Saturday, May 17, 2008

Single layer graduation

This is the single layer graduation card we made at today's single layer stamp-a-stack. Surprisingly, I think this card turned out to be the day's favorite, even though it did involve the wonderful, yet sometimes temperamental, sticky strip.

The point was once again to make the card look like it was a multi-layer card without actually using more than a single layer of paper. To do this I started with a glossy white card base. I used basic black ink to stamp the cap and sentiment. I then masked the cap with a post-it note cut down to the appropriate size.

I added a sticky strip border around the post it note, making sure to leave the top red film in place. I then used the brayer to coat the unmasked card front with brocade blue ink. The trick to this is to go over each side of the card front several times to even out the ink distribution.

After the card front was evenly coated with ink, I removed the post-it mask and colored the cap in with my brocade blue stampin' write marker, adding a bit of silver with my zig painty at the top of the hat and tassel. Now it was time to peel the sticky strip and press the card front into a powder pal full of chunky black glitter. the glitter adhered to the sticky strip creating a really fun border.

The really fun part is that some of the ladies in class chose to modify this by using the present image from the Year after year set instead of the graduation cap. That turned out very cute as well! I think everyone was very happy with the class and all of the different techniques they learned to create a multi-layer look with just a simple card base.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea! Great way to bring out that sometimes-forgotten brayer too:)