One Layer Cards

Hi everyone and happy Sunday :)

Today I am sharing not one but two "OLC" (= one layer cards) with you, that I created for the new "One-Layer Simplicity Challenge Blog" :)

Their challenges are not new, but they now have a separate blog for their challenges and the challenges are monthly!

What exactly is an "OLC", you may ask? It is defined as a card made from one piece of cardstock, folded in half to create the card base on no other layers of cardstock! 

Sounds easy? Well... I'd say these are the most difficult cards to create *lol* At least they are for me! 

But hey, why not challenge yourself and try to do an OLC? Just do it and then link it up on their challenge blog. The current challenge is kind of a "anything goes", because they ask the players to "restock their shelves". 

In my case the decision was really easy: I am always in need of Birthday cards! I never have enough!  Don't know why, but for some reason I tend to create cards for any occasion... but seldom for Birthdays ;-) So this challenge was a great impulse for me, to create another Birthday card :)

You can find the step-by-step instructions for both cards in the "Instructions" box below!

The second card is a winter "just because" greeting card. You never can have enough "just because" cards to send out to friends, can you? :)

You can find the step-by-step instructions for both cards in the "Instructions" box below!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you will come back for a visit, soon :)
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!


    "Party On" card:
  • make card base from kraft cardstock (4 1/4" x 11") and round lower corners
  • create stencil by using a scrap piece of cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and cut a label "window" in the centre
  • affix this homemade stencil to the front of your card using non-permanent adhesive
  • use a sponge dauber and pick up some Versamagic Cloud White to color the kraft cardstock inside the label "stencil" 
  • create a faux stichted border around the stenciled label using a paper piercing tool and a white gel pen
  • stamp "Keep Calm..." sentiment with Memento Luxe Love Letter to the centre
  • embellish with glitter droplets and clear rhinestones
    "Let It Snow" card:


    "Party On" card:
    "Let It Snow" card:



  1. I don't think I've ever created a single layer card - I usually do cards with lots and lots of layers. Might be interesting to try though. Both of your cards turned out beautifully!
    Hugs! xx

  2. Oh die sind toll geworden! Besonders die erste gefällt mir. OLC sind schon ne Herausforderung, aber ich finds immer schön!
    LG Vanessa x

  3. Ich liebe diese OLC Herausforderungen ja auch, seit ich mich mehr mit CAS und OLC befasse werden alle Karten meist etwas weniger beladen *gg

    Deine beiden Karten sind superklasse, das mit der Maskentechnik werde ich mir merken - sehr vielseitig ~ danke
    LG hellerlittle

  4. Sylvia, your kraft card is so creative! I LOVE the way you created an effect of layers and dimension, and your use of the bling is just perfect! And I've already commented on your delightfully shimmery winter card that is so very pretty! Thanks for giving such a nice plug for the new challenge blog and for contributing such wonderful cards to it!

  5. gorgeous one layer beauties!

  6. What a Stunning cards Sylvia!!! Love both of them :)


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Sylvia xx