Playing with mask paper, Distress Inks and water

This card was made with both the CAS(E) this Sketch #129 and The Card Concept #38 challenges in mind.

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I thought I’d die-cut some stamping mask paper, pop it onto watercolour paper, then splash Distress Ink around… but is there a trick for getting mask paper to stick to watercolour paper? LOL I used the smooth side, but no matter how thoroughly I pressed the mask paper down it kept lifting up. Argh!

Anyway, here’s the result. The card base is a warm slate grey in real life, not quite as brown as it appears in some of the photos. I have no idea what brand it is: I just liked the colour when I saw it in open stock at a local scrapbooking store. The Distress Ink colours are Squeezed Lemonade with a tiny bit of Fossilized Amber for the yellows, and Hickory Smoke with a bit of Pumice Stone for the greys. The sentiment is from Altenew’s Many Thanks set and is stamped in Stone Grey StazOn ink on vellum.




10 thoughts on “Playing with mask paper, Distress Inks and water

  1. First of all, I love how you staged your photo! Secondly, your card is gorgeous! I love the ‘softness’ around the edges of the leaves – perhaps it is where the stencil mask didn’t hold tight! Seriously, a beautiful water color look. Awesome blending too! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)


    1. Thank you, Geri! :)

      I’m still figuring out the staging and photography stuff… read some great tips from Debby Hughes so at least I know what I want to do, but haven’t really got there yet! LOL

      The watercolouring was fun and I’ll definitely play with that some more.


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