Monday, August 4, 2014

080414 CKC Challenge #1

Another card challenge, this month from Hero Arts.
New One Layer Challenge! - The Hero Club Blog
 Create a one layer card. Use one piece of cardstock as your card base with no additional paper layers. Sponge, mask, emboss, glitter, and color to your heart’s content — so many techniques lend themselves to one layer cards! Embellishments ARE allowed for this challenge.

My first idea was to do a little chalkboard number 
with three layers of stamping...
 ...but  I think I need more practice 
at masking the different layers.
I do like how the polka dots look
colored in w/marker, though.

Then I tried a peekaboo card...
...and liked the idea but not the kraft,
so off to troll my kit for inspiration!

I decided to dry emboss the polka dots,
on vellum. I am strictly speaking using one
layer but I get the advantage of a peek at
everything on the inside.

Unfortunately, I first stamped the Hero Arts doily
stamp on the wrong side of the vellum & after wiping
 off the ink now the vellum is curling - ugh.

 It was a fun experiment, though!


  1. A challenging challenge LOL - love what you did!

  2. I also like the colored polka dots and the cut out on the second card. One layer cards are always a challenge.
    Cindy F.

  3. I didn't know vellum had a wrong side. Love watching you experiment.

    1. Susanne, it does when you have already dry embossed the dots, lol!

  4. Fun cards and I like the way you explain to do this :)

  5. i love the idea of embossing the vellum - gives such a lovely effect!

  6. Well, you learned a lot! A lovely card in the end and the matching envie is FAB!


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