Hello there! Cha here with another card for the September challenge. Today I would like to share with you all a card with the Clean and Simple theme that’s why I wanted to create something easy to do with the Masking Technique, one of my cardmaking favorite techniques. This technique is very common to do when you want to create something quickly avoiding the fuzzy cutting in images. Remember that you can still join us in this challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate from our sponsor Hero Arts! We are waiting for your cards!
For this card, I first picked a piece of masking paper and die cut a circle in the middle of the card, using one of the dies from Nesting Circle Infinity Dies (H). Then, I used my Mini MISTI Stamping tool to do all the stamping. I picked a sheet of Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Dove White that I’d previously cut in 4,25 by 5,5 inches. I placed this piece in my Mini MISTI Stamping Tool. As I wanted to create a fall card, I decided to use a past My Monthly Hero kit that is not available anymore (My Monthly Hero September 2017) but there are many images with pumpkins and their coordinating dies in the market that are perfect to do this technique. I placed on top of the panel the masking piece with the circle so that I could know where my pumpkins were placed. So, I took one of the pumpkins and its layers that came with this set and was placing one by one in the Mini MISTI and stamping them with some Hero Arts inks. I used Orange Soda Shadow Ink, Tangerine Bold Ink, and Cup O’Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink to stamp the pumpkins and for the leaves, I used Moss Bold Ink and Green Apple Bold Ink.
Once that every image was stamped, I die cut the coordinating dies from the leaves and the pumpkins on Masking Paper. Then, I placed the masking pieces on top of each pumpkin and leaf. Notice that I still had the masking piece with the circle from the very beginning. So now I could color the background. For the background, I blended some Distress Oxide inks, Tumbled Glass ink at the top and, Twisted Citron ink to the bottom. To give a little bit of contrast to the background, I sprayed some water.
Later, I removed all the masking pieces and I could see the halo around each image. Then, I also removed the circle piece of masking and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I stamped with a black dye ink but I realized that it didn’t work on distress inks, so I changed to black pigment ink, Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Finally, I trimmed a little bit the sides of the panel and glued it to a piece of Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Kiwi and, I adhered the whole piece to a Hero Hues Dove White Side Folded Cards. Also, I added some yellow confetti.
I hope you like this card and join us in this September 2020 challenge. Remember that you can upload the cards until the 10th of September. I hope you feel inspired by all the cards that we are showing you this month. Thank you so much!