As you’ve probably discovered by now, I LOVE one layer scene cards, and the Summer Splash stamp set is just too perfect for this, especially when combined with the Beach Chickies stamps.
Today I added my one layer scene to a tri-fold card – so I guess it isn’t really a true one layer anymore.
So I started my card off with stamping the elephant dipping his toes in the water, as he is in the very front of the scene. He was joined by the crab, as it needed to be stamped before the beach ball and water. Then I masked the two images.
For my second round of stamping I added in the beach ball, smaller elephant and the mermaid chickie – of course making sure there would be enough room for my sand castle. Then I had to mask these images.
For my third round of stamping I added the waves, lighthouse, sand castle and parasol. The only image here that I really needed to mask was the lighthouse – but you could skip that by stamping the cloud somewhere else, or skipping it entirely.
Since the water isn’t wide enough to cover the entire width of the card I stamped it a second time, making sure the edge of the water matched up nicely.
Before stamping my clouds from the Fly With Me stamp set, I made sure there would be enough room for my sentiment in the middle of the sky.
Having finished all my stamping, I added in a bit of free hand drawing for the sandy hills and a few bushes – Trust me, I am no artist, so if I can add squiggly lines, so can you!
Then all I had to do was color it in – I used my colorless blender to make A LOT of dots in the sand, giving it a bit of texture.
The final thing I added to my one layer was the sentiment from Beach Chickies, which I heat embossed in silver.
To make it into a tri-fold card, I glued together two card bases. For the first flip, I created a window using the Sky Bursters die on both the front and the back. On the front one I used a silver gel pen to draw in the lines cut by the die, giving it some gorgeous shine.
On the second flip I glued my one layer piece – I love how you can’t see the entire scene when getting the card. Wouldn’t it be fun to add in more details in the hidden parts, like star fish, drinks, crabs or even more elephants or chickies?
Then on the inside of the card there is LOADS of room to write your message – perfect to tell stories from your vacation!
Just so you’re not totally terrified of “all that masking”, I’d like to show you just how many masks were really needed – 6!