Video: Stamp Focus – Way Too Sweet (Cute Handmade Cards w/ Masking Technique)

by May Sukyong Park

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration Hi, crafty friends! It's May here today sharing three one layer cards focusing on the Way Too Sweet stamp set I designed.


This set has all things cute, sweet and edible! You will love the little ice cream bars, cupcakes and candies packed in this set, and the sentiments are simply adorable! It is perfect for children, parties, but really you can use it anytime to send someone a sweet message.

Icecream and cupcake cards sample ideasDesign Team Samples using the Way Too Sweet Stamp Set  

If you want more details of any of these projects, just click the links above to go to the original post.

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration It's been a month since I made a clean and simple one layer card last December. I used both masking and Copic coloring technique to achieve a colorful look on my ice cream card. Here is a video showing you how I created my card. You can watch the video tutorial here or in HD on YouTube :

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How to Make a CAS One Layer Card using Masking Technique 

  1. Draw stamping guide lines using a pencil and ruler.
  2. Stamp the ice cream images with Memento Tuxedo black ink and color them with Copic markers.
  3. Mask off the images and grid lines with some sticky notes and ink the colors using following ink pads: Picked RaspberryCracked PistachioDark Chocolate.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in black and adhere the heart die cut from Mini Hearts.
  5. Add sparkle to the images with Wink of Stella glitter clear brush.

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration 3 Tips for the Successful Ink Masking Technique

  1. Choose a right paper for your mask! Use some Post-it Note(sticky note), stamping mask paper, or printer paper. You can even use masking tape or washi tape depending on your project and what coloring medium you use.
  2. Cut the mask precisely! After stamping the image on your mask paper, cut the image precisely closed to the stamped lines. That way it won't leave any uninked area near the stamped image on your project after you remove the mask.
  3. Work fast! You don't want to go over too many times on your mask with ink. Otherwise you will the ink smudged under the mask paper. Thick paper can be used to prevent smudging, but you may see some white area uninked after removing the mask.

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration I went crazy with masking and Copic coloring to create my next card. Don't you love the colorful cupcake display under the sweet store sign? Sweetness overload!!! :)

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration For my last card, my inspiration came from this photo I captured in our house. When I turn on the pendent light at the corner of our dining room, it creates a beautiful shadow heart on the wall. Does the upside down heart look like a shadow from two popsicles?

DIY Clean and Simple Handmade Card Inspiration Giveaway

Check out my blog as I’m giving away the Way Too stamp set. One lucky winner will receive one of my handmade cards as well.

Well, that’s all I have today. Tomorrow I am leaving for a 8-day long business trip to Germany with Tasnim. Altenew will be attending Creative World which is the international trade show for hobbies, arts and crafts. Can't wait to share what I see at the show after I'm back from the trip. Until then, happy crafting!


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Holly Saveur January 25, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Great cards and video!

May Park January 25, 2016 - 2:26 PM

Thank you, Holly! :)

conil January 25, 2016 - 11:33 AM

May is a master at creating vignettes and stories for her cards. And. oh so, meticulous when coloring and masking. Such an important addition to your DT.

May Park January 25, 2016 - 2:30 PM

You make me blush, Coni! Thanks so much for the compliment! Have a fabulous day, lovely!

Roselee January 25, 2016 - 11:45 AM

I love how you ladies from the Altenew DT are really working overtime to show us ideas for the new stamp sets. It’s making me excited and I I’ve purchased almost every one. Love the posts and videos. It really makes my mornings awesome to see an email notification from Altenew about a new blog post.

Annie January 25, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Roselee, I SO agree!

May Park January 25, 2016 - 2:32 PM

That’s so sweet of you to say so, Roselee. Yes, Altenew DT rocks! :) I’m so honored to be working with uber talented designers on the team. I’ve learned so much from their inspiring projects!

Annie January 25, 2016 - 12:38 PM

All of the cards presented here are absolutely lovely. There’s nothing like ice cream and sweets to get you in a good mood and the coloring and techniques are nothing short of fabulous. Great job all!

May Park January 25, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Thank you for your sweet comment, Annie. It’s always my pleasure to hear what you ladies think after seeing my cards. :)

TaeEun January 25, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Sweetness overload, and your creativity, too, May! Good luck and enjoy in Germany!

May Park January 25, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Thank you, TaeEun!!! (By the way, I love your orchid card so much. Fantastic coloring! Marika should feel proud of you.)

Jo Ann January 25, 2016 - 4:29 PM

May, your cards are always so wonderful! I love watching you create. Thank you for sharing, teaching, and inspiring!

Janet January 25, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Brilliant cards, with fantastic colours! Have a safe and wonderful trip :-)

N Huda January 25, 2016 - 8:40 PM

Such a talented Card Maker, May. Love every time you create a new card. Simple, cute, and sweet cards that I could not resist looking at your cards.

Shari January 26, 2016 - 3:03 PM

Beautiful cards, as usual. I just love watching you create all your cards. Thank you so much for taking the time to do a video. ???


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