The Little Paper Tree | Masked CAS Card | Video

I’m so excited to be sharing my very first Design Team project for The Little Paper Tree. I decided to go for a clean and simple scene with ink blending and masking for this first project. Masking is a great technique for creating scenes without adding too much bulk to the finished project.

I started by stamping the unicorn from Avery Elle’s Be A Unicorn onto my white panel using MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink. I also stamped it onto some scrap printer paper and fussy cut out before adding Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue to the back of the fussy cut piece and allowing it to dry to create a repositionable mask.

I added the mask to the panel over the unicorn I’d stamped there, and also used some repositionable paper tape to mask off so that I had just a strip of the card showing. I cut another piece of the tape into a curve to mask a hill area below the unicorn.

Once I had all my masks in place I started on my ink blending. Working from the bottom I went in with Seedless Preserves Distress ink and the MFT cloud stencil. I switched to Milled Lavender once I was about a third of the way up, then to Spun Sugar for the final third. I also lightly blended the Spun Sugar down the whole strip once I’d finished the clouds, in order to knock back the white a bit.

I removed my masks on either side of the strip, but left the unicorn mask in place and added the negative part of the hill curve. I ink blended just a hint of the Spun Sugar to the hill area in order to give some grounding. I then removed all the remaining masks.

I used grey Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to add shading and dimension to the body of the unicorn, blending it out with my blender pen. I then added some pink to the nose and inner ear of the unicorn. I chose yellow for the mane and tail, as yellow is complementary to purple. I finished off the unicorn with a touch of Wink of Stella to add glitter to the mane, tail, hooves and horn.

The last element for the card was the sentiment, which comes from the same stamp set. I stamped it with my Black Licorice ink, then filled in the gaps in the word magical with a light purple marker to tie it in with the rest of the card.

As I’d used a panel rather than working directly on a card base (only because I am out of white card for bases!) I had to adhere it down to finish the card. I chose a purple card base and attached the panel flush to it using double-sided tape.

This was a relatively quick and easy card to make. The masked off strip of sky really speeds up the process compared to blending the sky for the entire background. The strip could have been made wider such that the unicorn would fit entirely within it, but by keeping the masked strip narrower than the unicorn we can give the impression of dimension to the card. I really hope you enjoyed my first video for TLPT – I’d love to know what you think. Be sure to check back next month for my next video.


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

AAA Cards – Imagine

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Create A Scene

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

Paru’s Card Making Challenges – Anything Goes

Polkadoodle Craft Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – CAS

STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge – Anything Stamping

20 thoughts on “The Little Paper Tree | Masked CAS Card | Video

  1. It’s a really sweet creation for our ‘Create a Scene’ theme at Allsorts challenge and loving the fluffy pink clouds, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  2. Wow what a super sweet card and I just love your cloud panel, very effective. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

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