Creating One- Layer Card

Creating One-Layer Card

Card making at it’s simplest is a one-layer card.  While one-layer cards are the simplest form of card making, they can also be very intimidating when you go to create them.  Just one layer – no embellishments, no ribbons, no additional printed papers.  How do you create cards without all your favourite supplies?

The first step in creating a one-layer card is to keep it simple.  Of course the term simple can represent very different styles. Think about a great image and the perfect sentiment and go from there.  Don’t worry about whether your printed paper  matches your ribbon.  In fact, the main supplies you will need for one-layer card creations are usually cardstock, stamps, ink or markers.

Sometimes, coming up with a great clean-and-simple design can be as easy as limiting yourself to fewer—yes, I said “fewer”—supplies. Limitations have a way of sparking the imagination, encouraging you to consider different ways to use what you have; in other words, less can actually be more!

In today’s project I have used the Work of Art Stamp Set, I’ve taken one image and stamped it multiple times onto my project using a rainbow of colours.  The ink colours I have used are Melom Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie & Blushing Bride.

I wanted to add a bit of bling,  because every card must have some sort of bling, right?  I’ve changed to colour of my rhinestone by colouring them in using a yellow sharpie marker.

One Layer Card

Tricks & Tips

  • Stamp the same image in different colours for repatriation
  • Add colour to rhinestone by colouring in with a Sharpie or permanent marker

Video Tutorial


I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

Looking for more project ideas using the Work of Art Stamp Set? Visit my Resource Library for more project ideas.

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