Dancing Leaves

Hello to all. Kia here with you today to continue on with our Random Act of Cardness Challenges. Today is day 27, which is for Masking. I would like to see you do Die Cut Masking to change it up a bit.

You can find a video on Die Cut Masking here.

To make my sample cards I used Penny Black’s Dancing Leaves Die to do my masking. I did both positive and negative die cut masking using this leaf.

For my masking I am using Gina K Designs Magic Masking paper.


First up is Hello Friend. I first die cut the top panel portion using Penny Black’s Stitched Circles die. I then lined the panel up with my card base for placement of my mask, removed the die cut panel and attached the die cut mask to my card base.

Using Distress Oxide inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries and starting with Tattered Rose I began applying the ink to my card base using my Life Changing Brushes. When blending the colours, after applying the first two colours, I went back over the blending area with the first colour. The same after applying ink 3, I blended with ink colour 2.

Once I was happy with the blending I removed the leaves making tape to reveal the beautiful white leaves. Using foam squares on the back of my top panel, I attached it to my card base. To finish I stamped the sentiment using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil and added a few drops of Rosewater Jewel Drops.

This is Dear Friend, and Clean and Simple design using the same die cuts and distress oxide colours as my first card.

For this card I am using the negative left when I die cut the leaves from a 4.25 x 4.25 square of masking paper. I then removed the backing and attached the mask to my card base. I used the same colours as above, but this time used my thin tiny brush to add the colours, starting with the lightest and moving to the darkest. Once I was done with the distress oxide colours I added some of the Potting Soil with a tiny tip Q-Tip to the branch portions of the leaves.

To finish up I stamped my sentiment from Penny Black’s Dear Friend Stamp set using VersaFine Clair Ink in Pinecone, then added a few gems.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s cards and wish to thank you for visiting us. I look forward to seeing your creations on our Facebook Challenge Page.

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