One Layout, Two Cards – Sweet Strawberry
One layout. Two cards. All you need is a good card sketch. And a sweet bundle.
These cards started with one thought: what would these strawberries look like colored black and white? Yes, I said “colored.” You need to add shadows when coloring something white. If you don’t, whatever you’re coloring won’t look white. It will look uncolored. That’s not the look I’m going for.
The second card came from the very thin frame I had left over from the first card. I wondered what it would look like on a black card where everything was colored in white. If you look closely, you’ll notice the thin frame on the black card actually has stamped and colored (black and white) flowers and leaves. Those flowers and leaves actually line up with the stamped and colored flowers on the black, center panel.
One Layout, Two Cards – Sweet Strawberry Details
- 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″, 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ – Basic White thick cardstock
- 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, plus scraps for stamping – Basic White cardstock
- 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, plus scraps for stamping – Basic Black cardstock
- 3″ x 3″ Vellum cardstock
- Layering Circles dies
- Ornate Frames dies
- Scalloped Contours dies
- Mini Cut and Emboss die cutting machine
- Paper Trimmer
- Memento Tuxedo Black
- Whisper White
- Blends Markers – Smokey Slate combo, Granny Apple Green combo, Daffodil Delight light, Petal Pink combo, Mango Melody combo, Flirty Flamingo combo, Highland Heather combo, Poppy Parade combo, Basic Black dark
- Water Color Pencils – White
ONE LAYOUT, TWO CARDS – SWEET STRAWBERRY – DIRECTIONS (White card)
- Stamp the leaves and flowers on the 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Basic White using Memento ink. On the scrap of Basic White, stamp two strawberries and two crowns. When the stamping is done, use the Smokey Slate and Basic Black Blends to color the images. Remember, you are only coloring the shadows. Be sure to leave white (uncolored) spaces, or the images will look gray.
- Because I wanted the stamped images from the small white frame to line up with the images on the black panel, I needed to stamp both now. So I used my Stamparatus. First, temporarily adhered the Basic Black cardstock to your Stamparatus. Then line up the stamps from the first card onto the first card. So the black panel is on the bottom, and the white panel is on top. The white panel is not adhered. Next, line up the stamps (un-inked) on top of the stamped images on the white panel. Then remove the white panel, leaving the black panel. Next, ink the stamp with Whisper White ink and stamp.
- Be sure to clean the stamp before putting the white panel on top of the black panel again. Then line up the next stamped image. Once that’s lined up, remove the white cardstock panel. Now ink the stamp with Whisper White ink and stamp the image on the black cardstock.
- Continue doing this until the black panel is completely stamped. Then set it aside.
- Now, punch out the strawberries and the crowns. Then adhere the crowns to the strawberries.
- For the white frame, I measured in 1/2″ in from all four sides and cut. When I did this, I was careful not to cut all the way down. That wouldn’t leave me the frame; instead, I would get 1/2″ pieces.
- Next, I placed the smaller panel in my trimmer and cut around it at 1/8″. Again, I was careful not to cut all the way down. (This left me with a 1/8″ frame with stamping and coloring on it. That’s what led to the second card.)
- I originally stamped the sentiment directly on the panel in black, but I didn’t like that. So, I stamped it again onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock. Then I used the Ornate Frames dies to die cut the label. The label die is a little long, so I lined up my imaged to the left side and die cut. Then I put the die on and cut the right side, giving me the perfect size label.
- Next, you’ll need to cut a 1/8″ frame from from Basic Black cardstock. When doing this, use the same method described above.
- Now, adhere the outside, 1/2″ frame to the card base using Tombow. Next, adhere the small black frame using Tombow. Now you can adhere the center panel.
- Adhere the sentiment. Because I wanted a little dimension without competing with the strawberries, I added two layers of scrap white cardstock to the back of my sentiment. Finally, you can adhered the strawberries using dimensionals.
ONE LAYOUT, TWO CARDS – SWEET STRAWBERRY – DIRECTIONS (Black card)
- For this card, I did pretty much the same thing as the white card. However, I started with the 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock. Using the largest die in the Scalloped Contours die set to die cut the scalloped frame. Adhere the scalloped frame to the Basic White card base.
- Now color your images, including two black strawberries and two crowns with the white watercolor pencil. Like with the white card, be sure to only color the shadows and leave plenty of black.
- With the coloring done, punch out the strawberries and crowns, and die cut a Vellum cardstock circle.
- Then stamp your sentiment using the Whisper White craft ink.
- Now, adhere the 1/8″ frame from the first card (white card). Then adhere the strawberries to the Vellum circle using dimensionals. Next adhere that to the card using Tombow.
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