Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Third Time Lucky!

This card is for the one-layer challenge over at Less Is More where the current theme is Foliage. 

The greeting is by Clearly Besotted & was stamped in Distress Peeled Paint onto watercolour cardstock. The leaf stencil was a downloaded image (modified in Craft Artist 2 Professional to add an extra branch) then cut on my Sizzix Eclips. As embossing paste is all the rage right now I used my own version which is known in the US as "spackle", but I know it as "One Strike Filler". I mixed it on my craft mat with Distress Peeled Paint ink. A few arty water splashes were all that was necessary to finish it off.

This was my third attempt - the first couple of attempts initially turned out fine but I managed to ruin each card in different ways! Although I could reuse parts of them they wouldn't have been one layer so watch out for them over the next few days as they turn up in modified form.


  1. What a fab leafy card !! Very calming !

  2. What a terrific effect the spackle has made and the addition of the colour to it is perfect!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Super embossing Helen and yes, I usually end up with lots of extras from my one layer efforts!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  4. Beautiful foliage and embossing Helen.
    This makes a super cool effect and right on trend
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. This is a fabulous card, I love your 'arty water splashes', I'm always afraid that I will ruin what I have already created if I try that technique.


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