Monday, June 15, 2020

Pink & Main | Double Masked Rainbow Stripes Card

Hi! Today I did some "double masking" and created a cute little rainbow striped card with the Ears to You Stamp Set.

The "double masking" that I did is actually really easy to do! I lined up a white card front with the etched lines on the Mask It Hexagon Stencil. It's so easy to do because there are lines right on the stencil and if you line up the card front with the guide lines the opening for the hexagon will be right in the upper center of the card. Instead of ink blending I first took a black pen and outlined the hexagon shape so that I would have a crisp black outline.

Here's where the "double masking" comes in. I removed the Mask It Hexagon Stencil and used two pieces of masking tape to mask off a skinny line at the edge of the hexagon. I replaced the Mask It Hexagon Stencil and blended on some light pink ink with an Ergonomic Blending Brush. I moved the masking tape down a bit and replaced the Mask It Hexagon Stencil and blended on some darker pink ink. I just repeated this "double masking" process over and over until the whole hexagon was full of skinny rainbow stripes.

I messed up at some point and my last few stripes went a little wonky and you can definitely tell with my last stripe - the orange one on the very right of the hexagon. The bottom of the stripe is a lot wider than the top and I needed a way to cover up my mistake. The Ears to You Stamp Set has this adorable little elephant and I thought he would work perfectly! I stamped him and a little leaf and colored them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating Ears to You Die Set.

I added a stamped sentiment from the Ears to You Stamp Set and a scattering of Enchanted Garden Enamel Shapes to finish the card!

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