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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Single Layer Cards - Once In A Blue Moon - Ginspiration








Hi, as you all know my biggest dread in all the world is making cards, but was inspired to have a go at these Single Layer ones, because for me matting and layering a card has me pulling my hair out in despair, am so rubbish at that. Gingersnappers - Once in a Blue Moon - Ginspiration is running a challenge which also includes this type of card, so thought yep will have a go at this....

I used a 8inch x 3inch ready cut and folded card (cheating......lol) and stamped the top half and cut off the bottom bit and used that for a small thank you card.........easy peasy........ result 2 cards made; terrific and all the worrying went away about making a card. Now why didn't I think of this sooner.........plus no colouring as wanted to keep it monochrome. Used Archival Coffee Ink and Art Journey Stamps, the greeting was See-D's. Both made in under 10 minutes.
Mmmmm just got to make the envelopes now..........maybe it wasn't such a great idea........lol

Thank you for popping in...........Take care and have a great weekend, Annette x




57 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous single layer cards, the collage images work wonderfully for this style of card. Great pieces Netty. Tracy

craftattack said...

Fab cards, and a good ieda to make 2 out of them!
PS I have wellington boots, but don't like going to the doc in them!!

Meggymay said...

They are both fabulous, love the stamps you used and the colours. xx

Andrea C said...

Both look amazing, like always little pieces of art. Why you get scared to create a card is beyond me. I so so so so so so so love your stuff in fact I still have the butterfly card and the little atc and the forever friends card ready to go on my craft wall when it gets built x

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab card Netty, love the collage images!

Susan Allan said...

These are lovely, Netty. That is my favourite ink and I am sure I have the boy in the plant pot stamp...just have not used it yet.
I love monotone or monochrome...the simplicity is always stunning.
You should not be afraid to make cards.
These are really fab.
Sue xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, love both the images x

Dezinaworld said...

beautiful work on these ones netty
hugs June

Cheryl said...

oh wow these are amazing hun beautiufl images wonderful designs,hugs cheryl xxxx

Von said...

I'm the same Netty more than 1 layer and I'm pulling my hair out lol. Simplicity at it's beat :)
Von x

Terry said...

Netty, your single layer cards are quite wonderful! It works so well, because you combined great images! Beautiful my friend!

Sue said...

These are both beautiful Netty, lovely stamps and I like the brown ink - wish I could remember that I don't hav to stamp in black lol x

joanne wardle said...

wonderful cards annette, I love them both. Single layer cards are my favourite at the moment and you've done a lovely job

donna said...

Your cards are terrific. I love those stamps and they look perfect with that color ink.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Oh yeah, love that coffee ink, your images are wonderful. When you create the wonderful art you create, you can create cards.

Yvonne said...

Great card, Annette!

You have a super weekend too :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

They are both fabulous, I really like the images.
Kevin xx

Vada said...

Well My Dear this works for me too!!!
Love it. Vada

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful GF, I didn't know that about you...you like the hard stuff and the ez stuff is hard huh! Too funny, but you rocked this challenge!

Faye said...

What beautiful cards, Netty! I didn't realize you didn't like to make cards. You certainly have a knack for cardmaking.

wearestampers said...

You shouldn't dread the cards! I've seen a few of yours, and they always look great!
Pam

Neet said...

Love both these cards but am missing out on some of your words - they have slipped behind the second photo. Maybe it is this computer over in America - who knows.
Love those images and the colour.

Linda R. said...

Simply beautiful Cards my friend..
Love them! Hugs, Linda

Zoechaos said...

Oh the joy of a good detail stamp and the right colour to ink it! Fab cards envelopes is easy to! Have fun XOXO Zoe

Helen said...

Great cards, gorgeous images.

Paula said...

nice simple single layers cards - looks good in the coffee ink.

Chris said...

Very pretty Netty. We forget how simplicity can still be beautiful

Maggie said...

Fabulous Annette; love the colour

Maggie

1CardCreator said...

Both of these are gorgeous! ~Diane

kay said...

fab cards,x

stampdiva said...

These are fabulous. As much as matting terrifies me (okay if edges are torn or distressed) single layer also terrifies me. You always rise to the occasion. Maybe I need to give this a go. Wishes. Lynne M

Jack said...

Love these, I'm a big fan of one-layer cards. xx

Daniele said...

these look real special. will have to have a go and join in the challenge.
hugs

Bedecked Beads said...

Great images and gorgeous cards.Love this style!

peggy gatto said...

My kind of stamping, love the details of your layout and great color!

coops said...

gorgeous cards nettie.i love the fabulous images, especially the little boy in the flowerpot :D

xx coops xx

Terri Kahrs said...

Nettie, they're wonderful!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jingle said...

These look great!

Joan said...

fab cards Annette ! love the images you have used. (I'm more scared of one layer cards than anything, always think I should be adding something else! )

Rosietoes said...

They are simply gorgeous Annette. I don't know why you worry about making cards - all your work is fab.

Edna x

MarleneMAZ said...

These are both great cards Netty!
You are so very talented you need to stop saying you are rubbish at things. I love all the things you do and seeing your sketching and painting is fabulous, I wish I could draw as good as you :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love these--and I'm like you--I dread making cards too!!! Yours turned out so gorgeous!!!
XO

2amscrapper said...

great stamps such as these are perfect for single layer cards. These cards are wonderful!

Lynn Stevens said...

Simple and lovely at the same time!
Well done Netty!
hugs Lynn

Sandy said...

Simply beautiful cards Netty. Wonderful stamps. Gorgeous. I love them.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.

CAROL said...

They're both gorgeous Netty, I love the ink you've used on them.xx

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I am such a fan of one layer wonders and these are fabulous!!

The Paper Princess said...

Wow, Netty, who knew? You did a lovely job!

I've been meaning to stop by to CONGRATULATE YOU for making the GC DT! Way to go (and well deserved!)

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Kathy Eddy said...

These are ust great! I simply adore the stamps you used so now must go find their site or one that sells them.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fabulous work, Annette! The stamps are wonderful and look amazing in the vintage ink! I'm in awe because I CANNOT make one layer cards - just can't do it. Yours are sensational!

Hugs,
Linda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful cards, love these images.

gayle said...

The stamps are gorgeous,love both of these :)

JeanFB said...

These are beautiful, Netty! You are most certainly a card-maker! ;)

Hells said...

Love these Nettie. Helen xxxxx

Shar said...

The images you chose are fabulous! Lovely cards!

Deborah said...

I share your fear of cards Nettie. and when I do make them I much prefer simple. These are simply fabulous!

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Nettie