Saturday 14 February 2015

One Layer Love

It's a handy theme at Less is More this week as I woke up this morning to find a valentines card on my pillow as my husband is away today and had said he wasn't doing a card.  Whoops!  Luckily he won't be back whilst late so I had time to make one for him....

It is one layer week at Less is More, so you'd think die cuts were a no-go, but with a liner on the inside, you can do embedded die cuts on a one layer card and nest them back in to the finished card.  In this case I used some copics to add shading first.  The hearts banner die is by Lil' Inker Designs.

The little excited penguins and matching sentiment are from Mama Elephant's love quotes and I watercoloured them lightly with distress markers and a paintbursh.

Here's the challenge link if you want to play along.


  1. Fabulous card Tara and love those cute little penguins and how you've coloured them.
    Love your inlaid dies too and a great discussion point this week as one of my cards also has an inlaid die but wasn't sure whether I was hedging my bets with it.
    Thanks for taking part as always
    Less is More

  2. What a nice stamp you have just. Your husband must be happy with this one ! He does not need to know you only made this one today :) Creative regards, Gina

  3. Embedded die cuts is a gr8 way around the OLC element and I love your little pengies


  4. Cute penguins and love your card !

  5. This is great. Happy Valentines day. xx Jan

  6. Well fancy you not making poor Rick a card for Valentines, and you a card maker too tut tut. I think you`ve made up for it though with these gorgeous little penguins ;)
    Lynne xxx

  7. This is sooo cute! Love those wee penguins! Clever die technique too!

  8. Adorable penguins and card Tara!
    Thanks for joining our love challenge
    Less is More

  9. Love this Tara, those penguins are too cute. Carol x

  10. It's a talking point alright about inlaid dies and OLCs... is it? isn't it?... without a backing it wouldn't work! Maybe we should take an opinion poll on it!
    It's a great card however and I bet your hubby loved it!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. I vote that it's perfectly okay to use a backing and inlaid die cuts on a one layer card! LOL! I think this card is just precious! I love those heart banners...and those cute little penguins!

  12. Very smart...using embedded die that idea! Adorable, balanced card! Love it.

    My Card Site: Creative Heart Designs


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