This week's Less Is More challenge is a fun one. One Layer, but with a twist. No white card bases allowed. My friend Hannelie made me pretty much give up altogether on this challenge when she linked up this card, which I think is probably the best One Layer Card EVER. I mean, look at the depth and interest she achieved. I just love how the flower and font of the sentiment look with that shading.
But then I had an idea. I started with a white card base. And then I sponged it all over and ended up with this (you can see that the distress ink wasn't even dry yet!):
To keep it clean and simple, after I embossed the sentiment in clear (yes it comes that way, with 3 'thank yous'), I sponged on only 3 colours, in shades that are closely related.
As you can see, in the end I couldn't resist cutting this down and putting it onto a white card base so that there's a nice big white frame around the edges! lol! I love my white card bases - thanks to Chrissie and Jen for the stretch this week but I'll have to give it another try!