Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun “DIY” background created with one of the designs from the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks, Blending Brushes, and Stampin’ Write Markers! Have you ever tried decorative masks? There are two different sets of decorative masks in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, the Basic Patterns and the Plenty of Patterns. While I have both, I hardly use them, but I’m going to try and get better at that! Lol So, I thought I would make a fun background and give some love to a favorite stamp set, Sailing Home!
For the base layer, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4 ¼”x 5 ½”, and use some temporary tape (painter’s tape, craft tape, washi tape) to tape the back of the cardstock to the mask. I used Blending Brushes with Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, and Misty Moonlight ink pads, first blending Balmy Blue ink at the top, Misty Moonlight ink at the bottom, and Coastal Cabana ink in the middle. Still keeping the mask on the cardstock, I used Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, and Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write Markers to trace the inside of each pattern part:
For the card front, you will need:
1. Use the seaweed die from the Smooth Sailing Dies to die-cut two pieces from Coastal Cabana cardstock.
2. Use the ship’s wheel from the Smooth Sailing Dies to die-cut from Misty Moonlight cardstock.
3. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the lighthouse from Sailing Home in Balmy Blue ink and die-cut out with the coordinating die from Smooth Sailing.
4. Heat emboss the “happy” and “hello” from Create with Friends stamp set in White Emboss Powder on Misty Moonlight cardstock and use your snips to cut out as shown.
Use liquid glue to adhere just the bottom of the Coastal Cabana seagrass to the base layer and the die-cut lighthouse on top, then use mini dimensionals to adhere the ship’s wheel and heat embossed sentiment as shown. This completed piece is adhered to a Misty Moonlight cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and stamp the sentiment from Create with Friends in Misty Moonlight ink:
What a quick and easy card to make! I really like how this design from the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks pairs with the Sailing Home stamp set and Smooth Sailing Dies! After using the blending brushes, I decided to use markers to trace the inside of each shape on a whim to see what it would look like! I really liked how it looked, even though it’s a little sloppy, but that’s because I just went with it! lol
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