11 February 2012

Week 54 One Layer

What a busy birthday week!
 So many lovely entries and lots of you came over and commented on our personal blogs, 
for which we are very grateful. Thank you everyone who visited us. 
Please do come back every week!
The second week of each month is when we get back to the basics of Clean and Simple Design... the
One Layer Card.
This week we have a really tricky challenge... I don't think we're going to be immensely popular with our LIMettes, but here goes... we would like to see
Making a one layer card incorporating stripes is not as straightforward as a regular card, but we'd like you be as inventive as you like.
You can use an image with a striped design, an embossing folder which incorporates stripes or draw or make some yourselves.


I don't have any stamps with stripes so I made a little one from some strips of foam stuck onto  an acrylic block.
The stamp was great, but making a decent card with it was another proposition. I did quite a few abortive attempts which were ruined by the stamping of some inappropriate image at the last moment.
This is the card I ended up with minus a flower or butterfly or heart or leaf ar any other extraneous image which didn't really 'go'!

This merely has a Distress ink dusted panel in Brushed Corduroy, over stamped with  a Paper Artsy splatter stamp in the same ink. The stripes were stamped next also in Brushed Corduroy and another round of splatters were stamped in gold Metallic ink.
The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

The stripes on this one were made with the edge of a Distress ink pad stamped over the edge of a Post it Note used as a mask. The floral stamp is from Unity.
There are more samples on my personal blog.


I was 'lucky' as I have a Stampin' up Striped stamp! However, as we said, it is pretty difficult of what else to do with it! It's a pretty tricky week!

OK, so I took my card base and wanted to stamp the cricle off the edge. I cut a hole with my nestie to use as a mask. Because the width of the stamp is exactlty the same width as the circle I found it quite tricky to get the exact placement, even with my Stamp-a-ma-jig! So I held the cut circle onto the stamp and inked through the circle in Versamark Orchid, then stamped it onto the card, just off the edge as you can see. I then stamped the Penny Black 'Ascent' stamp in Versafine Onyx Black over the top. I did make a little 'sun' in glitter using a zig pen and glamour dust.There is a feint look of stripes on the black, but, I think it adds to the effect. Finally added the sentiment, which is from a  Stampin Up set You Are Loved.

Same process for this but using Stampin' Up Whisper White, which I clear embossed. I don't have any sparkly embossing powder so if you are really quick....no quicker than that! you can sprinkle with ultra fine glitter I used Glamour Dust.
 no sentiment for this one, I can add or leave as is when I use it.

This is how the stamp looks once inked. you then stamp onto your card/paper

You will also notice some other stripes I was trying out. But, as my time was tight I couldnt get it quite as accurate as I wanted!
will definitely go back to it and post on my personal blog in a couple of days.

If you would like any Stampin' Up products, I'd love to get them for you.
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Don't let us down this week... we know you can rise to this tricky challenge... come on, show us your stuff!


  1. Another great challenge ladies and fab cards. xx Jan

  2. Great samples Chrissie and Mandi and certainly a challenge this week lol!
    Will see what I can come up with be back later!


  3. Hi Girls
    great challenge, i do have a real card in mind so back later, gorgeous cards as always, sue,x

  4. Great idea with the foam stripes! And as always beautiful cards! greetz Miranda

  5. Oh my, now this is going to be a bit tricky! I love it, as always, fab samples ladies hugs Karen x

  6. Well it looks as if this will need a lot of thought and scrap card to waste, but at least we are not forced to use hearts.

    Kath x

  7. I love this challenge. Difficult, but the examples, and the submissions so far are great, and very inspirational. And since my computer broke down last night, I have plenty of time to experiment.
    X Marrigje

  8. What an idea. great and beautiful all the stripes and very inspirational.
    Lovely greet and nice weekend

  9. Gorgeous examples of stripy cards, love them, ooh this could be lots of fun! Thank you ladies, Gay x

  10. You've given us some great inspiration for this challenge & my head is buzzing with ideas now. Thanx for another super challenge.
    Sally M x

  11. Oh my, one layer and stripes! this one really has me stumped. Fab inspiration though, hopefully be back later with something :) xx

  12. Fantastic Idea - Loved it thanks

  13. Oh my !!! this doesn't look easy, thanks C & M I bet your ears will be burning a lot this week I fear!!!:) Viv xx

  14. Girls - you did it again! Another fabulous challenge! Thanks so much for all you do!!

  15. I've misses this challenges - but this day I have enough time and creativity :-)

    thanks a lot for this great idea and the fabolous cards you've done!

  16. Whoever thought of this one? It certainly is challenging, and I feel there may be several abortive attempts here. I am trying to avoid looking at anyone else's cards to avoid being too much influenced. I hope to get something reasonable by the end of the week, but I am not holding my breath on this one. xx Maggie

  17. Brilliant challenge and it looks as though the Limettes are rising to this

  18. Great cards ladies but I must say I would never have thought to use the mask to ink the stamp! What a great idea Mandi! I will try to give it a go this week, keep up the good work ladies :-)
    Hugs xx

  19. I love this site and am so glad to have been introduced to it. I appreciate the thumbnails of the entries. It's always my intent to visit and comment on each but there are those times when I simply can't afford the time to do that. At least with the quick review I'm not missing everything! TFS

  20. Instead of solid stripes I chose flower stripes, hope that will fly.

  21. Stripes - no probem! Stripes with one layer - proved more difficult!

    Thanks for another great challenge ladies! xx

  22. Another fab challenge....i did struggle this week but got there in the end

    Ali x

  23. Oops, sorry, didn't read all of the rules correctly. Can you please delete my entry - #134? Thanks!

  24. What a great lot of entries this week for what looked like a difficult challenge. Great how we can stretch ourselves and come up with so many variations on a theme. Thanks for the inspiration to get us going.

  25. Thanks for this weeks challenge and I hope I am not to late.



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