After doing lots of very layered and detailed projects, I was really wanting to do a Clean and Simple (CAS) style card. Because I am not a very neat colorer (staying within the lines is not my forte — LOL), I usually fussy cut all of my colored images, so to do a single layer card presented its own challenges for me.
I picked a Saturated Canary stamp called “Little Loves,” which I received as part of my DT package from the Not2ShabbyShop, and decided to make a CAS card that would fit a #10 (business size) envelope, just to mix it up a bit. 🙂
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I stamped the image out on a piece of Georgia Pacific Card Stock, which is what I usually use for Copic coloring. Then I also stamped her out on a scrap of paper to make a quick mask so that I could use the happy birthday stamp from the Simon Says Stamp “Handwritten Borders” on either side of the girl. Because the “happy birthday” was not quite long enough to extend across the length of this longer card, I masked off the stamp with some tape, inked the stamp, removed the tape, and re-stamped more of the swirls from the happy birthday stamp to extend the sentiment.
I used the following Copic colors to color up the image:
Skin: E50, 51, 53 and R20 (blush)
Hair: C7, C9 and B00
Eyes and butterfly: B00, 02, 04, and 08
Lips and hair barrette: R22 and 24
I also used a bit of Glossy Accents, Clear Wink of Stella, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, and a 0.3 point black Copic Marker Multilinerto add some shine, shimmer, highlights and clarifying details (like more eyelashes and eye liner).
The following is a video of the whole card making process:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Happy Birthday Challenge
The Pink Elephant Anything Goes Challenge
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to CAS Cute Challenge
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So fun to see a different size for a card for a change! Thanks for celebrating with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!
Thanks so much for a fun challenge. TF stopping by Lin Big hugs, Kristina
Very cute, love the hair thanks for the great video.
Aww thanks so much for stopping by and your kind comment! Hugs, Kristina
I love seeing this card. Its still beautiful with out all the frills. I use Georgia Pacific cardstock all the time.
Aww thanks so much for stopping by Valerie and for your kind comment! That card stock is so reasonably priced. I’m so glad I started to use it. 🙂 Hugs, Kristina
Sweet image that is coloured to perfection!! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.
Aww thanks so much for your super kind comment. I have been practicing coloring a lot so your comment means so much to me.:) And thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Gorgeous card, beautiful colouring and I love the sequins
Thanks so much! Sometimes I think single layer cards are even harder since they take more precision. 🙂 lol tf stopping by and taking the time to leave a sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
Beautiful card Kathy!
Oops,I meant to say Kristina 😉
No worries. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to stop by and to leave a sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
Love this long thin card and you’ve done a fantastic job of coloring! So glad you shared with us at ATCAS!
Thanks so much Bonnie! I had fun trying something a little different for this card. I really hadn’t realized that single layer cards can actually be a lot more exacting–no where to hide mistakes! LOL 😀 tf stopping by and taking the time to leave a sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
Beautiful card! Love how you colored the girl! Thanks for the video and Thanks for sharing with us over at Addicted to CAS!
Gorgeous long card! Love SC images and you colored this one fabulously! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge!
Super One layer card! Love the script too! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday, we sure appreciate you linking up!