One Layer Blooms

One layer blooms Heather Telford


I have a one layer card for you today made using watercolour techniques. I often set out to make one layer cards by starting my stamping on a masked and scored card base. But if something goes wrong I end up cropping out the image and putting it on a second layer. For this card I masked around all the edges of the card front with masking tape. This not only framed my image it also kept the watercolour paper from warping too much when it got wet. The paper does warp but I keep it taped until it dries completely by which time it has flattened out again. I inked the roses with two pinks, spritzed with water and stamped. While the image was still wet I added a little more of the darker pink in a few places and blended the image a little more in a few places. I used the same technique with the green inks on the leaves and stems. I finished with plenty of ink flicking on this one and a sentiment in the darker green ink.

The Penny Black blog will be featuring one layer cards all week so pop over there each day to see what the other designers created. The One Layer Simplicity challenge for April continues for a few more days so there is still time to add a “road trip” themed card. I finally got one made and will have it up as soon as I get it photographed.


Stamps: Petal Power, Friendship FlowersSpecial Wishes (PB)
Inks:  Memento  Angel Pink, Pear Tart & Memento markers Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves(Tsukineko)
Paper: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper


8 Comments on “One Layer Blooms”

  1. Simply gorgeous! Luce the watercolour look with the splatter background. Fabulous! xx

  2. jmhave44 says:

    I’ll just echo what Christine said! This is lovely, perfect watercolor roses. Like all the splatters too. TFS & Happy week ahead.

  3. Bonnie says:

    These roses are so soft and pretty, Heather! I love the flicking!

  4. Nancy L. says:

    Gorgeous !

  5. Lindsey says:

    This is gorgeous, Heather. My attempts just never turn out anything like yours…

  6. judie meister says:

    Very lovely card, and easy to follow instructions. So thanks!

  7. lesliekmiller says:

    I like your idea of taping the paper until dry to keep it from warping. Beyond that, this is utterly gorgeous!

  8. Jenny Martin says:

    I’ve been thinking I might ‘need’ this stamp set – now you’ve decided me! Gorgeous!

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