One Layer Simplicity #19, AAA Cards #46, Happy Little Stampers – August, Uniko #24, SSS Monday 17/8

Hello!  Hope you had a happy Saturday … mine included the chance to play a little, and as a result, I have a little one layer card to share with you this morning …

OLS 19, AAA 46, HLS August, Uniko 24, SSSM 17-8

I masked off a section of the base card and randomly stamped and white heat embossed the Uniko butterflies.  Distress Inks were sponged and blended over the butterflies and I washed over each one with a healthy coating of Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from Papertrey …  stamped in grey rather than black to create a softer look for those delicate butterflies.  Want to take a look at the shimmery WoS?

OLS 19, AAA 46, HLS August, Uniko 24, SSSM 17-8 DetailThese challenges provided my inspiration …

One Layer Simplicity – Strip Down

AAA Cards – Maskerade

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – Masking

Uniko – Summer (without the colour twist)

SSS Monday – Citrus with a Twist

I made another card too … will be back with that one a little later on.  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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40 thoughts on “One Layer Simplicity #19, AAA Cards #46, Happy Little Stampers – August, Uniko #24, SSS Monday 17/8

  1. Anita

    Love your blend of citrus shades, Anita. And choosing to stamp the sentiment in grey really works, so much more delicate than black. Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers.
    Anita x

  2. Jeanne

    Oh my goodness, this is lovely. I really like how you used the beautiful butterflies and I’m sure it is super sparkly, too. I think I want to try this myself. 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. 🙂

  3. chriss58

    Oh, these citrus colours look wonderful against the beautiful white! Love the glossy embossed butterflies! Beautiful blending and lovely sentiment :))
    Hugs xox Bon Dimanche!

  4. conil

    Looking at your gorgeous card, I can feel all the tension leave my body. Like a great big SIGH. So serene and ethereal. The grey sentiment was an excellent choice.

  5. djkardkreations

    You rock this technique with your flawless masking and sponging execution, Anita! I love your design and color choice!! Thank you so much for playing in the Uniko challenge!! Miss you! Mwah! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  6. serendipitydragonfly

    This had my mouth watering Anita – what fabulous zingy, fresh colours. Really shows off the beautiful butterflies.


    Karen xxx

  7. Geri G

    Soooooo soft & pretty! The embossed butterflies, gracefully flitting across a beautifully blended summer sun backdrop take my breath away! Grey was THE perfect choice for the swirly sentiment! A huge WOW factor for a stunning one layer creation!

  8. BarbGhig

    Gorgeous one layer card, Anita! I love how your ink blending makes these butterflies pop, and that you chose gray for your sentiment! Stunning design, too!

  9. lollthompson

    Beautiful Anita. Love the soft blending of these summery colours. And the white embossed butterflies are so pretty. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  10. stampersuzz

    Gorgeous gradient colors behind your butterflies and lovely design! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. kimheggins

    WOW…Anita, this is just over the top gorgeous!!! I love your sweet soft and delicate butterflies, just perfect!

  12. Sarah Gray

    This is super gorgeous, Anita! Love the masked strip with the warm sunshine colours and elegant Uniko butterfly. Thanks for playing along with the Uniko challenge too 🙂

  13. chrissieann

    What a fab panel Anita with one of my favourite techniques… the colour blending is beautiful over your embossed butterflies!
    Thanks so much for joining our masking challenge
    Happy Little Stampers

  14. Sarah

    WOW! Anita this is absolutely spectacular!
    Perfect image and sunny colours with beautiful blending.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Uniko and AAA Cards – it’s always great to have your cards in the gallery! Sarah x

  15. DebGem

    Stunning card! I love the way the butterflies are revealed by the fabulous shading of inks. Simply fab. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko Challenge this month! x

  16. Linda W

    Great job with the masking challenge …. love the colours and the white embossing really stand out. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

  17. Beverley

    So beautiful, CAS and summery. I especially LOVE the stamped and embossed Uniko butterflies 😉 Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  18. Petra

    Those butterflies are beautiful and the colours of the sponging are so lovely, Anita!!!! I can never manage to do my sponging so wonderfully as you have it here!!!! What a stunning OL!!!!!

  19. cmayne

    Hello, lovely friend! I’m embarking on an exclusively-Anita gallery walk to add words to all the gazing and admiring your cards have received! Work and travel, travel and work, and a hefty helping of disorganized are to blame for my tardy visits! Remedying the situation immediately! Your beautifully sponged strip is the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous white embossed butterflies. Swooning-inducing in every way…


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