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More Die Cut Masking

I’ve been making a lot of cards using the die-cut masking technique I talked about in my previous post. I thought I’d share a few more of those cards with you today.

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Instead of using my copic airbrush for this card, I decided to do some ink blending with distress inks. You have to be a bit more gentle with this technique, however, because all of the blending can cause you to accidentally pull up one (or more) of your masks – ask me how I know. For the most part it works just fine.

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For this card I used the Wplus9 Sweets and Treats stamp and die set for the stamps and masks. Once I finished ink blending, I added some water droplets onto the card and quickly soaked them up with a dry paper towel – that’s what gives the nice bleached out effect in some areas; One of the many reasons why I love distress inks. I popped up the sentiment on a circle die cut and added a little embossing around the edges and a circle of vellum behind. lastly, I added a stitched rectangle frame for a bit of added interest, before adhering everything onto a 4bar-sized card base.

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I wasn’t quite finished with my copic airbrush system yet, though, so I also made some 4bar get well soon cards using the same masking technique but changed it up a bit with some patterned paper and a little gathering of thread behind the sentiment. I used the Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon stamps and dies for these.  Did I mention that I first got the idea for this technique from Dawn of Wplus9? She has a great YouTube tutorial on her channel that you can check out here!

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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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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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Inlaid and Dimensional Die Cuts // Hello Friend

I’m learning that I love die-cut sentiments, and one of my favorite things to do lately is to create inlays with them or to stack them up on top of each other to create lots of dimension.

Die Cut Sentiments

Both of these cards use the Hand Lettered Hello die and the Hand Lettered Hello stamp set from Wplus9, and both use watercolor. For the “Hello Gorgeous” card, I masked off a strip on the lower half of the card, and painted a wash over the exposed strip using a combination of pink and orange watercolors. Once the panel was dry, I die-cut the hello from the strip, and stacked it on top of several other “hello’s” cut from white card stock, then mounted it back on the panel where I had cut it out from originally. To finish, I stamped the “gorgeous” sentiment in black ink under the watercolor strip, and mounted everything onto an off-white card base.

Hello Gorgeous Card

For the “Hello Sweet Friend” card, I started by creating a blue and green wash on a piece of watercolor paper, die cut the hello sentiment and set it aside. I then took a panel and positioned the hello die exactly where I wanted it to be on the finished card, and ran it through my die cutting machine. With a little glue, I inlaid the water colored sentiment into the spaces where I had cut the hello from on the plain white panel. I then stamped the “sweet friend” sentiment below, and mounted everything onto an off-white card base.

Hello Sweet Friend Card

**When creating cards using this inlay technique, it’s important to keep the inside areas of the letters on hand, too! When I die cut the hello into my white panel for the card above, I made sure to keep the insides of the H, E, L’s and O so that once I inlaid the watercolor piece, I could put the white insides of the letters back where they belonged.

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