Monday, 25 October 2010

CAS One Layer card

I often visit Stamp TV where I have picked up lots of stamping tips from time to time. At the moment they have a blog hop with the focus being on a Clean and Simple, One Layer card.
There seems to be much confusion amongst stampers as to just what a One Layer card is. My interpretation is that is should be 'exactly as it says on the tin' layer!
To do this the image should be stamped directly onto the folded card, with no other layers. This in itself is a challenge, as so many mistakes in stamping can be rectified by careful cutting and mounting, however, with this technique you just get one shot at it... or the bin gets lots of contributions.
For this card, I embossed the oval onto the front of the card, then masked the rest of the card with paper and also using the die as a mask, I stamped the image into the space.
All that was left to do was to add a tiny glittered butterfly and a simple sentiment. The image is from Penny Black and the sentiment from Hero Arts.
I'm sorry I'm so pants at photographing mainly white cards, there always seems to be SO much reflection, that they seem to lose some definition. I'll have to keep trying!


  1. I interpret it the same as you!
    i really should join this challenge
    Will make sure I do this week

    Beautiful card, have a good week
    keep warm
    mandi xx

  2. LOVE your new background hun!

  3. Very classy as only CAS cards can be :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. Hi Chrissie, your fab designs never fail to amaze me.


  5. So beautiful card Chrissie.

    Hugs Riet.x

  6. ooh - never heard of Stamp TV - must check that out!

    Love the delicateness (is that a word lol) of this image - and very clever way you emboss - i've done something like it before - but it was unintentional!!!

    Anyway - I would interpret one layer as being the base card. Another layer would make it two - and so on...

    Paula x x x

  7. I love the simplicity of this (no doubt not simple to do!). Love how you have embossed the card. Will have to give this a go. Love Sheila

  8. Love this card Chrissie, and you really haven't done to badly on the photography! I have just found the best way to photograph cards that are tricky is to take without flash. So I take it out into good outside light and take it without the flash on, but not in bright sun as you get shadows then, I have a courtyard where i do mine that has wide eaves but great natural light. It might help?
    Shaz in Oz.


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