One Layer Card: You are Amazing

I decided to put a spin on the faux torn edge one layer card I made a few days ago. I wanted to see how it would work trying to the technique on kraft paper. I have to say, I think the results are great!

I will admit my finished card this time isn’t technically a one layer card since I added a white signature panel inside, but the front of the card is a single layer. Here’s how my finished card turned out. Is it just me or does anyone else think it has an outer space/galaxy vibe to it??

Mel's Card Corner | One Layer Card: You are Amazing

I started with an A2 top-folding card base made from Stampin’ Up!® Crumb Cake cardstock. I created my torn edge masks by applying some liquid glue to copy paper I tore. I let the glue dry until it became tacky/repositionable then applied them to my card base. Since I still wanted my colors to be very vibrant, I started by applying on a generous layer of white pigment ink and let it dry completely before moving on to the next step. I sped this process up a bit by using my heat tool.

Once dried, I applied Distress Inks using a mini blending tool. I started with Mustard Seed on the left hand side, Peacock Feathers in the middle, and Blueprint Sketch on the left. I ultimately decided the Mustard Seed didn’t work with the other colors as much as I’d hoped, so I applied some of the Peacock Feathers over it which left me with a really pretty shade of green that worked great!

Mel's Card Corner | One Layer Card: You are Amazing

Next, I flicked on some drops of water from a water mister to “bleach” the Distress inks a bit and allow the white pigment ink to show through. I let the water sit for about 30 seconds then blotted it up with a paper towel. Next, I flicked on some gold splatters using the gold Color Shine spray from Heidi Swapp and some Peacock Feathers Distress Spray Stain. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Cottage Greetings stamp set from Stampin’ Up using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

I’m entering this card in the Less is More challenge. The current theme is white space, but not white.

Until next time …

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  1. Jeanne Jordan says:

    Hi Melissa, I loved this card when I first saw it on FB. You mentioned a video showing the faux torn edge technique. I went over to utube and watched it. Now I just need to find the time to try it. Love the colors you picked. I was wondering if I could add a layer of white gesso instead of the white pigment ink? What do you think?

  2. Anita Bowden says:

    Ooh, this is fabulous. Love how vibrant those colours are over the white pigment ink, and your splatters are the perfect touch.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  3. Chrissie says:

    Sorry for my late visit this week, but time ran just away from me!
    This is super Melissa, i love the colours in your bright panel!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

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