It’s been a while since I’ve made a One Layer Card and the Wetlands stamp set is the perfect set for this. Here is a creative scenery that’s quick, easy, cost effective and just beautiful for anyone receiving this in the mail. So get out your brayers and sponges today, and follow along with the tutorial.
Creative Tips –
- I created a mask for the top and bottom using two sheets of printer paper. I have to admit, my first try at this was foiled because I only used one sheet and the ink bled through to my project. That’s one of those argh moments!
- I brayered my sky and water with Soft Sky and then added a touch of Island Indigo at the top. My Island Indigo got a little too strong about 1/2” in so I went over it with more Soft Sky to blend it out. You can usually blend out mistakes with a little more ink in a lighter color.
- I tossed my top mask (the blue one) and flipped my bottom mask around. I sponged in my Sahara Sand in a circular motion to create my land.
- For the horizon, I used a straight edge piece of printer paper and sponged on a little Island Indigo.
- I stamped my birds in Early Espresso, any lighter color would not stand out enough. I tried Basic Gray and even that wasn’t dark enough. To test out my colors, I stamped my birds on my scrap brayered piece of printer paper that I tossed.
- Keeping my bottom mask in place I stamped the reeds in Wild Wasabi. I’ve tried this in lighter shades of green before and they too aren’t dark enough.
- Brayer cards with scenery work great if you have a focal frame at the bottom of your card, as if you were standing right there looking out at your scene.
- Once I had my reeds where I wanted them, I colored my reed stamp in using my Wild Wasabi marker, but only colored the grass portion. I stamped this over my images to make them a bit fuller and bring my focal frame a little closer to the middle.
- Normally I would use my white gel pen for some highlights, but I wanted to keep this card light and airy and uncomplicated – so I decided to leave it out.
I love this card – best part – it only cost 1/2 a sheet of Whisper White. So if you’re stamping on a budget and have to make a lot of cards – next time try some one layer cards!
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Stamp Sets – Wetlands (126697c, 126695w) Ink – Soft Sky (131181), Island Indigo (126986), Sahara Sand (126976), Wild Wasabi (126959), Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker (131264) Paper –Whisper White (100730) Cool Tools – Brayer (102395),Stampin’ Sponges (101610)