Guest Design, How-To Video

One Layer Card with Masking and Stamping Techniques

by May Park-

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Hi, crafty friends. Today I’m up on the Create A Smile blog with a fun and colorful one layer card as their guest designer this month. Here is what I came up with:

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I couldn’t resist myself creating a whimsical scene by combining two stamp sets from Create A SmileBotanical 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 for the past few years, and he finally picked his favorite flower to bring smiles to someone he loves. Does it make a sense to you? *wink*

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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 with me in the comment below. I would love to hear from you.

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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 Hero Arts 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 from Pretty Pink Posh to represent the dewdrops.

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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!


  1. Melodie H.

    Love, love this card!!!! Great masking. Thank you for sharing the Copic coloring too. The color are so crisp and smooth looking. TFS!

    04 . Apr . 2016
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  3. jintyoo7

    WONDERFUL making and colouring on this delightful scene – and love the sweet story to it 🙂

    12 . Mar . 2016
  4. Miriam Prantner

    Fantastic masking and coloring on this card! Love it!

    10 . Mar . 2016
  5. raggiodiluce82

    Wow! Beautiful!

    10 . Mar . 2016
  6. TaeEun

    So pretty! Hope the hedgehog’s darling was pleased about the flower:)!

    10 . Mar . 2016
  7. Michele F

    A darling story, a beautiful garden for this hedgehog, and it did make me SMILE indeed!
    =] xx

    10 . Mar . 2016
  8. Richard

    Such a wonderful card to go with a fun story!

    10 . Mar . 2016
  9. clara hanni

    God Bless you. So stinking cute and I love your story!

    09 . Mar . 2016
  10. sathyakala

    Such a beautiful card!!! Love ur tute always…U r such an inspiration, May!!

    09 . Mar . 2016
  11. kelli horger

    Amazing video! Awesome technique- beautiful card!!!

    09 . Mar . 2016
  12. Celeste Goff

    Such a beautiful and vibrant card May! Thank you for sharing your masking technique with us!

    09 . Mar . 2016
  13. Shari

    Absolutely beautiful. Love all the colors, and the cute little critter. Thank you for sharing, and taking the time to do a video. Always such a joy to see. 💗💗💗

    09 . Mar . 2016
  14. scrapchick2

    What orange and blue copic #’s did you use? I love the vibrant colors on this card. Very cheerful.

    09 . Mar . 2016
  15. creatingincolors

    I love this colorful card! You are a “master of masking” and your copic coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing this video.

    09 . Mar . 2016

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