Hello crafty friends! I have a super easy, one layer card to share with you today (along with a quick “how to” video clip) featuring the MFT BB Birthday Bears Stamp Set.
When making one-layered cards, I always create a rough draft (as shown below) first. To do this, I simply stamp my images onto a scrap piece of card stock that will be the same size as my actual card. It doesn’t matter if the stamp lines overlap. Since this is a rough draft, no one will ever see it and you will simply use it as a guide when creating your final product.
** In order to make your stamping easier, I highly recommend that you use some type of stamping platform. I highly recommend the MISTI Stamping Tool (Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented). As a card maker, I use my MISTI any time that I craft. It helps me to get crisp images when I stamp as well as the ability to make one layered cards easily. **
After I created my rough draft, I then stamped my images again onto a sheet of Gina K. Designs Masking Magic Sheets. Next, I fussy cut these images out with a sharp pair of scissors and used them to cover my images as I stamped my final project (which I had stamped onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.)
** TIP: When working on your final project, always stamp the images that you want to appear in the front of your card first. Next, you will mask these images prior to stamping the images that you want to be shown behind the ones that you’ve already stamped. **
Once I was finished stamping, I left the masking pieces on while I quickly ink-blended my background with some MFT Cotton Candy Premium Dye Ink. I then added some white ink spatters to my background for added interest. Once my background was dry (it only takes a few minutes to dry) I then removed my masking pieces and colored my images with Copic Markers (you can use whatever coloring medium you prefer).
Copic Colors Used:
- Bear: E40, E42, E44, E47
- Balloon and Hat: RV00, RV52, RV55, RV56
- Ground: T0, T1, T2, T3
I then die cut my card using one of the dies from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics Set 1, stamped my sentiment, and then layered my die cut piece onto a standard A2 Card Base of Ripe Raspberry Card Stock.
I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!