Today I’m going to show you more about how I made my one layer scene card for Mama Elephants first Instagram hop.
Whenever I start a one layer project I start off with a “sketch” made from the Misti grid paper – here I stamp my images in the approximate placement I want them. This means I can plan where I should place my stamps in my Misti tool, as well as which order I should stamp and mask them.
I hope you can see the general idea from the image below.
My next step is to make all my masks – that way they’re ready when I need them, ultimately making the stamping faster.
I generally tend to use tape made for masking, which means I can reuse it many times – here it’s green.
However, if I know I will most likely not use them again soon, I just use post its.
As you can see in the image below, a one layer card of this type does require a few masks.
The image also includes a view of all the stamps I have used – all of them from Mama Elephant.
Once I have all my masks ready, I start stamping my images a few at a time, using the planned order from the sketch. Most of the time I will stamp a few cards at a time to make all the effort of making masks, planning etc. better spent.
This time I made 2 cards, both very similar. To one of them I added brick walls, pretty easily done if you have a stencil to help you – either if you make your own or buy one.
At this point the project look very much like coloring pages – and would be fun cards for kids so they can color them in themselves.
However, if you love coloring just like I do, you have the perfect opportunity to spend a few hours coloring.
For this project, I used Copics, but chose whatever you love best – no matter what you choose, the coloring will take a while, so might as well enjoy it as much as you can.
- Mama Elephant stamps:
- Flying with Friends
- Fly with Me
- Swinging Borders
- Merry Mantle
- Party Animals
- Little Elf Agenda
- Little Agenda Frames
- Lots of Letters
- Neenah 80lb cardstock
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Masking tape + post its