Thursday 27 April 2017

One Layer Fun.....

I have been having fun making One Layer Cards, 
using a die cut as a mask and then as a stamp.
I started by making two master boards that I cut up into four cards.

The flower die has been cut out of masking paper to use as a mask.
I also die cut the flower out of foam and made a stamp, 
which was heat embossed in white to use as a resist.
The background has also been stamped with some smaller stamps 
and embellished with white and black pens.

The boards where sprayed with several sprays, 
mostly containing mica for that added shine.

 Further interest has been added with stamping 
the background text with silver paint.
I finished off with stamping individual sentiments 
and popping on silver paint around the edges.
I enjoyed using the die cut as a mask and as a stamp
and also liked the slightly different looks to the both techniques.
I also enjoyed using some smaller stamps, which I often forget about.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to enter...
Where Creativity Meets C9 - Concord & 9th Challenge *8- One Layer
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media Challenge - Sprays


Marina said...

Love these artsy looks.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These are really wonderful! I love all the choices you made in making the masterboards. Usually when i do them, I have to really pick and choose what area I will use on a card. Great job!

Greta said...

Wow--beautiful cards from your master boards, Mac--terrific stamping, inking, spraying! The added text & silver edges are great elements!

Joan said...

Lovely cards from your master board , love the technique too with the die cut too.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such clever use of those lovely dies Mac! Very innovative! LOVE the way your master panel turned out and you have made four amazing cards from it!! Inspired! Have a lovely evening my friend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Loll said...

These are really beautiful and so artsy, Mac!! Great way to stretch your dies to create a mask and a stamp!! The ombre colours are so pretty on each of the master boards. LOVE the silver script stamping in the background. Looks like you had LOTS of fun! :) xx

Ros Crawford said...

Oh you are clever ... Making your own stamp! And what gorgeous results you got with the sprays and masking too. Love the silvery lines in there too.

cuilliesocks said...
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cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed cards Mac, love your colours and images, Kate x

BożenA said...

Hi Mac,
You have really got a very interesting final effect. Incredible and unique cards. I am glad that you added another post again and shared with us your beautiful cards.

K M Meena Herale said...

Stunning cards, lovely colours.
Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

Meena HLS Mixed Media DT

Cara said...

Such a stunning set of cards, love them. Cara x

pam said...

Wonderful card designs Mac, love your masterboard backgrounds, gorgeous colours used.
Pam x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! what Fabulous cards and so very creative of you, LOVE the end result. Not being a stamper, I appreciate the work all the more.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

These are lovely Mac and I'm really pleased to hear that you had fun while making them, superb colour choices too, they look fabulous. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Viv said...

Great masking and stamping here Mac,love the colour choices too ;) Viv xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Big congrats on your win at CAS watercolor challenge - I knew your card was a winner when I saw it! Awesome card set you created!

Stella said...

That's a lovely set of cards and such a fab idea. I love how they turned out. Such a beautiful design in my favorite colours :)

Mac Mable said...

Hi Phyllis

Good to hear from you and thank you for your question. The two darker blue ones the first photo has the masking technique and the next photo has the resist technique.

I was experimenting to see if the two different techniques did look any different.

I don't think they look much different...however....

With the resist technique the flower did look a little sharper around the edges.

The masking technique was a little jagged around the edges of the flower as some of the spray ink gets underneath, which I also like.

It really would depend on what you where going to do..

If you used the resist technique then you could play more as of course the flower would stay as it is.

Thank you so much for stopping by I really appreciate your question x

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the congratulations x

Karen Dunbrook said...

these look that they are so easy to mail too!
xx Karen

Patti said...

Oh wow these are just great! The touch of black on each one really makes the color and the gold stand out even more! : )

Beautifully done Mac!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love one layer card too, yours are really fabulous!

Tanja said...

love your card set - especially the colors - thanks for sharing your project at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

Pamellia said...

Super gorgeous collection Mac! I love those big white blossoms, they really pop against all of the fabulous blue backgrounds! Great sentiments too. They are all the same and yet each is unique. Well done! hugs :)