Hi Stampin' Friends! Today is Stampin' Royalty challenge day! The challenge this week is to make a card that is ONE LAYER!
If your like me and don't understand the "less is more" concept, then this really is a challenge! MORE is MORE when it comes to paper crafting, in my book. Why else would we have buttons, sequins, brads, glitter, shimmer, rhinestones, doilies, epoxy stickers, ribbon, lace, twine, burlap, staples and designer paper????
HOWEVER, I do love a challenge! And I can be a less is more person, FOR TODAY! I had a great time making these cards and that is thanks to my new What I love stamp set. It's a Sale-A-Bration exclusive set. That means I ordered $50 of Stampin' Up! product and I got this stamp set for FREE! A FREE stamp set, how could you not LOVE it!
The best thing to use for a one layer card are Notecards. No paper cutting involved! Just stamp and go! And they are a fun and cute size; 5" x 3-1/2". These notecards are make of thick Whisper White card stock and are even scored. I find them to be the perfect thing to make thank you notes. Which is what I did for this challenge.
The flowers are so pretty! That is because there are three stamped images layered to make one flower! Which makes me feel like I cheated on being a less is more kind of person!
I hand drew the line around the edge with the Gold Wink of Stella brush pen. It is SO shimmery which is so hard to capture in a picture. I also used the Wink of Stella to add shimmer to the center of all the flowers.
Here's a video on how to get your Wink of Stella working and just see this thing in action! This video is done by Stampin' Up! and features Donna Griffith, one of my favorite people at Stampin' Up!
You are going to LOVE the Wink of Stella Brushes, you can get yours HERE. I have been using mine like crazy.
And if you are going to make one, you might as well make a few, because you always need a thank you card.
The Wink of Stella touches and the splatter are my embellishments for these cards. To add the splatter just SQUEEZE a closed stamp pad, this will make an ink puddle on the inside of the lid. Take and Aquapainter or wet paint brush and add water to the ink puddle, collecting the wet ink on the end of the brush. Flick the ink on to your card by tapping the brush against your finger. Just take care to move anything out of the splatter zone that you don't want to be splattered.
And now you will want to check out what my fellow design team members have created with ONE LAYER. Especially check out my downline, Georgeann's card, WOW! And click over to play along with us, we love to see your creations and will be posting our top three picks next week.
Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit. Please feel free to leave me a comment or question, I'd love to hear from you!