MFT Guest Blogger - Masked & Stenciled OLC

I'm so excited to be a guest blogger over at My Favorite Things!!!  I had a blast creating with their products and I'm thrilled that I finally get to share them with you.



One layer cards are a struggle for many card makers, even for clean and simple stampers like myself.  If you keep a few tricks in your back pocket though you’ll be making one layer cards in no time at all!

My best advice is to think creatively.  “How can I add interest to a card without adding layers?”  Masking!  Masking is a great way to add interest without layers to a one layer card.  And that is exactly what I’ve done on my card today.

I began by masking off 3/4 of an inch on all sides of my card base.  Then I placed the Diagonal Stripes stencil over top of the masked area, so it’s almost double masked.  I used Distress inks to add color and what you are left with when all of the masking is removed is a bright and beautiful focal point.  Now all I had to do is to stamp my birthday sentiment and hearts from Written in Watercolor.  Simple accessories like twine and sequins are the perfect way to finish off a one layer card.

See, look at that.  Easy peasy!  The next time you are challenged (or challenge yourself) to make a one layer card you will be able to whip one up in no time at all.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

4 comments:

Lynn said...

Gorgeous! The card reminds me of your blog design!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card and congratulations on your Guest Designer spot! ;)

Pam said...

Love your beautiful card!

Teresa Doyle said...

Just lovely. TFS!

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