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Thursday, September 14, 2017

FALLING LEAVES

The challenge theme at A Blog Named Hero this month is "one layer" - and I must admit this is not easy for me to do.  So I put on my thinking cap and thought of ways I could give my card some dimension, texture and interest without adding layers.


First I used a large woodgrain stamp with a light tan ink to create my background.  Then added a variety of leaves - the little ones are from 2016 September MMH and the large one is a wood block stamp (HA) I've had for ages.  HA also has Color Layering Grateful Leaves which has lovely fall leaves which could also be used.  Picked out a selection of orange and gold inks and stamped my pattern.  The sentiment (also from September 2016 MMH kit) was stamped in black and embossed in clear.  Added some Spectrum Noir to all the leaves and a few copper Nuvo drops and done.

Hope you will find some wonderful ways to create a one layer card and enter our monthly challenge here - and be eligible to win a great prize from our sponsor this month.

Thanks for visiting today.  Happy creating,

11 comments:

  1. beautiful!! I have headed one layer cards and find them challenging but fun. You got it with this card!

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  2. Fantastic one-layer, Betty! Just love the colorful falling leaves on the woodgrain!!

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  3. Beautiful! Nice to see just stamping too...get tired of a bunch of die cuts just glued to a card....

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  4. I'm always drawn to leaf images--gorgeous Fall card, Betty! Love how you used the woodgrain stamp in the background--gotta remember that!

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  5. Love the woodgrain background and the beautiful leaves stamped on your card. Thanks for sharing with A Blog Named Hero.

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  6. Fabulous fall card Betty, so colorful and warm just like my favorite autumn days.

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  7. Gorgeous card Betty, love the warm rich colours.

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  8. Gorgeous one layer card, Betty! I love your design and your color palette is just beautiful!

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  9. Such an awesome card.. Love use of fall colours and those gold enamel dots add interest to the card.. Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero this month.. All the best and see you in next challenge..

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