Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Masked OWH Sketch Card!

Hi, everyone! Last night, I challenged myself to try using Mask-erade Online Card Class techniques to create a card for OWH Sketch #255.

I thought this would be a good sketch to try out the layering and masking techniques since there were only three elements. Other than eliminating one or two background layers, I wanted to stay as close to the sketch as possible and make a flat card with lots of "layers" and interest.

Know what? And, I couldn't wait until Monday Musings to share the result with you! 

So, here are my steps, including supplies used.

Step 1: I traced out the position for the oval and my sentiment panel on Canson watercolor paper.

Step 2: I used sticky notes as a visual for the sentiment's position.

Steps 3 and 4: I heat embossed the sentiment (TPC Studio?) in Distress Ink walnut stain.
Then, I used sticky notes to frame the area I wanted to ink with DI vintage photo.

Step 5: I masked the sentiment panel and punched out a star with a Paper Studio punch.
Then, I used sticky notes and removable tape to position the negative on my card.
The star image was inked in DI chipped sapphire using a Ranger blending tool.

Step 6: I layered the negative created by cutting out an oval using the Creative Memories cutting system.
Sticky notes were used to mask the sentiment and star, as well as provide a visual of the oval's edges.
Then, a Unity Stamp (ragged ol' flag) image was stamped in DI fired brick and chipped sapphire.

Step 7: All inked areas were masked to ink the card's edges and the oval's perimeter.
DI vintage photo and a Ranger blending tool were used.

Step 8: A stash corner rounder was used to create two stencils.
I used the stencils to ink stars in either corner applying DI chipped sapphire with the blending tool. 

Step 9: When elements were unmasked, I decided to add a little chipped sapphire to the sentiment.
So, I used sticky notes to mask off the area a second time.
So, what do you think? Other than wishing I'd placed the star closer to the sentiment, I'm pretty happy with the results. 

Parting Thoughts

Think I'll link this up to the Day 2 class gallery and to the current Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.

After that, it's back to the day's planned activities... Well, maybe not the housecleaning.  :)

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. WOW, Sybrina, that is a LOT of work! Well worth it, though. I saw your card in the OCC gallery, and had to come take a look. Thanks for the step-by-step. I always love to see what goes into a creation. ~ Andrea

  2. Wow Sybrina, that is a lot of masking!! But totally worth it because your one layer card card has tons of dimension and I'm totally in love with it!!! Hugs, Brenda

  3. I love the distressed look, and so enjoyed the tutorial! Lovely card!

  4. Your efforts have paid off with a stunning card today! I like anything with flags, so the red, white & blue always catches my eye! Way to master that masking technique!

  5. What an amazing card, great interpretation of this fun sketch at OWH! Thank you for including the step by step photos/supplies, too.

  6. This is a beautiful card. I love how it is kind of faded looking, yet it is completely clear and crisp. Thanks for the tutorial!!!!

  7. Fabulous card!! Such a wonderful design!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  8. Wonderful card. I like the distressed look. Thanks for the step by step. I'll have to give that technique a try.