behind the stamping. Thanks for playing along at Less is More :)

Anonymous said...

I love the bright colours on the first and the beautiful sunset blending on the second. Great cards.

Susan said...

What a beautiful card. I love your orange and yellow background...just stunning! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

Susan said...

Love your colorful favorite! So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Less is More!

Barb Ghig said...

Your tropical flowers are so pretty, and I love how you created your silhouette, Jane! Two really beautiful cards! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

2 absolutely stunning cards Jane. Love the vibrant hues and blending is fabulous on your second one. It's great to see you play along at Less is More and AAA Cards with these. Thanks so much. Sarah x

Cara said...

Two very arty looking cards. I did giggle about the toucan! Not just me that does things like that then! Cara x

Ankie vd Polder said...

Two nice cards, but I love the first one the most. This makes say: wow...! Have a nice day, Ankie

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous card, love the gorgeous colours and the lovely stamps.
Thank you for joining our Fabulous Floral challenge this week at Allsorts.


Jane said...

Stunning vibrant blending, beautiful silhouette card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

brenda said...

A gorgeous creation Jane and perfect for our Fabulous Florals theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Mervi said...

Two fabulous cards, both very lovely.
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts "Fabulous Florals" Challenge;-))m

crafty-stamper said...

Two one layer cards just because I am impressed-both fabulous cards love the orange strip and silhouette floral image
Carol x

Debbie said...

loving the cards - I love OLC - the blending is stunning

Ann said...

Stunning cards - and I particularly love the first for the LIM challenge - it looks beautifully exotic!

Kathyk said...

Not one but two fab makes and your "accidental" OLC is just glorious


Neets B said...

Wonderful one layer cards, Jane. I love the multi-coloured flowers and leaves, what a lovely effect, and great blending on your second.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Justine Hovey said...

Pretty panel! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards! Hugs! Justine

Chrissie said...

My Granny duties over the past few weeks have taken their toll on my commenting time... many apologies for the late visit!
This is above and beyond Jane... one layer indeed and what fab one layers too! Super exotic cards!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"