Showing posts with label one layer card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label one layer card. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Rare Blessings One Layer Card PCC353 By Rick Adkins

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a really pretty and easy one layer card with you today.  I wanted the orchid image in the Rare Blessings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! to be the main focus on my card today.  I didn't want a lot of embellishments, or layers so a one layer card was the way to go.  Here's a look at my card. 
 The Rare Blessings Stamp Set features a wonderfully detailed orchid just for you to give to a friend. The Rare Blessings Stamp Set also comes with great sentiments in a beautiful font.  I think the orchid is what I noticed first when I was thumbing through the catalog back in April and was like omg I have to have that set.  Then I look at the sentiments and it was a must have after reading what was in the set and seeing the fonts.
I used a little ink blending in the background of the card to enhance the coloring of the orchid.  But, before I laid down the Crushed Curry ink blend; I had to stamp the orchid and mask it.  I create my mask with a little Avery Removable Label and cut it out.  For the colors of the orchid I used my Stampin' Blends.  There's really not a lot of real estate to color with this image, but I still got four different colors on each section.  For the leaves I used Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.  For the orchid's blooms I used Purple Posy and Highland Heather.  For the flower centers I used Daffodil Delight.  I did use the light and dark of all these markers on the flowers and leaves.  Even with out a lot of area to color I still could get in there and add some nice shading.  

When I got the orchid colored it was standing out from the background enough.  The reason for that was the ink blending in the background was so soft compared to the coloring with the blends.  So I came back in with the Daffodil Delight blends and the color lifter and added some color around the the orchid.  I wanted it to kind of look like a glowing shadow around the image.  I think it made the image pop more.  What do you think?  

To decorate the envelope for this card; I simply stamped the orchid in tuxedo black ink on the front.  This gave me a nice backdrop for the front of the envelope and I still have plenty of room to write my recipients address.   To decorate the flap of the envelope I just stamped the orchid blooms around in a pattern, as you all know I like to do if you follow my blog.  
I hope that you have enjoyed my little one layer card today.  Thank you for stopping by and spending a few minutes of  your day with me.  I will be back again tomorrow with a video tutorial so I will see you tomorrow.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

First Steps Baby Card for this weeks Saturday Simple Stamping


Hello and welcome to my blog, I am super glad you're here.  If this is your fist visit welcome if  you are returning welcome back.  Today, it's time for another Saturday Simple Stamping post.  If you are unfamiliar with simple stamping I will explain it a little for you.  Simple Stamping is geared toward the person that has not touched a stamp, but want to learn stamping and paper crafting.  It is mostly cards made with just stamps, ink, and paper.  This is a way to share projects that with you if you are a beginner that are easily reproduced, and easy to create but look impressive.   Because there's nothing like putting stamp to paper for the first time. 

For this weeks episode I have a super cute baby card for you today.  My card uses the First Steps Stamp Set.  Which is a great little set that features imagery that can be used for both a baby boy & a baby girl.  Which is the way I designed today's Simple Stamping card.  I wanted to share with you a super easy card that you can easily recreate multiple times if needed.   I know that you are dying to see today's card.  So here is a little look at my card. 


I designed this card as a one layer card which makes it super easy.  I wanted to design this card as a one layer card because I knew I was going to design it as a unisex baby card.   It's nice to have a card designed for either or; one you can create a few of these at once and keep them on hand for the times you need one.  But, with this stamp set it's super easy to create a few of them with either sex in mind.  
Since we are making a one layer card, without any layers, I thought it maybe important to share a few tips with you.  One of the biggest tricks in paper crafting and card making is the card base.  There's a difference between card stocks.  The regular whisper white cardstock is a all around cardstock.  Its actually meant to be for stamping on with it's ultra smooth surface.  The thick whisper white is for card bases.  You want to use the the thicker cardstock for card bases because it is thick enough to stand up to a lot of abuse.  It will stand up easier since it's the thick cardstock where the regular whisper white will buckle much easier when made into a card base.  You can still even stamp on the thick whisper white it also has a nice smooth surface, not quite as smooth as the regular, but still smooth enough to give you a nice stamped impression.  Which is why it was the perfect choice for my one layer card.  

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I hope that this series has inspired you to take up one of the most fun crafts out there.  And that I can help guide you in your new journey through the world of paper crafting.  I have a new Saturday Simple stamping post each week, so make sure you subscribe to my channel and my YouTube Channel.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today I have a full list of all the items that I used in the Shopping List below.  You can just click on the item on the list and it will take you to my online store as well as the shop tab will get you there.  

Thanks for dropping bye, I hope you have a great weekend, crafting.  

Happy Stampin'
Rick 


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