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Purple Onion Designs | 18th Anniversary Sale – Sending Happy Wishes

July 28, 2021

Purple Onion Designs | 18th Anniversary Sale – Sending Happy Wishes

July 28, 2021

Hello friends! Purple Onion Designs is having a mega sale right now and offering 25% OFF almost all of their rubber stamps! I created a fun, single layer card today featuring the SS Minow Rubber Stamp illustrated by Stacey Yacula.

Even though they may look like a lot of work, I find one layer cards very relaxing. I find that it’s pretty easy to fussy cut the masking pieces for my images in the evening after the kids go to bed. My husband and I will watch a tv show and I’ll just fussy cut away.

For this card, I started with a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped my SS Minow image into the center portion of my card with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Prior to stamping, I cut a wavy line (resembling an ocean wave) from a piece of Gina K Masking Magic Sheets. I placed this onto my card base first so that the bottom of the boat would not be stamped onto my actual card stock. I then stamped my image again onto a piece of masking paper and fussy cut it. I also cut off the bottom portion of the boat using my initial wavy masking piece as a guide. I then covered my image with the masking paper and used Distress Inks to blend some ocean waves (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and a touch of Chipped Sapphire). Next, I covered the top portion of my card with a piece of paper and splattered the ocean waves with both water and diluted Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

Before removing my masking piece on the boat, I also blended my sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and splattered it with some diluted white and blue paints for added interest. I then removed my masking piece and allowed the background to dry before heat embossing my sentiment from the Essential Thoughts Sentiment Set with fine detail white embossing powder. Lastly, I trimmed my card down to 4″ x 5.25″ and layered it with both white and light gray card stock pieces. I then finished it by coloring my images with Copic Alcohol Markers.

You can check out all of the other adorable rubber stamps that Purple Onion Designs has to offer HERE!

Copic Colors Used:

  • Reds: R05, R35, R39, R80
  • Boat: E31, E23, E25, E29
  • Sails: 0, C00, C1, C3, C5
  • Bunny: W00, W1, W3
  • Bird: E41, E43, E44, E47
  • Teals: G000, BG11, BG13, BG49

Thank you kindly for dropping by! If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

  • Jeanne July 29, 2021 at 6:59 AM

    Your one layer cards are always fantastic, Rachel. The scene you are able to create is always top-notch and your coloring is filled with depth and detail. Wow!

    • rachelalvaradodesigns August 5, 2021 at 10:37 AM

      Thank you so very much for your sweet comments, my friend!

  • Anne+Sturgeon July 29, 2021 at 12:10 PM

    I love using masks… as a child I loved cutting out paper dolls. I wish you could still buy them. Everything is punch out now…. Love the color and your waves are perfect. Hope they catch their limit! TFS

    • rachelalvaradodesigns August 5, 2021 at 10:38 AM

      I used to cut out paper dolls too! It was always so much fun.

    Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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