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Masked Backgrounds with Reactive Inks

by Jayne Nelson August 29, 2019 11 Comments

Hi, do you keep extra anniversary cards in your card stash? I never seem to have them when I need them most so when I saw the beautiful new Anniversary Fancy Die, I was excited and motivated to make a few cards.

For my first card, I created a colorful background by simply masking stripes across a panel of white cardstock with strips of removable paper tape. After choosing six beautiful Reactive Inks, Fruit Punch, Taffy, Creamsicle, Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz and Pool Party, I used a sponge dauber to ink stripes across the cardstock. The vibrant, solid stripes were wonderful, but to add extra interest, I decided to splatter water drops across the panel with a small paintbrush. I never tire of the look of these unpredictable reactions.

After securing the panel to a white side folded card, I used the Anniversary Fancy Die to cut the sentiment three times from white cardstock. After gluing the layers together for added thickness, I secured the word to my inked panel, using the stripes to help align the sentiment. I found a small “happy” sentiment in the From the Vault Cute Animals set that I embossed onto a small piece of Paradise cardstock. To soften the design, I stamped and die cut a few of my favorite flowers from the Color Layering For You Flowers set and then secured them across the card. I also added a few Ombre Sunshine sequins for sparkle and texture.

For my second card, I cut multiple masks, from removable tape, using the large leaf die from the Color Layering For You Flowers Frame Cuts set. I placed the masks across two narrow panels of white cardstock and then, using the same Reactive Ink colors, I inked six leaves across each strip and once again, splattered them with water.

This time, before securing both panels to a card base, I used the Anniversary Fancy Die to die cut the sentiment from one of the inked strips. I also cut the sentiment three times from white cardstock. I glued the four layers together, placing the inked layer on top and positioning the layered sentiment into the inked panel. To secure the sentiment, I added some clear tape to the back side. After securing both panels to a card with foam tape, I stamped and embossed a "Happy" sentiment from the Irreverent Birthday Messages set. Then, similar to my first card, I finished this card with some scattered flowers and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like this lovely Anniversary die as much as I do. As always, Happy Crafting!





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11 Responses

janice weigand
janice weigand

August 31, 2019

Love, love, love this card.

Cheryl
Cheryl

August 31, 2019

The colors in these cards are beautiful!! I love the bold bright colors! They make a card stand out so much more!!

Melodie Isreal
Melodie Isreal

August 31, 2019

I love how colorful this card is and love how the alternating white stripes really make the colors pop!

Audrey Joy Rollins
Audrey Joy Rollins

August 30, 2019

I love Hero Hues inks.

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

August 29, 2019

I too like the anniversary die. I would have liked to see it in one of the solid colors on the second card. I liked the design of both especially the second one.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

August 29, 2019

Beautiful and super colorful! :)

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

August 29, 2019

Wonderful use of color

Anne hudgens
Anne hudgens

August 29, 2019

This is beautiful! my wedding anniversary is in July! So bright and cheery!

Golda
Golda

August 29, 2019

Love these bright colors!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

August 29, 2019

These are so bright and happy!! And done with such fun technique!!

Virginia Ellison
Virginia Ellison

August 29, 2019

These are so cute and I love the large anniversary die. The reactive inks in the first card make it pop.