Welcome to the World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!
You should be arriving here from Lea Lawson's blog.
I am addicted one-layer cards using masking techniques. Not only do you get seamless design without the white outline around the images but it keeps the layering to a minimum, reducing bulkiness, and making it easy to fit in an envelope and mail! Even though you limit the layers on the design, you can still achieve a detailed, dimensional-looking card with your inking, stenciling, and other details. Let me show you how.
To create this Happy Owlidays card, I started by stamping and masking the owl image from the Happy Owlidays Stamp Set with my favorite masking paper from Simon Says Stamp. Next I stamped and masked the branch (just the branch and pinecones, I left the pine needles alone and will be coloring over them in a little bit). Finally, I stamped and masked the hanging ornaments.
A greeting from the Happy Owlidays Stamp Set was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I wanted the greeting to be in white to compliment the falling snow in the sky better.
Next, I applied Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks over the masking and embossed greeting, creating a seamless blend between the two colors. I lightly spritzed the background with water from a Distress Sprayer and blotted it dry with a paper towel, being sure to remove any ink from on top of the embossed greeting.
I applied white embossing paste through the Big Bang Stencil using a palette knife, removed the stencil, and allowed the paste to dry for about 30 minutes before removing the masks. If you want the snow to be falling more in front of the images instead of behind, go ahead and remove the masks first, color, and then add the embossing paste last!
I trimmed the panel to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered it to a white top fold card base to complete the design.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of this masked, inked, stenciled, and colored Christmas card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
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G I V E A W A Y
5 random winners in total will be drawn from all the comments left on the different stops along the hop. Each winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter shop.
K E E P H O P P I N G
The next stop along the hop Rebecca Luminarias!