The single layer card represents my greatest card making challenge. At the same time, I think it’s one of the most stunning cardmaking techniques, when done right.
I’ve been inspired by Kristina Werner’s One Layer Card Mini Series and decided to combine some floral stamps in bright colors with a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Flower Friend set.
I chose a color combination from the Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 1 (otherwise I would never have considered this combination.) I’ve referred to the cards and color combos from that class time and again! Summer Card Camp 2 is just around the corner – it runs July 8-29. I can’t wait!
In today’s Online Card Classes course “His & Hers” course, I created two cards based on ones shown by Jennifer McGuire. Like hers, mine use the Paper Smooches “Leafy Greens” stamp set.
For my “Hers” card, I used a variety of Distress and Hero Arts Shadow inks. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set. (I actually made this card second and backed the vellum strip on Be Creative tape so it would lie flat, after realizing that just tucking in the ends wasn’t working.)
The “His” card is stamped on kraft cardstock also with a variety of Distress and Hero Arts Shadow inks.
I absolutely fell in love with the Simon Says “Furry Cat and Box” stamp set when I saw it used on a card by Laura Bassen. I’d already used the set on a different “Happy Birthday” card but wanted to give Laura’s card a try, so I CASE-ed it, twice!
Laura used a solid cardstock with Copic-colored cats. As I’m in the process of using up some of my patterned paper, (I have a lot!), I paper pieced the cats from patterned paper and used a patterned paper background. Laura’s card was cleverly created, something I grew to appreciate as I made mine.