My daughter will be telling me that my blog title for the day is too corny!
My goal lately has been to create clean and simple single layer cards without a lot of extras.
I would consider these cards to be clean and simple except I couldn’t settle on a color scheme and I pulled stamps from 5 stamp sets. Not so simple if you’re using an entire shelf of stamp sets to create one single layer card…so I created three.
Here is my favorite:
I’ve pulled stamps from all of the following stamp sets:
- Stylized Birthday
- Jars of Love
- Grateful Bunch
- Touches of Texture
- Awesomely Artistic
I was looking for bugs!
- Early Espresso
- Crumb Cake
- Bermuda Bay
- Crushed Curry
- Night of Navy
- Marina Mist
- Old Olive
I’ve simply used a whisper white card base either cut 4-1/4 x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″ or 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″. There is either Thick white or bermuda bay baker’s twine or linen thread on each card.
While I will confess to using a ridiculous number of stamp sets and colors, I did want to show you that you can make a great card (or 3) from just one card layer. You don’t need to own every color of card stock and ink. A few simple selections and a couple of stamp sets and you can make a huge variety of cards that you will be proud to give to friends and family.
I do want to point out that fabulous Happy Birthday sentiment. That is a single stamp “set”. It only comes in wood mount and it is such a great addition to your stamp set stash. There is nothing like a big fabulous sentiment. I’ve used it in a whimsical way here, but imagine it embossed in white or black on a more elegant card.
Wouldn’t it also be fabulous stamped on the card front with nothing else at all? It’s that great!
I challenge you to try to make single layer cards without too much “stuff” on your card. See what you can come up with!
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