Saturday, 18 February 2012

Stamp, stamp, stamp...

Good evening friends,

I hope your weekend is so far so good.

I took a day off work yesterday (Friday) and took my two daughters to see The Muppets. "Life's a happy song when there's someone by my side to sing along..." just couldn't stop humming the song!! It was a great movie. Aimee and Jasmine loved it too!

Since my first attempt of one layer card last time and it failed (I didn't realise that paper piecing is adding on a layer), so I thought I would have another go. I decided to play at the Simplicity: One-Layer Wednesday (OLW) 70: Stamp, stamp, stamp... This challenge is to use at least three, preferably more, stamps on your one-layer card. The more, the merrier!

This time I made sure it is one layer. Apart from stamping direct on a card base, I didn't dare to add a spot of glitter or gem, just in case that makes another layer. (Does it? Let me know.) This really gives me the chance to play with Paula Pascual Filled with Flowers clear stamps set which I bought before Christmas last year. So here is the card. I counted and recounted and I've used 12 stamps for this card.

And here is a closer look of all my flowers.

I think I have not stamped so much in one card. No colouring, no layering, no cutting, nothing but stamping. I like the card up to a certain point then I guess I got carried away and stamped too much and made it too busy. So here is my second attempt (yes, another card!):

It is less cluttered and simpler. I think it looks a bit better than the first. Here is a closer look of the image. This time I've only used 8 stamps. Oh, forgot to mention that the flourish stamp is from Crafter's Companion Clearly Hand Stamped set. 

What do you think? Which one do you prefer? Surely I've managed a one layer card this time!! Better go and get the dinner ready. Enjoy the rest of your evening.



  1. Love the pink and grey combo!

  2. The second one is a little 'cleaner', but I love them both. There's no such thing as too many flowers.

  3. These are both beautiful cards! I love them. Such pretty flowers and wonderful colors. Definitely one layer! :) I've seen gems and bows used on one-layer card challenges. Ann Y.

  4. Twelve stamps must be a record and you still have white space! What a delightful card.

  5. Wow...12 stamps! I had trouble using 5! Love the bright spring flowers. I think I prefer the second card...definitely CAS!

  6. Hi Julie, two gorgeous cards. I do like CaS cards and these are great examples of the style. Very colourful and packed with flowers, but still simple and lots of white space - just gorgeous!

    I must say I wouldn't be able to pick between the two!!


  7. Both are just fabulous--they are wonderful!!! LOVE the use of all those flowers--and that sentiment is amazing! :)

  8. so clean and beautiful! gorgeous cards, Julie! love them! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

  9. Love your stamping here, Julie! The colors are simply gorgeous! FABULOUS composition! Keep on stamping and have FUN!


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