View Full Version : Any ideas for a card with no layers?

11-12-2006, 02:39 PM
Hi girls,

I'm new to the site...Love it by the way... I am in a neighborhood swap and the card for this month is a card that has no layers for example: no ribbon, brads, tape etc... I know the obvious answer is duh just stamp it.. I was hoping that someone would have a cool technique. Last month's card was shaving cream. So I have already used that one up. I have a huge store.....haha(that's what my husband calls it anyway) of stamps on hand. I have been racking my brain and just can't come up with anything cool or clever.


11-12-2006, 02:59 PM
Melted Crayons give a neat background, depending on the stamp you are using. House Mouse stamps usually take up the whole front so watercolouring those if you had one would work. Good luck!

11-12-2006, 04:04 PM
Try the alcohol inks. They make really pretty backgrounds.
The neighborhood swap sounds like fun. How did this get started? That might be something I might like to try in my neighborhood.

11-12-2006, 04:54 PM
Angelina, why don't you try the grid technique. It's very simple. I posted below the card I made using it. If you leave off the hardware, there are absolutely no layers . . . just stamping.

If you're interested, let me know and I'll give you a website that has step by step instructions.


11-12-2006, 05:12 PM
Angelina, this is a card I made with no layers. It is really simple masking. Just mask off a rectangle with post-it notes and then stamp your design. Sponge along the edges of the post-it notes with a complimentary color.
Hope you like it!


11-12-2006, 05:44 PM
That is a really cool card. I would be intrested to know how you did that. Could you post it here or should I email you?

11-12-2006, 05:48 PM
Christie, That was the first time I did the grid technique. I followed the instructions at Splitcoaststampers:


Please try it; it's a lot of fun and very easy to do.

11-12-2006, 06:14 PM
Thanks Joanne. It does look pretty simple, I'll give it a try this week sometime!!

11-12-2006, 08:26 PM
These Ladies are great here, aren't they? I was going to just say stamp it too, but see now I have a few new ideas that I am going to have to go try as well! :)

11-14-2006, 12:51 PM
I might try doing the grid technique. I'll let you all know what everyone comes up with.