*This is 1 of 2 blog posts today. For the Mama Elephant Origami post, click HERE.
Welcome to another day here during Lawn Fawn's February Inspiration Week!
I've been sharing a quite a few cards that have layers (die cuts, foam adhesive and more) so today I wanted to show how easy and fun it is to create a single layer card (and how that doesn't have to mean boring!).
I'm addicted to single layer cards. Why, you may ask...
For one thing they are super easy to mail. No bulk. No extra postage needed.
And with the incredible tools available to us stampers, like glitter pens, glaze pens, watercolors, chalks, markers and more, it's never been easier to add that extra somethin' to our cards without the bulk!
To create my card today, I started at the bottom and stamped the "wire" the birdies are standing on using MFT Grout Gray Ink. I chose a subtle ink so that the other elements (i.e. birds, balloons and greeting) took center stage while adding to the overall design.
Next, I stamped the birds using my new favorite SSS Black Ink and colored them in with colored pencils, blending with Gamsol and a stub pencil.
I stamped one balloon string using MFT Grout Gray Ink to look like it was being held by the bird's beak and then stamped the heart balloon using Hero Arts Ultra Pink Ink. Then I stamped the two round balloons using HA Butter Bar Ink and HA Mint Julep Ink before adding the remaining balloon strings. Again, I wanted the balloons to take center stage so I used the MFT Grout Gray Ink for the strings. White gel pen accents and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker over the balloons make them pop!
Adding white gel pen detail to the birdies are one of my favorite ways to add character to colored images. I also added detail to the eye of each bird using the black glaze pen.
Finally, a multi-colored stamped greeting always adds a punch of color and interest. This is easy with a font style like this one. I inked up the first two words "oh & happy" using HA Mint Julep Ink, then I carefully added the darker ink, HA Navy Mid Tone Ink for the word "oh" right over the lighter ink. I flipped the stamp around and added ink to the word "day" using Hero Arts Ultra Pink Ink. Then I stamped it on my card. Easy peasy!
. . . SUPPLIES . . .
Here's a re-cap of all the projects I've shared this past week:
- Lawn Fawn Let's Roll Card
- Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble Border Die & Hello Scripty Die Card
- Lawn Fawn Year Four Stamp Set & Spring Showers Die Card
- Hello Sunshine Collection Layout
Thanks for spending February Inspiration Week with me!