Mega masking

by Aimes


It's Aimes here today with a card that demonstrates a fun masking technique while also stretching one of the fabulous succulent stamps from the Succulents stamp set. Warning: you may need to pop your sunglasses on as this card is pretty bright! :D

succulent helloMy tropical frame was created by using the widest succulent stamp. I simply stamped it onto a Post-it note, cut it out to create a mask and then stamped the succulent around the edge of the card front, placing the mask on the previously stamped succulent to mask it. You'll need an additional mask for the final succulent as it will overlap two previously stamped ones. Hope that makes sense!

The whole card front was coloured using my Copics and I opted for a more graphic style to my colouring by choosing not to blend the green tones. For my focal point, I then turned the succulent into a pink bloom and covered it in Glossy Accents for extra dimension.

succulent hello close upIt helps to apply the Glossy Accents to each individual petal/leaf to create texture. Be warned though, this takes quite a while to do so if you're not patient then feel free to just smother that shape in Glossy Accents goodness. ;)

I couldn't resist using a sentiment from the Painted Greetings stamp set. That on-trend font just pairs perfectly with the graphic nature of the succulent stamp. It's a sentiment stamp set that has quickly become one of my go-to sets. I love it!

For a final finishing touch, I added another splash of pink in the form of a twine bow wrapped around the top of card front. Easy peasy! The longest part of this card was waiting for the Glossy Accents to dry (patience is not my strong point ;) ). Otherwise this was a pretty quick card to make!

I hope today's card inspires you to have fun with the masking technique and to consider stretching your stamps to create new designs. Thank you so much for popping by today! :)


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Susi February 23, 2016 - 8:27 AM

Wow, this card looks like a lot of work! But well worth the effort as it’s beautiful!

Linda Mc February 23, 2016 - 10:04 AM

What a great idea, I love it.

Amanda Rhodes February 23, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Beautiful! I love the glossy look!

Melissa Friedrich February 23, 2016 - 2:24 PM

Gorgeous, and I love the graphic look coloring!

May Park February 23, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Absolutely stunning! Love the graphic look your coloring created!

Janet February 23, 2016 - 9:05 PM

Worth all the effort – phenomenal masking :-)

Liz O. February 24, 2016 - 7:38 AM

Stunning! Love “Painted Greetings”. TFS

Susan R. February 25, 2016 - 8:58 AM

I can’t decide which card I like best. Both are striking and wonderful. The moon card is super lovely. I would love to Copy it.


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