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One Layer Wonder

Hello everyone! It's funny how creativity literally has no limits. If you're inspired you will make a card regardless of how much free time you have, or how tired you may be. That is my case today. I have a vintage one layered card to share with you. Oh I really like those, because it lets you spotlight techniques and stamps, and I love to layer stamps... With no further ado, here's my card:

- Bo Bunny - It is Written
- Sweet n' Sassy - Vintage Postcard
- Flourishes - Spring Bouquet, Cherry Blossoms
Brilliance pigment ink - Tiramisu
Memento dye ink - Rich Cocoa
- Embossing ink

- Distress ink in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Old Paper
Other generic materials
Eggshell cardstock in white
I used a mask for the bouquet and stamped the vintage elements around it.  I colored the bouquet with distress inks, to get an undefined, grungy look.  I distressed the card from left to right, from dark to light. I blended my lighter distress ink (old paper) and left the right side of the card white, which adds softness to the overall design. Finally I added a one word sentiment.

I love how this card looks. I really enjoyed making it. I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by...

This card is participating in

One Layer Wonder
Mod Squad Challenge 

Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday Challenge

Fabulous Flowers One Layer Simplicity


  1. Gracie,
    What a beautiful looks you see it, now you don't. You did a great job.

  2. It's beautiful! Great way to make a one layer card.

  3. Really lovely, I like the pink with the gold!

    1. Oh thank you Heidi, I'm glad you liked it!

  4. How did I miss this one Gracie? This looks lovely! I like the "grungy" look, of dark to light you've done! :) Super Job! :)

  5. Absolutely beautiful! I am so amazed by the fantastic layering of stamps! Wish I could be half as good...

    1. Oh Nandini, thanks for your kind words! I believe once we find what we like and practice we are able to do anything. Try it out, and add your personal style to it, and you may be surprised of what you are capable of!

  6. Wow, this is much going on in one layer...amazing!

    1. Thank you Lyn. I'm so glad you liked it!

  7. absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for playing along in the Mod Squad Challenge this week!

  8. Gorgeous card, love the colors

  9. Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the design and the pretty embossing! Beautiful work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!



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