MFT Guest Blogger - Masked & Stenciled OLC

I'm so excited to be a guest blogger over at My Favorite Things!!!  I had a blast creating with their products and I'm thrilled that I finally get to share them with you.

One layer cards are a struggle for many card makers, even for clean and simple stampers like myself.  If you keep a few tricks in your back pocket though you’ll be making one layer cards in no time at all!

My best advice is to think creatively.  “How can I add interest to a card without adding layers?”  Masking!  Masking is a great way to add interest without layers to a one layer card.  And that is exactly what I’ve done on my card today.

I began by masking off 3/4 of an inch on all sides of my card base.  Then I placed the Diagonal Stripes stencil over top of the masked area, so it’s almost double masked.  I used Distress inks to add color and what you are left with when all of the masking is removed is a bright and beautiful focal point.  Now all I had to do is to stamp my birthday sentiment and hearts from Written in Watercolor.  Simple accessories like twine and sequins are the perfect way to finish off a one layer card.

See, look at that.  Easy peasy!  The next time you are challenged (or challenge yourself) to make a one layer card you will be able to whip one up in no time at all.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lynn said...

Gorgeous! The card reminds me of your blog design!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card and congratulations on your Guest Designer spot! ;)

Pam said...

Love your beautiful card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Just lovely. TFS!