Saturday, March 12, 2016

Guest Designer May Park #1

Hello lovely friends!

Today is a very special day for me. A LONG time ago I sompletely fellin love with May Park from Mayholic in Crafts and her bright and cheerful cardmaking style. All of her cards are pure perfection - well balanced, wonderfully designed, well thought out - so I asked her to be our Guest Designer. It took some time but we finally managed to make it work and the wonderful, uber-talented May is our Guest Designer - woohoooo!

May really is a cardmaking rock-star and I am sure you met her as a designer for companies or fell in love with her work on instagram or somewhere else. I am so thankful she made up some time to join us - thank you, May! <3

Now, here's what she has for you today:


Hi, crafty friends. It's May here and I’m so excited to share a fun and colorful one layer card as a guest designer this month. Here is what I came up with:
  DIY Handmade Card using Copic Markers_5

I couldn't resist myself creating a whimsical scene by combining two stamp sets: Botanical Love and Doctor's Helpers. Can you guess the story I made up? There is one hedgehog living in a beautiful wonderland. He has been so productive planting all kinds of flowers over the years, and he finally picked his favorite flower to bring smiles to someone he loves. Does it make a sense to you? *wink* DIY Handmade Card using Copic Markers_3

I really love creating my own scene to tell a story on my card. It's all about thinking outside the box and being creative. 4 Tips on Building Your Own Creative Scene
  1. Mix and match the images from different stamp sets.
  2. Look at the images from many different angles.
  3. Use a partial image of your stamp.
  4. Try not to use a stamp as originally designed.
If you have any tips to use the stamps in an innovative/creative way, feel free to share in the comment below. I would love to hear from you. DIY Handmade Card using Copic Markers_2

Here is a video showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube.  
  How-to : One Layer Card using Masking, Stamping and Copic Coloring

  1. Stamp the images from the Botanical Love and Doctor's Helpers from with black ink.
  2. Mask off the images along the way to create a dimension between them. (I stamped the images on some post-it notes and cut them out with scissors to create masks.)
  3. Color the images with Copic markers. (I took the color scheme from this image on Pinterest.)
  4. Add some interest on the images using Gelly Roll white pen and Glossy Accents.
  5. Add tiny dots on the white spaces with grey marker.
  6. Finish off the card with clear droplets to represent the dewdrops.
DIY Handmade Card using Copic Markers_4

That’s all I have for today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


Don't you just LOVE this bright card? It's super unique, combines stamp sets I would never have thought of and makes the stamps shine.  Who's ready for spring now? I sure am!

Thank you May, for bringing this inspiration to us! I can't wait to see her next creation.

Hope you enjoy this piece of art as much as I do - thanks for stopping by and make sure to check back soon for more ideas and inspiration :)


  1. Yay for MAY!!!!

  2. Loved the cute story n the colorful card .

  3. Loved the cute story n the colorful card .

  4. This is beautiful May. I always enjoy your cards & videos.

  5. May, I really, really, really really, love your card! I must be tired though because when you talked about the story with the hedgehog, I thought "Where is the hedgehog in this card? Did she make him up"? I kept scrolling down and then I saw the hedgehog. Now I get it! LOL Your card is so pretty and I love that you made up a story about your card. I love all the colors. I have to do some of the things you did with your card. I need to do a card with flowers for a card swap but I don't have your stamps, however I have plenty of stamps with flowers so I will do what you said to do. Thank you for showing us your beautiful card!