When You Don't Want Your Card Making to Take Hours . . .
I would be the first person to say I never make single layer cards, that a card doesn't look "finished" if the images and embellishments are just on the base card.
But then I look back through my creations or through the samples in the Stampin' Up! catalogue and I realise there are lots of beautiful cards where the base card has been stamped and minimal embellishments or layers have been added.
I can tell you one thing! It sure works out more economically and usually a lot faster!
And when I say economically, that's because it's the ideal time for using up some of those scraps in your unfinished projects basket.
With all the projects I did earlier in the year, I had lots of scraps of Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.
I look at what colours are in the paper and pull out coordinating card bases and in this case Basic Black which is an amazing mat layer for this paper as it really ties in with the patterened paper but also makes the small layers pop off the card.
The Love What You Do stamp set from the same Product Suite coordinates so well with the paper, so I also pulled that out, along with the same ink pad colours I had selected for the card stock. I also gathered some leftover embellishments from the same Product Suite - in this case labels from the Share What You Love embellishment kit and some Pearlised Doilies.
These designs really are so simple and fast to make, and yet I think they look lovely and would be thrilled if I found one in my mailbox!
If you'd like to add any of these supplies to your stash, click on the thumbnail below.