Friday, 8 March 2013

Secret Garden By Fliss Goodwin


Hello there, something a bit different from me this week, as I decided to have a go at a one layer card, which for me is somewhat of a challenge as I tend to layer things up. There was an article on this in the latest Craft Stamper magazine and this is my take on that. You’ll be pleased to see it has a very short materials list too!

Here’s What You Need:
White 8x8 Card Blank
Fairly Large Shaped Die
Copier Paper or Scrap

Here’s How To:

·       Choose a die shape that will fit the stamp size well. As the stamp I wanted to use is quite large, I picked an oval fluted design and had to use an 8x8 card blank in order to fit it on comfortably. Die cut your chosen shape from a piece of copier paper to make a mask. I cut the A4 sheet down lengthways so that the ends would wrap round the card and hold the mask in place.
·       Arrange the mask roughly in the centre of the card blank and then ink the aperture with the Wild Honey and Crushed Olive Distress inks with the ink applicators. Remove the mask to reveal the inked shape.
·       Stamp the wild flower on and outside the inked area using the Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry and Gathered Twigs Distress inks, stamping some twice without re-inking for a faded effect. Stamp the bird to the left with the black ink.
·       Stamp the grasses image across the base of the card with the Gathered Twigs ink, repeating as necessary and using just the upper portion of the stamp.
·       To finish, stamp the text near the top right of the card with the Forest Moss ink.

As you see, not exactly clean and simple but I did manage to stick to one layer! Hope you like it and will see you again next week with a canvas.

Fliss x


  1. A really striking card, Fliss. Really like those autumnal colours against the white.

  2. Beautiful stamped card.


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