Beautiful Masked Backgrounds- Lydia’s Crafty Corner

by Lydia Evans

Hello there everyone and a very happy Friday! Lydia here. Today I'll be sharing ho you can get to different background looks using masking.

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For the first card I masked off 1/2″ from all sides of a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of Parchment Cardstock. I then added a mask created from copy paper and Vintage Garden Die Set. Then I added Antique Gold over the masking. Once this as done I then removed all of the masking and stamped in the image from Vintage Garden Stamp Set into the negative space.

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For the second card I stamped the same image all over a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of Parchment Cardstock using Obsidian Ink. I added masks over all of the images and when over the masking with Antique Gold Ink. Then removed the masks.

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I then added shading to each of the stamped images using Vintage Garden Simple Coloring Stencil and Milk Chocolate Ink. The sentiments are from Mega Label Love Stamp Set. To add a little interest I also added Jet Black Enamel Dots.

To see how these cards came together please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Vintage Garden Stamp Set
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Vintage Garden Die Set
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Vintage Garden Simple Coloring Stencil
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Mega Label Love Stamp Set
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Parchment Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Antique Gold Pigment Ink
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Milk Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink
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Green Fields Enamel Dots
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Nancy M. January 8, 2021 - 10:18 AM

Beautiful! I love the vintage colors.

Karen Brown January 8, 2021 - 10:21 AM

Gorgeous and so creative!

Lizzie January 8, 2021 - 11:58 AM

LOVE IT. when can we get the stamps in the uk

Maureen Reiss January 8, 2021 - 12:04 PM

These are really Gorgeous!!! Love the gold background

kellenamo January 8, 2021 - 5:18 PM

Lydia, these are lovely. Thank you for sharing your methods and creativity.

virgnia callahan January 8, 2021 - 5:28 PM

Wow! I do love these card the gold was a good touch, I’m truly inspired by these, thank you,

Patricia Wilson January 9, 2021 - 9:35 AM

So simple but elegant. Think I need to add some of that gold ink to my “wish list”. Thanks for the tips and techniques.

kjwinston January 11, 2021 - 1:56 PM

How great are these cards? And the video got me even more excited to try this. Thank you so much, Lydia!


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