Card How-to, Cardmaking, Uncategorized

Appreciation Card using Custom Masks

Hello crafty friends. I hope life has been treating you kindly this week. I can’t seem to get enough of the Berry Special stamp set from Lawn Fawn, so I’m sharing another creation this week using the smaller stamps from the set to stretch that stash a bit.

Sometimes I find that I have a specific idea in mind when creating a card, but I’m missing the tools to create it. It can be hard fighting the urge to just buy what I need, but it can be really satisfying to come up with a solution without adding anything to the cart.   

This week, I wanted to have a dripping effect in my card, but I didn’t have any stamps or stencils that would fit my plans. I didn’t want to use the Cricut because I wanted something that I could use at my desk without any fuss. My solution was creating a quick stencil using masking tape. It didn’t take long, and it was really easy. It also saved me a little money since I didn’t have to buy any new supplies.

 I created the mask by drawing out a simple design and then cutting it out using a crafting knife. I kept the outer part of my mask and applied it to the front of my card before ink blending the design. The result was a beautiful rainbow of color in the exact shape I was looking for.

To go along the top of my ink blending, I created colorful, copic colored jars to correspond with the colorful drips. Then I applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops to give my jars a glassy finish and attached them to the card front. My sentiment “You’re totally my jam”, from the set was embossed in white embossing powder on black cardstock.

The card came out as a fun and colorful appreciation card that will brighten anyone’s day.

To see how I created this card, you can watch my videos here:

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