Sunday, October 14, 2018

One-layer Wonders | Craftin Desert Divas Designer Creative Challenge

Hi there folks..  I'm so happy to be back on Craftin Desert Divas blog sharing with you how I created multiple one-layer cards using masking with masking paper/post-it paper and stencils.

I used Holiday Fairies stamp for all cards as main image.  Using both Magic Castle and Hill Scene 2 stencils to create background, hills as well as puffy clouds.  As for the frame, I love to use Torn Paper dies for decorative edges.  To make them look a bit different besides using various distress oxide inks, I also used different sentiments from Snow Day and Santa's Helpers stamps.

One-layer card can be very complex and required multiple maskings to layer objects on top of each others.  Or it can be easy and achievable for mass production.  I'm sharing with you a short vdo how I mass produced these one-layer cards.

Here are some screenshots of the processing while I created them.

Positioned both Magic Castle stencil and Hill Scene 2 stencil onto the desired area.  By secured the card panel to the surface as well as the stencils on top of the card stock will make sure that the stencils will not shifting when inking.

Flip the stencil for multiple uses as positive and negative areas.

When changing the ink color, always clean up the stencil with damp cloth or wet wipe so that the previous ink will not be transferred to your next project.

Here are all the finished 5 cards.  They're same design but different looks.  

And here are screen short for distress oxide inks and copic markers that I used in each card.

Skin : E11/50/93
Hair : E40/42/44
Wings : BG10/11/13
Sky : Distress Oxide - broken china
Hill : Distress Oxide - ice spruce

Top left - Distress Oxide : worn lipstick, Copic :  B95/97/99
Top right - Distress Oxide : carved pumpkin, Copic : BG11/45/49
Center - Distress Oxide : wilted violet, Copic : YG 21/23/17
Bottom left - Distress Oxide : cracked pistachio, Copic : RV52/23/25
Bottom right - Distress Oxide : squeezed lemonade, Copic : R24/37/59

One-layer card is my favorite card technique.  I love fussy cut paper and do masking.  I hope you enjoy the vdo and give it a try and who knows... you might love it too!

Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome day.


Here are CDD products that I used in these cards

Holidays Fairies stamp
Snow Day stamp
Santa's Helpers stamp
Torn Paper dies
Magic Castle stencil
Hill Scene 2 stencil
Distress Oxide Inks


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