Sunday, July 21, 2019

2 easy masking techniques for cardmakers + national ice cream day

Happy National Ice Cream Day! Today I'm celebrating with my ice cream friends Ben & Jerry, LOL! I'm also joining in little hop with some of my crafty friends and I've got two super easy masking techniques to share.
If you are hopping with us, you should be arriving from Ilina's wonderful blog (and if you would like to join us, you can start over on the EH blog).
Now when I say easy masking techniques, I mean so VERY easy! One is a quick way to make color blocked backgrounds like the Mint & Neapolitan ice cream inspired backgrounds I made. And the other is a little more like a masking cheat.

Here's quick video...




I love how these ice cream inspired cards came out! It was so fun to pair the Essentials By Ellen Little Lady & Little Gentleman with the sweet treats from the Catherine Pooler I Scream You Scream set!

Before you hop along to Jen's fantastic blog, we've got prizes! We are giving away $25 to the EH shop and $25 to the Catherine Pooler shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Two random & lucky commenters will win! Comment before Sunday, July 28th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.
Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you get to enjoy a little ice cream treat today!
Carly


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45 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

Too cute !I love how the girl card looks like Neapolitan ice cream! GENIUS!

~amy~ said...

Oh Carly, these are SUPER sweet!

see mary stamp said...

Adorable!

Deb Selby said...

Great example of adding a simple but effective background

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So sweet and fun—thank you for sharing.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love your cards! Clever to make the inked backgrounds ice cream inspired. Love them!

Isabel Z said...

Love what you created! The background is so clever.

Eve said...

oh I love the background of "Neapolitan flavor" ice cream! And "Oh boy!" card. lol What a fun card you created!

sharon g said...

So cute. I love that he has SO MUCH ice cream!!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Love your Mint and Van-Choc-Straw backgrounds!!! Thats what we called Neapolitan when I was a kid. So fun--and those Leading kiddos sure look happy!!! Fun and creative---TFS!

Ronnie said...

Very cute cards. Nice job.

Lisa Byers said...

Love the backgrounds, great idea!! Your coloring is awesome. Your designs are fabulous and the children are adorable!!

Mrs. Lowry said...

These little people are so cute! I love the way you masked the backgrounds! I'm a big fan of purple tape, too!

lostinpaper said...

How wonderful Carly, I especially love how you have added a Neapolitan background to the girly card, it's such a fun element!

Cyndi said...

Really sweet cards. I love these stamps and the colors are wonderful.

Teri S. said...

CAS style cards - yay! What's not to like? I really like the Little Lady & Little Gentleman stamp sets. Your cards are so representative of summertime.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely cards. I really like the wide stripes of color on them.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: The combination of pink, brown, and white reminds me of neopolitan ice cream. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Kathy Dippner said...

Super cute cards! I soon as I saw them I thought mint and Neapolitan.

Donna Hawkins said...

Absolutely adorable cards! Thanks for the techniques in how to line up the blending too!

cghundley said...

Cute cards and
great inking on
them and darling
little pelple.
Carla from Utah

Donna said...

Your cards are so cute. Really liked the background.

Creating with Susan said...

Cute cards and great tips! I need to remember those.

MelissaKlepser said...

I love your cards. Thanks for reminding us how easy it is to mask.

Denise Bryant said...

Super cute cards in awesome color combos! Love the way one card reminds me of Neopolitan ice cream! Great coloring of the images too!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved the backgrounds on both the cards ,perfectly complement the adorable images ! Both the cards are amazing !

ljcasselman said...

Sweet! Your masking tip is so easy! These cards are so fun and CAS! Love them!

Karen K. Creates said...

Cute cards and great coloring and tips! Thanks for sharing!

FD91354 said...

Fun cards.. the one with the girl, the background totally reminded me of an ice-cream sandwich!

Janet said...

Oh my goodness! I love how you made the backgrounds of your cards to remind us of ice cream flavors! So original. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Anderson said...

Thank you for the great tips! Love the colors and the "mask-hack" for fitting the cone into the hands. TFS.

Daria Z. said...

My mouth is watering just looking at those fabulous backgrounds! Wonderful cards, Carly!!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are darling! I love the little kids and the sweet treats incorporated into the design.

Art Conquers said...

Such a cool cards.. thanks for the video tutorial..

Helen said...

Great fun cards, Carly! I love your creative ideas for backgrounds, especially the triple flavour look! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring our crafting!

Mona said...

Very cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

Andre M. said...

Thanks for sharing your tips and the technique video, easy is always fab with masking.

Phyllis said...

Thanks for the masking tips.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute cards love the images.

Christine_sz said...

Super cute cards. I like the color blocking you did - it really makes the characters stand out.

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Super cute cards. Cute colors, too. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

SandyK said...

Your cards are delicious - my mouth is watering!

Teri S said...

Neopolitan colours! I love it!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome card designs. :)

Jean said...

Simply darling!