Saturday 21 August 2021

Less is More ... One Layer Card

How time flies!  We are back round to the One Layer card challenge at Less is More. I know we have all become experts at the One Layer Card but in case you are new to this term the key requirement is that you only use the card base itself with no additional layers.  It is a challenge where masking certainly is your friend to create the illusion of layers.

I've used a combination of masking and over stamping to create shape and layers:

I began the process by masking off where the butterflies were going before stamping with a selection of dotty background stamps. 

I added some light ink blending around the edge of the butterflies to increase the definition of the shapes especially the central butterfly.  In all honesty this is the second card that I made as I forgot the one layer aspect on my first!!!  A common mistake that I make when preparing my design team projects!

I used:
Visible Image - Grunge Tones stamp set
UNIKO - English Country Garden Butterflies stamps and coordinating dies (the dies were for the masks)
Distress Inks

The last Less is More challenge was Shades of Blue - I said at the time that blue is my favourite colour!!

This will be my last post as a member of the design team.  I am standing down through necessity as I need to concentrate on my immediate family’s needs. 

Take Care!


  1. I absolutely love this, Elaine. I love that background stamp, and your masking is well done! Perfect for our spotty challenge. It's been great to have you on the team. Sorry to see you go, but family is first. Be well.

  2. OOOH I love the use of the negative butterfly effect.

  3. You will be missed by the LIM Team and by all of us, Elaine, with your incredible inspiration like this brilliant OLC! I do hope all is well with your family and that you will be able to continue blogging on your own channel 'cuz I really do bookmark and save nearly all your wonderful designs! Take care, my friend. Hugs, Darnell

  4. I love how you made this card. It's very pretty. x


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