Friday, August 10, 2018

My One Layer Wonder

Hello friend!

I don't know about you, but I find creating one layer cards are satisfying.
This time, I am using as my main image.


Beautiful Heart Stamp & Die Bundle
Here is my latest addition.

This one layer card does involve a few elements and techniques.

1. color-laying: with the leaves and flower, this actually was easy. The stamp set has it all covered.
2. die-cutting: you may not see the matching dies were used in this, BUT I used the matching dies for the next step

3. masking: without masking, I could not have done the stenciling
4. stencil: color blending the grey area seems like a good idea. You can never have too much gradient
5. coloring: you may not see the coloring, but I did add med-gray shading with Artist Markers.
6. embossing: there is something about the embossing just makes the cards go WOW.


This one layer does look like it has lots going, I skipped sequins and strings.

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Merci (2)

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Janelli said...

Just perfect!

Purple Princess said...

The flower is just gorgeous!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful one layer card.

Linda BL said...

The light gray stripes with the variegated flower are just perfect together. I wish I had some of your masking skills! Love the Tea Party ink set.

conil said...

As you are aware, I'm a sucker for stripes with florals so this one layer card makes my heart pitty-pat, loudly. And the grey is the ideal counterpoint for that vibrant camellia. So very lovely.

Daria Z. said...

Just stunning, Virginia!

Harriet said...

So beautiful! I especially like the stripes!

gardener said...

Wowzer. Lots of fantastic technics!love the gradient stenciling and shading. Very very well done.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful and well designed. The colors are awesome too.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the markings on the flower... so pretty!

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Andrea Hastilow said...

Wonderful, entire card is so well put together, i 've the soft stripes that let the flower take centre stage, so soft , delicate & realistic, thank you.

MelissaF said...

Beautiful OLC, such a layered look it fools the eye! Love the soft gray stripes as background to your pretty flowers.

Misty Elam said...

This is stunning, Virginia. The flower is gorgeous but I really love the stripes!