Today I would like to share a card that I created for Kristina Werner's One Layer Card Challenge. The challenge required us to make a card with only ONE layer... No buttons, no ribbon, no brads, no pop-dots... Nothing!.... hmmm.... Well, I will admit that this is not usually my type of style, being that I always LOVE to add dimension to almost all of my projects. However, I have never done one of Kristina's challenges before, so when I saw that she had posted this one, I was determined to enter, no matter what!
Then, when I was stuck trying to come up with an idea of what to make, I figured it would be a great time to reach for some of my newest products in my craft supply..... My COPICS! =) Haha, I was excited to practice with them, since they are still fairly new to me.
I used one of the butterflies from the Antique Engravings set from Hero Arts. In order to make the butterflies overlap, I made a mask of the stamp by stamping the butterfly on a piece of scratch paper first, and then cutting it out and placing it over the already stamped image, while I stamped over it again.
I have to admit... I was surprisingly pleased with the results that I got with this card. So I then decided to make another one.
This time I only stamped one butterfly and used this "hello"sentiment from the set: Truly Appreciated by Hero Arts. It's a clear set, so I just love the way you can bend it to form whatever shape you prefer.
Then, once I was done with the first two... I felt like I was on a Copic streak! haha... So, I went ahead and made one more card with the same image....
For this last card, I went a little over-board with the masking technique... haha! I thought it would be fun to make more wings appear to be coming out from behind the initial butterfly in the middle. Then, even though this was supposed to be a single-layer card, I just couldn't resist adding those three black pearls to the bottom. I thought the card looked a little too plain without them.
Well, that's all for my post today. I hope you were able to find at least some inspiration with these cards and using Copic markers. I'm still learning a lot about them myself, but it has definitely become one of my new "addictions" and I hope to produce more projects with them in the months to come.
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!! Take Care! =)