Friday, March 31, 2017

Splattered Masked Heart

My birthday was this past week, and I have a bunch of thank you cards to get sent out.   Growing up, my grandma was very big on making sure that I got thank you cards sent for birthdays and holidays. My stash is running a little low, so it's time to rebuild.  You can never have too many thank you cards around!

For this card, I wanted something fun, and cheery.  I love this color combo, and the finished card looks as though it took much more effort than it actually did.

Handmade Thank You Card | Made Using Stampin' Up Stamps, Dies, and Paper

I began by cutting my whisper white to 3-7/8".  I cut a heart (Sweet & Sassy Framelits) out of a piece of scrap type paper.  I attached that, slightly off-center, to my white panel with a bit of painters tape (TIP: stick, and unstick, the side of the tape that you plan on placing against your card stock, on the inside of your wrist a couple of times before putting the tape on your project.  This will keep it from being too sticky when you go to remove it.),  Then, I used my Gorgeous Grunge stamps to stamp the spatters around the edge of the heart.  Once I had the spatter effect that I wanted, I sponged just a little bit of Sahara Sand ink around the edge of the heart to emphasize the outline.  After that, I carefully peeled off the mask.  

Handmade Thank You Card | Made Using Stampin' Up Stamps, Dies, and Paper

I cut a Watermelon Wonder mat to fit underneath the white panel, and die cut a smaller heart from the Watermelon  Wonder, as well.  I stamped my sentiment onto a strip of Basic Black, in Versamark, and heat embossed it in white.  Then  I used my snips to make an angled cut on the end.

I added a little Wink of Stella to the smaller heart, as well as around the edge of the spatter heart.  Because that just wasn't enough sparkle for me, I added some random rhinestones mixed into the splatters.

Handmade Thank You Card | Made Using Stampin' Up Stamps, Dies, and Paper

This card came out so cheerful, with that fun color combo!  I hope you try this technique as masking is a fun way to a different look to your card.  

Thanks for stopping by!

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