There is the cutest stamp set available until January 27th called Love You More and I couldn't wait to use it!
This is one card where it came out exactly as I pictured it in my mind--that doesn't happen very often! The key to a one-layer card is the illusion of layers and that was made easy with a little masking! I started with a base of Naturals White cardstock and cut out a banner with the new Banners Framelits from a piece of copy paper. I used removable tape to adhere the banner to my card base and then stamped the World Map image in Sahara Sand right over it.
I left the banner mask in place and sponged around it lightly with some more Sahara Sand ink. This created a shadow around the banner and really gives it a dimensional effect. To add some texture, I used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack to pierce along the lines of the banner. I colored the globe image with Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Early Espresso Stampin' Write markers. Love that little heart on the African continent so I had to color it in!
This is a fabulous freebie stamp coming up during Sale-a-Bration called See Ya Later that was just perfect for this valentine. I made another mask, this time with the Circle Collection Framelits and sponged around it with more Sahara Sand ink.
I know you'll want to pop over and see all the fabulous one-layer inspiration from the rest of The Paper Players Design Team. I hope you'll consider making your own one-layer creation and linking up with us before the challenge ends on Friday, January 24th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Love you More, World Map, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Sahara Sand, Real Red
Paper: Naturals White
Extras: Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Banners Framelits; Circle Collection Framelits; Stampin' Write Markers (Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso); Paper Piercer