Thursday, March 31, 2011

One Layer Wednesday: sketch

I'm always a bit doubtful about using sketches with one layer cards, but then once I've done them I realise it's no big deal. luckily the one layer wednesday challenge is a really, really easy sketch.

To make my card I used a square post it note over the centre of a square card and used a mask to ink the dots with victorian velvet ink. I then drew a black dot at each corner of the mask before removing it. I stamped flowers from Jo's Flower cube from Stampotique in black and victorian velvet. Before stamping the top one I masked off the frame, so that the flowers appear to tumble out of the frame.

to draw the lines, I joined up the dots with lines. I then alternately drew a dot inside and outside of the corners and joined these up with much more wiggly lines (avoiding drawing over the flowers). while I had the pen in my hand I took the plunge and hand-wrote the sentiment!! I NEVER do that!! lol

finally I just finished with a heart gem.

Jo's flower cube is available directly from Stampotique or from Happy Daze in the uk

If you like One Layer Cards. please check out my new series in Craft Stamper Magazine, Where I am doing a six part series of just One -Layer Cards!!

(and tomorrow there's the release of the FREE ezine from craft stamper, which I'm thrilled to say includes a one layer project of mine from 2010)


  1. Beautiful! Love those dots and the wavy lines! And that sweet little gem!

    Fab job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW47!

  2. It's a lovely card - from a sketch? I think I would struggle too, must check it out now I've arrived!


  3. Hi Joanne, WOW! Brilliant interpretation of this sketch! Love how you've got the flowers tumbling, nice touch. Your hand written sentiment looks great, can you come and do mine please? :0) xxx

  4. Great card, love the simplicity of it! Love how you followed the sketch with only 1 layer, that is awesome.

  5. I love the framing you drew-I need to do that more. Great OLC!!!

  6. great thinkin' love your idea for the post it note.

  7. Very cute! I really like the hand drawn lines!

  8. Joanne, this is a great card! I love how you have part of the flowers hanging out of the box

  9. Fabulous card - love the flowers falling out of the frame!

    Have seen Craft Stamper - super cards!!


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