Aug 05 2010

Stamp Simply #151 – One Layer Cards

One Layer Cards – Today’s challenge is brought to us by Barbara Anders and here is what Barbara says: I’m challenging everyone to make a one layer card. That means only the card base–not the base + one other layer–no layers allowed, LOL! Embellish however you want–ribbon, buttons, bling, scoring–anything goes, but no layers. Sounds fun, Barbara — can’t wait to try this and anxious to see what everyone does!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play! SCS Keywordis ssnotime151 for those who upload at SCS. There is no time limit. You can play this challenge anytime at all. The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!!

And be sure to Link to Mr. Linky below.

And another new months begins! Where does the time go! I can’t believe that Clare’s time with us is up already. I have absoltuely loved each and every one of Clare’s gorgeous creations!!! Clare, I can’t thank you enough for joining us in July — and the good thing is, we DO knowwecan always find you at Clare’s Creations- so we’ll be around!!! Keep stunning us with your work!!!

And I’m so excited to reveal our August Guest Designer to you — Charlene Driggs. I’ve loved Charlene’s work for ages and I know many of you know her both from Blogland and from over at SCS. I was so pleased to have Charlene agree to join us this month! Be sure to check out her creation for today’s challenge linked below. Thanks, Charlene!

Check outthe fabsamples on the blogs of the Stamp Simply Challenge DT:

Charlene Driggs: Paper and Ink Playground -AugustGuest Designer

DebNeerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night. Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And today I have avery quick and easy cardone layer card to show you:


For my one layer cardI embossed the upper portion of plain white cardstock with a Cuttlebug Folder (turned sideways to only emboss the upper portion), used a simple sentiment on the lower right, wrapped around a ribbon, tied it with 1/8″ silk so the tails stuck out like leaves, added a lace flower and called it done!


This lace flower tutorial can be found on Deb’s blog here.

Items used from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:

Stamp: Heart Sing by Wordsworth

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Ribbon: 1″ Satin Edge Grosgrain (Turquoise), 1.25″ Crochet Lace (White), 1/8″ Silk (White).


Thanks so much for stopping in again today. Hope you can find some time to try a One Layer Card — not my usual style, but it was fun to give it a try!!! We’ve just returned from a mini two-day vacation and it’s always so good to get home — LOL!!! Fun to go, but always good to get home, too! Now, to try to get caught up again!!!

Here’s a few things of interest to watch for:

Deb Saaranen is feeling really generous this month. She’s purchased 4 of the Stamp Simply KITS to give away as Blog Candy — one each week during the month of August. Check out the details over at Deb’s Blog.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store DT will be having their monthly Blog Hop on Tuesday, 8/10, so I hope you can plan to stop in for that!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!


28 responses so far

28 Responses to “Stamp Simply #151 – One Layer Cards”

  1. WOW! This is the most gorgeous 1 layer card EVER! Stunning!!

  2. jenny gropp says:

    I sooooo struggled with this challenge— Your card is completely FAB… the embossed white with a POP of bright color— stunning!

  3. nancy littrell says:

    OMG Sharon……simply gorgeous! Amazing how beautiful CAS can be with just some added textures and the right colors. TFS

  4. Charlene says:

    I knew you would have something absolutely stunning…and I was right. I love the bright pop of blue against the white and that lace flower is perfect!!

  5. Deb Neerman says:

    Gorgeous, Sharon! Love that fabulous lace flower and the bright turquoise against the white … just stunning!

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Karen H says:

    What a gorgeous one layer card. I love it.

  7. Thanks Sharon, I had such a great time as Guest Designer! : )
    Your card is so pretty and light, love it.

  8. What a beautiful card. You pulled off one layer and elegant all at the same time!

  9. Nancy says:

    Anything you do turns out beautifully! Love your one layer, and the lace is a perfect touch. I think my card got linked. 🙂

  10. Deb Saaranen says:

    So crisp and summery! Loving that bloom in the white and turquoise!

  11. Sandy says:

    Love your card and the challenge. So many cards are pretty, but not practical for mailing. Simple is what I like and seems to be hard to find. Great job!

  12. Stunning, Sharon! I love all that white and that ribbon is just the perfect pop of color!

  13. Carla Suto says:

    Great challenge! Your card is simply gorgeous, Sharon! So very elegant! And I love the pop of turquoise! I linked my one-layer card.
    Have a great weekend!

  14. Janine says:

    Just beautiful Sharon!!

  15. Linda Beeson says:

    The embossing was a great way to do that one layer challenge, that is a hard one!

  16. I’m really into one layer cards right now so this was the perfect challenge. Thanks!

  17. Mary Dinucci says:

    I’m kinda likin’ these one layer cards these days! I LOVE yours. The lace flower is so elegent!

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  19. barb schram says:

    That lace flower looks spectacular on your card, Sharon! I love the embossing and all the one layer goodness!

  20. Sharon B says:

    Love your card! One layer cards are a challenge for me – the “Bling Queen” ;P It was fun to do — I used a technique I just learned in a class last month. We didn’t do one layer, but it was easy to adapt. 1st card I made since I went on vacation to San Elijo State Beach – in Cardiff by the Sea – lovely little town.

  21. Sylvia says:

    Great challenge and I love your card! will have to go and take a look at the DT samples as well!

    I have a one layer card, that maybe doesn’t look like one 😉 But it REALLY is only ONE layer (besides the card base)! The layers you can see on my card are all digitally created and printed 🙂

    HERE it is

    Sylvia xx

  22. Ros Crawford says:

    Great challenge … my first time here even though I follow your blog … love your elegant style

  23. Sharli says:

    This was very challenging! I love what everyone else has done with the challenge, I’m only “so-so” about my entry but it did make me think outside the box – and that was fun! Thanks!

  24. Great challenge as always. Thanks!

  25. Fun Challenge and I love the Beautiful Card. Simple, Elegant

  26. Denise M. says:

    I just love one layer cards! Added mine…

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