Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A One-Layer Card

The current challenge at One Layer Simplicity is to make a one-layer card using a weather theme. I attempted to make it last weekend, but the set I wanted to use was at home. I managed to find a set that was similar that I could borrow.

Here's my initial card (major #FAIL):

Ignore the layering. Do you see my #FAIL? I die-cut the girl and umbrella. I am such an idiot sometimes. By the time I realized the error of my ways, I'd already colored the die-cut images, so I just kept plugging away and ended up with this card.

You can't tell because of my crack photography skills, but I put Glossy Accents on her boots to make them shiny.

Today I tried again. Now that I'm home, I used the set I'd originally planned to use, and I made this:

I don't have a tiny raindrop stamp, so I used a heart stencil and colored the hearts with Soft Sky ink and a dauber. The critter and umbrella were colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol.

The sentiment is from an MFT Get Well set. I like the first sentiment better, as it refers to rain (weather), but I think this one works. I don't think I've ever used the MFT set before, and I hacked the sentiment in half so it fit under the umbrella.

I tried to ground the critter, but I think he still looks like he's floating. Oh, well.

I still can't believe I've pulled this off.

Thanks for stopping by!

Some of the stuff I used: Mama Elephant Chance of Rain (first card), Mama Elephant Up & Away (second card), MFT Get Well Wishes, Hero Arts Soft Sky ink, SSS Falling Hearts stencil, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol.


  1. One-layer cards. So much harder than they should be. Even if your first card doesn't *count*, it's really sweet, and I like the bright colours of the girl and umbrella against the soft background. Your critter card is very cute, and heart raindrops are much more creative than rain-shaped ones!

  2. Hes on a flying carpet. Adorable.

  3. I love that little coloured umbrella and your pretty heart shower.

  4. The heart shower is way cool and the greeting fits that one well. I like the bright happy colors of the first umbrella because it gives hope in all the gloomy rain (rain is gloomy right?). Both are great. Love that you put die cut out images on your one layer card. I so often change up something on my card that changes right out of the challenge. Ah well...


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