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Friday 24 February 2023

Masking Techniques for card making

masking technique card using seaside bay stamps from stampin up spring mini 2023

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Welcome to our first Totally Techniques Blog Hop of 2023. This month we are sharing any type of masking technique. 
I've gone for using masking paper to create a scene with overlapping images and a sea bed as well as the sea above it. 

I started my card by tearing a strip of masking paper that was long enough to go right the way across my design layer.  I placed it with the torn edge towards the base of the layer but a few centimetres or inch or so away from the bottom of the layer.  I stamped using the background stamp Hand-drawn dots on top of a  layer of blending brush colour. I also used the pebble stamp from the stamp set Seaside Bay. 

Again using stamps from the set I added some images and also stamped some in second generation ink before no line water coloring them prior to die cutting them out with the Seaside Bay dies.  I added these to the design at the end using glue dots for a little dimension.
To add more colour and dimension I used the aperture created by die cutting the seaweed pieces from masking paper.  I used a blending brush to add the colour and it also allowed me to overlap the different pieces and create shading and depth.  By moving the homemade stencil about it gives you the opportunity to change the direction of the weed. 

close up of under the sea scene handmade card using the Seaside Bay stamp and die bundle from Stampin Up

I love this bundle of products and in particular the flat adhesive backed pearls that are so pretty.  They really add to my die cut shell and give more sparkle to the sea bed along with a touch of Wink of Stella to the crab's shell. 
I added a layer of card stock stamped with the shells as a matt layer and then matted the whole design onto a Merry Merlot (I always think that sounds so inviting tee hee) as the card base. It's a colour that I don't often use but I was really pleased how it turned out on this card for the seaweed, base card and I also added touches when watercoloring the crab, not to mention the single simple image stamped inside the card. 
I used the same matting technique for the sentiment from Party Puffins stamp set.  The idea of a seaside scene reminds me of summer and pushes the winter chills out the mind. Roll on Spring.

crab stamp on inside of handmade seaside bay card

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