To make this card, I started with stamping the man’s image from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad stamp set on masking paper. I trimmed this image out with a little white space around the edges. This will help me later when I am stamping the image inside the masked area. After applying this mask on the white cardstock panel, I used the medium solid strip image from Scenery: Stripes stamp set to stamp in blue and yellow pigment inks. Pigment inks sit on top of the cardstock and the masking paper. They do not get absorbed therefore you get a clean crisp image around the masked area and no ink stains inside the masked area. I left this to dry for a while as I did not want the pigment ink to smudge trying to remove the mask.
After the pigment inks have dried, I carefully removed the mask. I stamped the man’s image back inside the masked area. You can now see that the tiny white space helps to stamp the man’s image without having to overlap on the stripes. Hope I make sense here! Anyway, the sentiment is from Parentville stamp set. The big and bold “DAD” I stamped directly on the card panel. The smaller sentiment, I stamped on a strip of grey cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam.
Two thin strips of black cardstock on the edges of the panel, ties the card together. This completed panel is adhered to the card base using fun foam. I did not feel the need to add any embellishment on this card as I wanted the masking technique to be highlight of the card. Love that the eyes are drawn to the man’s image and sentiment. And colour is added through the stripes. A dapper card would you say?
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