Saturday, March 10, 2018

Back to Basics--->One Layer!

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a one layer card! 
Altenew BUILD A FLOWER CHRYSANTHEMUM Clear Stamp and Die Set ALT2183
Altenew BUILD A FLOWER CHRYSANTHEMUM Clear Stamp and Die Set

from: Simon Says Stamp

If you have not tried making one layer, I highly recommend it!
Altenew_BAF_Chrysanthemum_Virginia#1 (2)

For me, the great thing about one layer is that it always makes me "work" 😁 and think a little harder with my stamping. Basically, you want the stamping as concise as possible and be the STAR!

This card also shows one of my favorite ways of using sentiment stamps.
Altenew_BAF_Chrysanthemum_Virginia#2 (2)
The unsung heroes in this? 

In hindsight, I wish I had curved the green stem a little more to make it look more natural and organic!! See? It's all about planning ahead
Altenew_BAF_Chrysanthemum_Virginia#4 (2)

This Build-A-Flower has SO much potential with stamping and die-cutting. I felt a one layer does not do it justice. However, a stamp is always a stamper. I love using JUST stamps once in a while.

Altenew_BAF_Chrysanthemum_Virginia#3 (2)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Hannelie said...

Such a beautiful flower... as is your card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty flower and I like the stamped word background.

Linda BL said...

The embossing as your background is so pretty! It looks so nice with the brightly colored Chrysanthemum!

Denise Bryant said...

That flower is absolutely gorgeous... and I love the stem you created with the words. Beautiful card!

Nora Noll said...

This is STUNNING!!! I love how you used the sentiment for the stem and the background. As usual, lovely design!!

conil said...

Absolutely perfect. The stamping really is the star of this show...and using the sentiment as the stem is awesome. Also love the ghost stamped background...lovely.

Dotty Jo said...

Totally gorgeous! Jo x

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Virginia! I love the colors you have chosen. So pretty.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Perfectly made!

Dawn T said...

totally awesome Virginia. I really love the subtle background sentiments.

Misty Elam said...

I love one layer cards. The colors on this are spectacular! Very clever what you did with the stem. :)

Teresa Doyle said...

How lovely is this? Viginia, I love the way you think... A stamp IS only a stamper! When we think ahead sometimes we would do things differently, however, sometimes us stampers OVER think and so there is a fine line there. No? LOL

Patti H. said...

Beautiful, Virginia! I love one layer cards & yours is gorgeous! The background stamping is genius & I love that flower!!

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful one layer card.

Purple Princess said...

So very pretty!!