Sunday 10 November 2013

One Layer Thank You

Hi guys

After a lazy morning followed by cooking the Sunday roast I decided to spend some time crafting this afternoon.

There are three current challenges I've spotted today, all requesting One Layer Cards:

Less is More - One Layer Card: Thank you
CAS on Sunday - One Layer Wonder
My Time to Craft - One Layer or Less

*Update - thanks to Nancy I'm also entering this card into the technique challenge at Just Us Girls which is to create a background of words :)

I decided to have a go at creating a word background.  Only yesterday I watched a video tutorial by the awesome Jennifer McGuire and had this technique in mind when I created my card.  Jennifer is a-ma-zing, its well worth a visit to her blog if you haven't yet discovered her talents.

I raided my clear stamp stash and grabbed any 'thank you' stamps I could find and then used a square die as my guide and organised the stamps upside down within the square.  This is a lot more difficult than it looks!  Once sorted I transferred them onto my stamp press to keep the stamps in position.

I then used my square die with my embossing mat to create an embossed square on my card base, without cutting through.  I then stamped the various thank you images in four different ink colours.

I'm not entirely happy with the layout but not bad for a first attempt!  With so many different fonts, some having scroll details, it was quite a task to find a layout that worked so what looks like a simple card actually took a while to create.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Butterfly Wishes, Butterfly Wishes Additions, Honecomb; Woodware - Salutations; BoBunny - Sentiments Stamp; Marion Emberson Designs - It's all in the Words; Penny Black - Salutations; Wild Rose Studio - Everyday Greetings; Hot Off The Press (name of set unknown)
  • Ink: Versa Color - Magenta, Turquoise, Violet and Split Pea
  • Die: Xcut - Nested Squares

I think I need a few more attempts at this technique but I'm really happy with the embossed square frame, great for adding interest to one layer cards.

Thanks for popping by and I hope to see you again very soon.


  1. Very pretty card. Love all the different fonts it looks fab

  2. Gorgeous card, Anita! For a second, I thought you had a raised panel, then I realized you had embossed it...WOW! I love all the fun colors, and that you got all those sentiments to fit so perfectly ~ Love it!!!

  3. What a great idea - I love this card. Everything about it is brilliant I knew I needed some more sentiment stamps!!

  4. This is gorgeous Anita. I love visiting Jennifer McGuire's blog too!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  5. Love this! Great idea and you are right this is difficult.

  6. Gorgeous card Anita, I love how all the colours pop against the white background xx

  7. This card is super cute....thanks for playing along with us at CAS on could also link it up with Just Us Girls this week if you would like to...we would love to have you!

    1. Oh thank you, Nancy. I remembered I'd seen a challenge which involved word backgrounds but couldn't find where I'd seen it. I'll link it up now :) xx

  8. Wonderful fun, fresh, day-brightening card! Your variety of stamps on the embossed frame are stunning! Way to go with trying a new technique! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!! Happy Monday!

  9. This is wonderful Neet! It must have taken ages! I do love the outcome though....may have to give it a try myself! :)
    Lizy xx

  10. Very pretty! Love the position of all your sentiments and the fun colors! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  11. Fantastic creation, just love the colours & the layout of the words is perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. Perfection in the stamp dept! Great happy colors and design.

  13. Great CAS card!! Love the bright colours too! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

  14. A lovely bright cheery card. You have position the words beautifully.

  15. Stunning - love the colours you have used xx

  16. I love your card, really beautiful!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!
    Mariken xx


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