Fall is here in all it's glory in Ohio and I'm making a winter scene Birthday Card. What's up with that? Guess I couldn't help myself, my Rooted in Nature stamp set was calling me to come play. Have you ever tried the Masking Technique in your Card Making? It's a great technique for making scenes or One layer Cards.
I'll explain about the Masking Technique in just a moment, but first let me share a few other design tips.
- Making a snowy scene is amazingly easy to do with an aqua painter, a bit of Whisper White Craft Ink and splattering. It's sorta ironic that I intentionally splattered white ink on my card today, because this weekend after painting my bedroom I spent a considerable amount of time cleaning up splattered paint from my wood floor. Guess it was a bit liberating. Anyway, to splatter ink with your aqua painter, load the ink and snap the aqua painter with your index finger. Repeat as needed.
- The playful Happy Birthday stamp is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I inked it with Rich Razzleberry Ink.
- Technically, my card is not a true One Layer Card, because I did add the pine embellishments which I created using my Winter Woods stamps and my In the Woods Dies.
Masking Technique Explained
For today's Masking Technique I created 2 different masks or stencils with my Layering Ovals dies and my Nature's Roots Dies. First, I created my Oval Mask, so that I could keep all my stamping and sponging contained within my oval. Then, I created a second mask to create my snow banks. By moving my second mask around a few times and lightly sponging along the top with Smoky Slate ink, I was able to create my beautiful snow banks within my oval.
To finish off the inside, I kept with my snowy theme. The snowflakes were cut with my Blizzard Thinlit Die. My sentiment was heat embossed white on Rich Razzleberry and I once again splattered snow on my background.
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