Hi there! It’s Cha! I’m here at A Blog Named Hero to show my card for this November challenge – Muted Tones Cards. I’d always created cards with vivid and striking colors and from now on, I must say that I would like challenging myself by creating cards with softer colors. Yes! It was a challenge for me! For this card, I used one of my favorite cardmaking techniques, masking, to create a magical scene combining some Hero Arts stamp sets. Join us in this November challenge until December 10th for a chance to win a gift card!
I used a piece of 4,25 by 5,5-inch white cardstock. I used my mini MISTI stamping tool to stamp all the images. I placed this piece in the stamping tool and stamped one of the unicorns from the Dragons & Unicorns Stamp Set with Soft Sky ink. I die cut the same image of this unicorn with its coordinating die on masking paper in order to mask this unicorn. Then, I used the Color Layering Sleepy Moon stamp set. I stamped the first solid image from this set with Soft Yellow ink and stamped the same image on a piece of masking paper in order to mask also the moon on the card.
Before moving on coloring the images, I preferred coloring the background first as I had all the images masked. I die cut some clouds from the Color Layering Sea & Sky, Frame Cuts on masking paper. I masked some areas on the background and started coloring with Soft Pink ink and Fresh Peach inks, using an Ink Blending Brush. I moved the masked clouds around the background while I colored with the brush. Then, I removed the masking piece from the unicorn and colored around the moon with Soft Yellow ink, using the ink blending brush, too. I removed the masking piece from the moon and stamped the other layers of the moon with Dandelion ink. Later, I colored the unicorn in soft colors with Copic markers. For coloring the unicorn, I did not do anything fancy, I just added some dots to the unicorn to give a little bit of interest as well as the halo around the unicorn that we could see when we removed the masking piece that we die cut with the coordinating die.
I hope you like this card and remember that you can join us in this challenge for a chance to win a gift card. Be sure to upload your cards with soft colors before December 10th. We are waiting for your cards!
Thank you so much!