One Layer Challenge and More Riley Fun!

Hello friends!  Hope you’re having a great week so far!  I have a few cards to share with you today that I’ve made over the weekend having some fun.


I love the cute little grin this goat has! This goat along with all of the images used are from the same stamp set by Inky Stamper. This month, the Inky Stamper FB group challenged us to create a ONE-LAYER only card…not even ribbon/twine, etc could be used! I haven’t made one of these CAS or one-layer cards for quite some time, but I enjoyed the play with it.

So I’ve used masking paper to create this by stamping the goat over masking paper, stamping the goat over the front of the card and then placing the cut out masked goat to cover him up.  I then die cut a circle over another piece of masking paper and placed the left over piece on top of my card where I masked my goat image.  All that was left was the circle opening and this is where I ink blended the opening with distress inks.  I also stamped the small line of grass with green ink.

I took off the circle mask along with the goat mask.  I colored up the goat with Copic markers and then I stamped the triangle image from the same stamp set along with the sentiment.  I then added 3 black gems and colored the inside triangles with a glitter brush pen.  I also used my corner chomper to round the two bottom corners.

This last weekend there was another OOAK event and there was another fun card kit from Riley and Co.  I didn’t attend the entire event, but joined in to see what the new release was about while I was making my cards from the kit.  I’m pretty sure that there are no more of these kits left as they sold out of the first batch and had to make more.

The critters are so fun to color and I really loved these papers from the kit as they have me anxiously awaiting Spring to get here!  I’m bundled up, drinking hot liquids and trying to stay warm, but nothing beats a warm Spring day!😁

To get a better look at each one of these cards up close along with what’s going on for the insides, check out the gallery below.  If you’re directly on my blog website, you can click on each photo below to enlarge it:

Just wanted to share my recent makes as I’m still trying to work at finishing up some Valentine cards along with getting going on the wedding invites.  Sure enjoy seeing the wonderful inspiration from everyone and hope that you’re all staying safe and warm friends!  Thanks for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

Challenges (Top Goat card ONLY):

  1. Challenge Up Your Life – Triangles
  2. Happy Little Stampers CAS – “Inky”
  3. CAS on Friday – Male
  4. Krafty Chicks – Stamp Act
  5. Just Add Ink – Minimalist 

25 thoughts on “One Layer Challenge and More Riley Fun!

  1. Super cute one layer card and loving the goats grin too Vicki x. Three extra fun cards with pretty papers and beautifully coloured critters x. Thanks for the smiles Vicki x.


  2. You always create such fun cards, and in this case, they’re all delightful! I refer to myself as an old goat some days, so I can relate to the first card with that touch of brilliance in masking!. The others are so much fun and in this world we’re living in now, laughing is necessary to stay sane! Love those great sentiments and everything looks fantastic! Great job on each card!


  3. Super cute cards, all of them! Love, love, love the goat! And of course the Riley stamps are always a hoot! Great job with all of these! 😉


  4. Hairball..ha ha ha, thanks for that this very early in the morning, that laugh was better than coffee..what a fabulous group of fun and fabulous cards Vicki, you must have had a great the cat and goat and the other critters and who cares if the card does not open fully, no one will know, mine sometimes don’t close and that can be obvious..awesome cards and post..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. You certainly didn’t let “this challenge get your goat.” Your card has so much visual interest and using something as dramatic as a goat worked so well…. Great job and your Riley cards turned out so cute…My card with the Hive worked, but I had turned the paper the wrong way to glue in the card, it didn’t fit under the panels that I was to put in the card. I’m going to do it again, with other papers etc. and do it right next time. All in all it was fun, and they are so cute!


  6. Super cute Vicki. Your masking and colouring is so beautiful and effective. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Just Add Ink.


  7. I think the goat image is so cute. Great use of masking and ink blending to create your one layer card. Thank you for joining us at HLS CAS ‘inky’ challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT


  8. These are all darling, Vicki, but the inside sentiment on the cat card just … hang on, I have to say it … chokes me up! lol Love your fabulous coloring and the way you masked the goat makes him my favorite of all the critters. 😀


  9. These cards are absolutely cutie pies if there were! What a delightfully cheerful menagerie of paper-crafted critters.

    Love the warm, sunny colour palette that runs through them as well. It is all the more needed as we valiantly make our way through these last few long, icy weeks of winter.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life


  10. Love the GOAT card. My chemo teen boy’s favorite animal is a goat. I made his birthday card using a goat but plan on making him a couple more goat cards. Love all of your critter cards, just too cute. So happy you are sharing such great cards with us.


  11. I totally agree with you, Vicki. This goat is adorable. A great card with an excellent double masking technique. I love the other cards too, it’s a very beautiful set of cards and the animals are amazing.


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