Today’s card features a few different techniques. I had to use a couple of the techniques specifically because I wanted to created a one layer card, but I also wanted it to have dimension. The specific techniques I used were three layers of masking, ink blending, and Copic coloring. It was definitely a time-consuming process, but I think the end result was worth it.
I started by stamping the floral line art image from the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew twice. I stamped it once on my card front and again on a piece of masking paper. I placed the flower mask over the flower on the card front then stamped the leaves. I stamped the leaf image two more times on a piece of masking paper then placed them on the two leaf clusters on the left side. I didn’t have to mask off the leaves on the right since I knew they were beyond where I planned to do my ink blending.
I used some Post-It tape to mask off a tall narrow rectangle on the left side of the card. Using the Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios, I did some ink blending in the masked rectangle area. The Distress Oxide ink colors I used for the ink blending were Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Festive Berries Distress.
For the sentiment, I used the hello image from the Flower Arrangement stamp set, also from Altenew. I stamped it use VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. Since I was stamping over Distress Oxide ink, it dulled down the black ink in the area where there was overlap. To correct that issue, I traced over the affected portion of the sentiment using a black gel ink pen. I tried using my Copic Multiliner first, but that didn’t give enough coverage. The black gel pen worked like a charm though! The specific one I used was the Pilot Envelope Writing Pen.
The final step on this card was the Copic coloring. Here are the colors I used:
- Flower petals: W5, W3, W1, W00, G20, Colorless Blender
- Flower center: Y13, Y17, YR16
- Leaves: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
- Drop shadow: C5, C3, C1, C00, Colorless Blender
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch 385
- Less is More – the current theme is one layer cards featuring petals or buds.
- Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – the current theme is one layer cards.
Until next time …