Sea You Soon One Layer Card // Card Creations

August 24, 2017

Hello crafty people! Today I took another approach to making simple cards. I do not gravitate towards making one layer cards because they usually require a lot of planning. I wanted to have an even easier approach than the traditional one layer card which usually involves masking, ink blending, and fussy cutting. This technique allows colors to mix, but still pack a bold punch of color.

I am featuring this stamp set from MFT that has a lot of different sea themed stamps. My original vision of this card included a coral reef at the bottom and fish swimming above it and luckily that's how it turned out. I used various oranges and greens to create the ocean floor. I also used detail stamps like small pebbles to help create more interest and texture. I use a really old set of ink pads called Whispers. Since I wanted bolder colors I used a stamping platform to help get great and exact impressions. 

Once I had finished the ocean floor, I had a hard time picking out colors for my fish. Since I didn't add a watery background, I decided that the fish should be blue. These fish took multiple layers of ink and you can still tell that they are not as smooth. I left them the way they are and moved on to the sentiment. This sentiment came in the same set and I wanted it to pop. I decided to use Memento black ink to help make it pop out.

The final finishing touches on this card were very simple. I stamped some very light blue bubbles near my fish at the top to give the card some movement. Lastly, I added clear sequins to add little hints of shine to the ocean floor. Almost as if it was sunken treasure! I enjoyed making this one layer card. Do you make one layer cards often? I hope you enjoyed this fun card. Thanks for stopping by!

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