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Toy 06-13-2010 08:08 PM

TLC277 ~ One Layer Wonders ~ (06/14/10)
Hi Friends!

Before I get to our challenge for this week, I need to express a few things. First, I have received several e-mails and PMs expressing concern that the recent TLCs have not been what some have expected of this challenge. I want to explain that over the last several months, I have received a few messages with suggestions for challenges. Some of them are definitely workable and either have been done or are on the calendar to be done. Some of the suggestions are for challenges that would require specialty items that most or many of you may not have (I know I don’t!). I try to keep the challenge open to as many as possible. What I would like is for you all to send me LINKS to challenge ideas. I want to make this fun AND accessible to all stampers.

~ One Layer Wonders ~

This has been done before back in ’06, but I thought it would be good to revisit the technique for those of us who really struggle with the concept. The idea is to stamp directly on the card base with NO layers at all on top of that. Anybody who knows me will know that this particular challenge is TOUGH for me. Although, I totally love the cards that are done this way!!

Here is my sample: (As you can see, I am certainly no JulieHRR!)

~ OLC Thinking of You ~

When uploading your creation, please include the KEYWORD TLC277 (no spaces)

You can find the entire TLC277 gallery HERE.

No go create!

I love rubber 06-13-2010 08:27 PM

Thankyou thankyou thankyou. I will have my house full of overseas guests all week and the only way participation in the challenge this week would even be possible for me is if you came up with something like this. I'll put something together when everyone else has gone to bed!

Biggan 06-13-2010 09:40 PM

Thanks for the challenge! Here´s my one layer card;



kflorenski 06-13-2010 10:00 PM

Thanks for the fun and simple challenge this evening.
Here is my heartfelt thinking of you card.

chrisations.ink 06-13-2010 10:36 PM

I NEED PRACTICE WITH THESE. . . great challenge Holly!


Stampingmathilda 06-13-2010 11:08 PM

Here's mine in the gallery:

I woke up way too early this morning, so I had time to take step by step photo's. If you're interested you can see them on my blog here:

Love this technique!!

mnfroggie 06-13-2010 11:08 PM

I think one layer cards are hard, too, but it so happens I need to make some tonight! Here's what I came up with so far

One Layer Essence of Style Invites

scrown8301 06-14-2010 12:05 AM

I love the simplicity of this challenge! I haven't stamped in months, literally, months. This is the perfect challenge to get my creative juices flowing again! Will be back with my creation!

lisa lara 06-14-2010 12:35 AM

Thanks Holly. This was fun. Here is my ONE LAYER SHROOMS.

One4Joy 06-14-2010 12:59 AM

hey Holly, thanks so very much for being our Hostess with the mostest!!! I can imagine that it is not as easy as this weeks challenge! It was a timely challenge for me as I've been doing alot of thinking about simplicity.

Off to post my card

Vicky Gould 06-14-2010 02:17 AM

First, I want to say I think you're doing an outstanding job as hostess, Holly. Thanks for all you do. Second, off to do a one layer card which I think is hard, but a challenge is a challenge! Have a great day.

dawnmercedes 06-14-2010 02:59 AM

Holly! I love one layer cards. I am sure we'll have great ones to ooh and aah over today!

DawnL 06-14-2010 03:54 AM

I think you're doing a FINE job Holly!! thanks for a great challenge!

cjcape521 06-14-2010 03:57 AM

I think you do a great job at challenges, because they're workable for both the beginners (myself) and the crafters who have been in it for awhile. I myself find it a very expensive hobby, (without specialty items, LOL!) so thank you for keeping the materials simple!

bambi64 06-14-2010 04:00 AM

Holly, this will work perfectly for the teacher gifts I am busy creating like mad (school is out this wend!). Now if I can do it, have a hard time creating such simple cards like this! lol

hobbydujour 06-14-2010 04:04 AM

Great challenge, Holly! I find these cards some of the hardest to do since there is little margin for error. Also I love mats...so this REALLY challenges me. Thanks!


Clownmom 06-14-2010 04:06 AM

I don't often make one-layer cards, so this challenge was definitely not easy for me either, Holly. Here's my card --

Butterfly Silhouette

resqbarbie 06-14-2010 04:06 AM

here is mine:

A Heart has Wings

SmilynStef 06-14-2010 04:25 AM

I always love one layer cards ...

Keep calm. Ride on.

schirmcat 06-14-2010 04:47 AM

Who doesn't need practice with a one layer card? THANKS, HOLLY! PS...Sometimes it IS hard to do a challenge that is posted with the need for lots of new supplies. Plus, I don't want to "work" too hard in the summer months, right? :) Keep on going with your TLC ideas, I think they are all great!

Vicky Gould 06-14-2010 05:06 AM

One layer - if the card base counts, the Challenge Police will be after me! Clean and Simple - things that fly.


Have a great day - out to cut grass and weed!

Stamper for fun 06-14-2010 05:49 AM

One layer cards are a challenge for me. I absolutely LOVE one layer cards but when I make them they seem to not have the special touch to make them pop. I follow Susan's (Simplicity) blog every day and she works magic to her OLC. Sometimes it takes me longer to come up with an idea and make a OLC than it does a card with coloring, layers and embellishments.

allee's 06-14-2010 06:12 AM

I love one layer cards, Holly! Here is mine:


Greywolf 06-14-2010 06:13 AM

Holly - You do a great job at coming up with challenges. Some are more challenging than others for me, but the ones I think are hard, others may find simple. You have a big challenge just trying to challenge a very diverse group of crafters! Making a one layer card is going to be tough for me. I may have made only 2 of them in the 3 years that I've been stamping. I've already posted the latest one, so I can't cheat and use that. (Not that I would cheat, of course ;) ) I'll try to come up with something.

Wendybell 06-14-2010 06:21 AM

This was NOT easy for me!! (and I cheated ... a little ... 'cause I can't stamp straight!!)

Because I Care

jdmommy 06-14-2010 06:32 AM

here's mine

I agree with you, Holly. I think these are HARD to do well!!

cullenwr 06-14-2010 07:24 AM

I hope that splicing 2 sheets into one is acceptable! :-) MY CARD

greenmaytag 06-14-2010 07:30 AM

Great challenge. I love the simplicity of these one layer wonders. Here is my entry. Thanks for looking.


bensarmom 06-14-2010 07:56 AM

Love your challenges......never doubt yourself.
Here's mine for today...........have to say it was very difficult. couldn't do it until after my coffee.......LOL

yo sam 06-14-2010 07:58 AM

Okay, this wasn't easy! Thanks for a great challenge!!! I am still having trouble with my glimmer mist. Mine is too heavy in places. I'll just have to keep trying. http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...7478?nocache=1

BobbiesGirl 06-14-2010 08:03 AM

Oh, Holly, I thank you for doing a wonderful job hosting this challenge. I am not a technique junkie and am definitely NOT like my sister who teaches techniques, but I need to keep trying because it pushes my envelope. Sometimes they are hard for me for one reason or another, but I would never criticize a hostess as I know the responsibility is not always easy for you. Thanks for always being there AND for today's easy challenge. I think I can do it. LOL

Cook22 06-14-2010 08:12 AM

One Layer Thanks
Running late with the housework, I'll be back to browse the gallery when I get a bit of it dealt with.

bfinlay 06-14-2010 08:26 AM

A great challenge, here's my card:

niki1 06-14-2010 08:49 AM

Thanks Holly for each challenge...
Here is my card :

jovialjudi 06-14-2010 09:00 AM

Thanks Holly!
Here is mine

I love rubber 06-14-2010 09:02 AM

Not much to it, I made it in a class. Anyway here it is. Lame Flowers.

tradergirl 06-14-2010 09:11 AM

And here is my one layer card...


Kathy LeDonne 06-14-2010 09:16 AM

One layer cards are also a challenge for me! Here's my CARD.

bwstamper 06-14-2010 09:32 AM

Thanks Toy, a real challenge. My picture is not very good. It shows none of the shimmer of the Perfect Pearls that I used.

One Layer Birthday

janaria 06-14-2010 10:45 AM

One Layer. . .I wonder. .
Whew! One layer sounds simple, but it is quite the challenge! Thanks! Here's my contribution:
Lifting You in Prayer

It's cased from the gallery of our featured stamper LeAnne's and also meets the criteria for the CAS71 Things that Fly challenge.

Thanks all!

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