Video: Masking Layered Peonies for a Background

Hello everyone, Effie here today! I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend and are enjoying the day off today.  For today, I created this card and a video on how I made it.

peony bg congratsI used our Fresh Cut Peonies layering stamp set and the sentiment from Shoe Wardrobe Filled set.

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I masked a lot in this card and did a little heat embossing for the sentiment.  Here is the video:

It’s my custom to hand stamp (and handwrite) small thank you cards for all of the orders the come in.  It gives me a chance to play with all of my stamps and gives all you fabulous crafters out there a first hand look at some of our stamps.  A couple of months ago I created these thank you cards:

I wanted to create an actual card using the same technique because I absolutely ADORE this look. I’m obsessed with floral backgrounds at the moment. It’s also a different way of using your stamps.  So in addition to creating bouquets and centerpieces, you can create a beautiful vintage looking background too!  It’s so easy to get inspired. Just go onto Pinterest and search for peony backgrounds or floral backgrounds. You won’t be disappointed in what comes up.

For my card, I started off with a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 80lb Neenah Solar White card panel by stamping the layered peonies first in Memento Angel Pink dye ink, Hero Arts Bubble Gum dye ink and My Favorite Things Razzle Berry hybrid ink.  After I stamped the blooms, I created masks for the flowers.

  • Tip #1: Create several masks for your flowers prior to starting your stamping! This will make your life easier 🙂
  • Tip #2: Create some plastic/acetate masks because your dye inks will not bleed through. You can use any plastic you find on packaging for everyday things you buy.

After I created the masks, I temporarily adhered them onto the coordinating blooms on the card.  Then I stamped the leaves and stems with My Favorite Things Spearmint hybrid ink, Hero Arts Green Hills dye ink and Simon Says Stamp Fern Dye ink.

After I finished stamping I die cut the card panel to create the stitched outline around the card panel. I used Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangles – I used the largest die in the set which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.

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Then I used my handy dandy MISTI tool to stamp the Congratulations sentiment (from the Shoe Wardrobe Filled stamp set) onto my card panel. I use the MISTI to help align all my sentiments. I used to stamp all my sentiments crooked before MISTI came into my life 😉  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with Ranger Gold Tinsel embossing powder.

After the card panel was finished I adhered it onto some heavy 110lb Neenah Solar White card stock.

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I hope you enjoyed my video, card and post for today! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy your Memorial Day and to remember all the veterans who have fought for us.





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