I have just had a quick look back through the blog & it doesn't look like I have already shown these cards to you.
Back in May I was the demonstrator at a club night for the Happy Stampers Festival club & chose to show them some one-layer cards.
Here are some of the cards. Some I took along with me & a couple I created on the evening;
For this one I just masked off a small square area & used Distress Inks, Black Archival inks & a freebie stamp, then added the little bow.
This one I used the torn paper technique, creating a layered background with the round blending tool to create circles, a script stamp in one of the background colours. Underneath the butterflies it is white. This I achieved by die-cutting the matching butterfly shape & using them as masks. Then I stamped the butterfly into the blank space.
After finishing the card for me it felt unbalanced - it needs a butterfly in the top right hand corner. This is something I will do later.
Another torn paper technique this time with 2 different shades of one colour to give the appearance of paper or card with a coloured core. The flowers were stamped in black ink & the petals "bleached" out with water.
A more formal one layer strip. I have drawn a black line each side of the strip with a fine line pen to give the appearance of it being layered onto black card.
This time I used Kraft card & a strip of mixed blue & pink ink, again lined with black fine line pen.
The stamping was done before I drew the black line so that I could have the design off the strip. The white embossed plant was done once the other inks were dry.
A similar idea to the card above. I do like to have the mages go outside of the coloured strip.
I noticed that I didn't do this very straight, but hopefully the wide element at the bottom hides that to a degree.
Mind you, now I have told you about it - it won't will it.
This card I used the torn paper technique again working upwards & downwards, then stamped the flowers inside the strip. I added a little colour to the centre of the flowers to lift them. Then I stamped the greeting in black ink. After looking at the card for a while I decided to colour in the letters of the greeting to match the rest of the design. It did tie it all together better.
I do like making these one-layer cards as they are reasonable quick to make, they keep the postage down & it means I always have a card ready for an emergency.
Have a good day. I have a crochet workshop this afternoon - so must get my things ready.