12 July 2023

VIDEO | Let's Hang Out & Celebrate

Hello there, I am delighted to be over on the My Favorite Things YouTube channel today sharing a clean and simple card using masking. I definitely gravitate towards cutting images out using dies, but it is nice for some designs to mask an image to add ink blending around it for a slightly different look. 

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I started off by stamping the sloth and sentiment from the MFT Hang Out & Celebrate Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock using MFT Extreme Black Ink. Without reinking the stamp, I stamped it on to masking paper. I like to not re-ink the image, so that the line is still visible enough to see, but not for the ink to accidently smudge when ink blending. 

I fussy cut the image out using scissors and then placed it on top of the panel. Using a Bitty Blending Brush, I blended MFT Blue Beyond Premium Dye Ink around the image. I did dab off a lot of the ink from the brush first, to get a smooth blend and fade to white. The mask was removed and the image coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies list for reference). 

I took a sheet of paper from the MFT Woodgrain Whimsy Paper Pad and adhered it to the front of a US A2 sized white card base with tape runner adhesive. I then adhered the panel on top using thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few white gel pen dots around the image and then highlights on the image itself. 


Here is the video showing how I made the card:

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COPIC MARKERS: Branch - E59, E57, E55. Leaves - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Sloth - E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41. Hat & balloon - Y18, Y15, Y13, Y11. 

I do think masking works well for this image and makes it look a little like there is a larger background than there is, since your eye kind of fills in the rest! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 


  1. this is just adorable Michelle

  2. This is so sweet Michelle, beautifully coloured and blended!


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