Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Add Depth to One Layer Wonder

Hello friends!

It's my turn to share a project over Altenew Card Blog today. This time, I made a one layer card and had a blast creating it! 

I have a love of creating one layer cards. The reasons? First, it is mail-friendly and no extra postage required. Secondly, one layer card is clean and concise and conveys the sentiment perfectly. Last but certainly not the least, it is just plain fun to create! To me, stamping  one layer cards makes me to be a better stamper. I have to go that extra "mile" (inch in this case) to make the card shine!

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I am using Watercolor Extravaganza for my card. This solid stamp set is perfect for beginners and expert stampers. The lining up is very forgiving. Even when you are not perfectly lined up with the stamps, it makes an unique and artistic design!

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I started out stamping the top left corner. The fun part of this process is also mixing up the colors and shades. I highly encourage you to go beyond your regular sets and mix other colors into your floral designs.

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 *All inks are listed at the end of this post. For example,  I used many colors for the flower petals ( Pastel Sunrise, Canyon Clay), Center(Vanilla Cream, Honey Drizzle, Antique Gold Pigment Ink, Sicilian Amber) and leaves (Butternut, Marshland and Bamboo).

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After stamping the flowers, it looked pretty good already. Now what? I decided to add a subtle framed corner at the bottom. Unfortunately, I left a fine brownish line on the right. This was a "mistake"! However, I didn't want to start a new card and proceeded to stamp more leaves. This makes the lines look intentional! Problem solved.

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With this process, you will learn to about placement, balance and composition. I would love it if you can leave me your comment over Altenew Card Blog! Your comments are always appreciated there.
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Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the design and the colors!

Nora Noll said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE the masking and your color choices are beautiful.

Dawn T said...

totally gorgeous Virginia. Your "mistake" and it's fix make the card look even more interesting. Beautifully done.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Oh wow! Stunning

Joan V said...

Beautiful card. I love that subtle rectangle shading. It really adds to the design.

Linda BL said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and the way you did the background. Being able to fix a mistake seems to make a card more interesting in my book!

Maura said...

Fabulous design elements make this one layer card a stand-out!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the choice of colors too. This is one of my favorite styles of cards.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Gosh! Your card is gorgeous!! Can't believe that you made a mistake because it all looks intentional! You inspire me!

Sue D said...

Pretty one layer card. I like the colors.

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the arrangement and the added leaves.

Purple Princess said...

so beautiful