Saturday 3 June 2023

Adding dimension to one layer

Hello, crafting friends!
It's a brand new shiny Saturday and time for a brand new shiny challenge at Addicted to CAS! Here's the code word Sue has come up with to inspire you:

Most of my cards start off as one layer cards and then tend to morph into other types of cards! This one remained one layer though!! It was made to pop into the favour bags I made for my daughter's recent hen party (more about that in the Other News section at the bottom of this post.)

It's the simplest kind of one layer card that uses just stamping. On a 4" square card base, I stamped the bunch of flowers from The Greetery's Springtime stamp set. The flowers come separately so that you can make them nice and colourful! The sentiment is a favourite from Pinkfresh Studios' Perfect Sentiments set, stamped in crisp black. Note that sentiment overlaps the flowers to give the illusion of dimension - a neat trick for one layer cards.

It was easy to make multiples of this design using a stamping platform :)

Okay, it's over to you! How are you going to put together your own one layer creation? Do hop over to the Addicted to CAS blog to check out the wonderful samples made by the team. When you're ready to link up your own creation, you'll find the Linky Tool at the bottom of the post. Don't forget to keep your card nice and clean and simple with lots of clear space. We can't wait to see what you make!

I'm linking this card up at Less Is More where the theme is CAS One Layer Floral; and a new-to-me challenge Fab 'n' Funky where the theme is CAS One Layer.

If you are a regular here, you'll know that my daughter is getting married this month. The wedding isn't going to be here but the hen party, which I was asked to host, has just taken place. It was lovely! My daughter and her friends helped decorate the house with crepe paper streamers.
We added loads of flowers, some hen banners I'd found on sale after Easter and some ceramic hens I'd collected from thrift shops. 
There was fizz and fruit juice to welcome weary travellers.

Everyone tucked into a cold buffet with different salads, patés, dips and quiches, a pavlova from our local farm shop and some gorgeous cup cakes made by a talented friend from church.

I made little favour bags to say thank you to our guests which I'll show you tomorrow :)

Sending hugs,


  1. Beautifully designed CAS cards,love the bright colours. Wonderful pics of the preparations for the hen party,the buffet looks delicious

  2. Such pretty spring thank you cards. Great stamping.
    LOVE the hen party glimpses. That spread looks delicious.
    Looking forward to seeing the favour bags tomorrow!
    Happy Saturday to you xxx

  3. Great photos and display of cards Vicky.

    B x

  4. OH! Your daughter must have been thrilled with the beautiful thank you cards Vicky, looks like you all had a great time with lots of yummies.

  5. Wow, not only a fabulous card, but fabulous party host too! The buffet looks awesome, decorations sound fab too. I’m going to try and remember that tip about layering dimension thank you xxx

  6. What a beautiful set of cards Clare, the flower image and colours are lovely, thank you for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  7. Oh Vicky - what a happy post this is. Gorgeous cards - as always from your clever paws. And that food spread looks delightful - so pretty - almost too pretty to eat! Is Eva going to be a bridesmaid or the ring bearer? Remember to share of photos - we really are such 'Sticky Beaks' in the Playground! Right - off to look at the favour bags now. Been a bit tied up here lately and therefore not been visiting my favourite people as much as I like.

    Di xx

  8. Most of my one layer cards morph too, but this one is perfect as is! Looks like you had a lovely party for your daughter. Weddings are such a fun time!

  9. Beautiful CAS card, Vicky! Thanks for the peep at the do, too! xoxo

  10. Truly delightful thank you cards.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges.
    Buffy (DT) xx

  11. What a beautiful card and how lucky she is to have such a talented mum who can make such beautiful memories .The buffet looks perfect and beautiful colour co-ordinated I might add.



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