Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Faux Paper Layer Technique

Thanks for visiting my stop on the Cantina Blog Hop!

The beginning: Club Scrap
Your previous stop: Marya's A Notebook Novel

I was inspired by a beautiful card on a blog by my Facebook friend, Riti Poddar. While her card is elegant and monochromatic, the concept translated well to this cheerful collection.

Follow these steps to make the card:

1. Trim a sheet of White Plain from the Cantina kit to 5.5x8.5", score horizontally at 4.25" and fold to make a card base. The White in this collection is super-smooth and perfect for this technique.

2. Trim a piece of Eclipse Tape to create a mask. This art masking tape was made by JudiKins but has been discontinued. If you don't have it on hand, washi tape or Post-It notes can also be used as an effective mask.

3. Cover the right and bottom edges of the card with the mask. Use a ruler to ensure the masks intersect at a 90-degree angle.

4. Sponge Tangerine, Fuchsia and Ocean inks within the unmasked area with a CS Ink Applicator.

5. Stamp the flower image from the Art Nouveau UM stamp sheet into the inked area with the corresponding ink colors.

6. Remove the masks. (I love this part!) Note: The original card inspiration was made with a second sheet of paper placed onto the card base at an angle. I decided to use a mask to avoid having two edges on the outside of the card.

7. Add a dashed line around approximately 1/16" from the outside edge of the inked area with a CS Grid Ruler and fine-tipped black marker.

8. Stamp a sentiment, nest onto a Pink and Teal matte, and add four "flower petals" from the Enamel Stickers included in the Cantina Deluxe kit. Add the same faux stitching border to the outside edge of the stamped image.

9. Tuck a few die cut accents and a ribbon behind the sentiment and attach to the card with foam adhesive.

Give this fun technique a try after you've finished the hop, and Pin It before you go so you don't forget!

Your next stop: Ink Stains with Roni



  1. Beautiful colors and layout! I love the sentiment too! Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  2. So pretty, I love masking! I like to use some of the hundreds of plan drawings I have to get printed for work (thus killing 1,000 trees) but when I use them for practical things like masking I don't feel so bad!

  3. LOVE this card! It's even better IRL (one of the MANY bennies of being at CS). Thanks for the step-by-step . . . I WILL be giving this a try!

  4. Tricia, this is so unique and different!! Love this technique and can not wait to try it!!

  5. Tremendous and easy to follow instructions. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful inspiration.

  6. I'm in need of some thank you cards and I am going to "steal" this idea!!! Your step-by-step instructions AND photos are going to make this a success!!!! I just LOVE the final results!!!

  7. I love this technique. The card is beautiful!.

  8. This card and technique just seems so fresh, it's so pretty & clever. I'll be trying my hand at it soon also, thanks for the inspiration as always!

  9. Gorgeous card! I love this technique and will have to try it soon.

  10. Love love love that technique! I haven't done that for years but your awesome card makes me want to dig out my masking paper right now! (Don't ya wish she'd bring that paper back - it's the best - I hoard what I have left - LOL!!)


  11. Beautiful card Tricia! I think this sentiment was the all time favorite of everyone in the blog hop! Have a great day!

  12. I just love your techniques - they are so inspiring! I'm going to have to give this a try.

  13. Now that is too cute! Love the technique and the card!

  14. I love these colors together and I love when cards have offcenter elements to them! This card is definitely a winner and I can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Wonderful colors and angles to this very happy card!