Tutorial: Holiday Masking
Is everybody ready for a Tutorial Throwback? Here is one from the archives (Dec. 2010) by Julie that was posted by Kate! This seems like the perfect time of year to revisit this beautiful wintery card that can be made for the season or for Christmas! Please don’t ever worry about having the very same supplies as the tutorial… part of the fun is using what you have on hand. I don’t have that cute reindeer or tree stamp, but I have a moose! Don’t have the exact colors shown? Improvise. Check out the little detail about the clear acrylic snowflake embellishments… won’t this be fun for lots of holiday cards?? Take what you like from this tutorial and give it a try… I can’t wait to see what you have to share!
The supplies: White cardstock cut to 3.75″ x 5″, Early Espresso cardstock cut to 4″ x 5.25″, white A2 cardbase, clear acrylic craft sheet (or old transparency!), Archival Ink in Jet Black, Stampin’ Up inks in Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, and Night of Navy, a large circle punch (2.5″ diameter), a snowflake punch, a clear gel glitter pen, sponges for each ink color, a paper piercer, small red adhesive rhinestones, small silver brads, sheer white ribbon, post-it notes, and stamps from the sets Peaceful Wishes, Lovely as a Tree, and the single stamp Dasher. Not pictured: Versamark and silver embossing powder.
Sponge Brocade Blue ink over two-thirds of the Bashful Blue, then sponge Night of Navy ink over one-third, creating a fade effect.
Remove the masks and stamp Dasher in the center of the moon with Early Espresso ink. Stamp the trees twice, hanging off each side, with Archival Ink Jet Black. In the picture above, mine is faded because my ink pad needs to be refilled, but I left it because I liked the weathered effect, which you can achieve intentionally by stamping off onto scrap paper once before stamping your cardstock.
Grab your torn post it note and place it upside down over the bottom of the moon, making it even with the horizon. Tear another post it note in a swoop shape and stick it on the bottom section of the card. Sponge lightly with Archival Ink Jet Black.
Using the glitter gel pen, carefully trace over Dasher’s antlers to give them some bling. (See that smudge? Don’t do that)
Add your Early Espresso mat, then tie on the sheer ribbon and affix your snowflakes with silver brads. Add the red adhesive rhinestone to
Dasher’s Rudolph’s nose for your final touch, then adhere to your white cardbase.Thanks, Julie, for this great tutorial!