Monday, August 5, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenges: One Layer

Wahoo!!  Is everyone enjoying the end of summer? I've been operating under the assumption that summer will last forever, so I haven't done any back-to-school shopping for the kids....I'm in denial.  BUT, today I'm totally excited to be bringing you a card for the most excellent Lawnscaping Challenges: a one layer card. 

This challenge is sponsored by the ever-so-awesome Simon Says Stamp, who is gifting the Queen of Green with a $25 credit to their store!  Suh-weet!

One layer cards can be quite a challenge: no embellishments, twine, or fun patterned papers, so you have find creative ways to keep it interesting.  I was going to go the route of creating a little scene with lots of masking, but I had been dying to play with my Distress Inks and was inspired by a video by Kristina Werner in Summer Card Camp 2, so I went ahead and made a Distress Ink background, used a simple sentiment stamp, and mimicked the stamp with my faux stitched border.  Then I used my hearts Lawn Cuts dies to cut out little hearts on the card.  I feel like there's still lots to look at even though it's one layer!

Be sure to play along and link up your fabulous one layer card over at Lawnscaping, and be sure to "like" them on Facebook as well, so you can see all of the creations made by the lovely Facebook Inspiration Team!!


  1. This is gorgeous!! Looooove that background!!
    One layer cards are very difficult (for me) LOL
    I like to add lots of stuff to my cards and projects!

  2. Very pretty card! I love the colors and the technique you used!

  3. Ooo, I love the distress ink colors you chose! Such a fun background and great attention to detail with the stitching and hearts!

  4. The background you made is amazing! Seriously! Wowza! And love the colors too! One layers are so hard, and you rocked it!

  5. Love this background! This is an awesome one layer card!