One layer cards can be fun to make, but they can also be a challenge. Working through this I kept having to remind myself that I wanted it to be just one layer. Rather than adding layers or die cuts, I added depth by letting some of my images overlap with one another, which helped give it a little more interest.

First I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner of my top fold white card. I used MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink to adhere the sentiment, which is from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood Lily of the Valley stamp set.

I then moved on to my stars. I first stamped the large star, from Jillibean Soup’s Oh Happy Day, using Altenew Forest Glade ink. I then stamped the same star lower down and embossed with Wow Rich Metallic Gold embossing powder. I then took some smaller stars from Happy Little Stamper’s Bold Birthday Sentiments stamp set (which I think is retired) and scattered them along the diagonal line I was creating, varying whether they were in the green ink or the gold embossing powder.

Having completed that I moved on to add a special extra touch – glow in the dark stars! I’d been going back and forth about whether to do it for the whole time I’d been making the card, then finally decided I would. I felt like the stars that are only properly visible in the dark were a nice addition given the sentiment. The glow in the dark effect comes from embossing with Wow Glow-in-the-Dark embossing powder.

Of course I had to take a picture to show the glow. My camera really doesn’t like taking pictures in the dark (surprise, surprise!) so it’s not a great picture, but it shows the effect well enough, anyway.

I pretty happy with this card. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to do when I started, and it built itself as I went along. This was my first time using the glow in the dark embossing powder, and I love how much it glows! I did find it a bit difficult to work with because I couldn’t tell when it was melted as it’s quite difficult to see when it’s not glowing! Plus it still feels almost powdery to the touch even after its melted… But I got it in the end.


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Global Design Project – Colour PaletteΒ 

Inkspirational Challenge – One Layer Card

Less Is More – One Layer Card and Stars

15 thoughts on “Stars

  1. You’ve really thought about the stamp placement here and it works really well. Love the combo of gold and green, and the glow is a great addition.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  2. Beautiful card ! Love your soft colours and your CAS design ! Great to see how it glows in the dark ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

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  3. Glow in the dark stars! How cool! Love the fun design that you created with all the stars! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

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      1. Brilliant! Just catching up on your posts now, I always enjoy how colourful and creative your cards are! Are you on Etsy yet?

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