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How to use “Masking” to give your No-Line Coloring a Pop of Color

How to use "Masking" to give your No-Line Coloring a Pop of Color

Making your own masks is a unique and simple way to give a pop of color to your handmade cards. Today’s no-line coloring creation really benefited from the blended ink option made possible by the use of a stamped mask.

Today Christina made this sweet Valentine’s Day card using ‘36021-Love Is In The Air Set‘. First of all, we are always obsessed with the teal and red color combo; it goes so well together! Second, the layers she created using the different border dies is really genius and makes her main images pop. If you are newer to the card making scene, chances are your looking for new techniques and inspiration for your cards. Today Christina is going to show you how to use “masking” to give your no-line coloring a pop of color!

Steps to create this card:

Christina started by using the Love is in the Air set. After stamping the hot air balloon image, she created a mask for it so she could apply her favorite ink, Beachside, from ‘Rubbernecker Color Fuse Ink Set #9‘. She then colored the hot air balloon image with alcohol markers, adding white highlights with a gel pen. Christina thought the ‘5300D-Nested Scallop w/ Holes Die‘ mimicked clouds, so she used two different sizes of this die to frame the hot air balloon image, adhering them with foam tape to create dimension. She finished this card design with a few clay hearts and sequin embellishments. Christina’s use of her handmade masks turned this card into a stunning Valentine’s Day card we are sure will give the recipient a great, big smile!

Love is in the Air hot air balloon Valentine's Day Card by Brass and Bliss Craft Co.
  • STEP 1 – Stamp the hot air balloon image from “36021-Love Is In The Air Set” on a white A2 card panel with a no-line coloring ink or a very light gray or beige, copic-safe ink. 
  • STEP 2 – Create a mask for the image you just stamped by stamping it on masking paper or even a post it note with a full sticky backside and then fussy cut this image. 
How to use "Masking" to give your No-Line Coloring a Pop of Color

STEP 3 – Place the mask over your image and apply Beachside Color Fuse ink to the entire background.

How to use "Masking" to give your No-Line Coloring a Pop of Color
  • STEP 4 – With the mask still in place, splatter the background with thinned white paint by tapping the paint brush with your finger.
  • STEP 5 – Remove the mask and color the image with alcohol markers.
  • STEP 6 – Die cut the two largest ‘5300D-Nested Scallop with Holes Die‘ from white cardstock.
  • STEP 7 – Apply Whisper “Color Fuse Ink Set #9” to the largest ‘5300D-Nested Scallop with Holes Die‘ frame and Beachside ‘Color Fuse Ink set #9‘ to the second largest frame.
How to use "Masking" to give your No-Line Coloring a Pop of Color
  • STEP 8 – Stamp the sentiment from ‘36021-Love is in the Air Set‘ on the bottom of the second largest frame piece with clear embossing ink and heat set with white embossing powder.
  • STEP 9 – Attach the largest ‘5300D-Nested Scallop with Holes Die‘ frame with regular foam squares and the second largest with thin foam squares.
  • STEP 10 – Die cut ‘5610-01D-Love Word with Shadow Die‘ from white cardstock. Leave the shadow portion white but color the letters with a coordinating red alcohol marker. Adhere the two pieces together with glue.
How to use "Masking" to give your No-Line Coloring a Pop of Color
  • STEP 11 – Attach the Love and Shadow die cut to the card panel with glue and foam squares where needed.
  • STEP 12 – Attach hearts and sequins with glue.
How to use "Masking" to give your No-Line Coloring a Pop of Color

Making her own masks, Christina was able this a simple and fun way to add a creative pop of color to her Valentine’s Day card. Be sure to visit our Instagram account to see more cards made for this fun month of Love, Friendship, and Joy.

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