Hello, crafty friends!
Today, I'm sharing a simple Valentine card with NO COLORING. (Can you even believe it?!) It's been a good while since I've created a card with no coloring on it...almost forgot how. ;)
I wanted to show you a very cool product from X-Press It, called Mask It. It's a unique, low tack film designed for masking areas requiring layers of color. It comes in both sheets and rolls.
Here are the specs:
*Low tack, flexible masking film
*Soft peel, removes without residue
*Matt finish - can be drawn on
*Ideal for airbrushing, painting, stenciling & drawing applications
*Can be cut by hand or with a blade
*Great for manual die cutting
My card above uses a couple of backgrounds from My Favorite Things, the Romantic Script Background & the Swiss Dots Background. The heart was created with the Pierced Heart STAX Die-namics. The die-cut sentiment is from the now retired Straight To My Heart Die-namics.
Here's a look at how I used the Mask It film.
I used the Mask It sheets for my project. They come in 15 x 10 sheets with 8 sheets per package.
I cut a piece of the film slightly bigger than my card front.
I then die cut a heart shape (you could use any shape you like) off to one side. I made sure to set aside the die-cut heart for use later on.
I then peeled off the paper backing on the film and carefully laid it over my cardstock, lining it up according to where I wanted the heart to be on the card. You may find it easier to flip your masking film over and lay the cardstock down on top of the sticky side of the film.
Once I adhered the Mask It to the cardstock, I inked up my background stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and stamped it right over the film.
After I stamped the background, I then used my Copic Airbrush System and R59 Copic Marker to airbrush the background of the heart. I used several light layers, a slow & steady hand motion, and extra ink around the edges of the heart to create the look I wanted.
Once I was happy with the look, I carefully peeled off the Mask It film, and was left with a beautiful scripty heart with the cleanest edges you ever did see! Impressive stuff, isn't it? You can wipe the mask clean after use, and save it for another time. Also, if you don't position the mask exactly as you want it the first time, it is perfectly repositionable.
Remember that heart I die-cut out of the Mask It film earlier? I adhered it right over the top of my finished heart, being careful to line up the edges.
I then stamped the polka dotted background in Memento Tuxedo Black ink right over the top of that. Once the ink was dry, I peeled off the heart mask for a clean, finished look.
I then put the card layers together, added the die-cut sentiment, and embellished simply with a corner rounder and a trio of black rhinestones. Here's one more look at the completed card.
Here's a look at the inside of the card, because no card is ever really finished until you've done a little somethin'-somethin' to the inside. ;)
The sentiment for the inside is from the now-retired Smitten with You stamp set. I stamped the words & hearts in Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rhubarb Stalk, and Memento Lady Bug inks.
Thanks so much for swinging by today, friends! Have yourselves a BEAUTIFUL day!