I'm always intrigued by well designed, single layer cards, and as of late, have also been inspired by the clean, simple card ideas I've been seeing at Wiggy's World (Donelda's blog)... Hence, this card.
Here's a visual 'How To':
Other Card Details --
Stamps: FL-30 Leaves #1, WD-51 Lovely Smile - Inks:Versafine Toffee, Memories (Honey, Apple), Adirondack (Red Pepper, Cranberry) - Other: Fabriano Medieovalis square note card, Transcendence embossing powder. All dye inks applied with sponge daubers.
-- The Frisket film used for masking, was just something I happened to have on hand. Eclipse tape works just as well. While thin text weight paper can also work, both the Frisket and the Eclipse are sticky-backed which creates a nice, 'tight' fit around images. Frisket and Eclipse masks are also durable and reusable -- Plus, their 'sticky' will not damage paper surfaces.
-- When applying ink along the seam line where mask and image meet, try to use either a pouncing motion, or inward brushing motion. Brushing outward, from image to mask, may push ink under the mask, and outside the image.
Hope you give it a try,