Sunday, March 26, 2017

Masked Heart Card

Awhile back had seen a video on Youtube by KWerner masking a heart shape and using distressed inks for her card. Decided I would try this out and here is my card:

Really liked how my card turned out for the first try. Again I used the watercolour card stock from Hobby Lobby --- next time will use the Mixed Media card stock by Strathmore but was not sure how this would work out so I used the other card stock instead. If you watch the video you will see with each step you use the heat tool to dry your inks and water. I will say this watercolour card stock did okay with the extra heating of it but am sure the Strathmore card stock will do better.

Cut my piece of watercolour card stock to the size I needed for my card front. For her heart shape she traced around a metal heart die she had on hand. I did the same using the largest heart die I had in a hearts die set. I put the heart die centered on my card stock and traced around that using a light pencil mark.

I had no masking fluid (Frisket) on hand so picked up a full kit at Hobby Lobby during my last visit to the store. Here is what I used:

As she used in her video I used a small paint brush to apply a thin coat of the masking fluid. She explains using a thin coat the mask will dry faster so you can work on your card in just a few minutes. Here is a photo of these hearts surrounded with the masking fluid (will be using the second heart piece for another card later):

With the masking fluid dry I used a clean paint brush dipped in clean water and covered the heart with water. Like she did I put my three distressed ink colours onto a large acrylic block and added a wet paint brush to the inks to put them onto my heart image.  As suggested in the video dab the ink colours onto the heart and do not brush them on. Let the water move the inks around. With the three inks covering the heart I used the heat tool to dry the inks. Once dried I used a mister and misted water onto my hand -- shook it over the heart piece so it would land onto the heart randomly. Used a clean paper towel to cover the heart and soak up the excess water. The water removes the distressed inks from the heart:

Back to the heat tool to dry the water splatters. Once dried I peeled off the masking fluid around the heart shape. Using a small clean paint brush I dipped that in clean water and then dipped it into the inks on the acrylic block I used for the heart. Lightly tapped and flicked the paint brush over my heart image piece. At first I had very little splatters but for these colours I wanted them to show up more so I just added more splatters of each ink colour. With all the colours splattered over the heart piece again I used the heat tool to dry the splatters:

For my greeting I used a stamp from a Fun Stampers Journey stamp set Thoughtful Greetings. First I used the embossing buddy over the heart piece. Used VersaMark ink and stamped the greeting onto the heart. Covered that with black embossing powder and heat set that.

With all steps completed I cut and scored a piece of turquoise card stock with the scored fold line at the top of the card. Put my heart piece onto this turquoise card stock base using the ATG. Added a clear crystal from the stash to the greeting on the heart:

This card was fun to put together and easier than it may sound but next time I will definitely use a better quality watercolour card stock that can take the water, heat, inks, heat, water, heat with no problems. This card stock did get wavy but it flattened down once all the liquid and heating was stopped. Thanks to KWerner for sharing her video and cute card using items she had on hand. TFL

Here is the video link:

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