Building a Scene with Masking (Winnie & Walter Leading Lady #3)

Hello everyone!

This is my second blog post today – if you are looking for the card I made as a guest for Challenge Up Your Life you’ll find it here.


But now I am thrilled to bring you my third post as Winnie & Walter‘s Leading Lady!

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I will show you another masking technique, and this one is really easy! But you can also make the most of it and take it to another level – which then needs a little more planning. I made two cards to show you an easier and a more elaborate way to:

BUILD A SCENE USING MASKING

So let’s get started with a clean and simple (CAS) card design using this technique. I picked a cute bird image from the So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set as my focal point and the Mini Scenery: Into the Woods stamp set to create a background for the birdie.

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Here is how the masking works:

  1. Stamp the bird onto your cardstock panel where you want him to be.
  2. Stamp the bird image a second time, this time on masking paper / a piece of removable label and use scissors to cut the image out right on the outer stamping line. You don’t need to mask the feet so you can just cut them off.
  3. Place the mask directly over the stamped image on your panel.
  4. It’s best to use a stamp positioner or stamping tool of some kind for the next step. Align the bottom of the tree scenery stamp with the bird’s feet and stamp it down really well so the ink reaches right to the edges of the mask.
  5. Stamp several times with the ink colors that you like until you are happy with the ink coverage and colors.

I used a light blue ink for the largest part (sky) and fir green ink for the bottom (forest floor). It didn’t stamp completely solid (I later discovered I had some air bubbles under my stamp) but I actually liked the texture the ink gave my ‘sky’ so I left it as is and embraced the look by adding even more texture with tiny black splatters. 🙂

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COLORING TIPS

TIP 1: I added a little bit of shading to the white birch trees using colored pencils to give them a more three-dimensional look.

TIP 2: For the birdie, I used first Copics (Y08, R27, R29, R39) and then colored pencils on top! I call this method ‘two step coloring’ and it’s one of my favorite ways to color because it takes less patience than using just colored pencils!

TIP 3: I like to use a black Glaze pen from Sakura for the critter’s eyes to make them pop. You can also use a basic black gel pen or even Ebony Black Nuvo Drops in a fine tip bottle!

SENTIMENT

The sentiment is a combination of stamps from So Tweet with Evelin T Designs (“my tweet”) and Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs (white heat embossed “LOVE”). Lastly, I added a strip of white cardstock that I had die cut with the biggest rectangle dies from the Tilda Cutaways.

For my second card, I masked several images to build a scene:

Building a stamped scene with Masking - Winnie and Walter 3

Isn’t this such a cute group of dogs?! I had a blast coloring them. 🙂

The masking technique is generally the same as above! You just have to:

  • plan ahead where you want to place all the dogs and
  • which images you have to stamp first and mask.

I like to lay all the stamps onto my piece of cardstock and decide where they should go and which images I want to be up front and which I want to be behind others. The images that you want to be up front have to be stamped first! In my case, it’s the smallest two dogs (the second one to the left and the far right one).

I stamped those two dog images using my stamping tool, masked them and then placed the next stamps onto the panel. This time the poodle and his friend were to be stamped and masked. After that, the remaining three dogs (which I interpreted as two huskys and a Saint Bernard dog) could be stamped. That made my dogs complete! I colored them all in using watercolor markers and a water brush.

COLORING CLOSE-UP:

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WATERCOLOR TIPS

TIP 4: When you took too much pigment to your paper dab it off with a paper towel to preserve the lightest spot on your coloring.

TIP 5: To get a smooth blend on the background put down a wash of clean water on your paper FIRST where the color should go, THEN apply the marker/pigment to your paper and drag it out with your brush. The paper should be damp, not pooling with water. It’s easier to avoid harsh lines this way.

SENTIMENT

On this card, the sentiment is a combination of stamps and a die: “From all of us” is from Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs and “birthday” from Wishing You with Evelin T Designs. The Happy Cutaway was die cut right into the colored panel and popped up with fun foam.


GIVEAWAY AND CHALLENGES FOR YOU TO JOIN!

As you probably all know by now, Winnie & Walter has generously sponsored a 30 $ gift certificate for one of you to win! 😀 All you have to do is leave me a comment under this blog post. I’d love to hear what you think about my critter cards!

I will pick a random winner from all four blog posts by the end of February 24th.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

If you haven’t already make sure to check out Winnie & Walter’s blog. There is not only my blog post waiting for you but also a crafty challenge with a prize to be won! The amazing Shay from Winnie & Walter is adding a challenge under EACH of my Leading Lady posts this month! Wow!

All you have to do is create a card or other papercraft item that uses the weekly masking technique that I have written about and link it up to the blog. I have seen a comment saying they don’t feel like being ‘expert enough’ with the technique to join so I really want to encourage you again and say that all skill levels ARE WELCOME! Everyone was a beginner at some point. 🙂

Winnie & Walter is also celebrating their birthday this month (just like me!) with a couple of other “Birthday Bash challenges” and more prizes! They are super generous.

I look forward to your creations!! Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

Entry for:
https://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/wwc208-charlottes-all-about-occasions.html
http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/2019/02/take-it-make-it-challenge-february.html
http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/ AG 159

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USED SUPPLIES:

Winnie & Walter stamps, dies and stencils:

LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Mini Scenery: Into the Woods Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set + Cutaways
Essentials: Tilda Cutaways
Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
In a Word: Happy Cutaway
Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Wishing You with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set

Ink Pads:

Lawn Fawn – Dye Inks (Moonstone, Noble Fir, Jet Black)
Tsukineko – Versamark Ink
Versafine Clair – Nocturne Black Ink

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Masking Paper (Herma – Repositionable Labels)

Other Supplies BIRD Card:

My Sweet Petunia – MISTI Stamping Tool
Copic Markers + Colored Pencils
Sakura – Glaze 3-D Glossy Ink Pen Black
WOW Embossing – Bright White Embossing Powder (Super Fine)
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black)
Scotch 3M – Foam Tape

Other Supplies DOGS Card:

Winsor & Newton – Water Colour Markers™
Sakura – Glaze 3-D Glossy Ink Pen Black
Uni-ball – White Gel Pen
White Fun Foam
Corner Rounder Punch

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4 Cards With Blue Backgrounds

Hello and happy Sunday!

It’s all grey and rainy here today … Which makes it a perfect day for crafting and blogging! 😀

I made a couple of cards over the last days and it turned out they all have dark blue on the backgrounds! It wasn’t planned – I guess I just felt like using blue. Two cards mimic a blue background as water, the other two use blue to create a wintery wood scene.

1st CARD: PAPER SMOOCHES SWEET ESCAPE

Paper Smooches Sweet Escape Card

CHALLENGE:

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2019/01/february-2019-hearts-challenge.html

USED PRODUCTS:

Paper Smooches – Sweet Escape Stamps

Paper Smooches – Hearts Dies

Ranger Ink – Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire)

Colored Pencils

 

2nd CARD: OMBRE WHALE CARD

Handmade Whale Card

CHALLENGE:

Just add ink card challenge 443

(Embossing paste on my card base, coloring on the whale image)

https://poppystamps.typepad.com/poppystamps/2019/02/psc53-love-me-do.html

USED PRODUCTS:

Poppy Stamps – Heart Screen Dies

Avery Elle – Whale Hello Stamps

Dani Peuss – Klartextstempel Denglisch

Watercolor, Copics

Shimmerz Paints – Dazzlers Spun Sugar Paste

Wave Stencil

 

3rd CARD: TWEET CLEAN & SIMPLE CARD

Winnie and Walter So Tweet Card

CHALLENGE:

Less is more challenge 388 Colour Navy Yellow

Addicted to clean and simple ATCAS - code word BIRDS

https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-30-something-new.html (New birch trees stamp)

USED PRODUCTS:

Winnie & Walter – So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set

Winnie & Walter – Mini Scenery: Into the Woods Stamp Set

Ranger Ink – Distress Oxide Ink (Blueprint Sketch)

Dani Peuss – Klartextstempel Alles Liebe

Copic Opaque White for splatters

Colored Pencils

 

4th CARD: HERO ARTS CHRISTMAS CARD

Yes, a Christmas card in February! 😀 During winter I sometimes still feel like making Christmas cards – and you can NEVER have too many of them!!

For the watercolor background I used a large round brush (no. 10) and these watercolor paints (applied in two layers):

  • Mijello Mission Gold – Cobalt Blue No. 1
  • Schmincke – Cobalt Turquoise
  • Mijello Mission Gold – Burnt Umber

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CHALLENGE:

Hero arts challenge crafters-choice-300x300@2x

USED PRODUCTS:

Hero Arts – Deer Stamps

Hero Arts – Road Trip Stamps

Dani Peuss – Klartextstempel Warme Grüße

Hero Arts – Shadow Ink (Soft Granite)

Watercolors

Finetec Gold Watercolor for splatters

Copic Opaque White for splatters

Uni-ball – White Gel Pen

WOW Embossing – Rich Gold Embossing Powder

 

Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

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Masking Backgrounds with Dies (Winnie & Walter Leading Lady #2)

Hi there!

I am very happy to be back on the blog with my second post as Winnie & Walter’s Leading Lady!!

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Last week I shared two card designs where I used masking with stencils to create backgrounds. This week I am instead:

MASKING BACKGROUNDS WITH DIES!

Using dies to die cut a mask for your background is an additional way to use stand-alone dies. I really like the seamless look you can get by doing this. And, another advantage is that it minimalizes layers on your cards and keeps them flat for easy and inexpensive mailing.

For today’s cards I chose one of Winnie & Walter’s True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways. With Valentine’s Day being only a few days away I thought I would share an idea for rather simple friendship cards – in case some of you want to make last-minute Valentine’s Day cards. 🙂

I MADE THREE VARIATIONS OF MY DESIGN:

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Here’s how I created my masked backgrounds:

  1. I took a piece of masking paper and die cut it using the triangled True Multifaceted Heart Cutaway. By the way, I always use repositionable labels as masking paper as it comes in a large pack and works perfectly fine for me.
  2. I took the largest die from the Tilda Cutaways set (with the cool jagged edges) and die cut three backgrounds panels from Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then I adhered the die cut heart onto one of the panels and picked a yellow, peachy and pink ink pad from my stash.
  3. For the first card (yellow birdies), I inkblended the three inks all over the background panel going. For the second card (dog & cat), I inkblended each color from left to right as well but just covered the heart and left the rest of the card white. For the third variation (pink birdie), I started inkblending pink ink in the center of the heart, and then added peach and yellow around it.
  4. After removing the mask from the last panel I added different splatters to all three backgrounds: tiny black watercolor splatters, pink ink splatters and Perfect Pearls splatters for some shimmer.

I picked three cute images from the So Tweet and Big Hugs stamp sets. Both sets are illustrated by Evelin T Designs and I just love all her critters! 😀 I colored the images with Copic Markers, cut them out and adhered them over the hearts using foam tape.

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COPIC GUIDE & COLORING TIPS:

Pink birdie: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09 / YR 68 / Y13, Y08, Y35

Dog: W0, W1, E21, E33, E35, E57, R20

Cat: W1, W3, W5, W9, R20

Yellow birdies: Y11, Y13, Y08, Y35 / RV13, RV04

TIP 1: Use flicks from a white gel pen to get a feathery look – like I did on the pink bird. It’s the same easy coloring technique that I used last week for the yeti’s fur!

TIP 2: Add a little bit of grey shading to the dog where his fur is supposed to be white.

TIP 3: For the dog’s light brown spots, first draw them in with the lightest E-marker. Then add shading from outer parts of the spots or where the shadows would be.

ADDING SENTIMENTS TO MY CARDS

For the sentiments I used “You’re so tweet” from So Tweet with Evelin T Designs stamp set and “Sending Big Hugs” and “just for you” from Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set.

On the pink birdie card, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a wider strip of kraft cardstock. I die cut that strip with the Tilda rectangle die to give it the same jagged edges as the card front. For the cat & dog card, I used a banner sticker from my stash for the sentiment. And for the yellow birdies card, I heat embossed the sentiment with shiny platinum embossing powder that matches the color of the Perfect Pearls splatters.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE BEAUTIFUL SHIMMER:

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I hope you like today’s cards! For your chance to win a 30 $ gift certificate sponsored by Winnie & Walter, hop over to my blog post and leave me a comment over there, too.

Thank you for stopping by today! ♥

Rosali

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Entering this for:

http://dragonflydreamschallenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/include-heart.html
http://stempelkueche-challenge.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge
https://creativefriday.blogspot.com/2019/02/creative-friday-223-liebe-in-der-luft.html
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-500-7th-of-february-colour.html


USED SUPPLIES:

Winnie & Walter stamps, dies and stencils:

True Multifaceted Heart Cutaways

LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set

Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set

Essentials: Tilda Cutaways

Ink Pads:

Catherine Pooler Designs – Dye Ink (Party Dress)

Lawn Fawn – Dye Inks (Butter, Peachy Keen)

Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink

Versafine Clair – Nocturne Black Ink

Tsukineko – Versamark Ink

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb

Masking Paper (Repositionable Labels)

Kraft Cardstock

Other Supplies:

Picket Fence Studios – Life Changing Blender Brush

Copic Markers

Uni-ball – White Gel Pen

Ranger – Perfect Pearls (Color: Perfect Pearl)

Black Watercolor

Scotch 3M – Foam Tape

WOW – Platinum Embossing Powder

WOW – Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder

Enamel Dots