Single Layer Cards for Valentine’s Day

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You may be arriving here from Karen’s site where she is teaching us how to use masks in Artisan 5 with a quick video. Even if you are not a digital scrapbooker, I’m sure there are plenty of tips there that we paper lovers can put to good use!

At the end of this post there is another link that you can use to continue around the Blog Circle. Hope you have fun and learn something new on your journey!

Today I am talking about single layer cards. Or, what I refer to as single layer cards which really have two layers but compared to my usual cards with pop dots and flowers and all sorts of other embellishments that add a ton of height and bulk, these are relatively flat. And easy!

It’s really all about the paper. I am using a 6×6 paper pad from My Mind’s Eye that has been sitting in my stash for too long.

It’s from 2013 people!! Time to use it up!

I took four of the papers that had images printed on them that I could enhance with only a few additions. Things like Glossy Accents, a stamped sentiment and maybe a few sequins. Nothing too bulky.

Here’s a little video explaining my process.

What did you think? Have I got you thinking about what papers are in YOUR 6×6 stash that you can do this to? I sure hope so. It is so fun and easy!

I said I would link up those Stitched Rectangle Dies from Lawn Fawn for you so here you go.


Lawn Fawn LARGE STITCHED RECTANGLE STACKABLES Lawn Cuts Dies


Lawn Fawn SMALL STITCHED RECTANGLE STACKABLES Lawn Cuts Dies

If you want to see them in action then I recommend subscribing to Nichol Magouirk’s YouTube channel as she uploads new card videos every week and will quite often use these and other dies with the stitched border detail. When they are used all together the effect is really stunning!

Here are my finished cards for you to see. I mounted all of them on white heavy weight card stock.

Valentine's Card Set by Alison Day Designs

Love Is All You Need Card by Alison Day Designs

For this one I did decide to add some clear rhinestone gems to the card as well as darkening the lettering that says “is all” and “need …”. Now I am much happier with this card.

I (heart) U landscape orientation card by Alison Day Designs

Here is the landscape orientation version of the alphabet I (heart) U card. I did not add Glossy Accents to the ‘I’ and ‘U’ on this one but may go back and do it later. My card, my prerogative to change my mind, right?

Happy Valentine's Day by Alison Day Designs

Here is the chalkboard look card. I actually created a layout with the 12×12 version of this page for LOAD214 (LayOut A Day in February 2014 for those not savvy to the lingo!) LOAD216 starts TODAY! Eep!

Love the u in Us card by Alison Day Designs

My I love the “u” in us card. Bit blurry – sorry about that. I am planning to retake the photos tomorrow in daylight so the ones in my Etsy shop will be better than these.

I (heart) U portrait orientation card by Alison Day Designs

And finally the portrait orientation version of the alphabet I (heart) U card. This time all three images are covered in Glossy Accents.

That’s all I have for you today. If you’re interested in purchasing any cards from me I welcome you to visit my Etsy Shop and have a look around. I do custom designs and bulk orders so just click the Request Custom Order button or the Contact Shop Owner link and I’d be happy to help you.

Now I invite you to click over to my friend Alice’s site where she has 5 tips for putting your patterned paper to work! I need to read that post too! See you over there?

Have a great week everyone!

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