Tuesday, 24 February 2015

One layer no: 3 – Crafty Individuals.

Just catching up with a Crafty Individuals card. I think this was the most favourite of  four cards I made for a one-layer workshop last October.
I cheated a bit as we cut a separate piece of card on which to do our design and then adhered it to a proper card when we were happy with it. However there are no embellishments or layers of any kind, so from that angle it is definitely only one layer. Does that count?
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Cut a piece of card 9 ½ x 20 ½ cms.
Take an acrylic block and dab three colours of distress ink pads direct to it, adding a little bit of vintage photo or walnut stain along the top and bottom edges. (I used victorian velvet, worn lipstick, rusty hinge and walnut stain)
Mist the block with water till you get small globules of colour and the stamp directly onto the card and keep pressing down and you will see the colours mix on the card below.
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Stamp an image in black archival ink spanning the top and bottom of the strip of colour.
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Tear some rough paper and position it in the top right hand corner to create an opening, masking off the rest of the card and stamp some music score through it with black soot.
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Add a stamped sentiment underneath the colour block.
Roughen the edges and ink them with walnut stain. Adhere to a DL card.

Hey presto, a beautiful panel of colour and a great card that can be re-produced in different ways and is flat for posting. 


hugs Brenda xxx

24 comments:

Rita said...

Beautiful card Brenda. Love that background and will definitely give this a try. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

massofhair said...

CAS Grunge at it's best. Great technique using some fab colours. The stamp is beautiful:-) xxx

Juls said...

Love this!! Xx

Buttons said...

Thank you! Seen this idea, forgotten it, seriously glad to have been reminded!!! I love this one. Jenny x

Paula Whittaker said...

Fab looking card (not one layer though...sorry lol)

Sue said...

Hello Brenda,
This makes for a quick card, something I have trouble with!
The inky Bg adds a bit of zest to your stamped image; it looks great.
Smiles:)
Sue

Jane said...

A gorgeous card Brenda, the stamping off the panel of ink works really well. When I did my recent CAS play/research I found that one layer really is just that...you have to do everything straight on to the card blank...no room for error...LOL. Hugs xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Looks perfect to me Brenda, I love these types of cards! Love how the stamping extends beyond the coloured panel! The colours themselves look stunning too, warm and beautiful!

sally said...

Love your colour combination on this, a really nice card!

Sally

Karin said...

beautiful and I love the stamp with the hashtag!
Groetjes Karin

Paper Profusion said...

This looks beautiful Brenda. Nicola x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning Brenda! My brain just doesn't work in one layer so I am always so amazed to see such gorgeous CAS cards! Just wonderful! hugs :)

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card, love the colour panel.
Yvonne

Margreet said...

Love your background...will give it a try this week....thanks for the beautiful inspiration!
xxx Margreet

Coco said...

A fabulous card Brenda!!! Hugs, Coco xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An clean and simple look for a grungy feeling... outstanding Brenda!
Utterly Beautiful!

crafty creations said...

Stunning card Brenda love the way the images come off that amazing panel x Hilda

Lynn Price said...

Beautiful make, Brenda! I have wondered about this background technique (no worries re layers or not, lol!) Thank you for the clear explanation - and your card is beautiful. Love the colors and the image!!
xx Lynn

Gina said...

Simply gorgeous :D XXX

SARN said...

This looks fantastic. x

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning creation Brenda ... Nxxx

Annie said...

Looks fabulous to me Brenda and I love the colours as well as the gorgeous stamped images.

Tfs
Annie x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful! I've really got to try that acrylic block technique, gorgeous results.

Terry said...

Such a delicate card and oh so pretty! Love the colors, Brenda. Big Hugs!