Cards

Masking with Die Cuts // Copic Airbrush

Hello! Today I’m sharing a card I made using one of my favorite new techniques – die cut masking.

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To make the panel for this card, I used the Wplus9 Doodle Buds stamp set to make a pattern on the background. I then used the coordinating dies and inkadinkado masking paper to make masks for each shape. After that, I dusted off my Copic airbrush tools and put them to work.

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I used my YR02 Copic Marker (light orange) to airbrush the entire panel. After you remove the masks, each stamped image has a nice white boarder around it. I love the effect.

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This panel sat on the edge of my craft desk for weeks until I figured out what I wanted to do with it…I thought a black sentiment would really pop against the background (the sentiment is the Painted Hello die by SSS).

To separate the sentiment from the background a bit, I added a vellum circlebehind the sentiment (I also added a thin line of white embossing powder around the outside of the circle). After mounting the circle and the sentiment, I stapled on some paper strips to ground everything. Lastly, I added some sequins for a little extra embellishment.

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I’m still trying out  different techniques to use with my airbrush, but this is my favorite so far. The masking technique also works with ink blending or just coloring marker-to-paper. The best thing about this hobby is that the possibilities are endless!

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Cards

Wishing You Joy

Wishing You Both Joy CardSharing a very clean and simple card today. I made this card by first blending some distress ink onto a piece of white cardstock then die-cutting the “wishing” sentiment and layering the colored piece on top of several die cuts of the same sentiment from plain white cardstock. I scored two lines onto the lower portion of my card base, stamped the “you both joy” stamp between the lines (I’m lucky it fit just right, because I didn’t do any measuring) and then glued my wishing sentiment above the top score line.

Wishing You Joy CardAfter everything was put together, I decided I’d go ahead and round the top edges of the card, just to add a little somethin’ somethin.’

Wishing You Both Joy

Happy Friday!

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