Simple Masking | Make A Card with Tasha

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Hey Crafty People!

It’s Tasha and I’m back with another Make A Card Saturday, using the fabulous Doxie Birthday set with some gorgeous Catherine Pooler inks.
With a bit of simple masking, you can make a one layer card with the look of layers of images & background! 😉

One Layer Card Designing…

Whenever you are stamping/blending layers onto a single panel, you need to stamp out the image that you want to be at the very front. Then you mask that and work back in layers until you reach the last layer, or the furthest back of your design.

So here, I stamped my cute Doxie onto a 3.5×6.5 inch panel of Neenah 80lb using Drive In ink, and then onto a scrap of masking paper. Then I decided to add a present onto my cute Doxie’s back, in Pucker Up.

I wanted the background to go right up the images, so the dies wouldn’t work for this and the best way to do it is fussy cutting; I know fussy cutting can be a bit of a pain, but these images are quick and simple to do!)



Ink Blending A Background…

Once you have your masks cut & in place, you can add your background.

Here, I used the Split Chevron stencil, offsetting it a little so the pattern is angled. Do-Si-Do makes for a soft background which doesn’t compete with the images, so I blended it on with a Blending Buddy brush.

To get that soft, fading blend you just need to concentrate the ink right around your images and then blend out with the ink you have left on your brush. This naturally gives a soft and gradual blend, because you are just using the small amount of ink left on your brush rather than adding more.

I decided to shift my stencil over to add a small amount of ink to the area I was planning to stamp my sentiment onto, this balances the design a bit better.

Using the same inks for my sentiment, rather than adding black, for example, keeps the overall design bright and balanced.



As always I am so grateful for you spending this time with me!

Check out Instagram to see the Reel!

I’ll be back next week for more inspiration!

Stay Crafty!!!



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