Everyone loves receiving happy mail, and I love finding teeny images in stamp sets to work with, so this is a win-win card for everyone today! I used one of the small images from Lucy-Happy Mail and the masking technique to create a pile of colourful envelopes anyone would love to get in their mailbox! Keep reading to find out how I made this card!
To begin my card today, I created eight ‘masks’ of the envelope by stamping the small stamp repeatedly on masking paper and fussy cutting them all out. Since it’s a smaller image, this didn’t take too long and honestly I find it kind of relaxing. I stamped the envelope in a few spots using black dye ink on a white cardstock panel, then covered them up using the masking paper and stamped again and again. I just kept stamping and moving the masks around as needed until I was done. That’s a big pile of letters!
Using Copic markers I coloured in the hearts in rainbow order, added some shading in a pale blue around all the envelopes, and then matted the panel on silver glitter cardstock. I added a black cardstock strip along the bottom, and heat embossed my sentiment using white powder. A few silver sequins finish it off and the panel was glued to a white A2 card base.
The nice thing about masking small images is that they don’t take long to stamp, cut out, and create a scene with. Just remember to stamp what you want in the foreground of the scene and mask from there! You could also try masking the small heart and bow images in this adorable stamp set. What other small images from Ink Road stamp sets can you find in your stash that would be awesome to create a scene with by masking?
Check out this card on the Ink Road blog to see how the same small envelope stamp from Lucy-Happy Mail was used in a different way! Don’t forget you can always use the code MARCIE10 for 10% off your purchase in the Ink Road Store.