Sunday, August 20, 2017

AAA Cards #97 - Masking

Hi all! Its time for another challenge at AAA Cards. This time we are asking you to show us your skills and creativity using masking. I know I am going to be amazed by your guys creations :)

Isn't that graphic so cute? Our sponsor this week is Stamplorations and they are generously giving a $15 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge as well as $5 gift certificates each to 2 randomly drawn participants. There is also a 10% coupon offer for our players too.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge.

To begin, I used masking tape to mask off all but a strip of cardstock. Then I used distress inks to add color to the card. Once I was happy with the blending, I spritzed the background with water and perfect pearls. I dried it quickly so that the card wouldn't warp too badly. I took the top piece of masking tape off and stamped the flower stamps with a blue ink so that some of the flowers peek over the top. Then I took off the bottom tape and stamped the sentiment in black.

I really liked how this came out so I tried it again but used Zig Clean color markers instead of distress inks.
I got the inspiration for the color scheme by looking at color patterns on Pinterest. You can find really good color schemes there. After masking, I scribbled on the color and then used a water pen to blend them together. Then I used a heat gun to dry it quicker. The top portion of the masking tape didn't stick as well as the bottom so you can see some bleed. I used the same flower stamps and then stamped the sentiment. I don't think the background was completely dry when I stamped the flowers because the blue ink turned a little greenish over the yellow area.

Stamps: Penny Black - Sprigs; MFT - Essential Sentiments
Inks: Distress inks - victorian velvet, spun sugar, milled lavendar and stormy sky;
Zig Clean color: haze blue, lt blue, pale pink, oatmeal, lemon yellow, yellow, bright orange, scarlet red

I hope you are inspired to get crafty. Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. Super pair of cards, but you know I'm going to say the colours of the first one really speak to me. I'm also a big fan of a horizontal strip layout, so I'm completely smitten by your card!

  2. lovely masking and I too love the first one more because of the soft colors, so pretty

  3. These are beautiful, Cheryl! So glad to be following your blog and seeing your lovely work, Jo x

  4. Two beautiful cards, Cheryl. Like Jane, I am really drawn to the first one. The colours are fabulous! Love how you used the technique!

  5. I love both cards. I love how you masked off a portion of the card to add colour. Such great cards


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