Space Love

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  I must admit I prefer to create a love/loving theme card when it comes to Valentine’s cards. That way, they can be used beyond one day. As you can see from my non-traditional one layer Valentine’s card, this card can easily be given to a friend for a variety of occasions.

First, I cut the top folding card base from Bristol smooth paper.  I wanted to create a selfie card and to keep it one layer I used the masking and reverse masking techniques.  I created a reverse square mask with a square die and masking paper.  I positioned the reverse mask onto the card base and stamped the astronaut and alien with Intense Black ink.

They were then masked before the outer space distress ink background was created (Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot).  To complete the look, it was spritz with water and splattered with white pigment reinker.

The masks were removed and the images were coloured with Zig markers and a watercolor brush.  I used a ruler and black Copic multiliner to draw a border around the square. I used a rectangle die to trace the rectangle.  I also used the masking technique to customize the sentiment.  The hearts were stamped with Real Red ink.

To give it some depth, I masked the rectangle and blended really “toned” down Black Soot around it.  For a little shimmer, I added clear Wink of Stella to the space background.  To finish, a few silver sequins were added.

 

 

Update: Some of you are in disbelief that this is truly a one layer card, so I recorded a short video which I hope will clear things up. 😉

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:

Less is More – #315 One Layer Opposites Attract (human/alien, blu/orange, right-handed/left-handed)
Gerda Steiner Designs – #29 Share Your Design (use GSD products)
Time Out – #76 Inspired by Words (distance)
MarkerPop –  #114 Be My Valentine

 

11 comments on “Space Love

  1. Congrats on being showcased over at LIM Trina – this is so clever…I really thought you’d used a couple of layers!

  2. Amazing card – I just love how 3-D it looks! And the image is so sweet! Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out! Jill

  3. Wow, Trina, this is brilliantly executed. Such great dimension for a one layer card and great ideas for opposites too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  4. this is fabulous and i love the perceived dimension the card has

    thanks for joining us at less is more this week

    jen

  5. This is so 3d, very hard to believe it’s a one layer, amazing job, so well done!

  6. ahhh! This is so darn cute!!! Love your space background!

  7. Fantastic, fun and awesome dimension here Trinia! I seriously had to do a double take there on the one layer! Brilliant take on the challenge and a perfect CAS design. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

  8. Splendid make, love the whole polaroid vibe going on too

    Kathyk

  9. An absolutely brilliant card Trina! Your dimensional look is so convincing and very clever, and I’m wowed at you fitting in 3 opposites for our challenge. Fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More 🙂

  10. can’t believe that’s a one layer card, great shading around the selfie

  11. Terrific one layer card…love your little guys so sweet! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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