A Single Layer Card With Masking – AMAZING!

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When you see how this single layer card with masking adds the most incredible POP of dimension you will want to make a stack of them!

Making a single layer card with masking isn’t a new thing. Recently we shared this beautiful fall card and this gorgeous hot pink and gray card, both made using masking to create the illusion of layers. Today’s card, from Carol, takes the dimensional look to a whole new level, using super easy techniques with just a few little twists. Let’s take a look because we know you are going to be as gaga over this as we are!

To start, Carol treated a piece of white card stock with her anti-static tool. She then stamped the flower from our Buildable Poinsettia set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold powder. PRO TIP: Using detail powder, a finer grain of powder, can be very helpful when heat embossing images with delicate details.

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Using a fast drying ink, Carol also stamped the blossom onto some masking paper. Carol says “Do not use Versafine Onyx Black ink–it does not dry fast enough and will smear!  (Ask me how I know–Haha!)”. We hear you, Carol! Thanks for the tip!

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She fussy cut the mask and aligned it over her gold poinsettia. Using her favorite ink blending brushes, Carol applied shades of blue Color Fuse Ink from Set #7 with the lightest in the middle, blending out to dark at the edges.

Carol then removed the mask and using a few warm gray Copic markers, she added shadow details between the layers of the petals and around some of the poinsettia edges. She then added details with some soft green Copics to her leaf petals, using teh gray markers to enhance any shadowing. This adds SO much dimension and depth to the image and really makes it look like it’s built up!

Once she’d added in her shadows, Carol placed the mask back over the flower and, using water, diluted white paint and gold metallic watercolor paint, added splatters over the entire panel, making sure each splatter application was completely dry before adding the next. This additional element of texture enhances that faux depth and dimension that makes this card so spectacular.

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When the whole panel was complete dry, Carol cut it with one of the larger dies from our Nested Rectangle Scallop die set and adhered it to a card sized panel of brushed gold metallic card stock and then added that to her card base.

For her sentiment, Carol stamped her choice from the same stamp set onto a scrap of white card stock with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold powder. She trimmed it down closely and then popped it onto the card with dimensional adhesive. A few gold gem stickers in the center of her flower and her card was ready to delight her recipient!

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Here are the things from the store that Carol used today:
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We think you will agree that this design for a single layer card with masking to create all that dimension is just genius! We know we can’t wait to peruse our own stamp collection to see what other ones we can use with this fun and easy design and hope you get a chance to try it out, too!

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