Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Step by Step one layer that looks like more

Ok for the Thank You card I made yesterday I took photos as I went.

First I used regular paper to make masks for the areas I did not want to stamp with the background stamp. These papers are taped to the grid sheet and to each other but the card can be slid in or out. Which means that if I wanted to make a bunch of these I could leave the masks taped down and just slide cards in and out to do a stack. Then I stamped the background stamp over the whole thing.

When I pulled the card out it looked like this, just a bit of the background stamp on either end.
My next step was to use a ruler to mark off the "pieces" of the card. I used black marker to do that, then used a gray marker to add shadow.
Then stamp the main image, color it and add a greeting.
The thing with this card is it's pretty cute, looks like it has dimension and it almost free to make. I did use super high quality Gina K cardstock. I feel like if you are doing a one layer card you must use the best cardstock you can. :)


Peggy said...

simple & adorable

pescbrico said...

Very clever and beautiful Erin! Thanks for sharing the technique!!! I may try it if I can find some crafty time!!

Debbie, said...

Really, really cute. I rarely make a single layer card because it seems so difficult, but this looks pretty easy. Thanks for the step-by-step.

travelingmama said...

This is SOOO cute! I love it!!

Cindi said...

cute card Erin! I like how you did your mask..you are so clever. thanks for the step by step

Annie said...

Great card, and hey, I LOVE that vegetable fabric with the animals. That is way cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

amandajean said...

oh, my. that card is C-U-T-E!!!