One-Layer Cards

I am known for lumpy-bumpy cards and scrapbook pages that weigh a ton. I love texture and things you can touch on my projects. But sometimes, especially on cards, these elements can get pricey when it comes time to mail them! I decided to challenge myself to use only a flat, white card base and stamping to create an interesting and beautiful card. Here’s what I made:

I started by stamping the bubble wrap image from Backgrounds in shades of pink, purple, and green Distress Inks. I allowed the image to stamp off the left, top, and bottom edges. Next I stamped butterflies from Colorful Companions using the same inks, fluttering randomly over the bubble wrap pattern. I stamped the main butterfly two times in black Archival ink on a scrap of white cardstock and colored them using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol for blending. After cutting both images out, I glued one flat to the card and the other with the wings lifted. I completed the card with a birthday sentiment from Straighforward stamped next to the focal point butterfly.

I added a few touches of shimmer to butterfly wings using a glitter pen for some added fun. The finished card is pretty and very lightweight. The next time you reach for patterned papers and lots of bulky embellishments, consider making a big impact with stamping alone. I’m sure you’ll love the effect!
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  1. Janet Zeppa says:

    It may be flat but it’s beautiful!!

  2. jaine says:

    Absolutely beautiful Jolene, chic and stylish. Less is more as they say.

  3. Agata says:

    Cool card! You did a great job on this one!

  4. Maryfrances says:

    I just love it…so pretty. Your color choices are wonderful.

  5. gladys says:

    Lovely card.

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