Single layer so good for posting!

Single layer

That post was getting rather long so I decided to split it 🙂

Single Layer

I needed to make some cards easy to mail overseas so here’s a selection of that sort. The Bordered Sentiment idea came from Splitcoast Stampers and the Single Layer idea from The Gentleman Crafter.



NonSequitur angel on embossed background


Tim Holtz Christmas on embossed background

Tim Holtz





Crafty Individuals houses

Crafty Individuals

Bordered Sentiment is the name of this technique

Bordered Sentiment



and again

and again

Black & White is always elegant

Black & White

Colours aren't bad either


Stencil and Paste

At the Happy Stampers Festival (Port Sunlight, twice a year) I purchased a metal stencil of a buck from Sweet Poppy – you may notice that I rather like him! 😉 [hmm, just noticed he’s actually called a Stag!]

I also bought some mylar ones, the 3 Trees and the Steampunk Xmas Tree. I was lucky enough to win a collection of DreamWeaver Stencils and that’s where the Noel, Santa in his Sleigh and the Chickadees came from.

Stencil pasted and then gilded antlers.


Buck 2 made like before

Buck 2

Noel & Santa in his sleigh


Pink n Silver - for a sister who decorates in those colours for xmas :) .


Chickadees stencilled by hand with a stylus and then colours with ProMarkers. The poinsettia border was made using the Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear


Pink sparkle medium on black

Pink sparkle

Buck 4 I had started to realise how much better the panels of patterned paper looked when layered on black as well!

Buck 4

Tall trees in gold sparkle medium

Tall trees

Buck 5 in gold sparkle

Buck 5

3 Trees in 3 colours

3 Trees

Clean and simple using just green sparkle

Clean and simple

Steampunk tree using various colours of sparkle medium

Steampunk tree 1

Steampunk tree with 3 crowns

Steampunk tree 2

Steampunk tree in silver on silver

Steampunk tree 3

Black on gold

Steampunk tree 4

Green on black

Buck 6

and again

Buck 7

Gilded with a border of gilding flakes adhered with red-line tape

Steampunk Tree 5

Black on gold

Steampunk Tree 6

As before

Buck 8

Stencilled and glittered

Xmas Stocking

Triple Time Stamping

I demonstrated this stamping technique at my Stamp Club, it’s a simple but effective idea and I’m sure if you Google it you’ll find lots of tutorials out there.

Stamped in green with flourishes and silver snowflakes

Funky tree

Die Cut shapes don't seem to work as well as simple squares/rectangles

Die Cut

Poinsettia stamped in red and the outline version in purple, lots of purple snowflakes


Again, I don't think this shape works as well.

Easel card

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