One Layer Wednesday #122 (Hearts)

One Layer Wednesday is hosted by Cheryl this week at Paperie Journey, and she’s chosen ‘Hearts’ as the theme … hearts, a heart or whatever your heart desires!  She also asked about crafty new year resolutions … more of that later … first, my card story …

I have one single stamp that has hearts on it, so I used it … three times!  This could’ve been one of those oh-so-simple creations but between start and finish, I managed to complicate it.  The first card, with image stamped and coloured, looked too bare, so in my foolishness wisdom, I experimented with an embossing folder, wondering if I could ‘mask’ the image each side with heavy card to prevent it being embossed.  Don’t try this at home because guess what … it doesn’t work!    The second offering, again stamped and coloured, was still too bare so I tried sponging the edges to make the image pop out … mmm p’raps a bit more practice with this new skill before doing that again!  So, with two down (and in the poubelle!) this is third …


By this time, I could stamp and colour it, especially those stripes, with my eyes half shut (ha ha like that could ever be possible!) … but it still looked bare, so I stamped the sentiment and added a ribbon … which IRL is close to the colours of the hearts … I just can’t get the camera to capture that!  Finally, I added liquid pearls to the two flowers and in the middle of the bow.  Phew … what a marathon … and now I look at it, I’m not sure if it wouldn’t have been better without the ribbon!

Based on this experience, I have just one crafty new year resolution … if in doubt … stop!

Hope you’re having a good Monday … thanks so much for coming by … Anita 🙂

Supplies:  Cardstock: Crafter’s Companion,  Stamps: Stampendous (Image), Woodware (Sentiment),  Ink/Colours: Memento, Promarkers,  Accessories: Ribbon from Stash, Liquid Pearls

7 thoughts on “One Layer Wednesday #122 (Hearts)

  1. Ardyth

    I’m laughing here! I have SO been there! With a thin outline like that, I would take a pale grey marker and go down the left side and under the bottom, to give it a shadow and make it look like there’s some dimension. There are lots of videos on youtube about that selective embossing with a folder (never mastered it!) . Anyway, I love this the way it is – the striped hearts and the way the bow is the exact same width as the focal image – very pretty and airy!

  2. Bev

    Quite lovely. I’ve done the same darn thing too! I’ve learned what my limitations are, and I don’t re-try the things I’ve messed up more than once. This really turned out nicely. Lovely, lovely white space. Lovely, lovely card! Bev

  3. Geri Greening

    The ribbon is perfect and looks absolutely gorgeous! What I like most is that the small, flat loops on the bow mimic the stripes on the hearts! The ‘flowy’ sentiment is also a great match to the ‘flowy’ stems of the flowers! Clean and simple in its finest form!

    Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:45:50 +0000 To:

  4. Cheryl

    Anita, Your card is simply adorable! I can completely relate. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made two and three cards before the final is ever posted, and the crazy part is many of them are one-layer cards. Those should be the easiest, right? I’m glad you joined us this week for the One-Layer Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Kim M.

    I’ve been there and done that! Can be so frustrating. I’m fairly new to the CAS style and I find it hard still. I think it turned out great! Thanks for commenting on my blog earlier. 🙂


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