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Video: Scene Grounding with Masked Blending

by Emily Midgett March 18, 2019 16 Comments

Good morning! Emily Midgett here with you today to share a new video on how I create quick scenes by grounding my stamped images with a masked, ink-blended background. 

(If you’re having a problem viewing this embedded video, please try watching it HERE on YouTube.)

I struggle with creating scenes on card fronts, because covering the entire canvas of a card base with stamped images can be a little daunting. Instead of having to fill the entire card front with different elements for your scene, you can limit your canvas by adding a small masked area to fill with your scenic elements.

In case you can't watch the video, here's a short explanation of my process for this project: I did some simple coloring on the Hot Air Blooms stamp set using Copic markers. I added some Post-It Notes on my white card base, then used Dusty Blue and Stone Wash inks to blend a strip of sky, removing the masking paper to reveal the crisp white areas above and below. I added a greeting from the new Mix and Match Compliments stamp set, then added my scenic elements using dimensional foam adhesive. 

I hope you've enjoyed this video, and if you struggle with creating scenes as much as I do, I hope you'll give added a blended "ground" a try! Masking is such a fun and versatile technique, and removing that masking paper is like magic. Thanks so much for stopping by the Hero Arts blog today, and have a marvelous week! 





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16 Responses

Korkie Moore-Bruno
Korkie Moore-Bruno

April 12, 2019

Please share the Copic markers used in this video. Thank you. I love the card!

Maureen Maier
Maureen Maier

March 24, 2019

I really liked this card but I could not hear what was used for the dots. I would like to make this card.

NANCY
NANCY

March 24, 2019

I liked your video, it was helpful and informative but I don’t see what blending tool you used listed in the products used. Thank you

Jane
Jane

March 22, 2019

Thanks so much for showing the masking technique. I struggle with that process. It was very simple.

Rose Melcher
Rose Melcher

March 21, 2019

So simple. Thank you. It will solve a lot of problems I’ve had.

Ruth Robinson
Ruth Robinson

March 20, 2019

Love the clever use of post its.

Tonia
Tonia

March 20, 2019

Beautiful card and a good tutorial. I love that balloon stamp set and appreciated seeing how it can be used.
Thank you!

Nina Benton
Nina Benton

March 20, 2019

Great tip for making backgrounds! Love the card. Thanks for sharing..

Korkie
Korkie

March 20, 2019

What did you use to add the white dots at the end?

Jane Price
Jane Price

March 20, 2019

Good video. You could understand her and she moved thru the card fast enough to keep it interesting.

Deb L
Deb L

March 20, 2019

Love your card and this masking in the middle with the sky

Doveen Schecter
Doveen Schecter

March 20, 2019

Excellent video, Emily, and the card is lovely! What did you use to make the white dots at the end? Thanks!

Louise Horner
Louise Horner

March 19, 2019

I watch card making videos mostly to learn technique in greater detail. I also love this “get right down to it” Video, too! It was quick to watch and inspires a flood of ideas for stamps that tend not to get used as often as I would like for their price point. You are appreciated 👍.

Karen Hale
Karen Hale

March 18, 2019

Thanks, Emily, I’ve struggled with this too. But I can see by your beautiful example my backgrounds don’t need to be complicated.

Henriétte
Henriétte

March 18, 2019

Lovely card Emily and a great inspiration. I love your way you made the backgroun.
Thank you so much for your time and effort to make the video for us.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 18, 2019

Wonderful work!!