I'm back today with some more masking magic. It's an old technique, but much loved. I love one layer cards, but sometimes they can seem so sparse. That's where masking comes in handy!
I played around with placement for quite a while before I settled on the trio of images in the bottom left. I didn't want it to seem too cluttered, but it felt like these images belonged together! And I just love that little mouse with the pumpkin! So cute! I stamped all of images and then masked off the top of my card so I could blend some distress inks for the grass. Then I reversed and masked the bottom, so I could carefully blend some Sea Glass ink out from the ground. This helped me fade the color into the white on the top portion.
After all the blending, I removed the masks (and wow were there a lot!). It's like magic! The ground and sky were there, but my images were all still snowy white! I used my copics to color the rest and then added a gold heat embossed sentiment. I was thinking about adding sequins, but I thought a trio of falling leaves would look better and less cluttered. I settled for adding a little clear Wink of Stella on top of them for a bit of shine!
I'm entering this cute card into two challenges this week. The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge was to create an Autumn card and the new Less Is More Challenge is to create a one layer Autumn card. I had so much fun with this one!
Stamps: Harvest Mouse (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Copics, Distress Ink (Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint), Sea Glass (Simon Says Stamp)
Other: Clear Wink of Stella, White gel pen, Gold embossing powder