Picket Fence Studios | One Layer Girly Cards with Simple Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #cardmaking #stamping #onelayercard #picketfencestudios

Picket Fence Studios | One Layer Girly Cards with Simple Coloring. Video

Hello friends! Simplicity is something I truly love and something I’ve been trying to incorporate into my cardmaking more and more lately. Today I want share an idea for simple one layer girly cards that feature stamping and just a hint of coloring using Copic markers (other coloring mediums can be used as well!).

Picket Fence Studios | One Layer Girly Cards with Simple Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #cardmaking #stamping #onelayercard #picketfencestudios

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The idea behind these cards was to use a minimum number of markers to apply color and shading. I used just 2 shades of each color to color dresses on these adorable little girls.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I used the absolutely fabulous Sweet Dear Friend stamp set from Picket Fence Studios for my cardmaking today. This set features 5 darling little girls in different poses all dressed in cute little dresses. There’s also a bunch of sentiments in this set that are perfect for friendship cards to send to your BFFs. Some messages are completely innocent just like the images of the girls, but others are quirky and unexpected, like “I Have a Great Idea but It Does Involve a Designated Driver” or “I Need to Schedule a Playdate That Involves You, Me and Adult Beverages”.

Picket Fence Studios | One Layer Girly Cards with Simple Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #cardmaking #stamping #onelayercard #picketfencestudios

I started working on my cards by stamping sentiment in the middle of my white panel. Whenever I make one layer cards I usually do all of my stamping on a separate panel and later adhere that panel onto a card base. This helps in cases when I’ve used Copic markers they’ve bled to the other side of my paper; coloring on a panel and adhering that panel onto a card base eliminates this problem.

Picket Fence Studios | One Layer Girly Cards with Simple Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #cardmaking #stamping #onelayercard #picketfencestudios

I used Intense Black Hybrid ink pad from PFS to do my stamping. I really loved how ink pad performed, the ink didn’t bleed when I was coloring and it stamped perfectly every time. I did use this ink with ink blending and it smeared a bit, if you want to ink blend over your stamped image I would suggest using a different kind of ink for that or ink blending first and do stamping later.

Picket Fence Studios | One Layer Girly Cards with Simple Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #cardmaking #stamping #onelayercard #picketfencestudios

I stamped 8 girl images framing the sentiment in the center. To color, I used just a handful of Copic markers – I wanted to find a simple, approachable, doable way to color these girls without having to pull out too many markers and spend too much time coloring. I decided to go with 2 color blends here and skip blending altogether to have visible and distinctive transitions between the shaded and non shaded areas.

I used the following colors:

●  Y15, Y17;
●  RV21, RV23;
●  BG11, GB32;
●  YG01, YG03;
●  E000, E00, and E02 to color skin;
●  E33 to color hair;
●  W1 to add shadows under the girls

Picket Fence Studios | One Layer Girly Cards with Simple Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #cardmaking #stamping #onelayercard #picketfencestudios

Once I was done coloring I adhere my panel onto a card base. I was under the impression my panels were cut to 4 1/4 by 5 1⁄2” (as that’s how I usually pre-cut them), but actually they were 4 1/4 x 5 1/4” so a bit off, I ended creating almost A2 cards using these – one card measures 4 1/4 x 5 1⁄4” and another one is 4 x 5 1/4” .

Picket Fence Studios | One Layer Girly Cards with Simple Coloring. Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #cardmaking #stamping #onelayercard #picketfencestudios

Finally, I used a bunch of sequins in pretty colors from PFS to dress these cards up. I hope this video and these card examples were helpful and you learned something new that you can try in your craft room and your everyday cardmaking.

Thanks for joining me today! I’ll see you next time!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Picket Fence Studios Sweet Dear Friend Stamp
Picket Fence Studios Sweet Dear Friend Stamp
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SSS | PFS
Picket Fence Studios Sequins
Picket Fence Studios Sequins
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PFS
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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SSS
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y15 Cadmium Yellow
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 Golden Yellow
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Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
Copic Sketch Marker YG01 Green Bice
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
Copic Sketch Marker YG03 Yellow Green
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Copic Sketch Marker RV21 Light Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV21 Light Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker RV23 Pure Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV23 Pure Pink
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SSS
Copic Sketch Marker BG11 Moon White
Copic Sketch Marker BG11 Moon White
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Copic Sketch Marker BG32 Aqua Mint
Copic Sketch Marker BG32 Aqua Mint
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Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
Copic Sketch Marker W1 Warm Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker E000 Pale Fruit Pink
Copic Sketch Marker E000 Pale Fruit Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White
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Copic Sketch Marker E02 Fruit Pink
Copic Sketch Marker E02 Fruit Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand
Copic Sketch Marker E33 Sand
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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SSS | SC | AZ
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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SSS | AZ

 

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8 Comments

    1. Those girls are having so much fun! It makes me want to spin and twirl, too. I enjoyed your video.

    1. Really cute, Yana! Love those adorable girls & the simplicity of this one!

    1. This looks like I could
      do the coloring with only
      two colors. Looks so sweet.
      Carla from Utah

    1. Fabulous. Like straight out of a 1960s childrens’ book. Love the coloring style.

    1. Gorgeous colour work, agree totally with Maria f. I have an old story book that was my mum’s from the 60’s & lots of the illustrations were coloured like this. Love you stepping out the Copic ideals.

    1. Very cute. They remind me of the fronts of sewing pattern packages, but cuter, of course.

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