One Layer Cards with Stampin’ Up!

By | 04/07/2013

One of my absolute favorite stamp sets is the Secret Garden Set.  I can’t believe how versatile this set is!!!  For today, I wanted to share a very simple one layer card with no embellishments.  I have many customers who are just beginning to stamp and purchase supplies.  When you only have a handful of paper, inks and stamps, you might feel like you can’t create a lot with them.  You really can make great one layer cards with just a couple of stamp sets, a couple of ink pads and a couple of pieces of card stock!


These two cards are made with Whisper White card stock, Melon Mambo and Island Indigo ink.  I used the Secret Garden Stamp Set (#129144) and the sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned Set (#122892).  They are simple cards.  There are two secrets to creating a card like this:

  • Leave some white space.
  • Stamp some of the images off the edge of the card.
  • Stamp odd numbers of images.  In design, they call it the Rule of 3 when you design a card.

This card would actually be just as pretty with only one color of ink as well.  You really can make a pretty card that pops with just a few fabulous stamps and ink colors!

Here is another one that I created.  This one is truly clean and simple.  It’s not my usual card making style, but every now and then you need to step out of your comfort zone and create a card that isn’t what you usually create.  You need to stretch those design muscles of yours!

one_layer_thankyouHow simple is this?  I used some linen thread (#104199), the Made for You stamp set (#126342) stamped in Island Indigo on Crumb Cake card stock.  I also used a scrap piece of Print Poetry DSP (129312) punched with the star from the Merry Minis Punch Pack (#126882) with a rhinestone in the center (#119246).  This did not require many supplies.  One punch, card stock, one ink pad, one stamp set, linen thread and a rhinestone.

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