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Single Layer Birthday Card | CraftyPaws

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.

20150403_140929I 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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