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Sunday, 11 January 2015

One Layer, First Attempt!!!

Good morning all.

I'm making headway in the craft room, I managed to move all the existing drawers and clutter so I could give the floor a good sweep and now have four new sets of drawers fitted in. I managed to sort my stamp collection (see below!) out whilst watching Liverpool beating Sunderland in the afternoon, hubby made the tea and I got some of the empty drawers filled.
Now I'd class myself as a bit of a non stamper for most of the 9 years I've been card making so how the heck did all this lot find it's way into my stash!


I managed to clear a space to make a card last night too after finding these stamps in my collection I thought I'd make a card for the new parents to be and pop it in with my nephew's birthday card.

It's the dreaded one layer week at Less is More this week but I gritted my teeth and set to!
This evolved first time...no re runs; no wasted card; no tantrums, hair pulling or swear words!!
I was chuffed as a bag of monkey's!!


I started by masking off the card before stamping and heat embossing a baby background stamp from Rubber Stampede (whoever they are!) with white detail EP. This was then inked up with spun sugar and tumbled glass distress inks. The sentiment is from Joanna Sheen from a Messy Rabbit set, stamped and heat embossed in silver detail EP.....this was the point I nearly messed up as I didn't re-dust the card with the anti-static bag before stamping and the silver EP stuck everywhere it hit, luckily with the help of a paint brush and lots of blowing and tapping it cleaned up enough to be usable - just needed a gemstone where I'd inadvertently brushed the dot.
At this point I felt it needed a little something else and luckily the largest stitched frame of my Spellbinders die set fitted perfectly width ways and following Chrissie's tutorial I lengthened it to fit..thanks Chrissie :)
I really wanted to add a bow but curbed myself as I needed the card to be flat.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - one layer new beginnings
A Gem of a Challenge - something new
Happy Little Stamper's - CAS watercolouring
STAMPlorations - stamps and ink

31 comments:

  1. Super card Carol. Congratulations on your successful one layer card at the first attempt - I usually do something stupid at the last minute and ruin it! Hugs Christine xx

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  2. Brilliant card Carol,
    Absolutely perfect for a new baby. Beautiful and so delicate love it.
    Know what you mean about the "stamp" collection same here and I am NOT a stamper!!!
    Stay warm and safe
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  3. Morning Carol.........Your one layer card is amazing l'd never give up your a natural with one layers all the details are stunning truly beautiful xx

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  4. This is brilliant Carol, perfect CAS. I'm going to make a start on my LIM card today - I bet it mine wont go as smoothly as yours!
    Pauline
    x

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  5. Wonderful CAS card Carol, love your stamping and inking. Susan x

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  6. A beautiful gentle card, ideal for a new baby.
    Elaine

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  7. Don't think you need to be afraid of the one layer card weeks carol as this is fabulous. The embossed effect of your stitched die is superb.
    Thanks as always for taking part
    Sarah
    Less is more

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  8. Looks great Carol !! Happy New Year too !

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  9. Awww this is so gorgeous Carol lovely card:) huggles Sue xx

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  10. CLASSY make especially since you SAY you are a NON stamper!!!

    Kathyk

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  11. Carol, I enjoy a post where there was no hair pulling, nor swearing - nor upsets! I had to laugh as I read this, as it sounds like some of my adventures! You did a great job on this Less is More (and I do the forget the anti-static bag trick as well). Love this stitched outline on your pretty card. My hat's off to your stamp reorganization, and you deserve a big traeat for sticking to the chore and getting it done!! You're off to a wonderful start in the crafting New Year. Big Hugs, TFS & Happy Sunday.

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  12. This is such a pretty one layer card.

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  13. This is a superb one layer card Carol, well done on leaving it alone at the end - adding the bow is the sort of thing I do and wish I hadn't. Beautiful subtle baby colours and a great design.
    Lorraine

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  14. Oh Carol, you sure made me chuckle about the stamps! I do love your card and glad that there were no swear words or hair pulling.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  15. This is lovely Carol, love the beautiful colours, Hugs Kate x

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  16. what a beautiful soft cas card it is really classy Carol.....you have inspired me to try simpler cards.....xxxxx

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  17. This looks just terrific Carol, I'm glad the tutorial helped... I use that technique ALL the time!
    The design of this card is superb!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  18. Your card is so pretty and soft with these delicate colours Carol. Love the white embossed background. One layer cards are beyond me for the most part ... looks like you are a pro! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  19. So soft and lovely! I'm glad you're making headway!

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  20. Very soft and totally lovely!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology!!!!

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  21. Carol, this is a marvelous one-layer card! So soft and pretty! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  22. Carol, your post made me laugh!! What an excellent one layer card, and your colour choice is so subtle and pretty. Your dry-embossing frame is a master stroke too! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  23. Lol, you are so funny Carol it is a joy to read your posts and certainly a joy to see your wonderful creations such as this gorgeous card, it looks very professional and classy, superb make.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  24. Hi Carol, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
    Pauline
    x

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  25. Super card! Great use of watercolouring and embossing! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  26. Beautiful card, love the soft colours...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

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  27. Not sure why you are dreading one layer cards - this is beautiful! That stitched frame adds so much. Thanks so much for linking up with us at STAMPlorations!

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  28. Congratulations on a job-well done. What a great OLC. Thanks for joining us this month at STAMPlorations!

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x