Of all the techniques I’ve learned thus far during the Mask-erade class at Online Card Classes, the technique on day four is my absolute favorite. Who knew one could mask with freezer paper?! Yes, you know that stuff that’s stuck on a shelf in the back of the pantry that you haven’t used in years. You can actually create with it! Check this out:
I love the super crisp and clean lines that can be achieved using this technique. It does take a little bit of effort and time, but not nearly as much as the liquid masking techniques we learned on day three. I can definitely see myself using this technique quite often in the future!
To get things started, I created my die cut from some freezer paper and adhered it to my card. I used the Hello Script die from Mama Elephant. I only have a couple of word dies, but this one worked perfectly for this card.
Once adhered, I used some of my Mini Distress Inks and the Mini Blending Tool to do some ink blending. I started by doing an light overall cover with the Tumbled Glass everywhere except where I had the die cut mask. I then came in on either side with the Shaded Lilac and Picked Raspberry to do the ink blending over the mask which I followed up with a bit more Tumbled Glass to just smooth everything out. I have to say, I actually really loved how this looked with the mask still adhered. I might have to try this technique again with a die cut from some cardstock and just leave it on the card.
I removed the mask with my EK Success tweezers VERY carefully in an effort to prevent the same mishap I had on day three. Thankfully, things went much more smoothly today and I was left with a gorgeous very clean and very crisp negative from where the mask had been place.
Since this was a fairly simple card, I decided to dress things up a bit. I filled in the entire “hello” word with my clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. Next, I spritzed the entire panel with some Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Mist that I put in a Ranger Mini Mister.
Crafty Side Note: It’s much more economical to buy the two oz (59 ml) refill bottle and put in your own mister vs. buying their little individual 7 ml misters which are only about a dollar cheaper than the refill size. So, going that route, you can get eight times the volume for less than a dollar. I call that a good bang for my crafting buck, especially since most of us have at least one, if not more, spare mister bottles floating around our craft rooms anyway.
I added the “how are you?” sentiment from the Halftone Hello stamp set by Altenew. I stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Once that dried, I adhered the panel to my card base made from Marshmallow cardstock from Bazzill using some foam tape. To finish things off, I added a few 6mm Sparking Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for a little extra bling and sparkle.
In other paper crafting news, I’ve decided to join the new round of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge hosted by Kathy over at The Daily Marker. The new challenge starts on Monday, June 1. There will be more details coming up on her blog and YouTube channel, so be sure to subscribe if you want to participate. She also has a great Instagram account, so if you’re on IG, you might want to check her out over there, too.
Until next time …