Saturday 26 June 2021

Less is More ... One Layer Challenge

 It is hard to believe that we are now half way through the year and it is time for a new challenge at Less is More and it is everybody's favourite - One Layer Challenge!  Remember this is to use just the card base and no additional layers - in the past I wasn't very keen on creating one layer cards but now I quite enjoy the challenge.

I have to be honest with you all - I found this theme a real challenge.  I couldn't see beyond using die cut letters but eventually I used die cut masks to create the illusion of layers.

I masked the heart and letters and then ink blended the heart yellow, once dry I put a mask over the heart and used lots of small stamps to add colour and interest to the card as well as creating the edge of the heart.  Finally I added the sentiment across the middle.

I used:

UNIKO - Pure Florals: Chrysanthemum, Originally Organics Additions, You are, Yes You
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive
Tim Holtz Alphanumeric Script
Sizzix Hearts #2

I hope you will be inspired to have a go and remember to check out the blog for more inspiration.



  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, Elaine. What an creative way to make your monogram and keep it to one layer. I absolutely love it!

  2. I don't mind one layer either but this one had me stumped for a while. Yours however is super and such a clever way of creating it x

  3. Fabulous layering with inks Elaine and a beautifully decorated heart too. A great creative monogram!


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