March 17, 2014

Love Story

Good morning! I'm a little bit out of my comfort zone today - one layer card alert!!  This card is my first single layer card and, well, it's growing on me.  I'm taking Clean & Simple Stamping 3: One Layer Cards from Online Card Classes, and this card is pretty much a CASE of one of Laura Bassen's sample cards.  It's how I roll. Copy people until I'm ready to jump out of the nest.

I started with a Smooth White Card Stock A2 card, folded so that it opens to the side.  I inked up my Patterned Triangles Background in Grout Gray Ink and stamped it right on the card front.  I actually place the stamp face up on my work space and then lay the card down on top of, using my hands to press the ink onto the paper (place a sheet of computer paper over the top of the card stock to keep your hands nice and clean and pretty).  Next I added the 2 larger brush stroke images from Jumbo Abstract Art to make a nice background to my sentiment.  I overlapped the images just a bit so that the sentiment from Love Story would peek just over the top and bottom of the Berrylicious background.  After letting the paper dry for a moment, I stamped the sentiment in Black Licorice Ink and then added various ink splatter images from Abstract Art around the edges of the card, with a few strays toward the center.  There you have it. 

I will definitely be trying more one layer cards - I need to get much faster at it too!  Here are all the products I used on this card today:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: love story (mft), jumbo abstract art (mft), abstract art (mft), patterned triangles background (mft)
paper: smooth white (mft)
ink: grout gray (mft), black licorice (mft), razzle berry (mft), cotton candy (mft), sour apple  (mft), berrylicious (mft)


  1. Karen this is awesome!! LOVE it!

  2. Love it!! Great class isn't it? I made a similar CASE, too! GMTA!