Thursday 6 December 2018

Complex Masking Plus Ink Equals Very Effective

For this birthday card,  I used a very clever mask set from Claritystamp called Deerscape.  It comes in four sections to allow different coloured inks to be used to create a scene.
I started by masking off the bottom of a piece of  7" x 7" stencil card with the grass outline and brushed Avocado and Earth Song Artistry inks through the aperture.
I then added the deer outline mask and brushed Rich Mocha Artistry ink through the five apertures.
Each of the individual deer masks was put in place and the grass mask too.  The smallest of the Clarity Moon masks was placed behind one of the stags and Midnight Blue and Moon Crater Artistry ink blended across, again using stencil brushes.
As you could see marks where I had had to lift some of the ink previously,  I used a water brush to deliberately add texture to the sky and grass.
I then went back and added texture to the deer using a water brush to dab over them.
I added the Happy (Mini Word Chains 1&2) and Birthday (Mini Word Chains 3&4) using a mix of Coffee and Acorn Archival ink.
The topper was trimmed to 10.5cm x 17cm and matted first onto some brown card,  then onto a piece of Designer Paper from the Rainbow River pad (Claritystamp).
The topper was then added to an A5 card blank, made from a piece of A4 white hammered card scored and folded in half.
A change from making Christmas cards, although with the addition of a little snow and some red noses, this could easily have been suitable for Christmas.

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