Thursday, August 18, 2011

If You Zoom In - It's One Layer!

Stamping time yesterday was such a gift.  Thanks to some sweet friends, a stamping get-together was simply delightful.  Events in this year have been nothing short of continuous challenge, but in everything, I am grateful for the blessings that have come about through every struggle.  So, who am I to complain?  Instead, let me share a comforting quote for anyone who is feeling burdened - certainly something I have reflected on over and over:

Cast your cares on the LORD
and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.
Psalm 55:22 

So, if casting my cares is what I am to do - then cast away I shall.

And, here I am.
Ready to stamp.   

I turned to the Less is More Challenge (LIM #28) to find that there is a one-layer challenge going on there.  WOW.  I cannot be a one layer gal.  I've tried.  

I give you... my attempt of simplicity.  I was so excited to try this technique from this gorgeous card, that my sweet friend, Stephanie posted.  What fun!  

The background is made of a glorious blend of colors and shimmer spray.  I inked up my acrylic block with Certainly Celery and Pacific Point.  In the corner I spritzed some Log-cabin smooch spray, followed with spritzes of water to make the inks a beautiful wash of color.  Onto Whisper White cardstock did the block go.  If you try this, I guarantee that you will hardly contain your excitement, as the inks blend together before your very eyes.

Now, as for the one layer... I tried, really.  It started off that way, but ribbons, embellishments and punches were all looking at me with those puppy-dog eyes.  Naturally, I caved.  Here is my result.  I did try to keep it simple... I did not even add a ribbon!  (But, isn't that vintage brad simply something?!)

Thank you for visiting.
Wishing you a moment to cast away your cares.


  1. Lovely card! :) I haven't seen that technique before, thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Hi Luci! So glad you got to do some creating. I really understand the one layer struggle. It is so hard, and I have to really talk to myself every time I attempt one. I have found though, that my style has really turned more to CAS through my trials in simplifying my craft. Takes me twice as long though LOL! This is a very beautiful creation. I really love the colors you chose for your background. Having the image come off the edges is wonderful, and the Kraft background is just right! The brad is the perfect finish. I love it! and thank you so much for the shout out!!!!!

  3. FAB card, super use of inks, making for a stunning effect
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. This is a fabulous card, I love the colours in your background!
    Thanks so much
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  5. oh this is one brilliant card just love the colors hugs cherylx ps thanks for stopping by my blog really kind of you xxx

  6. you always do so well with adding the right images on top of the prettiest backdrops. great job on this card. I'm like you--one layer is so hard to do!


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