Hero Arts challenge – 1 layer card

Hello again! I hope your week is off to a good start – it is a busy one around here. Trying to stay occupied with daycare closed and rainy days – not the easiest combo with a little guy who likes to constantly be out & about!

I have a quick one layer card to share today for the Hero Arts one layer card challenge. I really love one layer cards – sending mail from Switzerland is really pricey and nice flat cards come in very handy. I often use stamp layering on a one layer card to create the appearance of depth. Elements like ink splatters, large sentiments and rounded corners also help a lot to achieve a cohesive look in a single layer.

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I used a new favorite color combo on this card – Lemon Yellow, Butter Bar and Dark Quartz – love how these worked together. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today – I really appreciate it! 

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Oh Happy Day

Hello again! I have a super quick post tonight – already 9:30pm and I’m pretty exhausted! I made a quick card for the Avery Elle Guest Designer Search. I mixed a few of my favorite floral Avery Elle sets for this quick one layer card (promise I’ll do something with more than 1 layer soon!).

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The sketch was based on the current challenge over at Case this Sketch. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great night!

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Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Yay – I’m actually joining along in the Papertrey Ink blog hop this month – I never manage to get my act together for this, but I had a chance to make something this morning. I love the mood board for this month’s hop.

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I used the Papertrey Ink diagonal cover plate to create a stencil. I sponged ink in the negative space with various sherbet-colored inks. I die cut the sentiment 4 times from grey cardstock & layered them together. I topped the die cut with Wink of Stella a thick layer of Glossy Accents. 
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This card is another one layer creation – guess I’m still on a kick from the class!

Thanks so much for visiting & enjoy the hop. 

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More Faux Watercoloring

Hey friends. Hope you had a great weekend. It was starting to look like spring here in Zurich and we got dumped with rain & snow just in time to enjoy the weekend. Now looking out my window onto a snow storm instead of sunshine – I think the snow is a little more unbearable once you’ve already had a taste of spring!

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So, in the hopes of spring weather returning soon, I have another sherbet-colored faux watercolor card today. Same idea as this card here, just used watercolor paper for the image, which I preferred to regular cardstock.

A side note on this card – I was totally stumped for inspiration in terms of the actual layout – I often use the same sketches/designs over & over. I happened to look up from my craft desk & noticed my calendar – I used the design for March as my inspiration – everything from the layout of the flowers to the font. Amazing how these little things go un-noticed, when in actuality they can be such a big help when you’re stuck.

That is all for me today. I’ll be back tomorrow sharing some cards from the February Simon Says Stamp kit – and a little challenge I set for myself!

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More one layer cards

Hello again!

Happy weekend to all of you. I’m happy its the weekend, but as luck would have it the gorgeous weather has turned dreary & wet – not sure why that always happens in time for the weekend.

Anyway, onto today’s card. This is another one for the latest Online Card Class – 1 layer cards. To see my first Copic one layer card, go here.  I watched Dawn Woleslagle’s video with amazement as she did faux watercoloring with Hero Arts ink & the Copic colorless blender – her results were stunning. Mine, not so much! But, I’m still sharing them here. It was an interesting process & I think the stamp I chose wasn’t great for the technique. Curious to try some larger stamps for this again soon.

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That is all for me today. I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, so be sure to stop by!

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