Friday, June 26, 2015

Dapper + Dashing | Dad You're the Best with Gayatri

Hello again! This is Gayatri with you bringing a dapper card using masking technique. Here is the finished card.

gayatri_Dad You're the best card 2

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.

gayatri_Dad you're the best closeup

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?

gayatri_Dad You're the best flat

Thanks so much for stopping by today.




  1. Most definitely a dapper and dashing card, Gayatri! The stripes, the image, the combination: handsome and striking! I made a card inspired by your earlier post...and I think I'll make another inspired by this one! Thank you for sharing your abundant creativity with us!

  2. Dapper AND debonair Gayatri! Such a bright idea to mask that silhouette area...

  3. Absolutely fabulous card, Gayatri. Absolutely love the way you have masked and created the background. Looks so stylish!

  4. This is fabulous!! I LOVE that striped background and the little sliver of black when you matted it onto the white card. Really great design!!

  5. Love this cool card Gayatri! Good tip about the pigment inks too.

  6. Thank you very much everyone. I am so glad you are inspired by my card :)

  7. Wow, Gayatri! This IS a dapper card, gf! I love it!

  8. Very dapper, love this, Gayatri!!

  9. Oh Gayatri, your card is a stunner! I love the colors and how the black stamps pop out! Great job!


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