Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Single layer cards

Creating single layered cards can be quite challenging, especially if you are one that likes to use DSP, a little bit of ribbon and some embellishments.  However, it is good to stretch yourself every now and them and remove all this "padding" from your projects.
What you are left with your ability to use the stamps and to incorporate different techniques.  Over the years, I have been running technique groups and many of the skills that I have taught my ladies are right on the money to use when creating these sorts of cards.

For this card, I have mainly used the technique of "masking".  This allows you to stamp multiple images over the top of each other, but not have the images actually overlap.  This is perfect for line art images as you can see in my picture.  It also works well when you are wanting to stamp a few images of different colours.

What makes this card a bit different, is that the entire thing is stamped on a SINGLE PIECE of cardstock.  That's right, none of the flowers have been stamped and punched/cut out.  The sentiment block is also the same piece of cardstock on which the flowers and flourish are stamped.

Would you like to learn this and other techniques?  Would you like to get more use out of the tools and products that you buy?  Then my new technique group is just for you.

I will be starting a new technique group VERY SHORTLY and if you would like to join, please email me (sam.simpson@bigpond.com) with your interest.  The basic outline of the group is that we meet once a month (time to be confirmed, but more than likely it will be a Friday night) and each time, you learn a new technique.  Some are stand alone, some build on the previous month's class.  The cost of each class is $15 and everything is supplied.  The group will run for at least 12 months, with the option of continuing for an additional 12 months.
Materials used:
Cardstock - Whisper White
Stamps - Creative Elements, Flower Shop, Perfectly Penned
Ink - Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Old Olive, Basic Black (marker)
Other - Pansy punch, scrap copy paper, ruler, Dazzling Details

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