Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How to Mask and Create a Picket Fence

Hello, Beth Norman here.  I had so much fun making this card that I made four of them.  Don't you just love the distressed look of the fence?  Today I will show you how to mask your image to create clouds around the cat, and create this distressed fence.

Kitty Watching SD635 stamp; Distress Inks (I used Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans and Old Paper); blue ink (for sky); score board with bone folder; cloud die cut (I cut mine by hand); (2) card stock 4 x 5 ¼; scissors; wide sticky note; sponge dauber; water spritzer; grass/icicle punch; paper flowers; colouring medium (not in photo); paper cutter (not in photo); adhesive (not in photo); green card stock (not in photo); matt card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 (not in photo)

Cut your card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and score at every 1/4"

Turn your cardstock over so the embossed lines are raised.  With your lightest colour, streak your colour onto your cardstock.

 Spritz your cardstock with water.

As done previously, streak inks onto card stock.  To avoid horizontal streaks, glide your colour from top to bottom without stopping.

Stamp your kitty out onto white card stock ensuring the whiskers touch the top of your cardstock.  Next, stamp out your image on a wide sticky note.  Ensure the ears are at the top of the sticky note so that when you cut, the stickiness is on the top half of the cat.  It doesn’t matter that the whiskers go over the edge of the sticky note.  Cut out the cat’s face.

Stick the sticky note over top of the stamped out kitty.

Create a cloud.  I like to use watercolour paper so I have a sturdy piece of paper that can be reused over and over again.  Place your cloud down and sponge ink along the top of the cloud.  Repeat until the whole area around the cat is finished.

Picture of finished sky.

Colour your kitty as desired.

Along the black line and side and bottom, add adhesive.

Once you adhere your fence, turn over your card and cut along the bottom to create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card.  Embellish as desired.