June 5, 2012

Make A Wish (One-Layer Card)

Masking is a great technique to create visual levels and segments for "one-layer" cards.  Today's card illustrates this in three different ways.  

To begin, a 2 ¼” square of Judi Kins Eclipse Tape was centered on a 3 ½” square piece of white cardstock to mask the center.  This repositionable tape is wonderful for masking.  My favorite style is the 6-inch wide roll which allows you to cut different sizes and lengths.  TIP/HINT:  While this technique can be done directly on the front of the card, working with the smaller piece separately can be easier to handle and helps keep the card base from getting any smudges during the inking process.

The exposed perimeter was sponged with Aspen Mist VersaMagic and then stamped with the circles from Penny Black's Wow with the same ink.  The second masking technique was used in this step.  The circles were stamped on Eclipse Tape and trimmed.  This allowed each impression to be masked before the next set was stamped.  This kept the stamped images from interconnecting and made them appear to be overlapping or nestled together. 

The mask from the center was removed and smaller strips of Eclipse Tape were used to section off three equally sized and spaced rectangles.  This step is the opposite of the first method whereas the shapes are now exposed rather than protected.  The rectangles were sponged with Morocco, Lilac Posies and Teal Zeal Memento inks.

After the masking tapes were removed, the sentiment and candles from Penny Black's Sweet Wishes were stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine.

A Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad was run along the edges of the design.  For added glimmer, the centers of the candles and the gold edging were traced with a sparkle gel pen.

The finished piece was mounted to a 3 ½” square card with dimensional foam. 

You can view other "one-layer" inspiration today from the Penny Black designers "here".  So many colorful ideas! 

Thank you for visiting,

Penny Black Stamps: Sweet Wishes 30-104, Wow 40-112
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Storm 01-001 (white)
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Judi Kins: Eclipse Tape
Sakura: Sparkle Gelly Roll Pen
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Aspen Mist VersaMagic, Morocco Memento, Lilac Posies Memento, Teal Zeal Memento, Delicata Golden Glitz Ink, Sponge Daubers