Let’s try a one-layer card today. Grab a 3/4″ of delicate surface painters tape. We are masking our card panel for a sentiment. Don’t have a 3/4″ of delicate surface painters tape? No problem. Cut a 3/4″ strip of thin (not cardstock) paper and grab washi tape.

Here is the card we will be creating today.

various foliage stamped with open space for sentiment

MEASUREMENTS & SUPPLIES

  • Shimmery White cardstock:
    • 8-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″ for card panel
  • Forever Fern stamp set (ADDITIONAL OPTION: Positive Thoughts stamp set)
  • Ink Pads:
    • Memento Tuxedo Black
    • Balmy Blue
    • Crumb Cake or Gray Granite
    • Old Olive or Mossy Meadow or Pear Pizzazz

MASKING FOR THE SENTIMENT

  • Line up the card panel on the Stamparatus and place magnets on the corners.
  • Add the 3/4″ piece of delicate surface painters tape across the middle of the card panel. TIP: Do not burnish the tape down. Any tape, including washi tape, can potentially delaminate your cardstock.

STAMPING

  • Put each of the foliage stamps from the Forever Fern stamp set on a clear acrylic block.
  • TIP: Practise stamping on a scrap paper. Stamp each image 2 or 3 times. You decide if you like the lighter (2nd generation) or darker (1st generation) stamped image.
  • Stamp images in an arc from the center point of the card panel alternate stamping between the top and bottom. TIP: Put a piece of scrap paper over the side you are not stamping to prevent overstamping. I move the small scrap around
  • Add a random scatter dot stamp as shown.
  • Continue stamping until you are pleased with the results.

ADDING THE SENTIMENT

  • Remove the tape (CAREFULLY).
  • Stamp the sentiment from Beautiful Autumn on the card panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

EXTRAS

  • Add some snips of Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper.
  • Die-cut dots using the North Pole Wonder dies from edge of Forever Gold paper or Gold Foil paper.

OR

  • Add some Champagne Rinestones.
  • Adhere strips of All The Trimmings Ribbon along top and bottom of sentiment. HINT: This is a great way to cover a little oops.

And don’t forget to add a little customizing on the envelope and message insert. I added a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Foam Adhesive sheet behind the card with the ribbon and Champagne Rhinestones.

I hope that you will try masking for a sentiment. It is always fun to layer elements but sometimes we need some simple elegant cards and I think this fits the bill. How about you?


 

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