Thursday, January 16, 2014

Little Tangles Challenge: One Layer Card

I am thrilled to be a guest for the Little Tangles Challenge this week!!  They picked me because they liked my card for their sequins challenge in 2013.  That particular card happened to be my very favorite card that I did in 2013 - so I am a little nervous about measuring up with today's card!

The theme of the challenge is one-layer cards.  I have to admit that one-layer is not my best thing.  I love when I see others do it, but I always feel the need to put at least a frame around my card. I decided to use the stamp set that I won for the sequins challenge - I picked Everyday Labels.  BTW - if you play along with this new challenge - the prize is a free stamp set, so is well worth it!  I eased my need for a frame by using On the Strip 2 to ground my image.  Then I used a rainbow of color to add interest!  (The bow is from Just for You.)

Happy Happy

I had the white embossed ground but it looked lonely so I wanted to add a little more white embossing.  I added the sparkle from Merry and Bright but you have to squint to see it in this photo.  It is next to "happy" and two more at the top.  Here it is close-up.  I am a huge fan of little sparkle stamps.  If I can't use my sequins - I need a sparkle stamp!

Happy Happy close

Speaking of sequins - all of these are Neat and Tangled sequins too.  They have some that are shiny and some that are satin...these are all satin.  They also have some gorgeous mixed sets...I'm hoping they come out with more...hint, hint!  I mentioned their clear sequins on this post from just a few days ago.

Check out the Little Tangles Challenge.  I hope you play along!
  • Stamps: Neat and Tangled, Everyday Labels, On the Strip 2, Just for You, Merry and Bright
  • Paper: white
  • Ink: Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Lime Green, Pool, Navy, Grape Juice, Versamark
  • Accessories: Neat and Tangled sequins in Pretty Pretty Pink, Summer Sun, Lime, Summer Sky and Perfectly Purple, Hero Arts white embossing powder


  1. one layer cards are such a challenge for yours! awesome colors!

  2. Great card!!
    love the sparkle and the embossing!
    The stamp is so versatile.
    You see, this is what I meant!
    It's sooo difficult for me to make a card with only 1 layer!!
    your card is so vibrant and the sequins are delish!


  3. Well you've absolutely nailed a one layer card there, Kim! I LOVE the movement and the colour, and I'm going to pinch - I mean CASE - the grounding idea :)

  4. You do one layered quite well in my book Kim!! The white embossing is beautiful with the brightly colored packages!! Love the sequins springing from the box too!!

  5. I'm just like you - love what others do with the one-layer, but can't ever do it myself!!! But I've gotta say, you nailed it! Love everything you did here! Oh, and the card that started it of my faves too (but there are A LOT of faves on that list!!!)

  6. This is so stinking cute and clever I can't stand it. I'd say this is a pretty astounding one-layer card!

  7. This is so fun and colorful! You nailed the one layer card. I especially, love the embossing on the bottom and the sparkles!

  8. This is so cute. I don't usually do one layer cards because I don't have many image stamps but I can see doing this with the back of a rectangular stamp. I love the way you tipped the top layer like the sequins are rising out of it. They didn't do wrong picking you for guest designer.

  9. I have this set - what a fun way to use it!

  10. Wow: you are one amazing GD! This card is beyond wonderful. Absolutely love every big - and little thing - about it! Fabulous!

  11. Kim, love this one-layer card so much. The sequins are just the perfect topping. I need to get some Neat and Tangled bday stamps.

  12. You nailed the challenge with this pretty, and creative card. One layer cards are the most difficult cards for me to do.

  13. Fabulous, Kim ... great colours, love the 'grounding' and I adore how the sequins appear to be escaping happily from the pile of parcels! Anita :)

  14. SO CUTE!! I want this card so bad I can hardly stand it. :)

  15. When I first saw this, I didn't even realize it was one layer--what an inspiration!


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