Monday, February 06, 2012

Quick card with lots of interest

I've been wanting to play with masking again since my class last week and after gathering some inspiration on pinterest (check out my card ideas board to see some of the cards I've been pinning!). I made this card base by:

  • Taping low tack masking tape across the bottom of the panel
  • Applying distress inks in peeled paint and weathered wood
  • Dropping water onto the panel
  • Blotting water with a paper towel
The paper itself is an old patterned paper cardstock with a cloud pattern on it.

I removed the tape (darn it, some paper ripped on the left edge!) and stamped a large leaf image from Club Scrap on top in black ink.

I trimmed this panel to get rid of the ripped part, mounted it on two layers of cardstock and added a sentiment. And, I'm done!

I'm thinking there are some more of these in my future - very simple, but I think a card with some interesting texture and background effects is great for any occasion.


  1. The background is lovely. Dropping water onto ink creates a very cool effect. The clean white masked area is perfectly placed to balance the whole design.
    A beautiful card.

  2. This is so pretty! Found my way over here from the Field Guide MB :) I am a new follower and looking forward to seeing your projects!

  3. this is so impressive. I check out your card ideas board and found they are so inspiring. are you doing paper quilling, too? I am new in paper quilling and making card, and I just make a blog. I would be happy if you want to visit and I hope our works would be able to inspire each other.


  4. these are great looking cards and the technique you showed is way cool. Thanks for stopping in my blog and I hope you will visit again!!!



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