Sunday, April 25, 2010

One Layer, Cute Kawaii & Wild Thing

Happy Sunday, my friends! =) Hope your weekend has been great! I have a few cards to share with you today. First up, a one layer card for Kristina's one layer card challenge.

I made a card with similar design for my Win A Day at the Hero Arts blog (not featured) and I decided to make a one layered version of it. I did some thinking about how and what were the orders of stamping and masking before I started. Once that was figured out, it went pretty smoothly.

I made a mask for the middle rectangle using a plain printer paper, centered (or I tried) it and drew the outline using a pencil. I then knew where I wanted to stamp the whale. After stamping and coloring the whale from this stamp set, I masked it and the border before inking on my waves with tumbled glass using Lisa's method here. I then masked the wave along with the already masked border and whale and stamped the Clouds. Ok, I also masked the three water sprouts...

I wanted to make it look like I mounted my main image on a piece of colored cardstock, so I masked the center rectangle and the whale tail then inked the border with mustard seed. After that, stamping the sentiment was easy. So yeah... It's a bit of work, but I love how it turned out. There are a few things that I could have done better (the coloring of the whale, avoid the ripping of cardstock while peeling off the masks, better coverage of inking and don't touch non-yellow parts of the card with my yellowed fingers), but I think I like this one! =) Thanks for the awesome challenge Kristina! =)

Here are two cards made using digital kits released at Two Peas this past week.

I used Holly Brooke Jones' super adorable flower from "Cute Kawaii Dital Puffy Stickers" for this card. The cute images/stickers from this kit make me smile! The patterned papers I used are from "Flower Shower Papers" also created by Holly. I love those cute flower patterns on the red paper! =) The sentiment is from this set by Hero Arts.

Jen Martakis' "Wild Thing" kit is also loaded with cuteness! I love the combination of brown and blue, so I decided to make a baby card. I stamped the postage frame on the blue solid paper from Jen's kit then added those super cute animals on top. I printed an extra set of animals and paper pieced them using some rolled up glue dots to add some dimension. Jen's Wild Thing kit is also available separately. See the patterned papers here, the solid papers here, the elements here and the full kit here.

Please check out all the new digital releases at Two Peas here!


Thank you so much for sticking around for the long post! =)


supplies:
for "one layer" card:
cardstock: Papertery Ink
stamps: Hero Arts
inks: Memento, Hero Arts Shadow Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
markers: Copic

for "Hello" card:
cardstock: Neenah Classic Solar White
digital kits: Cute Kawaii Digital Puffy Stickers, Flower Shower Papers by Holly Brooke Jones at Two Peas In A Bucket
stamp: Hero Arts (sentiment)
button: Papertrey Ink
dies: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

for "Welcome little one" card:
cardstock: Neenah Classic Solar White
digital kit: Wild Thing by Jen Martakis at Two Peas In A Bucket
sentiment sticker: SRM Stickers

33 comments:

Cardmaking Galore said...

These are just lovely - my fav is the hello card with its lovely shape

carole~ish said...

oh my goodness, how sweet are all of these??!! LOVE the smiling daisies. :)

NinaB said...

It's so amazing what you can even with one layer cards. Beautiful.

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE LOVE that one layer card...just Amazing...also LOVE those Sweet Didi cards especially the Animals...So Cute!! I'll call you today when I get a break from pulling WEEDS!!!

Karen B. said...

Your OLC is simply amazing and completely deceiving! Looks wonderful. Your other cards are cute today as well!

Ellie A. said...

GASP... both of these cards are so awsome.. hmm See there you go enabling again Now I have to get that cutie little animal digi kit! So Sweet :)

Happy Sunday to you!

Ayana Posadas said...

WOW! Great Cards!
Your first one is incredible with all your masking! The whale, the clouds, the border, the waves.... veryyy impressive work! :)
And your other cards are so adorable too! I just love the cute images! :)

~amy~ said...

such fun cards alice!!!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Alice I love our first card very clever masking and making one layer card woow you rock girl...hugs

Sanne said...

3 wonderful cards Alice. Clever masking on the first! Love it!

Jane said...

Major SWEETNESS here!!!

Shirley N said...

All three so adorable Alice!!!

Agata said...

Totally sweet! Love them all!

Tasha said...

All theree of these are adorable Alice, fantastic designs
love tasha xx

Sue McRae said...

Such charming cards Alice!

Stamping Cafe said...

Awesome cards, Alice! The one layer card just ROCK, LOVE it!!

Dotty Jo said...

Toooooo cute!!!! Jo x

Tyggereye said...

These are adorable!! I'm in love with that zoo looking card from the digital 2peas kit. SO CUTE!! Great inspiration!!

Jill said...

I'm really digging that one layer card! AMAZING and IMPRESSIVE!!!

Mabel said...

Just a perfect one layer card!!! absolutely perfect!!

Clare said...

SOOO sweet! Your one layer card is amazing! So many detail in ONE layer just amazes me!
And that Wild Animal card is adorable!

Virginia L. said...

Love all of them, Alice! Your one layer card is AMAZING! Congrats on the HA Tweet!!

Vanessa said...

Amazing one layer card, Alice!! Fab! And the hybrid ones are great!

Lizziski said...

Oh I love your cards. You did a lot of work with the masking and to great effect too

moccavanila said...

Amazing One-layer card,Alice! Incredible! oh...love the baby's card...so cute!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, these are too cute! All of them are "kawaii"! Those smiling daisies make me smile, too....

BabyBokChoy said...

adorable cards!! That whale is flower child redefined, hee hee... so, did you just print out the wild thing from Jen M's kit? oh the ink... LOL.

Tiffany said...

Very pretty cards, fabulous masking on your fish card, love it!

mr. pineapple man said...

how cute!! so talented...

lauren said...

ok, now see, THAT is what i call ONE LAYER GENIUS!!! i am soooo envious of the thought and talent and engineering that goes into making a card like your awesome whale!!! if i started now and worked UNTIL I DIE OF OLD AGE...i would not come up with something a fraction as cool or as beautiful. WOW!!! WOW!!!!!!!! you are ♥amazing♥ miss alice!!!

(ps the digi cards are also awesome, btw!)

ivy said...

love all your fun cards! such cuteness!

Suzanne C said...

Love the one layer card it is beautiful and you created such lovely faux layers. The baby card is so sweet and adorable! Love the adorable smiley flowers!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

love love love everything about these sweet cards!!!! this is the special style of yours that i adore, Alice. you make me want to run out and buy up all the Hero Arts stamps!!!

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