Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
This month we’re going to explore masking techniques. There are so many variations of masking, it would be difficult to list them all here. But, since pictures speak louder than words, we’ll let our team show you the masking techniques they opted to try. Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one yourself. If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
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I often start with a confession about the technique. So here it goes . . .
I have had success in the past with masking in detailed ways. In fact, I will share my favorite masked card ever! But the ones I created for this blog are a bit more simple. This first one was a simple masked circle. I used a circle punch . . . applied Versamark to the mask, and then embossed with an amazing embossing powder.
This next card is an example of a masked sentiment. I'm not sure I'm a fan . . . so I'll get back to you on this one.
And this last one is an example of direct to paper ink application The leaf images were masked, and I used an ombre ink pad for the direct to paper.
And finally, I'll share my favorite masked card EVER! I made this one several years ago, and a simple masked circle made my day. But there is a story.
saved it for years and years waiting for the right special person to
send it to. On the day I pulled it to send it, I left the room to get a
stamp and came back to find my 4-month old puppy chewing it. And what does a
dog lover do? They assess whether the recipient is also a dog lover, and then they send an undamaged card and the chewed card, with a note saying, "I saved this card for someone very special, and when I finally had the right opportunity to send, my puppy had other plans. But I know you are a dog lover, and you will appreciate the teeth marks and missing pieces. Know that you were that special person and that you were in my thoughts." Can I just say . . . big hit. And gave the grieving person a chuckle. Be real, that's my advice.
Now you’re off to visit with Crafting with a View. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another great technique!
I hope you find some time to create!
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