Encouragement Card Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Encouragement Card Hop! I hope you have been enjoying the hop so far!

I have created a one layer card using a masking technique I learned from Laura Gallimore (Crafty Not Shifty). Laura taught a class at Junkie Fest and this was one of my favorite tips I learned from her.

This is the card I made. You can watch the YouTube video by clicking here:

I started by stamping the flowers and the teacup on Gina K Masking Magic masking paper. The stamp set is by Hero Arts and it is called Teacup Flowers, I fussy cut them out and arranged them on my card panel. Once I found an arrangement I liked, I adhered them to the panel. This is now considered the back of the panel.

I then put my card panel in my MISTI with the back of the panel facing up. I grabbed the stamp for the front flowers, the pinky purple flower and the tallest red flower and placed the stamps on the masked images. I closed the MISTI lid and picked up the stamps. I flipped the panel over so that the masks were not visible, inked up my stamps and then stamped them on the front of the card using Gina K’s Black Amalgam ink. I grabbed the matching masks off of the back of the card and covered up the 2 stamped images on the front.

I put my card panel back in the MISTI with the masked side up and put the stamp for the dark and light pink flower with the yellow center on top off the mask. I picked the stamp up with my MISTI lid, flipped the card panel over so the masked images were in the back and stamped my image on the front. I peeled the mask off of the back and placed it over the image in the front. I did this until I had stamped all of the images and covered them with masks.

I took out my Catherine Pooler Fiesta Blue ink and ink blended over the masked images using a cheap-o Amazon make up brush. I then squirted some water on the card and blotted it up. I was now able to remove the masks.

I colored my image using Polychromos colored pencils. The reds were Madder, Dark Red and Deep Red. Pinks were Pink Madder Lake, Dark Flesh and Fuchsia. Purples were MIddle Purple Pink, Crimson, Light Red Violet and Violet. The greens were Grass Green, Pistachio Green, Permanent Green Olive and Deep Cobalt Green.

For the teacup, I used Light Cobalt Turquoise, Cobalt Green, Cobalt Turquoise and Hello Turquoise. I was not coloring to make it look realistic, I just wanted a bright and cheerful card.

I stamped my sentiment using a sentiment from Hero Arts Rose Stem stamp set.

I cut about 1/4 of an inch off the top and side so that I would have a slight frame created when I adhered my card panel to my card base. I finished the card off be attaching some Studio Katia Crystal Clear Confetti. I love how they pick up the colors in the card. That complete’s my card.

Please follow along the blog hop. You will meet some amazing crafters!

Next up is Marie Bingaman! Click here to view her card.Https://anothercardmakingblog.blogspot.com/2019/08/welcome-to-encouragement-hop.html

Enjoy the hop!


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