See bottom of post for complete rules for the challenges.
This week's One-Layer Wednesday Challenge (OLW2) is to make a one-layer card with either flock or glitter.
[Please note if you don't have flock or glitter, some other textural substitute may be used...sand, salt, sugar, a texture embossing plate, Flower Soft, a rubbing, a faux treatment, etc.]
Both of my cards showcase Doodlebug flock, which I bought in a 12-pack of adorable tiny glass containers at Hobby Lobby for 40% off. I stamped with the Essential Glue Pad, poured a generous amount of flock over the image, pressed firmly with my fingers, then shook off the excess onto a scrap sheet of copy paper. (That glue pad works pretty well with flock but not so well with glitter, in my experience.) Flock is a great way to take a simple, flat design and kick it up a bit.
First up, an orange flower using PTI's Dot Spot and Mixed Messages. This much fuzziness on one card is so pretty and tactile!
The second card uses all three of my favorite stamp companies on one card. The tree is SU's Trendy Trees, the sentiment is from PTI's Sign Language, and the swish is from Hero Arts Friendship Messages clear set.
So if you have some flock, break it out and have some fun!
Simplicity Tip: Getting flock or glitter to stick is sometimes a challenge. Some of my favorite products are red tape (great for making lines of glitter or flock on a card), large sheets of adhesive (great for punched shapes), the essential glue pad (for flock only...it won't hold glitter well), and the Quickie Glue Pen (best glue pen I ever used and will hold glitter okay, not perfectly). For glitter, however, my hands-down favorite is Stickles because there is no mess.
Here are the official requirements for the One-Layer Wednesday Challenge at Simplicity:
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half. No other layers of cardstock are allowed.
2. Ink is always welcome.
3. There will be one other requirement to each challenge. It may be a color challenge, a product challenge, a technique challenge, an inspiration challenge, an occasion challenge, whatever.
4. If you do not have the exact product or color to meet the challenge, you may substitute whatever you have that is closest or fake it with a faux treatment. No one will be discriminated against for lack of supplies. Work with what you have and know you are welcome!
5. Each challenge will be open for one week. Upload your cards through InLinkz. See the link in the sidebar.