Saturday, October 13

Creating with One Layer ~ An Explanation

 Morning peeps......
 Todays challenge over on LESS IS MORE  is 
One Layer  ~  Wings :O)

Well out came the Butterfly Wishes again from Clearly Besotted Stamps and I had a play
Here is what I came up with

I was asked how I create my one layered cards but there is no hardfast rule in crafting....i am not saying this is the right way or the wrong way...its just my way :O)
Creating with One Layer scares quiet a few people
 however do not be put really is simples! 
Firstly do not be frightened.....practise, play and have fun
 at the end of the day if you don't like it start again its only card and ink after all :O)
The secret is to plan your card first before you put any ink onto the card
I started by embossing a border top and bottom...yep embossing adds interest to a flat surface
I also added a couple of scored lines top and bottom...this "frames" your center piece

I then positioned my frame with no ink clear stamps are fabulous for doing this as you can plan on top of the card and get a good idea what it will look like
so I added my stamps when i was happy I picked my is Versafine Black for frame which is by Papermania and sentiment and Rose Red for Butterfly 

Looking forward to seeing your LIM cards this week....I'll be catching up with everyone this evening
 I'm off out galivanting this afternoon

Thanks for stopping by....much appreciated! 

Ali x


Caroline said...

Great card love the layout and the design is fabulous. Caroline xx

scrappyjen said...

Very, very pretty. Thanks for visiting me. I think mine might be too simple? Not sure... jenx

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely Ali - love the pop of colour and gorgeous embossing, Jo x

Michelle said...

Great card Ali, really like the embossing on it xx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Ali, love that oval frame.
Cathy xx

Mandi said...

Fabulous card ali, that frame looks superb

Thank you very much

Chrissie said...

Great stamping Ali!
Super design!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Ali.
thanks so much for the fabulous tips, I really do love CAS cards but am never sure how to make them look as good as yours.

Hugs Sue

Mandy said...

yet another fabulous creation Ali, really love the butterfly colour and all the embossing!

Stephanie said...

Incredibly beautiful Ali - love the colour of that butterfly :) Despite the fact my cards are usually CAS, I don't think I've ever made a one layer card - too tricky! x

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card Ali xx Jan

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Ali....the pink butterfly really pops out


Debbie Vidler said...

Love the layout and detail on the card the butterfly really pops .. gorgeous

Loli said...

Hola ALi, gorgeous card, your oval frame is beautiful!, great idea your embossing border, well done.
Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

Susan said...

Beautiful image and stamping....awesome job with the embossing too!

Aileen said...

Hi Ali. Super placement. The embossing does take it up a level. x

GinaA said...

A lovely card, nice to hear your process of design.