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:
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*
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
- Mix and match the images from different stamp sets.
- Look at the images from many different angles.
- Use a partial image of your stamp.
- Try not to use a stamp as originally designed.
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
- Stamp the images from the Botanical Love and Doctor's Helpers from with black ink.
- 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.)
- Color the images with Copic markers. (I took the color scheme from this image on Pinterest.)
- Add some interest on the images using Gelly Roll white pen and Glossy Accents.
- Add tiny dots on the white spaces with grey marker.
- Finish off the card with clear droplets to represent the dewdrops.
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 :)