From the Archives…
Wetlands – Single Layer Card
Original Post Date: April 2017
So I wanted to share a sample of a Single Layer Card with all of you, since it is one of the suggested categories for this months Card Candy Challenge.
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This is a card I did three years ago with my stamping group. We used the Wetlands stamp set for the images, and a sponge technique to add the shading. Let me take you through the process.
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Wetlands – Single Layer Card Tips & Tricks
- So we start with our card base. Here I used Shimmery White, and cut it to 11 x 4 1/4.
- We then scored the card base at 5 1/2 for the standard fold.
- To create the window in which we stamp our images. Then we scored the front of the card again, at 1 1/2 inches from the fold, and 3 3/4 inches from the fold.
- To keep your card front clean! Mask off your image area. In the video I used scrap paper and washi tape! You may also want to use post it notes to cover the top and bottom portion of your card while you stamp and sponge on the ink.
- Fill in the White Space! The with sponge daubers or sections of Stampin’ Sponges and ink pads, we added Marina Mist and Soft Sky to fill in the white space.
- Stamp your images. Now the images from the Wetlands set were stamped in Night of Navy ink.
- Then the masks can be removed, and the sentiment stamped in the area below your focal point.
So, this is a sample of a single layer card design. We added some score lines for detail and texture. Filled a section with color and images. And for a little sparkle, we used Shimmery White Cardstock.
Okay, your turn. Create a Single Layer Card, and send me a photo. Play along with us this month in the paper Craft Stash! Card Candy Challenge.
From the Archives Series…
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I’m celebrating my 15th year with Stampin’ Up!
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