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Masked Monochromatic Grateful Card

Hiya!

I don’t usually combine challenges but it just so happened that I have  done just that for my card today. The Monday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is Monochromatic and then the Wednesday Challenge is Masking. I have been wanting to use my Masterpieces of Paisley stamp set from Technique Tuesday and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine the two challenges into on card.

Seedless Preserves Distress Ink & Masking
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink & Masking

This card only features the stamps and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and Distress Marker. I think that it is so cool that this one product can create different looks on one project.

I started with my piece of white cardstock and I created a mask using a post-it note and Spellbinders Label One Dies. I placed the die in the center of my card and started stamping. Once I had stamped the two-step paisley images I the used the Distress Ink Watercolor technique to color in the center of each shape.

Card created with only Seedless Preserves Distress Ink
Card created with only Seedless Preserves Distress Ink

At this point I took of my post-it note and set it aside. (Okay, I actually tossed it but since I ended up using it again, let’s pretend I didn’t have to fish it out of the recycle bin later.) I stamped the frame shape from Papertrey Ink in the center and then stamped the flourish from the same set in the center. To achieve the lighter image I stamped on a scrap of paper first and then onto my card. I again Distress Ink Watercolored the space in the frame.

Grateful - Thank you Card
Grateful – Thank you Card

So, I sat back and looked at my card and was disappointed that it didn’t really look like I had masked anything, although I had. So, I dug out my mask again and painted some more. This time I really watered down my ink so achieve the lighter purple. I also light watercolored in the center of the frame.

Purple colored paisley thank you card by Jennifer Miner
Purple colored paisley thank you card by Jennifer Miner

Now, I needed to create a sentiment. I searched out an old and unfortunately retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up called Small Script and stamped this over my flourish with the Seedless Preserves. Well, this was too light and the small size of the word made it a little difficult to read so I got out my Seedless Preserves Distress Marker and drew over the stamped sentiment. this was just the ticket! The marker was dark enough to allow the sentiment to really pop.

Purple paisley "Grateful" card.
Purple paisley “Grateful” card.

I mounted my stamped panel to two different shades of purple stock and then added this all to a card base. The I decided that I could make a matching envelope. I just repeated the process on one side of my envelope and that was it. I like how going over the stamp with the marker really made it pop and give the sentiment a handwritten feel.

This was a really fun card to create! Thank you all for stopping by!

Materials

Stamps: Masterpieces of Paisley – Technique Tuesday, Vintage Labels – Papertrey Ink, Small Script – Stampin’ Up

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Dark Purple – Bazzill, Orchid Opulence – Stampin’ Up

Other: Seedless Preserves Distress Ink & Distress Marker – Ranger, Spellbinders Label One

Masking & Copic Coloring

Hi all –

I am adding a video today! It will show you the creation of this cute pony card featuring the Magical Friends stamp set from The Greeting Farm. The card has simple masking and Copic coloring. This is a fun and pretty easy card for today. I am trying to get back in the swing of creating videos which are really fun but are still taking me some time.

Masking & Copic Coloring. Stamps from Magical Friends by The Greeting Farms
Masking & Copic Coloring. Stamps from Magical Friends by The Greeting Farms

I started by stamping that center pony using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then I created a mask by stamping him on a post-it note. I fussy cut out the mask and then stamping my two other ponies. I then colored my ponies in with Copic Markers.

I started with the pony on the right. I used BV000, BV00, BV02 and BV04 for the body. I then colored in the mane with C1 and C3.

I then colored my pony on the left. I used V000 and V01 for the body and then RV21, RV23 and RV25 for the mane. I used YR15 and R01 for the horn.

I then colored the center pony  to look a little like Rainbow Dash, as per my daughter’s request. I used B02, B04 and B06 for the body and then R27, R29, YR04, YR07, YR15, G19 and B29 for the mane and tail.

My very last coloring was to add the light blue haze around the stamps. For this I traced around the ponies with B00 and then I softened this with B000. I then went one final time around my haze with C00. I stamped the sentiment using Tuxedo Black. I stamped the “Rainbows” using a Spectrum pad from Stampin’ Up in Fiesta. This was a really neat product as it has five separate pads that you slide together when you use it.

I trimmed down my stamped panel and mounted it to a quarter sheet of teal cardstock and then all of that went to an A2 base.

Rainbow day by Jennifer Miner
Rainbow day by Jennifer Miner

This is a fun stamp set that I am sure you will be seeing again. Thanks for stopping by – have a great week!

 

Masking & Copic Marker Coloring Tutorial

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I am back today with a new tutorial video. I created this simple card using the Critters at the Dog Park stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I really like this set and thought that it would be a fun card to share how I use masking and how I colored the main image with Copics. I hope you enjoy the Masking & Copic Marker Coloring Tutorial.

Critters at the Dog Park by Lawn Fawn. Card by Jennifer Miner
Critters at the Dog Park by Lawn Fawn. Card by Jennifer Miner

I created another video but I changed the process a little bit. This is my fist video where I am doing a voiceover as I create the card. I think that this allows me to give much more detailed information and show you more steps along the way. It is far from perfect but I think that this will be a better style of video over all.

I started by creating the mask for the  circle. To do this I started with a piece of cardstock the same size as my card front and then using my Fiskars Circle Cutter I made a circle in the center of the card. This allows me to line-up the mask with my working cardstock so I didn’t have to measure the placement every time. I used this design to create about 10 thank you cards so measuring once instead of on every card saved lots of time.

Next, I created my mask for my happy little dog. To do this I stamped my image on a post-it not. This is a great use for post-its because the adhesive on the back is perfect for this process. It holds but doesn’t leave a residue on the card. Once I stamped the dog I fussy cut around him, just to the inside of the line. Since this will be a mask, I wanted to be sure that I had my background as close to the edge as possible.

Masking and Copic Coloring.
Masking and Copic Coloring.

Now I was ready to get the process started. I applied ATG to the back of my circle mask. I stick this piece of cardstock to my shirt or pants so weaken the adhesive, since I want to remove it. I really should have used removable adhesive but since I didn’t have any on hand, this worked. I lined up my mask and stamped my dog with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black in the center of the circle.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

I then added my post-it note mask over the dog and stamped the grass from the Critters at the Dog park. Now comes the really fun part of creating the background. I used my circular Ink Blending Tools to apply Luck Clover and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks for the grass. Once I have the grass as I would like it, I move onto the heavens okay, just the sky. For this card I used Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks.  Once this is done you simply remove the masks and voila. You have created a cool background in a circle shape.

Next, I colored my darling pup. I used Copic Markers in E30, E33, E35, E37 and E29. I laid down a base color over the whole body using the E30 and then blocked in my other colors and then went back and blended them. I used the E29 for his nose.

My inked and colored panel was mounted to a piece of pattern paper from Stamping’ Up and then this was added to a navy panel. This all went on a card base and that was it. You could really use any shape you wanted and any stamp to create just the feel you want.

Happy Dog-4

 

Materials

Stamps: Critters at the Dog Park – Lawn Fawn

Ink: Tuxedo Black – Memento, Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon & Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink – Ranger

Copic Markers: E30, E33, E35, E37, E29

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Designer Paper (retired) – Stampin’ Up, Navy Cardstock – Unknown

 

Thanks for popping by! Have a great day.

 

 

 

Good Fortune Card

Hi-ya!

I hope you are having a nice weekend, or whatever day it is you find yourself here.

My card for today uses a fun set from Hero Arts that has been hiding out in my craft room. I totally forgot I even had it. I made this one layer card with the Good Fortune. The coloring was done using Copic Markers.

This was a great project to practice coloring. I think that I am about due to purchase some refills as my blues seemed a little weak. I will be entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes for this week.

Stamps from Hero Arts Good Fortune Set
Stamps from Hero Arts Good Fortune Set

I stamped the girl first using Memento black ink and then I created a mask using a piece of copy paper. To hold my mask in place I throw a tiny bit of adhesive on the back and then I stick the mask to my shirt for a moment. The fibers from my shirt make the adhesive weak and it always comes right off after that, but it holds well enough to mask. Next, I added the parasol and masked that as well.

Good Fortune from Hero Arts colored using Copic Markers
Good Fortune from Hero Arts colored using Copic Markers

I then stamped my lanterns over my two masks. I added the flowers and dragonflies. Then I colored my scene. This took a bit of time but it was really relaxing. I know that adult coloring is all the rage these days, I think that is something we crafters already knew. Creating is a great stress reliever. I will list all of the Copic Markers I used below in the Materials section. I used a ruler to draw a horizon line and then just colored a grey ground and blue sky.

I really liked how the lanterns turned out.  I colored them green first and then came back over with a yellow marker and I think that it looks like a light glowing from the inside. I added a touch of Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on the flowers and then adhered my panel to a piece of black card stock and then a card base.

Card created by Jennifer Miner
Card created by Jennifer Miner

Materials

Stamps: Good Fortune – Hero Arts

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Black – Recollections

Copic Markers: R000, R24, R27, R29, Y02, Y04, Y11, Y15, Y17, RV11, RV13, RV14, G02, G03, G05, V15, V12, E35, E37, E40, E42, E00, B00,B02, B04, C01, C03, C05, 110

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Other: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen

This card features simple masking to create the layers.
This card features simple masking to create the layers.

Have a great day!

PS – Allegedly my sewing machine will be back on Monday! Yeah!!

 

Sentiment Masking – Feather Finery

Good Morning!

I have two cards for you this morning. These will be going into this week’s Make It Monday Challenge #221 from Papertrey Ink. This week’s challenge is Masking Sentiments.

Masked Sentiment featuring Papertrey Ink Stamps
Masked Sentiment featuring Papertrey Ink Stamps

For the first card I went with blues. I stamped my sentiments in Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I then punched out an oval shape from copy paper. I covered the “Birds of a Feather” sentiment and began stamping the feathers over and around.

Birds of a Feather in blues
Birds of a Feather in blues

I used Cool Caribbean and Temping Turquoise inks from Stampin’ Up to stamp the small and medium feathers from the Feather Finery stamp set by Papertrey Ink. I used Faded Jeans to stamp the small circles that I heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. I added clear adhesive gems from Hero Arts. I then used a Taken with Teal marker from Stampin’ Up to trace around my mask to give the sentiment more pop. I know tracing around a mask seems really easy but it was way harder then I was expecting.

Pink Birds of a Feather - stamps by Papertrey Ink
Pink Birds of a Feather – stamps by Papertrey Ink

The pink card was created in much the same way but using Pretty in Pink, Positively Pink and Pink Passion inks from Stampin’ Up. The sentiment definition was created with a Pretty In Pink marker. I did not use heat embossing on this card as the pinks were pretty intense.  I stamped the little circle in different shades of pink versus one shade on the blue card.

Tickled Pink
Tickled Pink

The stamped image was mounted to a piece of Pink Passion card stock. On the inside of the card I stamped the coordinating sentiment “about your big news.”

Papertrey Ink Feather Finery Stamp by Jennifer Miner
Papertrey Ink Feather Finery Stamp by Jennifer Miner

On both cards I stamped the feathers first and then lightly stamped the coordinating dots in the same color over.  This is a very fun stamp set and I am glad that I decided to use it for this challenge.

Pink Feathers - stamps from Papertrey Ink
Pink Feathers – stamps from Papertrey Ink

Another thing that I really liked about this card was that all the stamping was done on a single sheet which would make mailing a little easier.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love an over the top card but they can be hard or expensive to mail. These worked up pretty quickly and you could easily use any color combo.

Blue Feathers - stamps by Papertrey Ink
Blue Feathers – stamps by Papertrey Ink

 

Cards created by Jennifer Miner using Papertrey Ink stamsp Feather Finery
Cards created by Jennifer Miner using Papertrey Ink – Feather Finery

Materials

Stamps: Feather Finery – Papertrey Ink

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Cool Caribbean & Pink Passion Card Stock – Stampin’ Up

Ink: VersaMark, Faded Jeans Distress Ink – Ranger, Cool Caribbean, Pretty in Pink, Positively Pink, Pink Passion

Other: Taken with Teal & Pretty in Pink Markers – Stampin’ Up, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up, Adhesive Gems – Hero Arts, Large Oval Punch – Stampin’ Up

I hope you all have a great day – thanks for stopping by!