Thursday, February 16, 2017

MaskIng on Kraft Paper With So Suzy Stamps

All month long, the So Suzy Stamps design team is bringing you themed and technique projects.  February is all about Someone Special and masking is the featured technique.  My project today, continues that trend with a masked Thank You Card and bonus, watercolor tinting.  

To begin, you will need:
-kraft paper
-white pigment ink (So Suzy Angel Wings ink bites)
-rectangle stitched or scalloped stacked dies (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
-water brush or small paintbrush
-mint dye ink (So Suzy Mellow Mint ink bites)
- sentiment (All You Do by So Suzy Stamps)
-leaf/sprig/herb style stamp (Herb by So Suzy Stamps)
-clear embossing powder or Versamark and white embossing powder
-Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug, Sizzix, etc.)
-heat embossing tool.

1.  To begin, line up your stacked dies on a piece of kraft paper and lightly trace the inner edge of each die with a pencil.  

2.  Use your Misti stamping tool and stamp your sentiment with the Angel Wings pigment ink, at the lower third and center of your innermost rectangle.  Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with embossing tool.

3.  Stamp your herb or sprig onto cardstock and fussy cut for masking.  I found that having two fussy cut images was more helpful to close some of the gaps, further in.  Use the Misti to line up your stamp and the fussy cut image to mask the edges of the previously stamped image.  Try and keep your stamping within the outer border, allowing more to overflow below the top border.  Leave a couple inches of open space between your sentiment and the upper stamping.

4.  Continue with the masking and stamping until you've completed the outer border.  Take a pencil and gently erase any visible pencil lines, taking care not to smudge your ink.

5.  Line up your dies visually, so that both dies appear centered.  Tape your dies to your kraft paper with washi tape or semi sticky tape and run 2 passes or as needed through your die cutting machine.   

6.  This next step is optional.  Keep your images white or tint a few leaves.  Since I'm using a mint cardstock behind my kraft paper, I thought it would be fun to tint some leaves with the Mellow Mint ink bites from the Coastal Breeze ink bites collection.  Press your ink onto a craft mat or acrylic block, use a water brush or small wet paintbrush to grab the color and tint some of your leaves.

7. Mount your large inked die cut onto white cardstock, then mint cardstock and adhere to a kraft card.  Use foam tape to mount your center die cut.  Embellish as desired.  
Card dimension 4 3/4" x 6 1/8".

I hope these instructions were helpful.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I often use a larger card and cut it down to size, based on the various layers that I end up with, usually 1/8" differential between each layer.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  


You can find the supplies I used for today's project, below.


Purchase Angel Wings pigment Ink Bites, here

Purchase Coastal Breeze Ink Bites, here

Purchase Herb stamp, here

Purchase All You Do sentiment, here
Purchase Mini Misti Stamping Tool, here

Don't forget to enter the Mirror Image Event every day this month, here, by commenting on each day's post, which is updated daily.  With $500 in prizes, you don't want to miss out!

Additional supplies:
DCWV mint cardstock
Neenah white cardstock
Kraft paper from Target dollar spot
adhesive runner
foam mounting tape

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  1. Very nice Terri, and your step by step instructions are easy to follow! Thanks!

  2. Terri, this is gorgeous. A fantastic tutorial on your process. A wonderful card!

  3. Absolutely beautiful and your tutorial was very helpful. TFS!

  4. This is gorgeous. It looks like a lot of work but the end result is worth it!

  5. Love your awesome card. My favorite. Thanks so much for the how to.

  6. Your design is so appealing, Terri! Love your mint and white on kraft and the dainty branches, too! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. I love everything about this, what a great design. Hugs, Autumn

  8. Absolutely love how you made the stamping creating a frame of leaves. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.


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