Saturday, October 4, 2014

WCMD one-layer cards


The fun of WCMD just continues on! In this post I am showing some super duper simple cards.
All one-layer. These cards make it easy to create several dozen!


I love images that can stand alone on a white card base. These cute images from Lawn Fawn make a perfect focal point. When using simple images like this, stamp them towards the top of your card. I added a shadow under the tree with a Copic marker (BV20) to add depth, without bulk.


I stamped small snowflakes with blue ink, scattering them around the images. I have a slight addiction to enamel dots. In this situation, that won't do. If I am making 30 cards, I will never have enough dots, and it will cost me more to mail because of the bumps in the envelope.

Mail-able Card Idea #5:
Instead of adding enamel dots or sequins, which add bulk, and can add cost to mailing, use small stamped images. For more depth from these images, stamp without re-inking in between impressions.



This card is crazy simple. But, if you have a hefty list of people who need cards, this may be the answer for you. The sentiment is all one stamp. Ink. Stamp. Repeat. 


To step it up, I added some score lines using my Scor Pal. It highlights the sentiment, adds depth, but no bulk.

Mail-able Card Idea #6:
Create a pattern using a scoring tool. Add lines, or even create a plaid pattern.

My next two posts will have video tutorials and "fancier" looking techniques. see you soon! thanks for stopping by!

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~kimberly

Supplies for Merry and Bright card:



Supplies for Be Merry card:



29 comments:

Stephanie Kensy said...

Ooh so simple yet striking! Just love these holiday cards.

Happy WCMD!

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Angela said...

I love these kind of cards too! Super pretty!

theCook said...

Your second card might be a bit "too simple" for my taste, but I adore the first one! Simple, yet cheerful... also love your mail-able card tips, keep them coming!

Sue D said...

Very cute and simple cards--great tips too!

Piali Biswas said...

Happy WCMD!!!!
Love these CAS cards!!!

Jennifer said...

Super cute and simple cards! Love them =)

Celeste B. said...

Love these clean, simple cards.

Indy said...

One layer cards are really hard for me. Thanks for sharing yours, so I can get some ideas from your spectacular ones!

mru said...

so pretty :) i'm a fan of C&S cards :D

Lucy said...

Wow-these are really quick and simple, yet elegant.

Brittany Tucker said...

Love both the cards! Love the dry embossing on the second card.

aquablues said...

These are cute and right up my alley as I tend to wait too long getting started on holiday cards.

Angel said...

Simply wonderful! Love having ideas for easily mass-produced cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the score lines on the second card!

Janis said...

Wonderful cards!!! LOVE the idea of using small stamped images instead of enamel dots or other 3D embellishments!!!
<3 J

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Carol said...

Such a cute and simple card, love it!

Carol B
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Jamie said...

I love what you did with this stamp set Kimberly!! So sweet and simple:)

Linsey said...

Once again, these are completely marvelous!!! I LOVE all of your fabby NON-bulk inspiration!!! I'm sending hundreds of Christmas cards this year and really needed this!! Both of these cards are just beautiful and thanks for the reminder of how great scoring those special lines with your Score-Pal looks! I'm loving it!! :) Hugs and tfs girlie!! You rock my card making world!!! :)

Debbie Lou said...

Great ideas that are beautiful for mailable cards :)

KellyG said...

Love the simplicity! Neat ideas!

Shona Chambers said...

I do a lot of CAS cards and never thought to score lines myself before. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the multiple ways on all these cards to get depth and dimension...and save postage, too!

Angela Fehr said...

I'm a big fan of mailable cards - what a great day of inspiration! I love the clean & simple look - I know how hard that is to achieve!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty. Love the score lines. They are a nice touch.

Mrs. O said...

Oh, wow! The scored lines make this card terrific! I forget about this option... Great card for a holiday note or a thank you.

Chriss Blagrave said...

These are great cards Kimberly! Cheery and festive, easy to duplicate many times and mail! Thanks for your inspiration!

maria f. said...

Loving all the white space. Perfect with those gentle images.

Helen Gullett said...

Love this one layer card! So bright and clean :)

Rebecca Ednie said...

Great ideas!