Thursday, September 28, 2017


Another card for A Blog Named Hero's monthly challenge - "one layer".  To give my card dimension, texture and interest, I used both dry and wet embossing with one focal point and a varied background.

The leaf stamp is a HA wood block which is no longer available - but any large stamp could be used for a focal point.  The leaf is stamped in versamark and then embossed in a mix of copper and gold powder.  The background was sponged with DO inks (wild honey, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade and vintage photo) and then spattered with water. I used two of the HA infinity rectangle dies to dry emboss the frame, added some Nuvo gold drops and done!

Other than fiddling around to get my two rectangle dies perfectly aligned, this was a quick card to make.   So put on your thinking caps and make a fantastic one layer card for our challenge - there's still time so enter here and be eligible for a great prize!

Thanks for dropping by today and love to read your kind comments.


  1. At first glance I thought this card had layers...so clever to include several techniques on one layer...WOW! I love the mix of copper and gold powder on the leaf, too...Beautiful card, Betty!

  2. Great mix of techniques Betty! You have added so much texture and interest to a one layer card! Love the gold and copper mix! Thank you so much for visiting my blog whilst I was away! It was lovely to come home and read all the sweet comments!Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  3. Betty, Fabulous texture and the colors are so perfect with that leaf. Love the embossed frames as well. Super card.

  4. Love the embossed frame & that gorgeous leaf! You've made me want to try using a mix of gold & bronze powders like you did--love it, Betty!

  5. So pretty, Betty! Lots of dimension on this one layer card. LOVE that embossed leaf. xx


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