TMR 109 | Special Day | Anything Goes, Optional One Layer

Are you ready for a new challenge from The Male Room?For challenge we have an anything goes theme, with the optional twist on one layer. I decided to do the one layer twist, as I do like making one layer cards anyway, but you don’t have to do it to join in with us.

I began by working out where I wanted my focal present element to be, and creating a mask for it. Usually I would stamp and then mask, but for some reason this time I decided to mask of for stenciling, and then do the stamping afterwards.

Once I had the mask in place I positioned my stencil onto the card base. The stencil I used is one I received in a giveaway sometime ago, and is a Chevron stencil from Kesi’art. I ink blended through it with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide, keeping the colour relatively subtle.

Having completed the ink blending I remove the stencil and my mask. I then placed the card base into my MISTI to stamp the focal image/sentiment. I chose to use the present from the Love From Lizi Birthday Balloons stamp set. I first stamped it with the same Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink, but I decided I wanted to deepen the colour slightly so unstamped over it again with a light layer of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide.

As a final touch I embellished with a few Sea Breeze Nuvo Drops, to give a little subtle extra interest to this very clean and simple design.

Some definitions of a one layer card may consider this not to count, as the Nuvo Drops mean it is not completely flat. Personally I consider heat embossing and Nuvo Drops to be acceptable on one layer cards. Anything that would need to be added with adhesive, however, would make it more than one layer. I would recommend always checking with the challenge in question as to their definition, just to be sure. But as our challenge is anything goes with the one layer being an option, no-one will be disqualified for not being completely one layer anyway. I hope you’ll give the twist a try as one layer cards are fun to make, but we look forward to seeing whatever projects you decide to make. Check out the other DT projects on the challenge page, or on their own blogs at the links below.


Lady Joyful

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CAS(E) This Sketch – Sketch

HLS CAS Card Challenge – One Layer Card

Less Is More – Subtle Colours

The Male Room – Anything Goes and Optional: One Layer

Time Out Challenges – Embellishments and Optional: One Layer


Check out what the rest of the DT made:



Crafty Linby


Lady Joyful (that’s me!)

Lise Mariann




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