First, I created the one layer card I've been wanting to create:
I used the sketch at CPS this week for the layout of the card. I grabbed a piece of kraft colored card stock and masked all but the border. I inked the border with Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Ink. Then I masked pieces of the card to achieve the look I was going for. All of it being stamped in the Early Espresso. After all was stamped, I thought it was missing a little definition, so I added the white dash lines which added just a dash of color.
After seeing the white color pop on the kraft card stock, I decided to try coloring in the images. So I repeated the process and instead of adding the white dash lines, I pulled out the Copics and went to town coloring in the images:
This was also for the challenge over at iCopic this week - color on non-white. I love how the colors look on the kraft background. I opted to outline it in black this time to not draw too much away from the coloring. Seeing the lovely colors on this version of the one layer, I decided to go one step farther...
I re-masked everything and re-stamped it all, as well as stamping on scraps of colored papers so I could paper piece some of the images. And since it technically was no longer a one layer card, I went ahead and popped up the main image and let some of the paper piecing hang off of the edge. I also decided to Stickle the dragonfly for just a little bit of shimmer.
In the end it was fun to challenge myself with the one layer card, but seeing the third card makes me remember why I rarely do it - It's much more fun with the different layers!
SUPPLIES -Clouds, Blooming Heart
Stampin' Up! - Woodgrain Background Stamp, Early Espresso Ink
Lavender Stickles and Liquid Pearls in Pewter (for the Dragonfly in version 3)
Copics (for version 2) - R32, R37, R59, B02, V06, V12, YR68, E29, E35, E37, 100