Saturday, April 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Hero Arts!!

This week was the 1 year blog celebration over at Hero Arts! I can't believe its already been a year since the blog started and almost a year since I started my OWN blog!

To celebrate the challenge this week was to create one layer cards- other than embellishments and ribbons- no pretty patterned papers, no extra layers of cardstock etc. This was super tough for me- had a couple of re-dos before I came up with cards that I am happy with in the end!

I decided that I wanted to keep these one layer cards as simple as possible. For the first one I did knew I wanted to use these two elements together:

Supplies: Four Dolls; Asian Frames, All Occasion Messages (all Hero Arts), Prima flowers, Pearl Gems (Q & Co.), Copic markers, Scorpal- for gridlines

This second card I used a nestability to frame out the center and embossed the outside using a Cuttlebug embossing folder using this "trick" found here.

Supplies: So Sweet; Tree, Bird & Messages (both Hero Arts), Scalloped Oval diecut (Nestabilities-Spellbinders), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Provocraft), Prima flowers, Flower gems (Hero Arts), Copic markers

Now... this card was one that had me re-doing a few times over! I had this idea and really wanted to work it out and on the third try I think it was- finally worked out for me! Again, I used a rectangle nestability to emboss the center, stamped & masked the butterfly & floral background.

Supplies: Heart-winged Butterfly; DesignBlock Outline Flowers (both Hero Arts), gems, pearls, Stickles, buttons, Copic Markers

And after that- this idea popped into my head and was able to throw it together faster than any of the others since it didn't require and coloring!

Supplies: Patterned Hearts; All Occasion Messages (both Hero Arts), gems, buttons, Ribbon (American Crafts)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You kicked the pants off single layers! These are awesome!

  2. Great cards! Congratulations!

  3. your cards are sure know how to rock those one layer cards...

  4. wow - what amazing cards. You certainly "tamed" the one layer monster. Love how you coloured the embossed circle. Love that technique

  5. Wow these one layer cards are fantastic!!! I love what you came up with.

  6. I hope you don't mind, but I have nominated you for the lemonadestand award.

  7. Hi, Lysa! Gorgeous one layer cards! :-)


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