Gently Falling One Layer Card

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Don’t you just love one layer cards sometimes?  I was inspired this morning by a simple photo of some fall leaves.  I thought, I not create that same feeling on a simple and classic one layer card! 

Sometimes you just need a go to quick card for someone without getting all the papers out, you know? Here’s how you can achieve this exact result.

Creative Tips –

  • Bold images are great for cards like this.  Pick something that will really pop.  I chose the largest leaf from the Gently Falling stamp set.  Does anyone know what kind of leaf this is?  Let me know if the comment section below!Gently Falling 2 006
  • To keep with the falling leaves in fall theme, you can choose a trio of classic colors like Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi.  For the outline, the color Early Espresso with tie it all together.
  • The colors are a bit brighter until you put the Early Espresso on it.  Then it mutes it right down.Gently Falling 2 005
  • To tie it all together, stamp your greeting in Early Espresso.
  • That’s it!  You’re done – wasn’t that fast?

And for those of you who think I knock it out of the park on the first turn, I thought I’d show you how many I had to go through before I got it just right!!  Do you appreciate this?  Let me know in the comment section, and I’ll include more of this kind of stuff in the future.  Consider it my photo form of bloopers – I’m just human too, right?

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Do you want to want more one layer cards?  Clean and Simple cards?  Brayer cards?  Let me know – I’m always curious what my readers want to see!  Let me know below.  Have a great day! SmileGently Falling 2 002

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Stamp Sets – Gently Falling Ink – Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso Paper – Whisper White

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  1. Dawn Haylock says:

    I have only recently joined your website.
    I love the quick one layer cards fabulous ideas.
    I am still learning to Brayer self teaching I hope to get there though. I love brayered scences.
    Your tutorials are great.
    Thanks so much.
    Dawn Haylock

    • Welcome to The Creative Grove community! I’m so thrilled you’re here. I’m glad you love the brayered tutorials. Be sure to check out the classroom, we have a great brayered creative scenery class there too with in depth step by step instruction! Enjoy. 🙂
      Ingrid Blackburn recently posted…Cracked Glass TechniqueMy Profile

  2. I just found your website through a Google image search for Regarding Dahlias. I love clean and simple cards and not many SU! demos showcase sets this way. I’m adding your blog to my Feedly reader and would love to see more CAS cards.

    • Thanks for stopping by Francie! I LOVE the Regarding Dahlia’s stamp set…I don’t know if you can tell, it’s kind of a go to set for me! I even use it in subtle ways on cards. 🙂

      I’m always curious how people find me online – thanks for letting me know! 🙂 I do a lot of CAS, so stay tuned – if you search clean and simple on the blog – you’ll pull up everything in that category.

      Happy stamping and reading! 🙂
      Ingrid Blackburn recently posted…Label Thinlit Flip Flop CardMy Profile

  3. What a beautiful card and fabulous idea! I struggle with one layer creations … I always want to add ‘more’! LOL!! Thanks for inspiring me!
    Darlene Pavlick recently posted…The Sisterhood of Crafters ChallengeMy Profile

  4. Linda Wagers says:

    I just stumbled on your blog through Splitcoaststampers and love what I’ve seen. My stamping friends and I are always searching for something fresh and new for our card club, usually using more layers and more complexity. The one layer card is simple and yet creative. I’m anxious to come up with some one layer ideas too. Thanks

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