Sunday 20 August 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #97: masking, with video

The AAA cards Challenge #97 this fortnight is : masking.

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I don't have a striped stencil, if you do, please feel free to use that. Instead I made my own masking with Inkadinkado masking paper and I cut 1 cm strips.

I measured and marked 1cm stripes on the card base with a pencil.

I then put on all the masking paper bits.
If you have finger daubers, you probably don't need to mask off as much as I had to with my mini ink blending tools.
I also messed up the first card, see video if you want to know how ;-)

I used Distress inks for my ombre rainbow. The ombre starts on the left hand side and I wanted the colors to fade into the white.
I use: candied apple, carved pumpkin, mustard seed, twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, chipped sapphire and wilted violet.

After all the ink blending I peeled of the masking paper and erased the pencil lines.

For the sentiment I used a Simon Says Stamp set called You matter and used two bits to make "happy birthday to you". I used Versafine onyx black ink for this. Heat set it.

Then I pulled out some homemade enamel dots and also homemade glue dots and stuck them to the card.

For more information or to play along with the AAA cards Challenge, see this


  1. Oh such a great way to use masking, I actually thought it was a stencil when I first saw this card. Budget buster way to go!

  2. Love your video Maaike! It must have been so frustrating to have to restart your card - I've been there... MANY times! I think your card is fabulous - great use of the technique!

  3. I watched your video and that is totally me so I know the struggle is real. Glad you persevered though, it's a wonderful card.

  4. What a gorgeous card, Maaike ... colourful, crisp and so deliciously CAS ... love it! Anita :)

  5. Prachtige kaart met die subtiele regenboogstrepen. Bedankt voor de tutorial.