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Masking a background for a 1 layer card

Masking a background for a 1 layer card – Easy simple technique

I have taken another class over on the Altenew Academy and it was a class where I got to use the Altenew Masking Paper as I took the Masking Unleashed class. I have had it in my stash for a while, but I hadn’t gotten around to use it. But it inspired me for todays card by masking a background for a 1 layer card.

I’m not one for making 1 layer cards, and yes technically the heat embossed sentiment on this card is popped up on a little bit of foam, but otherwise the rest of it is one layer card. In the class, I really enjoyed all the different masking technique, though I really liked using masking to create a background and inspired today’s card.

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masking a background for a 1 layer card

masking a background for a 1 layer card: creating the masks

Start off by trimming a piece of Altenew Masking Paper down to a 5.5″ x 4.25″ panel. Next, use a Waffle Flower A2 layer rectangle die to cut out a window in the masking paper. Next, add there the masking paper frame directly to a white card base.

masking a background for a 1 layer card

Place the card base into your MISTI and stamp the leaf branch from the Altenew Tall Foliage stamp set in black ink. In addition, also stamp this onto a piece of Altenew Masking Paper. Fussy cut this masking paper foliage stamp out, cutting just inside the stamped outline. 

masking a background for a 1 layer card: adding the colour

Next, position the masking stamp over the stamped image on the card base to cover it up. Using an Altenew Blending Tool start to ink blend blues onto the panel. Start off blending Iceberg ink onto the panel fading into the middle.

Then blend on Carribean Sky ink and Ultramarine ink, ensure your create a spotlight affect with the darker colours only towards the outer edge. After the ink blending is complete, remove all the masks for a crisp one layer card.

masking a background for a 1 layer card

Finish the card off with a sentiment from the Altenew Tall Foliage stamp set and a few Glacier Caves Enamel dots.

masking a background for a 1 layer card

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Tall Foliage Stamp - Altenew
Tall Foliage Stamp – Altenew
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A2 Layers Die - Waffle Flower
A2 Layers Die – Waffle Flower
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Glacier Caves Mini Ink Cubes - Altenew
Glacier Caves Mini Ink Cubes – Altenew
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Lapis Lazuli Mini Cube Set – Altenew
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Glacier Caves Enamel Dots – Altenew
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Black Cardstock – Concord & 9th
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Masking Paper - Altenew
Masking Paper – Altenew
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Ink blending tool large – Altenew
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Powder Tool Aplicator – EK Success
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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Masking Unleashed Class - Altenew
Masking Unleashed Class – Altenew
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