Friday 1 July 2011

OLW 60 Layering inks

The challenge over at One Layer Wednesday this week is to make a clean and simple, one-layer card using only ink - but no sponging or masking. Now I'm a CAS girl and I love making one-layer cards, but no sponging? That's like telling Zorro to go out without his mask! But I do like a challenge so I had a bash, and I can't tell you how much fun I had with this! It's a great opportunity to have a look at your stamps and try different ones together. Here's what I came up with:

There are stamps from five different stamp sets here! Can you work out where they're from? (If you get stuck the answer is in the supply list below!)  Come and have a closer look:

What do you think? With a different sentiment this card could work for lots of different occasions (graduation, teen cards etc) and, now that I've worked out where everything should go, it would take only a few minutes to stamp it using my trusty stamp-a-majig.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Notably Ornate, Seeing Stars, Circle Circus, Season of Joy, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, 
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Stamp-a-majig
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Did you guess which sets the stamps came from? My particular favourite amongst this bunch is that wonderful swirl from Season of Joy and I love that it's an all-year-rounder. I have a blogging friend who laughs at me for saying that a set is my favourite. She says I say that about all the stamps and I suppose there is some truth in that... I suppose the real truth is that I really, really love stamping!

Thank you for visiting me here this week and for all your lovely comments and encouragement.  Have a wonderful weekend and I hope the sun shines on you.
See you very soon,


  1. WOW that's gorgeous Vicky, love all the different stamps, sorry couldn't identify, I'm new to SU, Have a wonderful day, Gay xxx

  2. Hi Vicky

    What an amazing use of 5 stamps!!!

    Very inspirational .. .. thank you for sharing. It makes you think of your stamp collection in a whole new light.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Yep - I've with Gay and Jules on this one . . . very inspiring. I might just have to have a go at this challenge!

    Hugs, Sandra

  4. Morning Vicky,

    This is my favourite card i have ever seen on your blog. I love it. So simple but so perfect. You are so good at matching stamp sets. And I managed 4 out of the 5. I had no idea where the stars came from ;0) Oh and the Season of Joy flourish is one of my most used stamps as well. I'm off to my craft room as I'm feeling inspired ;0)

    Sarah xxxx

  5. You`ve made me look at this weeks OLW in a whole new light. Very inspirational and fabulous colours. Love it.
    Lynne xxx

  6. Wow - I am amazed how much detail you can get into CAS when you try properly - I need a second go I think!

  7. This is one of the best 1layer cards I have ever seen, the colours are amazing, fresh and funky! Gorgeous, Vicky! Have a lovely day! Janna

  8. Absolutely brilliant - super colours, great stamps - you nailed this challenge!

  9. Amazing design - really beautiful.

  10. Wow this is brilliant very clever of ou Luv Sue x

  11. One word

    Have a good weekend too
    m x

  12. Hi Vicky
    Sunning card...i gota few of them ....Gorgeous ...
    sylvie xxx

  13. A fabulous card, bright and cheerful and perfect

  14. Hi Vicky fab one layer card, great colours and gorgeous mix and match you are the queen of CAS


  15. Wow, Vicky! That is a stunning card! I love the colours and the combination of stamps you used

  16. Wonderful card! The colors are beautiful and great placement of all the elements.

  17. Fab mix of stamps Vicky, great inspiration for this weeks OLW :)
    Jenny x

  18. Vicky, you did a great job mixing stamps. I struggled with it! This looks awesome!!

  19. Love this! Just love how you've put the different stamps and colours together, they look perfect. Very clever :o) Lisa x

    PS. Nope the hayfever is still driving me mad, I just thought I'd better stop moaning about it!

  20. Gorgeous card for OLW.............

  21. I love how you've put such an eclectic assortment of images together. They look great!

  22. Fabulous, fun, and colorful card!

  23. Oh, how I love the way you combined all those sets, overlapping them just perfectly. And with no sponging!?! It didn't even hurt, did it? :) Great card, Vicky... love it!


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