Posts tagged ‘masking’

August 29, 2013

One Layer Card No. 45: Celebrate the season

2013-08-29 One Layer Card Celebrate the season
Here’s an A2 one layer card that uses masking and blending techniques. To make this card, I first cut scrap paper to use as a mask for the landscape. Using the top part of the mask, I placed it over the card base and started sponging distress inks on the bottom area. I moved the mask at an angle and then started shading the next slope. I did the same thing for the third slope. For the trees, I used a pine tree border stamp. First, I took the bottom part of my mask, covered the first slope and then stamped the trees so that the stamped image followed the slope. I did the same thing to the two other slopes. Next, I lightly sponged distress ink (broken china) all over the white area. To create the clouds, I cut another piece of scrap paper in the shape of a cloud. Then using just the top part of the mask, I sponged broken china again, moving the mask all over the area to create the illusion of overlapping clouds. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and colored the poinsettia with markers.

Stamps: sentiment (STAMPlorations); tree border (Rubber Stampede)
Inks: tuxedo black (Tsukineko); crushed olive, peeled paint, pine needles, broken china (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: lady bug, new sprout, bamboo leaves (Memento brush markers)

I’m entering this card to the Keep It Simple!  #21: Christmas in August challenge and to the Holiday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

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August 11, 2013

One Layer Card No. 32: Well behaved women

2013-08-11 One Layer Card Well behaved women
A2 card using masking and layering techniques.

Stamps: this is a no-stamping card
Other: rub-ons (Jenni Bowlin, 7Gypsies)

Here are the steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Mask the upper and lower areas of card base.

2. Apply music background rub-on on exposed area. Burnish.

3. Remove mask and apply pink lady silhouette rub-on. Burnish.

4. Apply the quotations rub-on. Burnish.

I’m running a rub-ons giveaway over at my AllAboutScrapping page on Facebook so I thought I’d create a few one layer cards with rub-ons. Here’s the second card.

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August 5, 2013

One Layer Card No. 27: I love you

2013-08-04 One Layer Card I love you

A2 card using blending, distressing, masking, and layer stamping techniques.

Stamps: flower silhouette (Inkadinkado); sentiment (Stampabilities); background script (OTC)
Inks: jet black, rose madder, coffee (Ranger Archival inks); tattered rose, broken china (Tim Holtz Distress inks)
Other: die cut label/tag for masking (Sizzix)

Here are the steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Die cut a tag/label from a post-it note to use as mask. Place the negative over card base and sponge the area with tattered rose distress ink using an ink blending tool.

2. Stamp script in rose madder ink.

3. Remove negative and stamp flower silhouette.

4. Mask the shaded tag/label area (use the die cut positive) and mask upper area of card.

5. Sponge bottom area of the card with broken china distress ink using an ink blending tool.

6. Stamp script in coffee ink.

7. Remove mask and stamp sentiment.

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July 31, 2013

One Layer Card No. 22: Enjoy the journey

2013-07-30 One Layer Card Enjoy the journey

A2 card using layer stamping, masking, blending, and distressing techniques.

Stamps: images (Docrafts Papermania, Stampers Anonymous); sentiment (Stampers Anonymous)
Inks: old paper, antique linen, vintage photo (Tim Holtz Distress inks); tuxedo black (Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink)

Steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Ink and stamp the first image (square) on card base.

2. Create a mask for the first image. Cover before stamping second image (rectangle).

3. Create a second mask for the second image. Cover before stamping third image (small rectangle).

4. Ink fourth image (old letter). Remove masks.

5. Stamp sentiment and arrow at an angle.

6. Using a foam applicator, color stamped images with distress inks. Blend and shade.

7. Finish by distressing the edges with antique linen.

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July 17, 2013

One Layer Card No. 8: Hello

2013-07-16 One Layer Card Hello

A2 card using masking, blending, edge sponging, distressing, and spritzing techniques.

Stamps: sentiment (Heidi Grace), flowers (Hero Arts)
Inks: wild honey, barn door, dusty concord (Tim Holtz Distress inks); pale ochre, jet black (Ranger Archival inks)
For masking: top note die cut positive and negative (Sizzix)

Steps for creating this one layer card:

1. Place and secure top note die cut negative on top of card base.

2. Using a foam applicator, apply wild honey distress ink on the bottom part, followed by the barn door distress ink, and finally the dusty concord distress ink.

3. Spritz a bit of water over the area, blotting some with a paper towel. Dry with a heat gun.

4. Apply jet black ink on silhouette flower stamp and stamp onto card. Do the same with the sentiment.

5. Remove the top note die negative and place the top note die cut (positive) over the image.

6. Using a foam applicator, apply wild honey and pale ochre on all sides of the card.

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July 13, 2013

One Layer Card No. 4: Friendship defined

2013-07-12 One Layer Card Friendship

A2 card using masking, blending, edge sponging, and shadow stamping techniques.

Stamps: distressed damask background (STAMPlorations), sentiment and butterfly (Stampendous)
Inks: wild honey (Tim Holtz Distress ink); jet black (Ranger Archival ink)

This one layer card was inspired by Heather Telford’s Emerging Butterfly card found here.

July 12, 2013

One Layer Card No. 3: Thinking of you

2013-07-11 One Layer Card Thinking of You

A2 card using masking, repetition, and edge sponging techniques.

Stamps: sentiment (STAMPlorations), leaves (Cloud 9), newspaper background (Hero Arts)
Inks: milled lavender, dusty concord (Tim Holtz Distress inks); coffee, jet black (Ranger Archival inks)
Punch: corner rounder (EK Success).

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