Clarity Brushes & Simple Masking

Masking is one of my favorite techniques and you can do such awesome things with it! There are so many ways to mask and you can create large intricate scenes with it. But you can also do some very simple masking and still create beautiful scenes as well! Also, when creating scenes I like to create a background with ink blending. Today I want to share a super easy way to get a very soft ink blended background on a card with some very simple masking to create a scene! You can watch the video tutorial down below for all the details!!

When masking, the majority of the time I like to use Inkadinkado Masking Paper, but you can use ANY masking paper or even post it notes, masking tape, etc. to do you masking today. I stamped my pumpkins first and then quickly masked them out so I could do a bit of ink blending “behind” them to finish my scene. I used the Clarity Brushes and Catherine Pooler inks for the blending so I could get that really soft look I was going for. Be sure to watch the video tutorial above for lots of tips and tricks!

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With my background done, I removed my masks and colored in the three pumpkins. I used my Prismacolor Colored Pencils and OMS for blending. Finally, I stamped a large “Thank You” sentiment above the scene to finish off this panel. I did add a bit of stamping and coloring to my card panel as well to add a bit more interest. After putting the front of the card together I moved onto the inside!

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The inside of the card was super simple, but I always like to add a little something to bring the design all the way through. I just added three small leaves stamped in Catherine Pooler ink to the bottom left hand corner of the card base!

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I hope you all enjoyed today’s video tutorial! I always love making scenes, and intricate scenes are fantastic! But sometimes, a simple scene is all you need! If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card today, you can find them all linked down below! Happy Crafting Everyone!!

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