Friday, June 14, 2024


Yesterday, in my Learning with Friends (LWF) video I demonstrated the Masking Tape Technique.  I wanted to give it a bit of a Twist so I combined the technique with watercoloring, and I LOVE how this card turned out.

I used all the 2024 - 2026 In-Colors to create the masking tape watercolor background.  These colors all work so beautifully together.  Unlike Wednesday's card, there was no "color-stressing" over this card.

If you missed the LWF video, you can watch the replay below.

This may be my new favorite way to do the masking tape technique.

What do you think about this "off-set" layout?  I used it in one of my recent classes and thought I'd try a little different version of it on today's card.  We are so accustomed to centering our focal points on a mat, but I like this off-set design.  It is new and fresh!

It also provides a wider area on the side and top to showcase a larger view of a pretty embossed area.

Since my bottom stripe of Peach Pie was sort of "overrun" by the Shy Shamrock ink, I thought maybe the Peach Pie Color was feeling a bit left out.  So, I stamped the Butterfly from Spotlight on Nature on Watercolor paper and then used a Water Painter to color her with Peach Pie.  It doesn't show in the photo, but after watercoloring, I also gave her some Wink of Stella.  In real life, she really sparkles! 

Before adhering her to the card front I stamped her upper body and antennae directly on the card front.  That way when I fussy cut her, I didn't need to worry about trimming around her antennae. I just snipped them off.  I also curled her wings a bit with my bone folder before adhering just her body to the card front.

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the Courage & Faith stamp set.  Ms. Butterfly said she needed to be next to the sentiment because as a butterfly she is a symbol of hope.

You can use this link to download a PDF Tutorial for today's card.  If you decide to try the Watercolor Twist on the Masking Tape Technique, I'd love to know how it went.  How about leaving me a comment?

The products used on today's card are listed below.

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