Tuesday, August 13, 2019

One Layer Card...

Hi! I was very happy to receive my parcel from Altenew recently. It took more than a month to reach. But I am happy to finally have it because it brought me my very first Build-A-Flower set and the gorgeous Beautiful Day set. These have been on my wishlist for ages. I couldn't resist playing with them immediately.

One layer cards are always very challenging. I decided to try my hand at making one, using a technique that Yana Smakula recently demonstrated. You can find the original card and the video here. And here is my card.

I started with a cream card base. I love this paper as it has tiny flecks of dark colors. I masked off the edges with washi tape and then stamped my flowers with the inks from the Altenew Coffee Break mini ink pad set. Since I used the stamp positioner, I was able to get two identical flowers by simply rotating the card base. I used the largest bloom from the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew and used all the layers except the base layer. The sentiment is also from the same set and I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Here is a closer look at the flower.

I stamped some of the smaller images around the flowers as well. After the stamping was done, I used the Sand Dunes ink and blended it around the edges with a makeup brush. I allowed the ink to dry a bit and then carefully peeled the washi tape away.

Here is another look at the completed card.

I really love this look. Entering this card in the following challenges:

ModSquad Challenge - Layer Me Not:
This was the challenge that inspired me to try this technique.

The Flower Challenge #35:

Designer’s Choice Challenges A719 - Try A New Technique:



  1. What a pretty monochromatic floral card! You did great work with your first "build a flower" set --- perfect for the "Try a New Technique" challenge over on The House that Stamps Built!

  2. How beautiful. I love what you have done with the monotone color, very cool. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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  3. This is beautiful!! Those flowers are gorgeous and this is a fabulous way to create a one-layer card AND showcase these beauties! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  4. It is a beautiful and elegant one layer card, Nandini! I love you used the colors of Coffee Break set. It looks so warm and unique! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

  5. What a wonderful card, I love the monochromatic look. The paper is truely beautiful.