Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
This month we’re going to explore masking techniques. There are so many variations of masking, it would be difficult to list them all here. But, since pictures speak louder than words, we’ll let our team show you the masking techniques they opted to try. Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one yourself. If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today. The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 26, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check herblog on Sunday. The winner will have until December 14, 2017, to claim their prize.
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I often start with a confession about the technique. So here it goes . . .
I have had success in the past with masking in detailed ways. In fact, I will share my favorite masked card ever! But the ones I created for this blog are a bit more simple. This first one was a simple masked circle. I used a circle punch . . . applied Versamark to the mask, and then embossed with an amazing embossing powder.
This next card is an example of a masked sentiment. I'm not sure I'm a fan . . . so I'll get back to you on this one.
And this last one is an example of direct to paper ink application The leaf images were masked, and I used an ombre ink pad for the direct to paper.
And finally, I'll share my favorite masked card EVER! I made this one several years ago, and a simple masked circle made my day. But there is a story.
saved it for years and years waiting for the right special person to
send it to. On the day I pulled it to send it, I left the room to get a
stamp and came back to find my 4-month old puppy chewing it. And what does a
dog lover do? They assess whether the recipient is also a dog lover, and then they send an undamaged card and the chewed card, with a note saying, "I saved this card for someone very special, and when I finally had the right opportunity to send, my puppy had other plans. But I know you are a dog lover, and you will appreciate the teeth marks and missing pieces. Know that you were that special person and that you were in my thoughts." Can I just say . . . big hit. And gave the grieving person a chuckle. Be real, that's my advice.
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I hope you find some time to create!
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. . . where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
There’s just something about interactive cards! And Waterfall Cards are among the best interactive card techniques. They look intricate, though, so we’ll let you in on any hints we uncover along the way. Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one for yourself.
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I have three projects for you today, and let me start by saying that I've made lots of interactive cards, but never a Waterfall card. So this was really fun for me. My first attempt? Let's just say there was some mumbling, grumbling, and ripping of paper, followed by some re-stamping, re-cutting, and re-pasting. Follow this text chain . . .
I love this stamp set, and while I'm not sure it was perfect for a waterfall card, I had a lot of fun with it.
I was thrilled with how this turned out! It worked! It really worked. My first tip . . . take your time when adhering and don't miss any steps. This was all stamping! All of my emphasis was on the mechanics of the card.
And then I became an expert and went for my second attempt. Less grumbling! One rip up! No re-stamping, just a little re-gluing.
This one was stamping and coloring my panels. But look below . . . do you see my mistake?
I'm not sure why, but I thought, "no one will see the back of my colored panels". WRONG! When you are gluing them down, you don't see the backs. As I flipped the card after gluing . . . my heart sank! UGH! To rip, or not to rip. I chose to use it as a teachable moment . . . you backsides of those individual panels show when you flip thru that waterfall. My solution was to put the sentiment pieces on those "colorful" backgrounds. (I meant to do that . . . NOT).
And now I'm an expert. No grumbling and no redoing of anything. And I had mats around my four waterfall panels, which was a step up. This one took some time.
Fun Fact: These little scenes were all cut from white cardstock, and each house, tree, church, fence and background were inked. I adore how it turned out.
My tip on this one . . . don't limit yourself to just stamps. Have a blast! The sky is the limit.
Now you’re off to visit with Amanda. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
Any, by all means, I hope you find some time to create!