Wednesday, January 1, 2014

One Layer Card(s) Challenge

Which do I choose?  It's so hard! I found this totally cool challenge called One-Layer Simplicity Challenge and this is their first challenge.  And boy, this is a challenge to me (and probably most stampers).  When I first started stamping (20 years ago), that is all I did, one layer stamping.  The big deal with the heat embossing.  It's so funny to think about it now when there is SO much more out there.  

For both cards I used the same stamp.  It's from Hero Arts and I love, love it!  I made a card earlier that I posted earlier using that stamp.  It's pretty versatile, see?

This card I copied from the Hero Arts blog.  It was too adorable to not give it a try.  I used the dauber on this card and it makes it look like the lanterns are glowing.
Then I thought I would try using this stamp and white heat embossing.  Using the daubers again making this nice rainbow effect.  The stamps inside the garland are the stamps that I took off the wood a couple weeks ago.  Just the right size for this project.  The 'you' came from Hero Arts too.  

The challenge was fun and most definitely a challenge.  I look forward to doing this challenge again.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Traci, the dauber adds so much to these cards! You've done a great job with both layouts and the embossing is wonderful. I'll bet it was heat embossing that got a LOT of us hooked back in the day, LOL! Thanks for playing the OLS challenge...I sure hope we see more of your lovely work in the future!

  2. Love how you've shown the versatility of this set! The sponging makes the card 'glow'! Thanks for joining us at OLS - hope to see more of your work!

  3. Great cards...thanks for joining us at the OLS challenge.